Recruitment and consultancy

Current vacancies from partners or members of London Funders

Nationwide Foundation - Communications, Policy and Public Affairs Officer

Location: Flexible, with at least one day a week in Swindon
Salary: £25,421 – £36,720
Closing Date: 24th July
Application Link: here

The Nationwide Foundation is looking for someone to join the team who can use the power of language to change minds and who has a passion for social justice. The Foundation is a small funder, but has huge ambitions. The Nationwde Foundation aims to take on someone who can thrive in this new and exciting role. You’ll be working with a committed team to deliver the Foundation’s Decent Affordable Homes strategy and, if you share our team’s values, you’ll get the support you need to succeed and shine.
The Nationwide Foundation needs someone who can produce high quality communications and who can seek out new opportunities to engage with the right stakeholders and key decision-makers. You’ll need to be politically astute, have plenty of initiative and a real desire to make changes happen that will make the UK a better place to live. If that’s you, then your contribution will help the Foundation make positive, long-lasting, systemic change to housing.

Young Hammersmith & Fulham Foundation - Consortium Manager

Location: Hammersmith, Greater London
Salary: £33,500-£39,500
Closing Date: 26 July
Application Link: Here

This is a new post, responsible for developing and leading a dynamic and exciting new consortium, set up in response to local and national policy initiatives which open up new opportunities and challenges for the Hammersmith & Fulham Youth sector.
For the first year the Manager will be operating within a developing situation and have the scope to shape emerging frameworks.
There will be a core focus on winning grants and contracts through the National Lottery Community Fund, Local Authority and other agencies.
Young Hammersmith and Fulham Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
Deadline for applications: 5pm Friday 26th July 2019
Date for interview: Week commencing 12th August 2019
Please submit a copy of your CV with a cover letter, outlining how you fit the specification along with your application. Please note, CVs without a cover letter will not be accepted.

Hackney Council - Grants and Investment Manager

Location: Hackney
Salary: £45,288-£47,274
Closing Date: 25 July
Application Link: Here

The Grants Team has recently been reviewed and a new structure created following the adoption of a new Voluntary and Community Sector Strategy. The role of the Grants and Investment Manager is critical to the successful implementation of the strategy helping to review and design a new grants programme, establishing a new set of principles for the focus of our investment as well as the way it is managed through our relationships with the sector.
The Grants and Investment Manager is a key role with strategic and operational responsibilities for this £3m investment. The post holder will be responsible for working collaboratively to enable and empower colleagues within the Grants Team to design, oversee and deliver effective ways of investing in the VCS through strategic budgets.
They will have a wider role in maintaining an overview of all investment in the sector, within the Council and externally, through grants, subsidy and commissioning. Working within a very live and dynamic environment the post holder will be managing a demanding, ongoing programme as well as dealing with incoming queries and requests for information and supporting strategic development.
You will need to draw on excellent analytical, communication and organisational skills.  Collaboration and partnership working will be key so you will also need to build a high level of professional credibility, in order to influence, develop and manage relationships at all levels across the Council and partner organisations. You will need to be flexible and adaptable and able to work on a number of different areas of work at any one time. The ability to manage a large, complex budget in a flexible and responsive way as well as making strategic and operational decisions is essential.

Hackney Council - Senior Grants and Investment Officer

Location: Hackney
Salary: £39,543-£41,466
Closing Date: 25th July
Application Link: Here

The Grants Team has recently been reviewed and a new structure created following the adoption of a new Voluntary and Community Sector Strategy. The new role of Senior Grants and Investment Officer will support the successful implementation of the strategy by helping to develop and apply a new set of principles for the focus of our investment as well as the way it is managed through our relationships with the sector.
The Senior Grants and Investment Officer is a key role working collaboratively within the team and with internal and external stakeholders, to design funding streams and to create strategic connections between the programme and wider activity.
With lead responsibility for end to end management of grant funding streams including their financial management, the post will also contribute to the design and delivery of grant assessment and allocation processes. Working within a very live and dynamic environment the post holder will be managing demanding, ongoing funding streams as well as dealing with incoming queries and requests for information and supporting strategic development.
You will need to draw on excellent analytical, communication and organisational skills.  Collaboration and partnership working will be key so you will also need to build a high level of professional credibility, in order to influence, develop and manage relationships at all levels across the Council and partner organisations.
You will need to be flexible and adaptable and able to work on a number of different areas of work at any one time. The ability to work across and make decisions on a range of policy and operational activities is essential.

