Do you have the experience to help grow a bold new charity? Lifting Limits is seeking an experienced primary school leader to take a senior position in our dynamic organisation. The successful candidate will be an expert practitioner with an informed understanding of the primary sector and the broader educational landscape. This is a new and important role which will be instrumental in taking the organisation to the next level. With our whole school approach showing impressive impact challenging gender stereotypes and promoting gender equality in primary schools, we are now primed for expansion. The Head of Education will have responsibility for all our educational content and our work in schools and, alongside our Chief Executive, will develop our delivery model so that our successful programme can be effectively scaled to reach significant numbers of schools. Lifting Limits is a charity with a mission to challenge gender stereotyping and promote gender equality, in and through education. You will join our team at an exciting time as we build on the success of our pilot year, and scale our model for dissemination through the middle tier in education Key responsibilities Lifting Limits’ core offer Overall responsibility for the quality and content of Lifting Limits’ package of training and resources, including: Ownership and regular review of our very successful inset sessions and accompanying materials; o Ensuring that resources, such as lesson plans and assemblies, remain up to date and of the highest quality; Strategic expansion of our resources and training, including writing new resources and commissioning resources from specialists; Reviewing resources in light of feedback received from participating schools; Supporting in-school Gender Champions with the educational content of the programme and assisting schools in embedding a whole school approach to gender equality; In conjunction with the Chief Executive, ensuring that all training and resources meet our identified Learning Objectives. Delivery of training in schools and, as needed, training others to deliver Lifting Limits’ training. Developing alternative offers for schools to allow for the differing needs of schools geographically, demographically and with varying resources. Schools/ programme management Joint oversight of the running of the programme in schools. In conjunction with other members of the team, building and fostering relationships with existing schools, potential new schools and middle tier organisations. In conjunction with other members of the team, ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the programme’s impact in schools. Expansion and scaling Alongside the Chief Executive, developing our scalable model to ensure exponential growth in the numbers of children our programme reaches. In particular to develop: o Our ‘train the trainer’ training, to ensure that in-school Gender Champions are fully equipped to deliver training in their schools without dilution of our key messaging; o Strategy for connecting with, pricing and selling our programme into middle tier organisations and their schools networks; Adapting the programme as needed to work with independent and single sex schools and pre-school nursery settings. Other Joint management responsibility (with the Chief Executive) for the Programme Manager (to be recruited summer 2021). Strategic input into organisational goals and development. Alongside the Chief Executive, an expert spokesperson for Lifting Limits. General Duties Maintaining awareness of the market within which Lifting Limits operates, including pricing and practices. Remaining current with educational research and practices, changes in government legislation, guidance and inspection frameworks that may impact or provide opportunities for Lifting Limits. Work closely with the Chief Executive and report to the Board of Trustees as required. Develop positive working relationships with Lifting Limits’ staff and stakeholders. Commit to ongoing personal development and training. Participate in the day to day work of the organisation – such as reporting and attending meetings – and take a flexible approach to general administrative and support tasks as required. Act in a professional manner and in a way that reflects Lifting Limits’ aims and values. Person specification Experience, knowledge and understanding Qualified teacher with primary school teaching experience, including understanding of what makes an engaging and successful lesson, planning lessons and activities, writing lesson plans and associated resources. Minimum middle leadership experience at primary school level, in particular, experience of delivering Insets, assemblies and supporting class teachers with lesson planning and delivery. Understanding of the primary sector and the broader educational landscape, school budgets and changing trends in the sector. Experience working with a variety of stakeholders. Experience working with local authority, multi-academy trust or other middle tier organisation desirable. Skills and competencies Excellent writing and editing skills. Excellent verbal communication and presentation skills Strong organisational and time management skills IT skills (including Word, Excel, Powerpoint). Confident managing and prioritising multiple projects and tasks. Fluent written and spoken English. Personal attributes Self-starter, proactive with entrepreneurial attitude. Excellent interpersonal skills, good at relationship-building and networking. A commitment to gender equality and social justice. Flexibility and problem-solving skills in the face of unexpected challenges. Work enthusiastically as part of a team. Ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines. A keen eye for detail and accuracy. Our Values Lifting Limits is: Evidence-based: our work is grounded in evidence of what works to bring about desired change. Quality-driven: we aim to produce training and resources of the highest quality and to learn continuously how we might improve. Inclusive: gender stereotyping affects everyone, whatever their gender; all aspects of identity intersect to create a person’s lived experience. Positive, optimistic and encouraging: even small steps in raising awareness of unconscious bias and gender stereotyping start to bring about positive change. You will be expected to carry out your duties in alignment with these values. Job Title: Head of Education Salary: £45,000 (full-time equivalent) Hours: Part-time, 3 days (or equivalent hours) per week Based: London, home and mobile Contract type: Permanent Applications We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. To apply, please send your CV and a concise covering letter demonstrating how you meet the criteria for this position and why you want to work for Lifting Limits to , including ‘Head of Education application’ in the subject field. The deadline for applications is noon on Monday 15th February and interviews will be held on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th February (with limited scope for alternative dates if necessary). Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide references. For an insight into our work and its impact, we refer you to our report ‘We can all be who we want to be’, available here You can also read about our work in The Guardian here If you would like to discuss the role with us before applying, please get in touch via email@example.com. Due to our limited capacity we regret that we may not be able to respond to all applicants. If we have not responded within a week of the application deadline please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.
Cancer52 an alliance of charitable and not-for-profit organisations, a unifying body providing one representative voice to champion earlier diagnosis, better treatment and stronger support for those with rare and less common cancers – is looking for Trustees. Cancer52 was registered as a charity in September 2017 and now represents almost 100 mainly small, patient support group cancer charities united by their vision of seeing a better future for everyone affected. Outside the big four of breast, bowel, lung and prostate, cancer care remains under-represented and under-funded across all areas, including policy, services and research. Cancer52’s aim is to bring about fundamental change so that there is no longer a discrepancy between the mortality rates of less common cancers and of the big four. Are you passionate about improving outcomes for rare and less common cancers? Do you want to join the Board of an influential, exciting and unique voice in the world of cancer policy at a time of growth and development? Do you have the insight and expertise to help Cancer52 on the next stage of its journey? We intend to build on our work so far and take the next steps in developing the organisation so that it can achieve its longer-term vision and strategic objectives. We are now looking for trustees to join us who can support Cancer52’s work and mission. Applications are welcome from anyone who is passionate about improving outcomes for rare and less common cancer, and who can contribute to the board-wide requirements of our person specification. Given the current make-up of the board, we would particularly welcome applications from those with either of the following: Finance expertise Public policy expertise Please see here for further information about the role. Once you have reviewed this information, we hope you will be interested in applying. To do so, please: Send a CV (maximum two pages of A4) together with a supporting statement of no more than 500 words explaining why you are interested in becoming a Trustee of Cancer52. Email your application to Ainsley Taylor, by 31st January 2021. If the right candidates come forward, we may arrange interviews before the closing date for applications. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a face-to-face interview (via Zoom). If you wish to have an informal discussion about your interest in the role before applying, then please contact Ainsley Taylor at the above email address and we will arrange a date and time to speak with either the Chair or Chief Executive of Cancer52.
