18th September 2013

Assistant Grants Officer, The Dunhill Medical Trust

Salary: circa £27,000 – £29,000 The Dunhill Medical Trust is a UK-based grant making charitable company whose main focus for support is research into ageing and older people, and other activities which reflect the national demographic of an increasingly ageing population. The Trust awards grants of around £3m annually. As our Assistant Grants Officer, you will support the Grants & Research Manager and Administrative Director by participating fully in the efficient day to day administration of the DMT’s grant making programmes. You will be a first point of contact for grant applicants, grant holders, universities, national and local charities, and all other people and organisations with whom DMT interacts. You will be involved proactively in all aspects of DMT’s administration to assist in the smooth running and further development of the Trust’s grant-making and other activities. If you are able to work on your own initiative, demonstrating an aptitude for team working and excellent interpersonal skills, have a minimum of three years’ administrative experience (preferably within a research environment, university or charity setting) and would like to gain experience of all aspects of the administration of a thriving grant-making charitable company, we’d love to hear from you. For more information […]
18th September 2013

Administration & Governance Officer, The Dunhill Medical Trust

Salary: circa £38,000 – £40,000 The Dunhill Medical Trust (DMT) is a UK-based grant making charitable company whose main focus for support is research into ageing and older people, and other activities which reflect the national demographic of an increasingly ageing population. The Trust awards grants of around £3m annually. As our Administration and Governance Officer, you will have a key role in ensuring the seamless running of the Trust, providing support for the Administrative Director and the Trustees in fulfilling their responsibilities. You will have a key role in all aspects of DMT’s administration and governance, including providing secretarial support to the Board and sub-committees, from developing agendas to providing all paperwork and writing formal minutes. You will also have responsibility for day-to-day financial matters, from arranging payments for grant holders to liaising with DMT’s professional advisers and investment managers. You will have a degree (or equivalent professional qualification/experience) and at least 10 years’ administrative experience, ideally within a university, research, health service or charity setting. You will have a background in providing secretarial support to formal boards and committees and proven financial management experience. If you are able to work on your own initiative, demonstrating an aptitude for […]
16th September 2013

Director of Development and Communications – Foundation

Location – Leeds based but flexible, including home working by agreement Salary – £50,000 per annum Foundation is a charity based in Leeds and delivers a range of housing support and complementary services to meet the needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged adults, young people and families experiencing or at risk of social exclusion. The organisation operates across the north of England delivering locally based projects brought together in area based groupings, serving approx 4000 customers per year. Foundation has an income of around £13m, with aspirations for further developing the range of services we deliver and the geographical reach of the organisation. Further to the recent appointment of our new Chief Executive we are now looking to expand our senior team to support our plans for growth.   The Director of Development and Communications will play a critical role in this next stage of development. You  will lead on a new development and communication strategy to help re-position Foundation as a leader in the field of social inclusion and to influence decision making at the highest levels, alongside building and diversifying our services to enable us to reach more customers. To be successful in this role your strength must be in […]
16th September 2013

Chief Executive – University of Exeter Students’ Guild

Salary c£65k Exeter University of Exeter Students’ Guild is the students’ union of the University of Exeter, a destination university that ranks in the top 10 of the UK’s universities. We are a high performing, thriving and dynamic organisation and put students right at the heart of decision making. With a committed and collectively passionate team we are dedicated to delivering the highest professional standards in everything we do. We enjoy a strong relationship with the University of Exeter – operating as both critical friend and partner. Our relationship is based on trust and mutual respect with a genuine agreement that we both want the best for students. Under the leadership of our outgoing Chief Executive the organisation has gone from strength to strength – we have one of the highest student satisfaction scores  in the sector, a proactive sabbatical team and staff  and an ambitious strategy. Our outgoing Chief Executive will be a hard act to follow but the legacy he leaves is excellent and we have much more that we want to achieve. There are challenges ahead such as increasing student numbers, ensuring excellent student experience across all our campuses and continuing to develop membership affinity, to name […]
9th September 2013

