6th November 2013

Deputy Director of Development (Operations), The Institute of Cancer Research

Salary: Competitive Location: Chelsea Permanent, Full-time The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. Scientists and clinicians at the ICR are working every day to make a real impact on cancer patients’ lives. Today, we are ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre, and lead the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted cancer drugs. The ICR’s unique partnership with The Royal Marsden and ‘bench-to-bedside’ approach allows us to create and deliver results in a way that other institutions cannot. Together the two organisations are rated in the top four cancer centres globally. As a college of the University of London, the ICR also provides postgraduate higher education of international distinction. It has charitable status and relies on support from partner organisations, charities and the general public. We are now seeking a Deputy Director of Development (Operations) to take on a leadership role working to facilitate all office functions, with the gravitas to work closely with academic stakeholders. You will have superb operational management skills to facilitate leading a thriving fundraising team to achieve the next phase […]
6th November 2013

Head of Service- Learning and Achievement, Warwickshire County Council

Salary £79,174 – 87,091 In the Learning and Achievement department we aim to be the ‘champion of the learner’, and are committed to supporting the county’s young people to help them achieve the necessary skills and qualifications to improve their future job prospects, and meet their ambitions. As such we are now  seeking a Head of Service for Learning and Achievement to drive forward our results, and encourage and enable Teachers and Head Teachers to strive for the highest success. ‘Collaborative Working’ is a key focus within Warwickshire County Council and you will lead in setting up a sub-regional arrangement of  partnership working with neighbouring authorities. You will work closely with the other Heads of Service across the organisation and contribute by providing your leadership across all services, where required. You will have a proven record of bringing people together and be able to demonstrate how you successfully engage Head Teachers with your ideas, promote shared best practice and deliver agreed outcomes. This Learning and Achievement post will allow you to see a real difference as you embed new agendas within councils and schools. Warwickshire County Council is keen to work with individuals who can bring new, innovative strategies and […]
6th November 2013

Principal Social Worker, Warwickshire County Council

Salary £79,174 – 87,091 What does good look like?  Warwickshire intends to find out and we are creating a new and exciting opportunity for a qualified social work manager to lead us to professional excellence.  The council aims to keep communities safe and able to be independent for longer, and our part in the People group is to ensure best practice in delivering personalized services across all ages, targeted and early enough to be effective, working with cohesive communities and diverse markets, and integrated wherever it makes sense to do so.  All of which to be supported and facilitated by strong evidence base and professional discipline. We are looking for a confident experienced professional manager to quality assure our best practice, process, guidance and audit.  You will be the voice of the professional and front line service, and lead for us on sector led improvement and accountability. You will be a collaborative leader, skilled in bringing others with you in your quest for achieving excellence and creative and innovative in finding solutions. Warwickshire is keen to work with high achieving individuals who can bring new ideas and constructive change to ensure success For more information and details on how to apply, please go to http://peridotportal.co.uk/warwickshire
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.