6th November 2013

Director of Development, NAVCA

Location – Sheffield Salary – £42,875 to £48,253 + benefits NAVCA (National Association for Voluntary and Community Action), is a national membership organisation representing 375 local support and development charities across every part of England. Our work is crucial to the vitality of local charities and the people they serve at the grass roots. We believe voluntary and community action offers solutions to the challenges we face and is vital for vibrant and caring communities. Providing our members with networking opportunities, specialist advice, support, policy information and training, NAVCA is also a vital bridge between local groups and national government. As we adapt to a changing funding climate, the need to diversify our income has become ever more important. As our new Director of Development, you will define and deliver the strategy to enable us to do this. Building our profile and demonstrating our impact, you will seek new opportunities to win contracts and bids for the valuable work we do at a national and local level and also ensure our services continue to develop to meet the needs of members and clients. To be successful in this role, you will have a proven track record in business development and […]
4th November 2013

Independent Reviewing Officers, Children’s Services

Salary £42,500 – 44,300+ Bonus Barking and Dagenham are currently seeking Independent Reviewing Officers to work within their Children’s Services – if you are an experienced IRO looking for a new challenge with an exciting and up and coming borough, or if you are a Team Manager looking for a change from direct line management, this is a great opportunity . Barking and Dagenham’s Children’s services were recently rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted and the service has improved greatly over the last two years, with the IRO’s receiving a great deal of support at all levels, as well as an allocated training budget enabling them to work effectively and to consistently achieve tangible results. As an Independent Reviewing Officer you will be expected to drive the role forward and be confident when challenging Senior Staff, analysing information and training staff. You will have Management experience as well as a good understanding of Child Protection and a background within Looked After Children. You will be based in Barking Town Hall with limited travel in the local area, on-site parking and gym discount. There will be some opportunity for Flexitime and home working, with a lot of after school and evening appointments. A […]
4th November 2013

Peridot Partners need two new Consultants

Since September 2009 we have established an excellent reputation for bespoke high quality services through close working relationships with our clients. These relationships are based on integrity, our ability to really listen to their needs, and to understand their aspirations.  Our services include executive search, interim management and board consulting for charity, public sector and educational organisations; our clients include some of the best universities in the world, the largest charities and some of the most innovative local authorities in the UK. We currently have 12 permanent staff and continue to grow organically, due mainly to the demand from our current clients who want our people to do more and more for them.  We also have increasing numbers of new clients who come to us mainly through recommendations. We are confident in our ability to make every client feel like they are our only client through designing bespoke services and our unerring customer focus. We don’t have a standard service offer or a fixed pricing mechanism; to us it’s more important to be able to exactly what is required.  We are truly unconstrained – can you imagine working with that level of freedom?  If you are interested in finding out […]
4th November 2013

Advanced Social Work Practitioners, Children’s Services

Salary  Up to £50,000 plus benefits It is an exciting time to join Hillingdon.  With significant progress already achieved, opportunities have now arisen for committed and capable candidates to drive forward the transformation of children’s services in Hillingdon. At a time of tight budgets, the borough is investing in Children’s Services to enhance service provision, increase social work capacity and support manageable caseloads. We are currently piloting two exciting and innovative front line roles for the most advanced and specialist of social workers. Your role will involve the indirect and professional supervision of social work practitioners whilst supporting the management of the most challenging and complex case work and addressing performance issues in conjunction with the line manager. You’ll promote your leading expertise to partner agencies and be an inspirational member of the team. As a role model and mentor for the lesser experienced team members you’ll help to drive forward change and achieve excellence in social work practice at Hillingdon. Please contact Alison Nimmo, Head of Social Care on 07711 405444 or email a copy of your CV to alison@peridotpartners.co.uk
4th November 2013

Senior Social Workers, Children’s Services

Salary Up to £40,000 plus benefits It is an exciting time to join Hillingdon.  With significant progress already achieved, opportunities have now arisen for committed and capable candidates to drive forward the transformation of children’s services in Hillingdon. At a time of tight budgets, the borough is investing in Children’s Services to enhance service provision, increase social work capacity and support manageable caseloads. We are currently looking for permanent Senior Social Workers who have excellent knowledge of Children’s services.  If you are dynamic, enthusiastic and looking for a new challenge, this role could be the one for you. You must have a social work qualification, as well as approximately 4 years plus experience in children’s services. For more infromation, please email your CV to Alison Nimmo at alison@peridotpartners.co.uk or call me on 07711 405444 for an informal discussion.
4th November 2013

Team Managers, Children’s Services

Salary £44706 – £48387 Peridot Partners are currently recruiting permanent Team Managers to work across children’s services in LB Hillingdon. We are looking for Team Managers who have been in social work practice for four or more years, have a number of Post Qualifying Awards and managerial qualifications.  These roles are key to maintaining a smooth running service.  They provide support, guidance and direction to teams of social workers.  You will be committed to ongoing professional development for yourselves and your team, and the development of a service that ensures the child or young person is at the heart of every discussion and decision. For further information, please visit www.peridotportal.co.uk/hillingdonchildren or contact Alison Nimmo, Head of Social Work on 07711 405444
4th November 2013

Deputy Team Managers, Children’s Services

Salary  £40188 – £43803 Peridot Partners are currently recruiting for permanent Deputy Team Managers to work across children’s services in LB Hillingdon. We are looking for Deputy Team Managers who have been in social work practice for four or more years, have a number of Post Qualifying Awards and managerial qualifications.  These roles are key to maintaining a smooth running service.  They provide support, guidance and direction to teams of social workers.  You will be committed to ongoing professional development for yourselves and your team, and the development of a service that ensures the child or young person is at the heart of every discussion and decision. For further information, please log onto www.peridotportal.co.uk/hillingdonchildren or contact Alison Nimmo, Head of Social Work on 07711 405444.
1st November 2013

Head of Major Gifts, Durham University

Salary to attract the very best, plus excellent benefits Durham is a historic university with its heart in a small and beautiful city. It is also a modern, culturally-vibrant university with links across the globe. The sense of community and place, engendered by the people, the collegiate system, buildings and environment, makes for an intimate relationship between staff and students, and between disciplines, which is hard to match elsewhere. The University’s distinctive combination of Colleges and departments, communities of motivated students from around the globe and some of the world’s leading academics, ensure students have the opportunity to gain a rounded education: academic excellence accompanied by other skills such as leadership and teamwork, a spirit of adventure, entrepreneurship, social and environmental responsibility, and excellence in sports and the arts. As our Head of Major Gifts, you will oversee, direct, and provide leadership for the Major Gifts team to increase major gift support at levels of £10k and above across Durham University. You will work closely with colleagues in the Development and Alumni Relations Office, university departments and Colleges to ensure good working relationships and collaborative approaches to alumni, donors and prospects. You will lead by example by personally managing a […]