Mummy’s Star is the only charity in the UK and Ireland dedicated to women and their families diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy or within 12 months of giving birth. Our mission is to provide cancer support to every family facing this traumatic situation. We are now at the exciting stage where we are looking to recruit an Information and Support Worker (ISW) to support our growing team. This is a home-based job so you will require lots of initiative to work on your own, be highly organised, committed and have good time management skills. The Role You are the first point of contact (along with the existing ISW’s) for women/families contacting us for support. You will need to demonstrate empathy, sensitivity, discretion and an understanding of how we can provide support. You will respond to enquiries via various contact channels; assessing the nature of each enquiry quickly, skilfully and if necessary, passing the enquiry to a Trustee most able to handle it. As an Information & Support Worker, you will be directly supporting the families who seek help from the charity by email, phone and face to face, identifying what will provide relief and reassurance as well as practical assistance. In addition, you will help build links with hospitals and cancer treatment centres to ensure a speedy referral process is in place. Responsibilities You will be responsible for adding new women to our private forum for women who have been affected by cancer during or shortly after pregnancy. The topics discussed on here are highly sensitive and your will help ensure that the forum is a safe place for women to share their innermost feelings, reporting any concerns to the CEO. Requirements You will have good IT skills, including Word, Excel and be confident and competent with the internet, social networking sites and email. Travel will be required (restrictions permitting) therefore driving and having your own car would be preferential, but is not essential. From time to time, you may be required to work weekends or evenings, however you will be entitled to TOIL. Position: Information & Support Worker (North & Scotland OR Midlands & Wales). Employer: Mummy’s Star and responsible to CEO. Location: Home Based (ideally in one of the regions above for ease of travel). Equipment: Laptop, printer and mobile phone provided. Salary: £18,000 - 22,000 pro-rata (£12,857.14 - £15,714.29). Hours: 25 hours per week. Type of Contract: Fixed term of 18 months. Closing date for applications: 4pm Friday 29th January 2021. Download Full Job Description Interviews are week commencing 15 February 2021 via Zoom or Teams A Criminal Record Disclosure will be required. Applicants must have use of own car (expenses paid). Please note: we cannot accept applications by way of CV. To apply for this position, we ask for you to evidence, on no more than two sides of A4, how you meet the requirements detailed in the Person Specification. In addition, please supply details of employment history including two up to date references. CVs will be accepted but only as proof of employment history rather than evidencing meeting the person specification. Please return completed forms to: Email: Post: Mummy’s Star, PO Box 428, Hadfield, Glossop, SK14 9EA.
Advocacy and Communications Lead - Institute for the Future of Work
IFOW has a track record of rigorous and authoritative research. In 2021 we want to translate that into real change and make IFOW the go-to voice in the debate around the future of work. Reporting directly to the Institute's Director this is an opportunity to shape a growing organisation that has real impact. You will help frame our mission with clear and compelling messaging that builds on our reputation and helps us lead the public conversation around the future of work. You will be able to translate research into timely, compelling and actionable recommendations. You will be persuasive, have great political antennae and be able to bring together decision makers and build consensus around ideas. And you will be a brilliant communicator who makes our reports cut through, our social media come alive, and our stories catch the public's imagination. This is a fast moving and rewarding job working on one of the most pressing issues of the day. As part of a small team you'll need to hit the ground running and be prepared to turn your hand to a range of tasks. This is a full time role, although applications from people who wish to work 4 days a week are welcome. Responsibilities Working closely with the Director, and serving the needs of the whole organisation, develop and implement a practical and compelling advocacy and communications strategy that will amplify the impact of IFOW’s programme of work, add insight to our work, and grow IFOW’s reputation as the go-to organisation for the future of work Advocacy Understand IFOWs audiences and stakeholders and spot opportunities for driving change based on our programmes of work Build strategic coalitions to create consensus among policymakers and regulators around IFOW’s mission, with a particular focus on our recommendations for the governance of employers' use of data-driven technologies Lead consultations with partners from the private and public sectors, trade unions and civil society to test and iterate practical prototypes of corporate accountability duties Develop and promote legislative amendments to test the political climate, appetite and obstacles to making our recommendations a reality Maintaining CRM databases Support the activities of the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Future of Work Communications Develop our communications strategy with the team with practical approaches to translate it into action Work with the team to make sure our messaging is clear, compelling and consistent in delivering