Programmes Officer with MK Community Foundation


Salary: £18,500 pa

Terms: Full Time, Permanent following a six month probationary period.

Hours are: 8.30am – 5.00pm Monday – Thursday, 8.30am – 4.30pm Friday

Location: Milton Keynes

Closing Date: 20 December 2015

Interviews: 04 December 2015

Do you want an opportunity to work for a successful and dynamic organisation that:

• Inspires philanthropy in people and organisations to support their local communities
• Champions the work and changing needs of their voluntary sector
• Provides long term support through their grant-making and property portfolio

MK Community Foundation is a highly successful, local independent charity. The Community Foundation develops local philanthropy and raises money for its growing grant making programme from a wide range of fund development activities. They support a diverse range of charities and local voluntary and community groups across MK.

The following exciting role within the Community Foundation has arisen for an individual who has passion for the work of the voluntary and community sector and has exceptional interpersonal skills, charisma, energy and empathy towards community needs.

Reporting to the Director of Programmes, you will provide information to groups applying for funds and manage the grant application and evaluation process. This will include conducting assessments, writing reports and making detailed records of grants meetings and information about the groups applying for funds.

You will also be responsible for supporting the delivery of their annual Car Raffle, their Voluntary Sector Reception, Bursaries and their work with Local Giving. This will include engaging in training sessions with voluntary sector groups and support groups to develop a strong online presence to maximise donations, and to make the most of fundraising opportunities.

They are seeking someone who is passionate about their work and the wider local voluntary and community sector, enjoys playing an active and supportive role within a busy team, and has exceptional interpersonal skills.

You must be highly organised, efficient and precise, able to coordinate a varied workload, and able to use your initiative. You have proven experience with IT and database packages. You are articulate and have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. You embrace and enjoy working in an interesting and fast paced environment, respond positively and enthusiastically to new challenges and work well under pressure. MK Community Foundation look forward to hearing from you if you have the talents, skills and interest in their work to fulfil this role.

(NOTE: CVs are not accepted, please do not include them).

No agencies please.

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Children’s Communication Officer with World Vision


Salary: £27,000 pa + good range of benefits

Terms: Fixed Term Contract to 30 September 2016

Location: Based in Milton Keynes with option of working 2 days in London Victoria office and frequent international travel

Closing Date: 06 December 2015

Interviews: w/c 14 December 2015

As a key member within their Supporter / Sponsorship Experience team, this is an interesting and highly rewarding role where you will support the implementation of ‘The Storyteller’s World’ child communications training programme across World Vision sponsorship projects. This is a role where you will also monitor, evaluate and communicate its impact.

The role will enable you to coordinate and support staff in UK field offices in the implementation of child communications activities and for this, notable areas of responsibility will include:

• Assisting in the design and management of training implementation plans and refresher training workshops

• Conducting follow up meetings with National Offices, Coordinators, Portfolio Managers, Design Monitoring and Evaluation Officers to monitor progress and provide support for field projects as necessary

• Providing ongoing analysis of current child communications and sponsorship practices, systems and tools and offer other viable recommendations

• Researching the impact of quality child communications in respect of sponsorship engagement and retention

• Leading the implementation of additional child communications support materials and focused worksheets as well as creating complementary versions for distance learning

• Raising the profile of child communication within World Vision UK and across the global partnership by creating data reports, preparing impact reports and promoting awareness through other communications channels

• Embody World Vision’s Christian ethos when delivering training and actively participate in devotional groups and worship sessions both in the UK and within their field projects.

To perform well, you will ideally possess a Master’s degree in a relevant subject or equivalent experience in the area of field facilitation and child focused training delivery within a large international NGO. Either way, you will need a strong understanding of child participation and child voice methodology and an interest in marketing and communications practices. Candidates possessing a background in child development and other related methodologies are welcome to apply. If you have a second language such as French or Spanish, this would be advantageous though not a pre-requisite.

There’s no doubt that this position requires passion, commitment to the mission and values of World Vision, along with enthusiasm, drive and flair for working with children and adults where you will thrive by creating dynamic learning opportunities.

As a Christian, this role offers you the opportunity to integrate your Christian faith within World Vision UK and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.

Ultimately, you will play your part in increasing their impact and influence to bring real change in the lives of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable children; therefore frequent travel and the ability to undertake field visits to regions where World Vision operates will be necessary.

In addition to the salary indicated, they offer benefits including pension, subsidised gym membership, generous holiday entitlement, Childcare Vouchers and free parking.

Do you have the range of qualities required to succeed in this role?

Please note that if response for this role is higher than anticipated, World Vision reserve the right to commence interviews and appoint before the published closing date.

World Vision UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer and this role requires the post holder to have a Christian faith as an occupational requirement.

As a child focused organisation, World Vision UK is committed to the safeguarding of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

World Vision are an Equal Opportunities Employer

No agencies please

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