Director of Resources – Durham Students’ Union

Durham Salary    £37-44K This is an exciting time to join Durham Students’ Union. We are undergoing a period of great change and have the potential to do much more. We have introduced a new vision, mission and values and recently launched our new strategic plan.  In support of reaching our goals we have invested in new staff, developed a new brand, a new financial system and website. We have strengthened our Board of Trustees with the appointment of a new Chair and we have an excellent elected student officer team. Furthermore we hope to secure substantial investment to redevelop our premises. As our new Director of Resources you will be central to shaping and developing our current and future potential and will play an important role in our newly formed senior management team.  A key focus of this role will be on developing robust, progressive and proactive financial management processes and systems to support effective decision-making, better utilisation of resources and enable future planning.  We want to create a culture where people are enabled and informed to make better financial decisions, particularly in relation to investment, so we can progress and maximise our potential.  You will also have responsibility […]
9th September 2013

Director of Marketing and Communications – Durham Students’ Union

Durham Salary    £30-£36K This is an exciting time to join Durham Students’ Union. We are undergoing a period of great change and have the potential to do much more. We have introduced a new vision, mission and values and  recently launched  our new strategic plan.  In support of reaching our goals we have invested in new staff, developed a new brand, a new financial system and website. We have strengthened our Board of Trustees with the appointment of a new Chair and we have an excellent elected student officer team. Furthermore we hope to secure substantial investment to redevelop our premises. As our new Director of Marketing and Communications you will be central to shaping and developing our current and future potential  and will play an important role in our newly formed senior management team. You will be focused on better understanding the needs of our students and other stakeholders – creating a research-led approach,   developing a robust internal and external communications strategy, raising awareness and engagement with the union and what it offers and making an active corporate contribution to the development and delivery of our strategy. Looking ahead you have the opportunity to build and shape a […]
5th September 2013

Student Adviser – Advice and Information Services, Kent Union

Based in Canterbury and Chatham, Kent Union is the representative body for students of the University of Kent and provides wide-ranging services for its members at campuses across Kent and on the Continent. The Union is a charity with annual revenues of £10 million and 600 staff. Our services range from a nightclub to a nursery, employment agency to retail outlets and a welfare advice centre to volunteering opportunities and a wide range of student activities. Included in the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For for four years, we believe we are one of the best students’ unions in the U.K. We are recruiting to the post of Student Adviser, to work within our Advice Service which will be based on the Canterbury Campus, although there may be occasions when the post holder will be required to work at the Medway Campus to support the Advice Service there. Specifically they will be responsible for providing impartial advice and assistance to students on a wide range of welfare issues relevant to University and non-University life. The successful candidate will have a firm commitment to equality of opportunity and to working in a membership organisation. Please contact Grant Taylor […]
4th September 2013

Principal Gifts Officer, University of Oxford

Competitive salary and benefits Permanent, Full-Time The University of Oxford is one of Europe’s most innovative and entrepreneurial universities, which enjoys an international reputation as a world-class centre of excellence in research and teaching. It employs over 10,000 staff and has a student population of over 21,000. In 2008 we launched Oxford Thinking, the biggest philanthropic campaign in European history, and surpassed our target of £1.25 billion in 2012; as a result, we have now set a revised target of £3 billion. To help us to achieve this new goal we are now seeking two experienced Principal Gifts Officers to support in the continuation of developing relationships and soliciting principal gifts globally, from high net worth individuals. To be successful in this role you will be an experienced fundraiser with an impressive track record in building strong relationships with prospects and donors (in the UK and/or internationally) and in securing significant principal gifts at the six and seven figure level. A graduate or equivalent, you will be tenacious, ambitious and self-reliant, but also adept at working collegially and developing excellent relationships with senior University officers, academics and your development colleagues. Your background is likely to be in the higher education […]