3rd July 2012

Director of Commercial Services – Aberystwyth University Students’ Union

Salary: Up to £44,000 + Final Salary Pension + Relocation Package   Aberystwyth is the principal holiday resort and administrative centre of the west coast of Wales.  The town is nestled between three hills and two beaches, and hosts some castle ruins, a pier and a harbour.   It is an area of natural beauty with stunning views of Cardigan Bay. Aberystwyth University, located on a single campus and with a high proportion of undergraduate students (84%), is a vibrant and energetic place to study and work. It has typically ranked in more recent years between 40th and 49th in the UK in the main ‘good university guides’ and has scored some notable highs in student satisfaction in the last decade.  A new Vice-Chancellor, Professor April McMahon, joined in August 2011 and a new Strategic Plan is being launched soon to outline the University’s ambitions. Aberystwyth University Students’ Union (AUSU) has a staff team of 22 who strive to maximise the student experience for around 11,000 students.   Income is around £1.8m, made up from the University’s Block-Grant and commercial income. Over the past two years financial results have been poor, and the decline in commercial performance clearly deep-rooted.  There is however […]
2nd July 2012

Director of Commercial Services – Hull University Union

  We are an award-winning students’ union with an absolute commitment to continuous improvement and excellence in everything we do – we like to push the boundaries and we don’t accept second best. Our achievements speak for themselves; one of only four unions to win a Gold Award in the Students’ Union Evaluation Initiative and winner of Gold in the NUS Best Bar None Awards this year. An opportunity has arisen to join our progressive team as our new Director of Commercial Services and we are looking for an exceptional individual whose experience and talents complement and add to our own. You will lead our high quality and profitable bars, catering, retail, facilities and entertainments services to continue to exceed our members’ expectations and needs and build on our considerable successes so far. The successful candidate will be an experienced multi-site bars/leisure manager and already hold a personal licence. Comfortable leading a team but also rolling your sleeves up when necessary, you will have a track record in driving and improving all aspects in your current role and bring a keen eye for detail. You will be an excellent manager of people and team-oriented in your approach. Your ability to work hard […]
12th June 2012

Action for Children – Head of Marketing and Service Development

Action for Children Head of Marketing and Service Development Location: Watford Salary: £60,000   Our vision is of a world where all children and young people have a sense of belonging, and are loved and valued; a world where they can fulfil their potential and experience the joy of life. To achieve this mission we campaign, lobby and provide a full spectrum of services helping over 90,000 children across the UK. We innovate, we’re responsive and our services are of the highest quality. Most importantly we deliver positive outcomes for children. We recognise there is potential for us to do more to support a wider number of children and young people. To ensure we are best placed to do this we have gone through internal re-organisation and change and the Head of Marketing and Service Development is a pivotal role in our new structure. It will enable us to improve differentiation of our services, understand both our customer’s needs and our competitors better, and importantly provide the marketing intelligence to support growth and new opportunities for service and business development. To be successful in this role you need to bring senior marketing and brand development expertise, probably in a b2b […]
21st May 2012

Prince’s Trust – Director of North of England Director (salary to £80k)

  Based Manchester or Leeds.  Managing over 200 staff and around 1000 volunteers.   Introduction to the Prince’s Trust The Prince’s Trust is an optimistic and ambitious organisation. This positive approach is essential if we are to inspire and motivate the most marginalised and disengaged young people to achieve their best in life.   Our Vision: Every young person should have the chance to succeed.   Our Values are: – Approachable – We are open minded and value diversity – Non-judgemental – we focus on the potential not the past – Inspiring – we lead by example – Empowering – we enable positive change – Passionate – we are absolutely committed to supporting young people   Context of Work In the UK, currently there are more than 1 million young people aged 16-24 who are not in education, employment or training (NEETs). The Trust works with around 55,000 young people across the UK delivered through three English regions and offices in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Trust delivers its support to young people through teams of staff, volunteers and delivery partners.  Each of the regions and countries has a Director who is supported by a Regional or Country Council, […]
14th May 2012