Commonweal Housing - Policy and Commuications Manager

Location: London
Salary: £35,000
Closing Date: 15th July
Application Link: Here

Commonweal is an independent charity working to investigate, pilot and champion housing based solutions to social injustice. Using our charitable resources, we provide experts and partner organisations with the opportunity to trial and test new approaches designed to enhance housing equality and justice. Independently evaluating each of our projects we share our experiences, using this learning to inspire new thinking. Through the replication of what works and the lessons from what doesn’t, we influence changes in policy and practice

As Policy and Communications Manager, working as part of and alongside our project leads you will formulate our policy messages. You will help lead on stakeholder engagement and growing the understanding across our sector of who Commonweal are and what we can offer. You will shape and then develop and deliver the strategy for effectively communicating our growing range of positive project findings and aligning our PR to public policy research initiatives. In short, your role will be to put comms into action!

You will need to have a good understanding of the voluntary and community sector as well public policy, the political environment and its current and potential implications for the charity. You will be regularly presenting to Trustee Board meetings, ensuring Trustees and colleagues are involved and updated on external affairs activities to embed support for communications activities. You will be supported in this role by a Communications Assistant therefore experience of staff management would be desirable but not necessarily essential.

Educated to degree level, or equivalent, you will possess experience of working in a communications or PR environment, with strong written skills and design skills along with demonstrable knowledge of a range of communication channels (including print, broadcast and online media).

Ideally you will have experience in the field of housing, homelessness or the wider charitable sector. However, more important is demonstrable experience across the whole communications spectrum, from policy and stakeholder engagement through to publications and social media. A track record of building successful working relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders, strong organisational skills and the ability to work on your own initiative are all a must. 

NPC - Senior Consultant

Location: London
Salary: £35,000-£45,000
Closing Date: 5th August
Application Link: Here

About the role
This is an exciting opportunity if you have a passion for making the charity sector more effective. You will primarily deliver consulting projects for funders and charities, working with them to increase their impact. The role involves:
• Managing projects for clients. Helping to scope projects, and then deliver high quality work for the client. This includes managing regular communication with clients and ensuring clients are happy with the work.
• Contributing to NPC’s thought leadership in the area. Bringing out lessons from client work and thinking about the applicability of these to the wider sector. This would include writing blogs, coming up with ideas for events and think tank publications.
• Building NPC’s profile within the sector. Maintaining relationships with key sector stakeholders and speaking at events.
The ideal candidate will have gained relevant experience in a consulting or research role in professional services, public policy or the third sector. You will have knowledge of the philanthropy, foundation or social investment sectors. You will have good research and stakeholder management skills and be able to work flexibly and independently.
At least four years’ relevant experience is required, as well as experience of managing research or consultancy projects.
 

Youth Music - Grants & Learning Officer

Location: Bermondsey
Salary: Crica £30,000
Closing Date: 10am 29th July
Application Link: Here

About you
You will have a broad understanding of some or all of these key areas; children and young people and their engagement with music, equality diversity and inclusion, learning and participation, and challenges currently facing third sector organisations.
We would particularly welcome applications from candidates who have experience of directly working with young people and/or music within any of our funding priority areas, for example, as a music leader, project manager or evaluator within a charity or arts organisation.
As a confident communicator you’ll be equally comfortable talking to young people on project visits as you are providing senior leaders or project managers with funding advice, guidance and support. You have an eye for detail and aren’t fazed by monitoring, reporting, finances and databases.
You’ll be passionate about listening to and understanding young people’s views and advocating for change. You’ll be excited by the opportunity to build up your knowledge of how organisations are run and to learn more about business strategy, financial planning and governance.
You’re a collaborative worker who enjoys both working and contributing ideas in a tight Grants and Learning team at Youth Music’s office as well travelling on your own to build new relationships with a diverse range of external partners.

About the role

Working within our Grants and Learning Team you’ll play a key role in shaping and influencing how music education is delivered to children and young people, ensuring that it is inclusive, accessible, high quality and relevant. It will involve managing a variety of relationships with Youth Music grantholders across a set of assigned regions, helping to shape our strategy locally and nationally, and contributing to the design of our funding programmes and evaluation activities. Day-to-day the role will include supporting applicants and grantholders, making funding recommendations, analysing reports and monitoring performance against funding agreements. Understanding of qualitative or quantative  research in particular would be an asset to the range of experience within the team. As well as managing your assigned portfolio you’ll be liaising with a wide range of other stakeholders including AMIE organisations, Arts Council Relationship Managers, ‘Bridge’ organisations, Music Education Hubs, Local Authorities and specialists linked to our funding priorities, such as the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance.

