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Job Description

We are looking for a new Executive Officer to join our Wales Team. As an Executive Officer, you will be responsible for supporting the Director, Wales Committee, and the Wales Leadership Team, using your strong organisational, planning and communication skills. 

You will work closely with a range of teams and decision-making committees providing high quality governance support; efficient administrative support by arranging busy schedules; and organising key meetings that are essential to develop the Fund’s strategic thinking. 

You will also need to work within the Fund’s policies and procedures and the necessary legislation, and in a way that is in line with our vision and principles. The role can be based anywhere in the UK, but focused to the Wales Directorate and supports customers and colleagues in Wales, an understanding of Welsh language legislation and the Welsh Language Standards of the Fund is desirable.

We recognise and celebrate the fact that our people come from diverse backgrounds.  We particularly welcome applications from people from ethnic minority background. We positively welcome applications from people from people with disabilities or longstanding health conditions, people who are LGBTQ+, and people from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds, as well as people of all ages.

To apply for this role, please go through our direct recruitment portal, using this link: 

Contract Type: Permanent, 37 Hours per week, flexible working considered, including job share

Salary: £20,972 to £32,599

Location: UK -We have a hybrid approach to working at home and an office, work pattern and location will be agreed with the successful candidate. The role can be based at any of our UK offices; these are Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Newcastle and Newtown.

Interview Date: Week commencing 4 December 2023

If you would like an informal conversation about the role please contact: John Rose, [email protected] 

Essential Criteria

The successful candidate must demonstrate:

  • Time management and negotiation skills to manage the conflicting and changing demands of the role.
  • Understanding of the requirements of good governance and provide solutions to risks and issues.

  • Ability to collate information to produce accurate meeting minutes.

  • Strong planning and organising skills to manage various administrative tasks.

Desirable Criteria  

The successful candidate will also demonstrate:

  • The ability to remain calm under pressure and manage multiple and competing priorities, supporting others when needed.
  • Fluency in the Welsh language, both written and verbally.
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills to be able to proactively seek solutions to issues and suggest improvements
  • Excellent team working and communication skills to be able to engage with colleagues in meetings and participate effectively in discussions.

 Equity, Diversity and Inclusion 

Communities in the UK come in all shapes and sizes. National Lottery funding is for everyone – therefore, we are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and we work hard to ensure our funding reaches where it is needed.  

We also believe our people should represent the communities, organisations and individuals we work with. That’s why the National Lottery Community Fund is committed to being an inclusive employer and a great place to work. We recognise and celebrate the fact that our people come from diverse backgrounds. We positively welcome applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds, people with disabilities or longstanding health conditions, people who are LGBTQ+, and people from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds, as well as people of all ages. 

As a Disability Confident Employer, we take a proactive approach in making reasonable adjustments, if needed, throughout the recruitment process and during employment. (This can be related to a physical and mental health condition.) 

  • Head Chef

    Contract: Permanent, full-time (subject to a 3-month probationary period).
    Hours of work: 40 hours per week (TOIL). Some weekend and evening work will be necessary.
    Salary: £38,000
    Location: Chapter, Cardiff
    Department: Trading
    Responsible to: Co-Director (Finance and Resources)
    Responsible for: Management of the Kitchen Team

    Are you an experienced chef with bold and imaginative ideas about food?

    Would you like to run your own kitchen without the stress of starting a business?

    Do you want to work with a dedicated and creative team in Cardiff, Wales?

    We’re looking for an exceptional person to develop an inspirational food offer for our dynamic arts centre that welcomes thousands of people through its doors each year. If you think this is you, send us your CV and we’ll get back to you within 5 working days.

    Email your CV to [email protected]

    Start date: immediate but we’ll wait for the right person!

    Who we’re looking for

    Someone passionate about food with creative flair and a keen interest in contemporary food trends. You’ll develop new seasonal menus and be committed to sourcing sustainable food that showcases Welsh produce. You’ll lead the kitchen team and take a fresh approach to the menu we offer. You’ll need the passion and drive to implement change in a busy kitchen.

    Purpose of the role

    You’ll be responsible for developing an exciting and high-quality menu focussing on fresh, seasonal ingredients, and leading the kitchen to ensure passion for the menu, consistency of product and quality of service.

    You’ll be responsible for achieving consistently high gross profit margins, as outlined in the budgetary targets.

    You’re also tasked with the management of the kitchen team and will need to demonstrate good leadership and organisational skills.

    Full job description available at: 


  • Chief Executive

    Transform Drug Policy Foundation is a global leader in developing, and advocating for, more humane drug policies. Our vision is a world where drug policy contributes to safer and healthier societies.

    Transform Drug Policy Foundation is looking for a dynamic and strategically minded leader with fundraising experience to drive our vital work forward.

    Our work combines advocacy and campaigning with policy development and advice, working with decision-makers and governments at both local and national level around the world. 

    This job is an opportunity to lead a dynamic and committed team driving and shaping change on one of the foundational social justice issues of the day.

    You will be working with a wide range of policy and practice stakeholders, as well as the families and volunteers involved with our Anyone’s Child campaign, to drive collective action for change.

    You will help build organisational capacity while increasing our profile and impact; manage staff to develop synergies within the charity’s workstreams; and ensure financial stability, maintaining relationships with existing supporters while identifying further sources of income.

    Transform is committed to diversity, inclusion and equality and we have an organisational culture that has anti-oppressive values at its core. The war on drugs disproportionately affects People of Colour, particularly people from African and Caribbean Heritage communities in the UK. We recognise the importance of drug policy reform being led by those most affected and would therefore particularly encourage applications from anyone from these communities.

    Responsible to: Chair of the Board of Trustees

    Hours: 4 or 5 days per week, negotiable. We would also consider applicants looking for a job share. Please state your preference in your application.

