Programmes Officer with MK Community Foundation


Salary: £17,000 – £18,500 per annum, dependant on experience

Terms: Full Time, permanent following a six month probationary period

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

Location: Central Milton Keynes

Closing Date: 05 December 2016

Interviews – To be held on Friday 9 December 2016

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.

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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         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.

Community Foundation 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. 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).


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click here where you be directed to Charity Jobs website to download the information pack and application form. 

No agencies please.


Registered Children’s Specialist with World Vision


Salary: £21,985 p.a + good range of benefits

Terms: Permanent

Location: Central Milton Keynes

Closing Date: 04 December 2016

Job Description

A strategic role to help change children’s lives for the better

World Vision is the world’s largest international children’s charity. Every day World Vision bring real hope to millions of children in the world’s hardest places as a sign of God’s unconditional love. At World Vision, their aim is simple – to keep every child free from fear. They are also proud to be voted one of the Top 100 ‘Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For’ ranked in 9th place for 2016.  

As Registered Children’s Specialist, your role will be to manage and maintain World Vision UK’s Registered Children database to ensure that all information (and digital content) is correct, and up to date, and children are available for sponsorship are appropriately placed to support sponsorship activities and campaigns

Some of the key responsibilities you will have as Registered Children’s Specialist include:

  • Liaise with National Office staff and Sponsorship Operations Manager, to ensure agreed levels of Registered Children are maintained and that all sponsorship information is complete and accurate, within internal systems
  • Follow the standard procedures to ensure that all child information is complete and accurate within internal systems
  • Responsible for managing and processing the import and export data files (to and from their National Offices via SingleSTEP) into their systems.  Follow up any systems failures with Global Centre IT team as required
  • Raise and respond to queries regarding Registered Children and system discrepancies.  Identify trends and issues and ensure that corrective action is taken within specified timeframes.
  • Responsible for managing the internal pool system to ensure that children are available in the appropriate pools in order to meet the demands of marketing campaigns. Work with internal campaign managers to plan ahead in order to manage expectations and child availability.
  • Support the Supporter Care team as a first point of escalation for queries to their field offices
  • Ensure high value customer service with supporters by responding to communications and queries compassionately, using telephone, email or by letter.
  • Affirm and explain to Supporters World Vision’s Christian identity and World Vision’s approach to transformational development in communities around the world, as required.
  • Assist and support the Sponsorship Operations Manager as needed
  • Conduct training for World Vision sponsorship ambassadors and sponsors going on field visits to inform them about how sponsorship operates and how it supports their child well being aspirations
  • Arrange and conduct training on their child data systems for new starters (StepWise)

Ability to network at all levels, across cultures and build strong relationships remotely is essential. Ability to plan, prioritise and manage workload and resources in order to meet the demands of many stakeholders is a requirement, as is proven effective verbal and written communication skills within a workplace setting, particularly across cultures.

International travel is not a requirement of the role.

You will be working within the Supporter & Field Relations Team in Supporter Care. Outside of Supporter Care, you will be working with Marketing Teams, PE&CE (UK based programming staff), and Business Architect. Outside of WVUK, you will be liaising with Area Development Programme Managers, National Office Sponsorship Managers, Regional Office Sponsorship Managers, and the Global Centre IT Team.

This role will give you the opportunity to express your active Christian faith within your work, and be sensitive to its various expressions and denominations.

In addition to the salary offered, benefits include pension, subsidised gym membership, generous holiday entitlement and free parking.

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

Please click here to apply where you will be directed to Charity Jobs website, in order to complete their short online application form and upload your CV.

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

World Vision UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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.

No agencies please


Finance Manager with MK Christian Foundation


Salary: £20,000-£22,500 pro rata

Terms: Permanent, Part- time 25 hrs a week (flexible between 8.30 am and 4.30 pm)

Location: Milton Keynes

Closing Date: 27 November 2016

Job Description

You will be an able Finance Manager responsible for the day to day management of a small but dynamic charity’s financial activities including payroll, budgeting and reporting of financial performance. You will have a good understanding of Charity finance, VAT, Sage Accounting and payroll software.

The Christian Foundation is a local charity whose mission is growing people and community through social enterprise. Their enterprises, staffed by young people and volunteers not in training or employment, work to change the world and people’s lives by reducing and utilising waste, growing and cooking healthy food, creating community spaces and energy and supporting families to play and grow together.

Key requirements

You will have:

• Good verbal and written communications skills
• Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, advanced Excel skills
• Strong previous finance experience
• Good working knowledge of Sage Line 50 and Sage Payroll
• Knowledge and awareness of charity accounting
• Knowledge of VAT accounting and partial exemption
• AAT Qualification
• Self-motivated and able to work on own initiative
• Able to plan work effectively and manage own time
• Work to high levels of accuracy

For this post you will need an enhanced DBS check.

The Christian Foundation welcomes diversity and encourages applicants from all faiths and none.

To apply for this post please click here, where you will be directed to Charity Jobs website where you will be asked to send a CV and covering letter setting out why you are interested in the role and why you believe you have the right skills for it, this will be sent automatically to MK Christian Foundation.

The Christian Foundation welcomes diversity and encourages applicants from all faiths and none.

No agencies please.