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham – Local Giving Development Coordinator

Location: Barking Town Hall
Salary: £39,774 - £42,681 (PO4)
Closing Date: 10 July
Application Link: Here

About this job
We have a unique opportunity in Barking and Dagenham to ensure that the regeneration taking place locally benefits our community and residents. Regeneration is about so much more than bricks and mortar. It is about hearts and minds, it is about people and how we work, together, to enable communities to grow and thrive, making Barking and Dagenham a great place to live, work and visit.

To help us to achieve this vision Barking and Dagenham Council is seeking to recruit an exceptional candidate to develop our Local Giving Model. In this high-profile role, funded by the Office for Civil Society (DCMS) as one of six national pilots, you will work with Local Giving partners to develop a common vision for B&D Giving, identify needs and opportunities, design an implementable strategy, and set up a sound governance framework. You will do this by delivering effective joint working with internal directorates and external organisations in the public, private, voluntary and faith sectors.

About you
We are looking for an individual who can work at pace across a range of partners and initiatives in developing the Local Giving model. You will have a flair for creative thinking, problem solving, communication and building effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. You will have great interpersonal and engagement skills and the ability to command confidence with our partners, including businesses. You will have a background in funding and promotion as well as a track record of delivering results in complex environments. Working in the Participation and Engagement Team, you will know how to manage projects effectively and be able to support strategic development as well as on the ground practicalities.

About us
This is an exciting time to join the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham as we have over the last few years the council has transformed the way we deliver our services. At the heart of this transformation is a commitment to grasp the growth potential of our borough – with its fantastic connectivity and land available for development – in a way that benefits local people. Our vision is one borough, one community, London’s growth opportunity. We were voted Council of the Year in 2018 in recognition of our forward thinking, dynamic and innovative approach to the challenges facing local government.
The post is fixed term to 30 June 2020. The role is open with agreement for secondments
For more information, please contact Monica Needs, Head of Participation and Engagement on 07971 111593 or mailto:monica.needs@lbbd.gov.uk
 

The Big Give - Director

Location: Holborn
Salary: Competitive (commensurate with experience) 
Closing Date: 22nd July
Application Link: Here

Whilst this is an interim position initially, we’re happy to discuss longer term opportunities and/or part-time working for the right candidate.  

This is a hands on role and you will be equally comfortable working with the team testing key product releases as you are representing the Big Give at external events. You will be responsible for leading a team of five other memebrs of staff, supported by a network of suppliers/partners, and will report to the Board of Trustees of the Big Give. 

Application process: To apply, please send your CV and short covering letter explaining your motivation and how you meet the job description to alex.day@thebiggive.org.uk by 22nd July. 

Local Trust - Opportunity to Tender (Evaluation and learning support for Community Leadership Academy)

Closing Date: 30th August
Application Link: here

Local Trust is in the process of appointing a small consortium to work and create a new Community Leadership Academy for residents of Big Local areas looking to develop their leadership skills. The intention is that the Community Leadership Academy should, in time, provide the basis for the development of a wider, commercially sustainable support offer for community leadership that has relevance to people working in other communities across the country beyond those areas benefiting from Big Local.
The successful evaluation and learning contractor will be an experienced research professional, organisation or consortium with good understanding of community leadership, Big Local and Local Trust’s values, ethos and approach to creating resident-led change. Big Local needs high quality, appropriate and flexible evaluation and learning support, as well as a passion and commitment to its work. 
The successful contractor will be expected to adopt a dual focus for the evaluation and learning. They will support Local Trust and delivery partners to learn from our practice of delivering the Community Leadership Academy and make changes to delivery. They will also draw out and present learning to support the vision of extending the Community Leadership Academy beyond Big Local.

Hounslow Giving - Development Officer

Location: London
Salary: £34,750 pro rata (including outer London weighting)
Closing Date: 18th July
Application Link: here

Are you passionate about making a difference to local communities? Do you want to be a key part in shaping a key project from start to finish? In addition to seeing the big picture, do you have a proven track record of building partnerships and acting together?
Hounslow Giving is a new place-based giving initiative that brings together Hounslow’s residents, community and voluntary organisations, businesses, funders and other key stakeholders to raise funds and engage volunteers to reduce poverty and inequality and support local good causes in Hounslow. Hounslow Giving is passionate about unlocking Hounslow’s potential and transforming the lives of residents by building on local community assets and leveraging the money, talent and time for the benefit of residents.
It is currently recruiting a Development Officer who will be responsible for developing and enhancing relationships with corporate and small businesses,
 

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