    Location: The Station, Silver Street, Bristol (a mix of office and remote working with a minimum of one full day in the Bristol office per week)

    Salary: £55,000 per annum pro-rata

    Job description:

    Strategic leadership

    • Ensure our strategic vision is communicated effectively across the organisation and implemented across all our work 

    • Lead on the evaluation and implementation of our strategy going forward

    Fundraising and financial management

    • Overall accountability for income generation, ensuring the organisation retains strong relationships with existing and potential funders and as well as diversifying income streams and maximising funding opportunities.

    • Work with the Treasurer to ensure effective financial planning and accurate reporting

    • Lead on setting annual budgets and developing financial plans

    Advocacy and impact

    • Ensure a strong synergy between our evidence, advocacy and lived experience to create powerful campaigns

    • Oversee the implementation of our Communications and Public Affairs Strategies

    • Act as a public champion for Transform, engaging with media and senior stakeholders national and internationally

    • Ensure Transform maintains its credibility, reach and impact as a global leader on drug policy reform

    • Seek out and develop new partnerships, creating new lines of support and political influence

    Operational leadership

    • Ensure our staff and volunteers remain highly motivated and effective

    • Line manage staff – setting work plans, providing supervision and supporting development

    • Work with our Operations Manager and the Board of Trustees to ensure our policies and procedures are updated and compliant


    • Ensure good governance across the organisation including timely reporting to the board

    • Ensure our documentation is up-to-date and that we maintain accurate records with the Charity Commission and other key organisations

    • Ensure the board has full oversight of risks and compliance requirements


    Person specification: skills, experience and approach to work:

    Essential skills, knowledge and experience

    • Ability to provide strategic leadership, effectively driving shared visions and goals

    • A successful track record of income generation from a range of sources including individual giving and major donors.

    • A values-based approach to leadership and the ability to maintain a positive work culture within the organisation where staff feel appreciated and supported and are also motivated to pursue the strategic goals of the organisation

    • Strong understanding of campaigns leadership, navigating the use of evidence, messaging and narrative to maximise impact

    • Strong understanding of policy landscapes and the dynamics of policy change

    • Ability to engage confidently with research and apply it for impact in a campaigning context

    • Experience providing operational leadership within a team

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with an ability to persuade and motivate both staff and external partners

    • Strong understanding of oppression, equality, diversity and inclusion and an ability to apply that understanding both to the daily leadership of the organisation and to the wider drug policy environment

    • Experience working with external stakeholders to create support or collaborate on projects

    • Experience working with trustees or other governance structures

    • Willingness and desire to engage in thought leadership, both within the organisation and externally

    • A strong understanding of financial management, especially setting budgets and reporting

    • Understanding of key compliance and safety issues including safeguarding, data protection, and health and safety


    • Experience of working in the policy sector: communicating evidence to decision-makers and / or advocating for a specific policy issue

    • Experience effectively using social media to engage with key partners or the wider public 

    • Experience producing public reports or other public-facing written materials

    • Project management and operational skills

    • Based within a short commute to our Bristol office

    To apply for this post please send:

    • Your CV and a covering letter to [email protected] describing your relevant experience, specifically how it relates to the person specification and what you hope to bring to Transform

    • If you would like to discuss the opportunity in more detail, please contact Alex Feis-Bryce at Transform

    • Shortlisting interviews will take place mid-December or early January.

    • Deadline is 5pm on Monday 11th December

  • Head of Fundraising

    About the role

    The Royal Institution (Ri) is an independent charity which has been connecting people with science for over 200 years. Founded in 1799 through the wonderful generosity of 58 patrons, to this day we remain based in our original, magnificent, Georgian home in central London. Thanks to the support of those early philanthropists, the Ri has inspired generations of scientists over the years whose discoveries have helped shape our modern world.

    The Ri has a clear vision that ‘Science is for Everyone’ and it is our belief that everyone should have equitable access to science. Through our packed event programme available in person or online, our UK schools outreach and social impact initiatives, and our global digital reach including 1.3m YouTube subscribers we achieve our mission by connecting people with scientists to explore science together.

    With a new 5-year strategy in place, the Ri is looking for an experienced and passionate fundraiser to lead a team to deliver growth across all areas of fundraising to scale our charitable impact and reach new audiences. This is a critical role in developing and executing our fundraising strategy, and driving the charity’s financial sustainability.

    Leading and working alongside a team of four fundraisers; you will identify and deliver funding sources; including but not limited to major donors, patrons, individual giving, grants, and corporate partnerships. You will deliver exceptional supporter relationship management and by using your entrepreneurial style will realise new funding opportunities.

    About you

    Are you hungry for growth and success and have a sales orientated approach to securing new funding?

    Do you have:

    Significant demonstrable experience of fundraising growth and success?

    Experience of creating a fundraising strategy and action plan across all main funding sources?

    Experience of Ultra/High Net Worth Individual (UHNWI) and Major Donor relationship management?

    Exceptional communication and people skills with experience of networking, building relationshipsand influencing senior stakeholders ?

    Experience of people management, financial management and business planning?


    Please review the full job description and person specification (download below), and send your CV and a supporting statement (no more than 800 words explaining why you are interested in the role and how you meet the criteria set out in the person spec) to [email protected] by 9.00am on Thursday 4 January 2023.

    We plan to hold interviews 11 January 2024 but may interview as applications come in.

    Equal opportunities

    We ask applicants to complete and return the recruitment monitoring form along with their application. The Ri is committed to equality of opportunity at all stages of the recruitment process. The information supplied in this form will be treated in strict confidence and not form part of the selection process. You may choose not to disclose some or all of the information requested in the form, and this will not affect your application in any way.