our mission with our most relevant audiences Write and edit a wide range of content including blogs, press releases, reports, funding proposals and presentations Support the team to develop their communications skills and articulate IFOW’s work for a range of audiences Understand the landscape we work in, who our stakeholders are, and identify potential new audiences Proactively spot opportunities to showcase our work and pitch stories to media outlets Be responsible for our website, newsletters and all media channels and ensure we are maximising their impact Lead on a range of events conception, planning and execution, including conferences, parliamentary events and workshops Make sure we are keeping our partners, funders and trustees up to date and channelling their feedback Monitor and evaluate our communications activities to improve future outputs, understand whether we’re reaching our audiences and help find solutions when we need to change Skills and experience A track record in delivering advocacy and communications work, preferably in a technology, policy or social justice environment Excellent writing skills across a range of formats and for a range of audiences with the ability to translate complex ideas into compelling storytelling Good face to face communication and the ability to be at ease with people from a wide range of backgrounds and be confident when dealing with high profile people A strategic mindset and the ability to offer and receive constructively critical feedback The ability to work both independently and collaboratively with drive and at pace The ability to cope with uncertainty and change and find solutions in the face of challenges Great organisational skills and the ability to stay on top of many large and small tasks simultaneously Commitment to quality and attention to detail A strong commitment to the goals and ethos of IFOW Desirable Ability to work with audio visual media including producing presentations and video clips Experience working in parliament Role: Advocacy and Communications Lead Reporting to: Director Location: London Salary: £45,000 Contract: 1 year with a view to renewal We are an equal opportunities employer; we firmly believe that diverse teams create better work and as such we welcome a broad range of perspectives, approaches and backgrounds in applicants. You must have the right to work in the UK. As a small charity, we are not able to sponsor visa applications. To apply please send a CV and Cover Letter to
Charity Bank is about much more than ethical banking. We exist to respond to real social needs by using the money that our savers entrust to us to make loans to organisations that are improving lives and supporting communities. Our vision is a world where charities and other social purpose organisations can access the financial resources they need to create a better society for all. As Charity Bank has now achieved a sustainable scale and moves towards sustained profitability, what more can we do for our client base in order to become the undisputed leading bank for the sector? In a changing environment, which services will our clients need? How do we maximize social impact in a financially responsible way? To help answer these questions, we are looking for a new Non-Executive Director to join our Board. As a member of the Board you will have the opportunity to help shape strategy and support the management team in meeting these challenges, supporting the future financing needs of the social sector and championing our belief that banking can be a tool for good. This is an exciting and pivotal time to join a unique organisation which blends commercial drive and experience with an ethical response to real social needs. You would join a community of socially motivated individuals all working to bring about social change at a national and system-wide level. Thorough induction and training will be provided to the successful candidate to ensure they can quickly contribute to the Board. At this stage we are looking for someone with: Experience of operating at a senior strategic leadership level, reporting directly to a Board, within a charity/social enterprise or within the public sector. A strong and visible passion and commitment to Charity Bank, its strategic objectives and mission. Good independent judgement, impartiality and the ability to think creatively in the context of Charity Bank and the external environment. Tact and diplomacy, with the ability and willingness to listen but also to challenge and criticise constructively. Remuneration: The role of Non-Executive Director is not accompanied by any financial remuneration, although expenses for travel may be claimed. Location: Most meetings take place in London, UK. Some meetings take place at the office in Tonbridge, Kent, UK. Currently, meetings are taking place virtually due to COVID-19. Time commitment: Approximately 15 days per year. The Board recognises the value of a diverse board composed of people with the relevant blend of differing skills, experience, perspectives and characteristics. As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as black and minority ethnic (BME) candidates are currently under-represented at Charity Bank, we would particularly welcome applications from BME applicants. All appointments will be made on merit. Closing date: 18th January 2021 How to apply: For full details on this position please contact Jenny Hills at or telephone 0207 820 7321. Data Protection Notice: As you will be providing us with personal data as part of the application process, we’d like to draw your attention to our Fair Processing Notice for Applicants which outlines how and why we are using your personal data and your rights under data protection legislation. Our general Privacy Notice can be viewed at charitybank.org/privacy.
