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 […]
26th April 2012

Leonard Cheshire Disability – Prospect Researcher Salary: £32,160

Working in more than 50 countries, Leonard Cheshire Disability supports thousands of disabled people. It is the UK’s biggest voluntary sector provider of services for disabled people. It helps people with physical impairments, learning difficulties and long-term health conditions, as well as their carers, friends and families. Leonard Cheshire Disability works for better opportunities for disabled people worldwide in education, work and everyday life.  Its services include a complex range of high-quality, community-based support services, together with innovative projects to support disabled people into education, employment and entrepreneurship. Internationally, Leonard Cheshire Disability supports disabled people, funding community-based programmes in developing countries.  It campaigns to bring the voices and opinions of people with disabilities to the attention of policy makers and to put disability at the heart of the international development agenda. No other organisation works in this way and the Charity is making a real difference. But there is much more to do to ensure that its vision for an inclusive society becomes reality. As our first Prospect Researcher, you will work closely with the new Head of Major Gifts to proactively identify and research potential donors, both in the UK and internationally.  This role is vital to the success […]
25th April 2012

Action on Hearing Loss – Head of Learning and Development

We are experts in providing support to people with hearing loss and tinnitus and actively encourage others to value hearing. Active in campaigning and research as well as providing a range of services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing across the UK, we have 1,000 dedicated staff, over 1,000 volunteers (which we intend to grow) and 20,000 members. Our vision is a world where hearing loss or deafness doesn’t limit or label people and where people care enough about their hearing to look after it. As our new Head of Learning and Development you will play a key role in supporting our staff and our increasing group of volunteers to deliver on this goal by championing excellence in L&D across the organisation and leading responsive and integrated L&D activity. The bar is already high so we are looking for an ambitious individual to lead a capable and dedicated team and continue to shape, evolve and refine an effective learning and development programme that will have real impact. You will be an accomplished L&D professional who possesses the gravitas and credibility to engage, support and influence internal stakeholders at all levels. With a good eye for detail and […]
24th April 2012

Chief Executive, Bath Spa Students’ Union – Up to £48k + Relocation

Bath Spa SU is vital to the experience of each and every student whilst studying at Bath Spa University. Our mission is to represent and support students whilst at Bath Spa University and provide opportunities for personal development through social, cultural, sporting and recreational activities and facilities. Students have increasingly high expectations and we aim to tailor our services and activities to meet their needs and expectations. These vary from representation and campaigning, clubs and societies, volunteering in the community and key skills to operating a bar and shop. As Chief Executive you will work closely with the Board of Trustees and Union Officers to deliver the Union’s strategic aims, as well as engaging with elected representatives and the wider student body to understand the needs of the members. You will help us foster relationships with the University, benefiting from their experience, goodwill and investment to secure a sustainable future which is fit for purpose and complements services offered by the University. Working with the senior management team you will embed a culture which helps staff and officers reach their potential as individuals while contributing to a growing and high performing organisation. For more information please visit our recruitment microsite: http://www.bathspasu.co.uk/ceo  
19th April 2012

Leonard Cheshire Disability – Head of Major Gifts

Working in more than 50 countries, Leonard Cheshire Disability supports thousands of disabled people. It is the UK’s biggest voluntary sector provider of services for disabled people. It helps people with physical impairments, learning difficulties and long-term health conditions, as well as their carers, friends and families. Leonard Cheshire Disability works for better opportunities for disabled people worldwide in education, work and everyday life.  Its services include a complex range of high-quality, community based support services, together with innovative projects to support disabled people into education, employment and entrepreneurship. Internationally, Leonard Cheshire Disability supports disabled people, funding community-based programmes in developing countries.  It campaigns to bring the voices and opinions of people with disabilities to the attention of policy makers and to put disability at the heart of the international development agenda. No other organisation works in this way and the Charity is making a real difference. But there is much more to do to ensure that its vision for an inclusive society becomes reality. As our Head of Major Gifts, you will be LCD’s lead fundraiser for major gifts in the UK and internationally, using exceptional insight and relationship building skills to secure six and seven figure gifts from key individuals. You […]
26th March 2012

Chief Executive – University of Lincoln Students’ Union – Salary c.50k

  Students don’t simply come to the University of Lincoln as consumers, they actively engage in creating the student experience.  That is the defining ethos. The President of the Students’ Union is on the University’s Executive Board and there is student representation on every University Committee, which is probably why our pace of development has been so dramatic.  Last year the University of Lincoln leapt 24 places in the Times Good University Guide, more than any other university. And the future potential is quite staggering. Lincoln Students’ Union (LSU) itself has had a challenging history.  While that is in the past,  the need to review organisational structure, systems and communication channels  will need to be a priority, as will the need to instil a culture where  people work in a more cohesive and integrated way. We are looking for a dynamic leader, someone with the courage and strength of character to make the changes required to create a high-performing students’ union. To achieve this you are likely to have a style that is honest, open and collaborative.  Your leadership experience in a students’ union that has a strong track record of success will be invaluable. LSU does not have responsibility […]