26th March 2012

Head of Major Gifts (Durham University)

Head of Major Gifts Durham 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, 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 donor support at levels of £100k and above across Durham University. You will work closely with colleagues in DARO, University departments and colleges to ensure effective working relationships and collaborative approaches to alumni, donors and prospects. You will lead by example by personally managing a portfolio of […]
26th March 2012

Head of Finance, Imperial College Union (South Kensington) Salary c£50k

This is no ordinary finance role. Where else could you reshape and reposition a finance function, drive cultural change, develop a team, work with a wide range of stakeholders,  (including some of the brightest young minds and a world class academic institution) and actively contribute to new corporate initiatives? All of this means we need a special person who has a can-do attitude, holistic approach and people-centred management style to make it happen. And it is this, as much as your financial experience that is going to make the difference. There is no question you’ll be an accomplished senior finance professional, equally comfortable in setting strategy as you are rolling your sleeves up and getting involved in day to day operations.  But actually to realise the potential in this role your ability to work with and through people to get things done will unlock the opportunities here. It requires flair, flexibility, gravitas and political acuity. Oh and you need to be down to earth too – no egos allowed! In this role you will reposition finance as an integral business partner in the Union.  With scope to affect the way finance supports varied union activities in a dynamic environment you […]
6th March 2012

Director of Development & Alumni Relations – Durham University

  Salary to attract the very best plus excellent benefits Durham is an 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, 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 world and some of the world’s leading academics working at the frontiers of their disciplines, 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 Director of Development & Alumni Relations you will develop and implement a fundraising and alumni relations strategy that meets the changing need of higher education funding.  Providing clear direction and strong leadership to a growing team you will build on our success to date and expand and diversify our income streams and alumni engagement programmes. You will be the champion of development and […]
1st March 2012

Vacancy Tracking – Charity Sector – Latest Statistics:

Sourced from the Guardian, Guardian Jobs and Third Sector, we capture details about all advertised roles with salaries of £50k+ in the charity sector. After sharing our first findings in November, initially we simply covered job types and whether an advert was through an agency or direct.  We now look at whether a role is full or part time, permanent or contract, the salary level, advertising period and location of the role.  We are now able to compare the first 3 months of tracking to the latest 3, giving us a quarter by quarter analysis of how the senior recruitment market is changing.  Here are some selected highlights:   Charities Advertising Direct vs. Adverts Placed by Recruiters August 2011 – February 2012                                               Almost 5 times the amount of adverts are placed directly by a charity, as opposed to by an agency managing the recruitment process.  The amount of adverts from agencies decreased 5% quarter to quarter, is this a seasonal trend or a sign of the times?   Level of Roles Advertised August 2011 – February 2012   […]
21st February 2012

TEAM MANAGERS x9 – CHILDREN IN CARE AND CHILDREN IN NEED

Work in the way that you’ve always wanted to… Salary: £35,824 – 41,598 plus benefits Cheshire West and Chester were established in 2009 and we have come far.  Against considerable challenges for improvement we have made good progress, and all the indicators show we have turned a corner.  We now have a strong foundation on which to build, and we need the very best people to continue to tighten our practice and help us build teams that can support vulnerable young people and their families in a way that exceeds every expectation. Our new staffing structure means that as a Team Manager at Cheshire West and Chester you will have a small team of social workers, including a senior practice lead. We have halved case loads in each team so that we can all do our work well and help others to grow and develop.  Our leadership, corporate infrastructure and performance information is now highly effective and a real support to our Team Managers. Cheshire West and Chester are one of four pilot areas for community budgets. We are a bold, modern and innovative organisation always seeking positive new ways of working. Come and be part of it, be supported […]
18th February 2012

Chief Executive – University of Derby Students’ Union – Salary c£50k

The University of Derby Students’ Union (UDSU) is a registered charity striving to make life better for around 20,000 higher and further education students studying at the University of Derby and Buxton College.   We have a staff team of up to 40 permanent staff and 20 part-time student staff, and a budget to spend of circa £800,000 from the university Block-Grant, commercial income and external fundraising. We are a wonderfully diverse organisation with the age range of students from 14 to over 70.  Over two-thirds of our student population are from Derby or neighbouring counties and currently 34% students are mature classified as mature.  This presents interesting opportunities and challenges for student engagement. UDSU is a genuinely open and friendly place to work. Relationships between staff, elected officers and volunteers are positive and we are a cohesive and supportive team. We are particularly proud of our excellent relationship with The University of Derby and as a result the student voice and participation in university decision making is outstanding.  We have an approach to co-producing the student experience and influencing everything from facilities to academic quality that is quite outstanding. A key measure of success for our next Chief Executive is […]
5th January 2012

Reading University Students’ Union (RUSU) – Business Development Manager

RUSU is a registered charity and membership organisation with over 14,000 members and highly competent commercial managers that run a mix of established retail, licensed trade, hospitality and entertainment services.  Ambitious and dedicated to providing commercial services that are relevant to members, it is seeking a business development manager who can build on our commercial success and provide the leadership and strategic vision for a bright future. As a part of the Senior Management Team you will be a collaborative leader who will facilitate organisation-wide initiatives and enable capable managers to develop and thrive.  More specifically, we are looking for strategic leadership, people management, and commercial and new business development skills.  You will also need to demonstrate the ability to successfully engage customers and shape responsive services, particularly as we have a diverse membership group, which spans socio-economic groups, a wide age demographic and international cultures. A background in leading retail, hospitality or similar fast paced commercial services is highly desirable.  Exposure to running trading activity and new business services within a charitable context or membership organisation will be helpful. For more information on this exciting opportunity and details of how to apply, please contact tanya@peridotpartners.co.uk.  For a confidential discussion […]
5th January 2012

University of Nottingham Students’ Union – Director of Central Services

We are seeking a CCAB qualified Director responsible for the financial, IT, health & safety and space management of the dynamic and ambitious University of Nottingham Students’ Union (UoNSU). You will be capable of leading and developing UoNSU’s operations strategy and evaluating the financial position of the organisation, escalating key issues and actions at a leadership level as part of the senior management team. You will bring a firm strategic financial control and operations background, but may be stepping up to Director level. Please get in touch with Tanya Stevens (tanya@peridotpartners.co.uk) for more information. Closing Date: Friday 20th January 2012 Starting Salary: £40-45k