Healthwatch Southwark’s vision is for Southwark residents to be able to access and receive the best possible health and social care services, appropriate for our diverse communities. There is a Healthwatch in every area of England, and an umbrella body - Healthwatch England. Healthwatch is a statutory function funded by, but independent from, local authorities. Community Southwark host Healthwatch Southwark as an independent champion for health and social care users. We have strong and productive links with the VCS in Southwark, its funders, Southwark Council, Partnership Southwark and the local NHS. The Role The Healthwatch Southwark (HWS) Manager will ensure the delivery of Healthwatch Southwark’s statutory responsibilities to the highest possible standard, thus supporting local people to use health and social care, and making their voices heard so that services can improve. They will take a particular lead on ensuring our influence, including through representing HWS and our findings, and building relationships across the full range of partners. Application Process If you would like to apply for this post, please send: A full CV A covering letter, maximum of 2-sides of A4, outlining why you are interested in this role and how your experience meets the job description and person specification on page 7-8 of this recruitment pack An Equal Opportunities form to Responsible to: Director Salary: £35,000 Contract Duration: Until 31 March 2022, with potential for extension depending on funding Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week Direct reports: Healthwatch Southwark team and additional consultancy project staff; occasionally Healthwatch volunteers (including members of the Healthwatch South East London Patient Group) Location: 1 Addington Square, Camberwell, London, SE5 0HF. Some travel will be required. Please note: This post may need to work from home following Covid-19 guidelines. Meetings may be held online, and travel may be limited to essential only. Working From Home Allowance: Anyone working from home is entitled to claim their working from home allowance from the Government. Next Steps Closing date: EXTENDED UNTIL Sunday, 17 January 2021 (midnight). Shortlisted candidates will be notified on: NEW DATE Tuesday, 19 January 2021 (TBC) Interviews: NEW DATE Friday, 22nd January 2021 (TBC) Preferred Start Date: ASAP We are committed to ensuring our recruitment procedure is completely free from risks of unconscious bias. We therefore kindly ask you to remove your name and any indication of your gender, ethnicity or other personal information from both your CV and Cover Letter, that's not related to your work experience or skill set. If you wish to have an informal conversation about the role, please call Krzysztof Mikata-Pralat, Director on 020 7358 7251. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people and people from the LGBT communities. Please also read our GDPR Privacy Notice For Applicants.
Classroom Malawi's mission is to provide a safe and suitable learning environment for the children of Malawi which improves attendance, academic performance and aspiration – ultimately offering a sustainable route out of poverty. In partnership and consultation with the Malawi Ministry of Education, local communities in Malawi and partners here in Scotland, they work with priority schools in Malawi to provide young people with the opportunity to attend school in a safe, clean and friendly learning environment. Role overview We are looking for someone with extensive experience of working in International Development to provide strategic guidance particularly in relation to our School Development Programme in Malawi. We are about to embark on a new three-year plan to the end of 2023 which requires for the charity to expand its reach and activities to enable many more children in Malawi to achieve improved education attainment levels. The trustee will have a good understanding of the role CSO’s provide in bringing about change for the lives of people living in poverty. Responsibilities Oversee the strategic direction of our Schools Development Programme in Malawi to ensure the charity meets its purpose. Contribute sound knowledge of the international development sector, tools, methods and approaches. Support the development and implementation of a new MEL framework at Classrooms for Malawi to measure our impact and enable future growth. Network on behalf of Classrooms for Malawi to establish relevant partners within the sector, with the aim to expand our existing work and secure potential new projects and funding. Take an active interest in international development ethics and safeguarding. Oversee relevant risks, as appropriate, with a focus on safety and security. Provide support to the CEO and board of trustees to establish Classrooms for Malawi as a registered NGO in Malawi. Qualities – essential Professional experience in International Development or a similar field, including knowledge of community-led projects. Passionate about addressing global issues. The ability to provide valuable oversight and strategic judgement, and address complex issues collaboratively. A deep commitment to social impact and sustainable development. Qualities – desirable Knowledge of education, Malawi NGOs or construction in Malawi. Experience of monitoring and evaluating programme work and impact measurement. Knowledge of safety and security in insecure environments. Relevant experience of living or working in Malawi or the Global South. Details Role: Trustee – International Development. In addition to the specific responsibilities stated, you will assume all the usual duties of a trustee as stated in our Trustee Manual. Volunteer: