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Children's Rights Service Manager


Job Description

Only completed applications will be considered for this role. All applicants will need to complete an application form via our website as we do not accept CVs: 

Job Title: Children’s Rights Services Manager

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: £36,000-£40,000 per annum

Location: Coram Campus, Bloomsbury, London (Hybrid Working)

We are looking for an experienced, capable and motivated individual who will relish the opportunity to lead and develop Coram Voice’s children’s rights services in London and the South East.

About Coram Voice

Coram Voice is part of the Coram Group of charities. We are a leading children’s rights organisation who works with children and young people in care, leaving care and on the edges of care to have a voice and to improve the lives of children like them.

To achieve our goals we need to be able to communicate our messages effectively to children and young people as well as professionals. The content across our communications channels needs to be up to date and compelling. We need to make sure we are using online opportunities to deliver our messages and engage with young people. Central to achieving this is working with care experienced young people and children (supported through our participation team) and engaging our Young Creatives in relation to how we communicate with young people and in the creation of young people facing information.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join Coram Voice as our new Children’s Rights Services Manager. This is a pivotal role for the organisation as you will lead our specialist children’s rights in London and the South East.

You will have overall responsibility for the management of our range of locally commissioned and grant funded children’s rights services including advocacy for looked after children, care leavers, and homeless young people and a number of independent visitor services.

Leading the service’s managers, coordinators, and specialist advocates you will be a resilient and supportive leader with excellent interpersonal skills. You will also be a capable ambassador for Coram Voice with the ability to engage effectively with commissioners, and other stakeholders.

We are looking for an experienced professional who can lead, work as part of a team, and proactively contribute to service development. We want someone who likes a challenge, wants to make a real difference in the lives of the children and young people and will innovate to achieve this. Above all we want someone who will be a champion for children and young people’s rights.

Coram Voice reward and recognise the valuable contributions our staff make to the organisation and offer an attractive benefits package to do so. Coram Voice benefits package includes a competitive salary, a matched pension scheme up to 5% of salary, generous leave entitlements of up to 28 days’ annual leave plus an additional 3 days paid leave between Christmas and New Year and a suite of family friendly policies, which promote employee wellbeing.

We are seeking candidates who are committed to our objectives for children and young people and equally committed to the organisation and the development of our services.

To apply for this role, please click on the 'apply now' button below to complete the application.

Closing date: Thursday 7th December 2023 at 9am

Interview date: Week commencing 31st December 2023 (online)

The interview panel will be made up of senior Coram Voice managers and a care experienced consultant.

Following an initial interview candidates may be invited to a further interview. The successful candidate will be required to take part in a Warner style interview as part of our safer recruitment process before their appointment is confirmed.

Coram Voice is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We actively encourage applicants from Asian, African, Caribbean and other minority ethnic backgrounds as well as people with lived experience of the care system to join our teams. Whilst we have a diverse team we recognise we are a predominantly white workforce and are genuinely committed to encouraging candidates from diverse communities in order to improve the services to the children and families we help.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and where appropriate will require the successful applicant to undertake a check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Registered Charity No. 312278.

  • 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.

  • IT Project Manager

    We are looking for an IT Project Manager within our Technology Team. This opportunity is a fixed term contract until December 2024 covering a maternity leave.

    You will be an experienced and capable Project Manager with a proven track record in planning, managing, and delivering IT projects of varying scale and complexity. You will be responsible for managing assigned projects from inception to post-project closure ensuring the correct governance and management reporting is applied during the whole project lifecycle. 

    In addition to the expectations of everyone in IT, the following responsibilities are specific to this role:

    • Responsible for managing assigned projects from inception to post-project closure.
    • Responsible for creating and managing documentation relating to the planning processes of the department, including charts, plans, and other representations and artefacts to be used internally and through engagement processes.
    • Responsible for the effective implementation of processes, procedures and guidelines as defined by the organisational Project Management Office (PMO), and close interoperable working with the PMO, in all managed projects.
    • Responsible for convening project teams, allocating workloads, and scheduling delivery.
    • Responsible for regular and accurate reporting to the IT Leadership Team.
    • Responsible for maintaining general awareness of organisational projects that may have an impact or a requirement for IT involvement, and to share relevant information with the engagement team.
    • Accountable for the delivery of effective IT projects, with demonstrable successful outcomes achieved.
    • Accountable for the provision of post-project/closure documentation, related to lessons learned and similar artefacts.

    Contract Type: Full time, 37 hours, Fixed Term Contract, until the end of December 2024
    Location: We have a flexible approach to working and 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. 

    Expectation to travel to Birmingham due to the majority of the team being based there.

    Interviews: w/c 15th January 2024 

    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]

    Essential criteria

    • In-depth knowledge of a range of project management methodologies and approaches, including but not limited to Agile and Prince2.
    • The ability to apply lessons learnt and similar post-project activities at the inception of new projects, to ensure the maximum benefit can be gained from previous experiences.
    • “Expert” ability to effectively utilise risk and issue management, contributing significantly to the wider departmental and organisational risk processes.
    • Experience of user-led design methodologies, Agile software development and project delivery, rapid prototyping, and similar.

    Desirable criteria

    • Significant experience of managing projects, including the full software development lifecycle, including external contractors, in dispersed working environments.
    • Significant experience of leading a project through an Agile lifecycle from strategic inception through to project completion, and post-implementation change.
    • Familiarity with more than one area of IT landscapes and environments.
    • Familiarity with a range of project management tools, to plan and communicate progress to differing audiences.

    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.)