Victim Support – Associate Director of Fundraising – circa £68,500

Victim Support is the national charity giving free and confidential help and support to victims of crime, witnesses, their family, friends and anyone else affected, across England and Wales. We also speak out as a national voice for victims and witnesses and campaign for change. We are looking for a high performing, ambitious Associate Director of Fundraising to develop and lead on our new fundraising strategy. You will provide vision, expertise and strategic leadership on fundraising across Victim Support, maximising income to ensure delivery of our organisational objectives and strategy. You will be highly effective and results driven, setting the strategy and vision for fundraising within Victim Support and taking ownership for delivery to agreed targets. You will lead on embedding a culture of fundraising across the organisation. You will have substantial experience as a strategic leader in fundraising, within the voluntary, community or private sector with demonstrable experience in leading a diverse team to raise fundraising income of at least £3 million per annum. With a proven track record of creating and implementing effective fundraising strategies to meet organisational objectives and targets, you will also possess in depth knowledge and understanding of funding for voluntary/community based organisations and the […]
11th May 2012

Administration & Governance Officer – The Dunhill Medical Trust – Salary: £35,000 – £40,000

The Dunhill Medical Trust is a UK-based grant making organisation 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 help to ensure the seamless running of the Trust. In liaison with the Administrative Director, you will have responsibility for day-to-day financial management, from arranging payments of grants and operating the electronic book-keeping system to liaising with our accountants. You will provide secretarial support to the Board of Trustees and Sub-Committees, from developing agendas to providing all paperwork, including formal minutes. You will have substantial administrative experience within a university, research, health service or charity setting. You will have proven financial management experience and a background in providing secretarial support to formal Boards and Committees. Personally, you will need to beflexible, thorough, professional and comfortable working in a small team. For more information please contact our recruitment consultants at Peridot Partners. For an application pack with more information about the role, please send an email request to emily@peridotpartners.co.uk or phone Peridot Partners on 0207 866 5455. If you would […]
29th April 2012

Trustee (Commercial), Kings College Students’ Union

KCLSU (King’s College London Students’ Union) is an independent charity that exists to support the 21,000 students of King’s College London, providing advice and support; representation and personal development opportunities to its membership. Turnover will be over £5million a year, and income is primarily through a core grant from King’s College London, which is supplemented by income from commercial operations and fundraising activity. KCLSU has offices on three of King’s College London’s five campuses; at London Bridge, Strand and Waterloo. The premises include three student centres; a fitness and well-being centre, two bars, a nightclub and a memorabilia shop. KCLSU’s staff team comprises 40 full-time employees supported by around 200 part-time student staff. One of the oldest student unions in the UK, KCLSU has evolved into a modern, forward thinking and multi-faceted organisation that serves an increasingly diverse student body. In recent years KCLSU have been nationally recognised by Third Sector magazine for improvements in governance structures. We are seeking a Trustee who can support the strategic development of  commercial operations, in particular the retail, catering, licensed trade and events operations.  Using your knowledge and experience to challenge senior managers on their strategy development and operational plans you will play a […]
29th April 2012

Director of Children’s Placements, Action for Children – c.£85k + benefits

  Flexible location – Watford, Glasgow or Cardiff (with UK travel) Our vision is a world where all children and young people have a sense of belonging and are loved and valued. To achieve this mission we campaign, lobby and provide a full spectrum of services helping over 50,000 children across the UK. We innovate, we’re responsive and our services are of the highest quality. Most importantly they deliver positive outcomes for children. We recognise there is potential for us to do more to support a wider number of children and young people. To ensure we are best placed to do this we have gone through internal re-organisation and change. We have identified our main areas of focus and are now ready to deliver on an ambitious growth strategy. The new role of Director of Children’s Placements will be a key player in delivering and enhancing this strategy.  You will lead a re-focused division covering UK wide fostering, adoption and education services,  with a turnover of £ 28 million. With an absolute emphasis on quality and child-centred development, you will maximise opportunities for growth and operate as an internal and external champion for these areas of our activity. Whatever your […]