Trustees are volunteers. The role is not accompanied by any payment, however reasonable expenses may be claimed e.g., local travel. Time: 3 fixed term post. Review after 1 year. Estimated 2-3 days per month, including attending quarterly board meetings, please note however that meetings are currently held monthly online. Location: We are based usually in Glasgow however remote applications are welcome. Diversity: Classrooms for Malawi would like to increase the diversity of its board of trustees, and particularly welcomes applications from women, people with disabilities, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds and from those representing our beneficiaries in Malawi. How to apply Application is by CV and supporting statement (of no more than one side of A4) outlining the reasons for your interest in the role. Please send your application by email to the Chairman, James Kelly, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For an informal discussion about the role please email the above address. Application deadline: 15th January 2021 classroomsformalawi.co.uk
Classroom Malawi's mission is to provide a safe and suitable learning environment for the children of Malawi which improves attendance, academic performance and aspiration – ultimately offering a sustainable route out of poverty. In partnership and consultation with the Malawi Ministry of Education, local communities in Malawi and partners here in Scotland, they work with priority schools in Malawi to provide young people with the opportunity to attend school in a safe, clean and friendly learning environment. Role overview We are looking for someone with experience of working across the areas of charity governance, compliance and risk management, to take strategic oversight of our governance in the UK and Malawi, plus strategic risk analyses of Classrooms for Malawi’s expansion. We are about to embark on a new three-year plan to the end of 2023 which requires for the charity to expand its reach and activities to enable many more children in Malawi to achieve improved education attainment levels. The trustee will have a good understanding of the role CSO’s provide in bringing about change for the lives of people living in poverty. Responsibilities Oversee the charity compliance and governance and ensure the charity pursues its stated objects. Bring expertise and experience in strategic planning and risk analysis. Ensure monitoring and review of the charities risk register. Monitor and review the charities policies and procedures and ensure they are sufficient to ensure best practice. Support the board of trustees with compliance aspects of our planned new MEL framework. Oversee the safeguarding responsibilities of the charity. Contribute skills, experience, advice and understanding of compliance, risk and legal experience around programme planning, employment legislation and fundraising. Qualities – essential A strong track record in a legal or compliance profession. Understanding of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship. Experience of preparing and writing policies and procedures. The ability to provide valuable oversight and strategic judgement, and address complex issues collaboratively. A deep commitment to social impact and sustainable development. Qualities – desirable Previous experience of the third sector and charity law is desirable. Knowledge of governance and compliance of international NGOs is desirable but not necessary. The necessary networks and contacts to assist Classrooms for Malawi to achieve its strategic goals effectively. Experience of monitoring and evaluating programme work and impact measurement. Details Role: Trustee – Compliance / Legal / Risk. In addition to the specific responsibilities stated, you will assume all the usual duties of a trustee as stated in our Trustee Manual. Volunteer: Trustees are volunteers. The role is not accompanied by any payment, however reasonable expenses may be claimed e.g., local travel. Time:3-year fixed term. Review after 1 year. Estimated 2-3 days per month, including attending quarterly board meetings. Note, board meetings are currently held monthly online. Location: We are based usually in Glasgow however remote applications are welcome. Diversity: Classrooms for Malawi would like to increase the diversity of its board of trustees, and particularly welcomes applications from women, people with disabilities, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds and from those representing the communities in which we work in Malawi. How to apply Application is by CV and supporting statement (of no more than one side of A4) outlining the reasons for your interest in the role. Please send your application by email to the Chairman, James Kelly, at For an informal discussion about the role please email the above address. Application deadline: 15th January 2021
