Morgan Hunt\'s Social Care team are proud to be working with Hillingdon Citizen\'s Advice (HCA) on their search for 2 X Advice Worker\'s.
Providing free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities, Citizens Advice aims to provide the advice people need and to improve the policies and practices that affect people\'s lives.
Supporting the local economy by maximising people\'s income, negotiating affordable debt repayment plans and helping people claim the benefits they are entitled to among other positive outcomes, HCA makes a difference to some of the most deprived individuals in the Uxbridge area.
As an Advice Worker, you will provide high quality, effective and efficient advice and casework service to members of the public. Interviewing clients face-to-face, on the telephone and via web chat and email, you will use sensitive listening and questioning skills in order to allow clients to explain their problem(s) and explore options.
Providing appropriate advice researching and exploring these options and potential implications, the Advice Worker will help clients set priorities and make informed decisions.
We are looking for someone with relevant experience within Advice whether that be within a Social Care, Housing or Law centre setting. You should have thorough knowledge of the welfare benefits system, including University Credit, and ability to carry out accurate benefit check calculations.
If you have some of these specifications, but not all, we are happy to speak to you. HCA provide training and are eager to take on a passionate person who wants to learn.
To find out more about the role please contact Amara Howe on Morgan Hunt.
Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual\'s skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular 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.
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.
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.
Are you passionate, creative and curious about creating change in communities across the UK? We’re looking for two people to join our UK Portfolio Team as Portfolio Officers. These roles are 18-month fixed term contracts.
The UK Portfolio delivers funding programmes and supports projects that aim to inform, influence or scale work across the UK providing benefit to communities. With a UK-wide reach, we are uniquely positioned to complement the work of the Fund’s other four country portfolios: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
We’re a relatively small team with wide ranging experience and interests, which reflects in the work we deliver. Annually we distribute approximately £80m across different programmes supporting projects from Fife to Omagh, Teesside to Bridgend.
This is an exciting time to join the Fund as we embark on the delivery and implementation of our new strategy – ‘It starts with community’.
Portfolio Officers are at the core of what we do, they work closely with grant seekers to support them through our funding, assess their applications and provide recommendations to our decision makers. They also work closely with grant holders ensuring public money is spent appropriately within communities across the UK and share learning and insights from the work we fund.
You’ll report to one of our Portfolio Managers and work with other Portfolio Officers across different areas of the team. Some of our recent and exciting programmes and activity include:
• The Climate Action Fund, a £100m programme supporting communities across the UK to take action on climate change.
• The UK Fund, our first response to our new strategy, 'It starts with community,' supporting communities to come together and help make a better-connected society.
You will work across the full life cycle of our grant making assessing applications on current, open programmes and managing and closing down grants as they are completed. As we continue to shape our work in response to the new strategy, there may also be opportunities to help the design of new programmes. You will also support the effective running of team meetings and be responsible for ensuring our data is accurate and of high quality.
You’ll be joining a dynamic and welcoming team, working with important and fascinating projects that are responding to and addressing a wide range of topics from employment to climate, racial justice to community cohesion.
These roles would suit people who:
• can work flexibly at pace and to tight deadlines
• are adept at building and maintaining relationships with those from a range of backgrounds and job roles
• are comfortable working across a number of funding programmes and workstreams
• can use their initiative and manage their time working comfortably with competing priorities and deadlines and a can-do attitude
• are comfortable working with an online and geographically dispersed team
• are comfortable learning and working with different systems and data
• can apply critical thinking and learn quickly about complex and nuanced issues, think about and create connections and synthesize this information to present it to others in a clear and concise manner.
Importantly we need people who are curious about the society we live in and passionate about making a difference through our funding and the vital role of charities and voluntary organisations in helping communities to thrive.
You will need to travel from time to time for this role, supporting colleagues and communities across the UK. We do not expect this to be any more than one to two occasions per month.
Contract type: 2 x fixed term contracts (18 months)
Hours: We are looking to fill these roles as a full-time post (37 hours per week). However, we’re open to what that looks like and keen to consider flexible working approaches. Please tell us what your desired work pattern is in your application
Interview Date: Week commencing 29 January 2024, taking place online.
Location: UK wide
Salary: £27,000 - £29,000 (We expect to recruit to the lower end of the pay range, but the salary offered will be based on skills and experience)
We have a hybrid approach to working. 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, Newtown and Manchester
If you would like an informal conversation about the role specifically, please contact:[email protected].
Any questions about the recruitment process, please email:[email protected].
We are looking for talented people from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures and experiences who share our values and are passionate about making a difference through our funding. Whether through lived, learnt or gained experience you will really understand the communities we work with. In your application, you need to demonstrate how you address the following criteria:
• Managing relationships: Ability to build and nurture effective and collaborative relationships between colleagues, community organisations and other external stakeholders, with a strong commitment to equity and inclusion.
• Communication skills: Strong listening, written and verbal communication skills. Capable of producing high quality written reports and presentations to set deadlines, with the ability to communicate complex ideas in an engaging and accessible manner.
• Analytical skills: Ability to assess applications and consider a diverse range of information to make objective, judgement-based decisions with confidence, offering challenge when appropriate and managing risk appropriately throughout the grant making lifecycle.
• Organisational skills: Ability to use your initiative and manage a caseload of assessments and grant management across multiple programmes, dealing with competing priorities and deadlines and demonstrating strong organisation and prioritisation skills.
• Alignment with our work: A good knowledge and understanding of UK communities and the voluntary sector. Ability to spot trends and identify opportunities for work that aligns with the ambitions and programmes of the UK Portfolio.
• IT Skills: Strong IT skills and the ability to learn detailed processes.
• Continuous improvement: Ability to identify opportunities for learning and improvement across the team by taking a proactive approach to problem-solving and continuous improvement.
• Data and finance: The ability to understand and assess data and financial information, including within our Salesforce Grant Management System, and present this in a way that is accessible to others.
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.)