Please link the link for application forms: Assistant Director - Social Care (ncb.org.uk)
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Position Title: Assistant Director - Social Care
Location: Mentmore Terrace, London Fields. NCB promotes a hybrid, flexible way of working, staff can work remotely for part of the week if they wish and , in the office, or face to face for at least 2 days per week.
Salary: £61,232 with generous benefits package including 30 days annual leave plus Bank holidays and 3 days of Christmas closure.
For 60 years the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) has been building a better childhood for all.
This role will lead and develop the work of the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) and the Council for Disabled Children (CDC) in relation to social care. Contributing to improvement in frontline practice and outcomes for children and young people, with a particular focus on disabled children and those with SEN, young people in care and care leavers.
This is an exciting opportunity to oversee the delivery of NCB’s social care contracts with external agencies and to increase the capacity of NCB, fulfilling current contractual obligations including practice improvement programmes in relation to Foster Care, Supported Accommodation and SEND, as well as seeking new opportunities in relation to social care policy and practice.
To apply for this position, please complete and return a completed Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form by email to [email protected]. Applications close at 08:00am on 27th November 2023.
Please quote the job title and reference number in your application. CVs will not be accepted.
Interviews to be conducted on 5th and 6th December 2023. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
NCB is an equal opportunities employer and we particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates, candidates with disabilities, and male candidates, as we would like to increase the representation of these groups at NCB. We strive for our workforce to be representative of the communities that we serve and we know that greater diversity will lead to even greater results for children.
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
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
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
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.