Classroom Malawi's mission is to provide a safe and suitable learning environment for the children of Malawi which improves attendance, academic performance and aspiration – ultimately offering a sustainable route out of poverty. In partnership and consultation with the Malawi Ministry of Education, local communities in Malawi and partners here in Scotland, they work with priority schools in Malawi to provide young people with the opportunity to attend school in a safe, clean and friendly learning environment. Role overview We are looking for someone with extensive experience of working in Income Generation / Fundraising with a particular focus on developing new unrestricted income streams, to provide strategic guidance particularly in relation to diversifying income. We are about to embark on a new three-year plan to the end of 2023 which requires for the charity to increase its unrestricted income in order to support many more children in Malawi to achieve improved education attainment levels. The trustee will have a good understanding of the role CSO’s provide in bringing about change for the lives of people living in poverty. Responsibilities Working with the CEO and board, support the development and implementation of a new fundraising strategy, focusing on unrestricted income, for Classrooms for Malawi. Oversee fundraising and make sure it is carried out in legal, honest and accountable ways, following best practice and fundraising codes. Contribute skills, experience, advice and understanding of fundraising or income generation techniques and strategies. Strategically assess where restricted and unrestricted fundraising fits into the overall strategy and work with the CEO to ensure effective income generation is being achieved from current sources. Advise on new and emerging fundraising streams and strategies, in particular with a focus on digital fundraising. Assess risks in fundraising initiatives and contribute to the risk register where required. Encourage an entrepreneurial fundraising culture, spotting new trends and directions. Qualities – essential Fundraising / Income-generation knowledge. Excellent networking, influencing and communication skills. An understanding of sources and methods of attracting unrestricted funding. Experience of diversifying income generation practices, in particular digital fundraising. Experience in developing and writing effective case for support documents. Experience in grant management and donor retention. Passionate about addressing global issues. The ability to provide valuable oversight and strategic judgement, and address complex issues collaboratively. A deep commitment to social impact and sustainable development. Qualities – desirable Experience and success in digital fundraising appeals. Knowledge of fundraising for international NGOs. Experience of monitoring and evaluating programme work and impact measurement. An understanding of the challenges facing small to medium NGO’s in maximising income streams. Details Role: Trustee – Fundraising / Income Generation. In addition to the specific responsibilities stated, you will assume all the usual duties of a trustee as stated in our Trustee Manual. Volunteer: Trustees are volunteers. The role is not accompanied by any payment, however reasonable expenses may be claimed e.g., local travel. Time: 3 years fixed term. Review after 1 year. Estimated 2-3 days per month, including attending quarterly board meetings. Location: We are based usually in Glasgow however remote applications are welcome. Note, board meetings are currently held monthly, online. Diversity: Classrooms for Malawi would like to increase the diversity of its board of trustees, and particularly welcomes applications from women, people with disabilities, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds and from those representing the communities in which we work in Malawi. How to apply Application is by CV and supporting statement (of no more than one side of A4) outlining the reasons for your interest in the role. Please send your application by email to the Chairman, James Kelly, at For an informal discussion about the role please email the above address. Application deadline: 15th January 2021
Senior Campaigns Officer - UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG)
UKLGIG, the leading UK charity dedicated to supporting LGBTQI+ people through the asylum and immigration system, is recruiting its first campaigns role dedicated to improving the asylum and immigration system for LGBTQI+ people. UKLGIG has been supporting LGBTQI+ people through the asylum and immigration system and campaigning for their rights since 1993. We are now looking for a Senior Campaigns Officer to help galvanise a new supporter base in favour of an asylum and immigration system that treats LGBTQI+ people fairly and with dignity, and provides safety to those in need of international protection. This is a unique opportunity to apply your experience and knowledge of public campaigning, building relationships with allies and ensuring meaningful involvement of people with lived experience to mobilise LGBTQI+ audiences to campaign for reform of the asylum and immigration system. You will: Work closely with the Executive Director to develop and deliver an impactful campaign strategy that mobilises new audiences and influencers, particularly those outside the refugee and migration sector, to build pressure for reform of the asylum and immigration system to the benefit of all those who go through it. Build relationships with potential allies and mobilise LGBTQI+ audiences to take campaign actions. Ensure people with lived experience are meaningfully involved in UKLGIG campaigns. Purpose The Senior Campaigns Officer will develop and deliver campaigns to help achieve two of UKLGIG’s strategic goals: 1. Asylum and immigration system treats LGBTQI+ people fairly and with dignity 2. LGBTQI+ people who need protection are granted leave to remain and the following outcomes: 1. Increased pressure from LGBTQI+ audiences for reform of the asylum and immigration system 2. Improved government policies and practice relating to LGBTQI+ asylum claims 3. Reduced detention of LGBTQI+ people 4. LGBTQI+ people seeking asylum are more likely to be granted leave to remain 5. LGBTQI+ people seeking asylum are in safe and appropriate housing Responsibilities Public campaigning Work with the Executive Director to identify campaign priorities Develop and deliver an impactful campaign strategy, employing a range of campaign tactics Develop a monitoring framework and conduct evaluations, potentially in partnership with a consultant Learn from campaign successes and failures, and adapt strategies or plans accordingly Recruit campaign supporters and keep them motivated and engaged Devise a range of campaign actions, and mobilise and support individuals and other LGBTQI+ stakeholders to undertake them Establish and maintain a contact relationship management (CRM) system for campaigners (within Salesforce) Act as a spokesperson for UKLGIG in the media and at events Write policy papers and campaign materials in collaboration with colleagues and trustees Support the Executive Director in other policy, advocacy and influencing efforts. Working with people with lived experience and ensuring their meaningful involvement Build and facilitate an advisory group focused on people with lived experience Support people with lived experience to take an active role in the campaign and in different ways, including as campaign representatives, undertaking media interviews and meeting with policy-makers. Building relationships and working with allies Build and maintain relationships with grassroots organisations, large charities, influencers, businesses, arts organisations and other influential bodies Ensure campaign strategy is complementary to other strategies for reform of the asylum and immigration system, and campaign in coalition with other organisations where relevant Other Draft reports for trustees, donors and other stakeholders Provide input to UKLGIG’s other policy and influencing work Comply with all UKLGIG policies Undertake other reasonable tasks as requested Person Specification Experience At least 2 years’ campaigning experience Essential Successful track record of recruiting and retaining campaign supporters Essential Experience of working in campaign coalitions and/or building relationships with allies such as influencers, businesses and arts organisations and mobilising them to act in support of a campaign Essential Experience of developing campaign toolkits for use by campaign supporters Desirable Experience of lobbying MPs, Peers or Ministers Desirable Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Ability to develop and deliver a campaign strategy that meaningfully involves people with lived experience Essential Knowledge of different strategies for achieving change Essential Knowledge of a variety of campaign tools and tactics Essential Knowledge of campaign monitoring and evaluation methods Essential Ability to learn from campaign successes and failures and adapt strategies/plans accordingly Essential Knowledge of supporter journeys Essential Ability to translate complex materials (e.g. legal or policy documents) into accessible and engaging campaign content Essential Ability to work with and support vulnerable people to play a meaningful role in Essential campaigning, with sensitivity and respect for their safety and wellbeing Essential Ability to represent UKLGIG and undertake public speaking engagements, including interviews to media Essential Ability to use standard workplace software programmes including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint Essential Understanding of strategic communications Desirable Knowledge of LGBTQI+ organisations and/or audiences Desirable Knowledge of the workings of parliament or government Desirable Essential Core Competencies Passionate about equality and human rights, particularly in regard to LGBTQI+ people seeking asylum Excellent verbal and written communication skills Ability to work independently, understanding the importance of seeking guidance and support when required Ability to plan and prioritise work and meet deadlines Ability to remain calm and respond flexibly to a fast-changing environment Ability to work collaboratively within a small, multidisciplinary team Ability to work flexibly and occasionally outside regular office hours Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds Owing to the nature of the work with vulnerable adults, the successful applicant will be required to undergo a basic DBS check and to disclose all unspent criminal records at the point of conditional job offer. Salary: £31,692 – £35,394 plus statutory employers pension contribution. Hours: Full-time (35 hours per week). Job sharing will be considered. Occasional work in the evenings and at weekends may be required when face-to-face working resumes but with plenty of notice. Contract Type: Permanent Location: UKLGIG’s offices are based in Borough, central London. All UKLGIG staff are currently working from home due to Covid-19. A mix of working at home and/or the office is likely for the foreseeable future. When face-to-face working resumes, there might be occasional travel outside London with plenty of notice. Reporting to: The Senior Campaigns Officer will report to the Executive Director of UKLGIG Annual Leave: 25 days per year, increasing by one day per holiday year after two years of employment up to a maximum of 28 days Closing Date: 10.00 am, Thu 21 January 2021 Interview Dates: 3 and 4 February 2021 How to Apply: Please read the job description and person specification. Email your completed application form and optional monitoring form (below) to email@example.com. Please note that UKLGIG do not accept CV's. UKLGIG is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we welcome applications from all sections of the community. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy. Owing to the nature of the work with vulnerable adults, the successful applicant will be required to undergo a basic DBS check and to disclose all unspent criminal records at the point of conditional job offer.