Compliance Officer with World Vision


Salary: £30,763-£36,192 pa. + good range of benefits

Terms: Full time, 1 year fixed term contract

Location: Milton Keynes

Closing Date: 11pm, 30 April 2017

Interview date: 11th May 2017

Use your compliance expertise to support World Vision UK’s operations to keep every child free from fear.

World Vision is the world’s largest international children’s charity. Every day they 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 ranked 9th place in the top 100 ‘Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For’ in 2016. 

The role of Compliance Officer is key to World Vision UK, in which the main purpose is to inform and assist the business in all aspects of Fundraising and Data Protection compliance across its UK and International operations. The role involves working across the organisation to understand and streamline processes, ensuring compliance across all groups.  The ideal candidate will be degree qualified, with significant experience and understanding of fundraising practices within the NGO sector, with a clear understanding of the data protection act and GDPR and the ability to deliver training to staff of all levels on compliance issues.

Key aspects of the role include:

  • To review, write and implement processes and procedures on fundraising activities to ensure compliance with the Code of Practice from the Fundraising Regulator, Charity Commission and ICO.
  • Use initiative to streamline and improve ways of working across all teams to ensure compliance.
  • Carry out training of staff to ensure their working activities for World Vision UK are within statutory law and best practice.
  • To engage with Charity and Compliance networks, maintaining awareness and knowledge of legislation or changes that might impact their business.
  • To review and update Fundraising related Policies and work on improving reporting to Trustees on compliance issues.

As an active Christian, this role offers you the opportunity to integrate your Christian faith and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.

In addition to the salary offered, they offer good benefits including pension, subsidised gym membership, generous holiday entitlement, childcare vouchers and free parking.

Please click here  where you will be directed to Charity Jobs website in order to complete their short online application form and upload your CV and covering letter stating how you meet the essential criteria given in the Job Description.

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

As a child focused organisation, World Vision UK is committed to the safeguarding of children, therefore any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of applicable background checks, including a criminal records check.

No agencies please

Adoption Social Worker with St Francis Childrens Society


Salary: £24,717 – £32,164 / £33,106 – £35,093

Terms: 35 hours per week, permanent

Location: Milton Keynes

Closing Date: 18 April 2017

Interview date: 28 April 2017

St Francis’ Children’s Society is a charity and independent adoption agency providing a range of services to people for whom adoption is or might be a lifelong experience.

St Francis’ Children’s Society are inviting applications to join their well-established and highly regarded Agency.

You will be assessing prospective adopters, taking assessments to adoption panel and supporting adopters through the matching and placement process through to adoption order.


  • Degree or equivalent in Social Work and HCPC Registration
  • Experience of completing PAR’s / Form F’s
  • Experience of working with adoptive families or family placement work

This is an excellent opportunity to work with a welcoming, friendly and supportive agency and applications are invited from both Qualified and Newly Qualified Social Workers.

Salary commensurate with experience, NJC Scale 28-37 / 38-40

For full details and application pack click here where you will be directed to Charity Jobs website or to find out more please call Suzanne Strachan or Annie Simpson for further details or send your application to Jacqui Tyler, Business Support Manager.

 “Strongly committed to equality of opportunity in employment and services”

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.

Centre Coordinator with Mind BLMK


Salary: £19,400 pa

Terms: Fixed-term for 6-9 months (to provide temporary cover) 37.0 hrs per week,                           worked Mondays to Fridays (including one evening)

Location: Milton Keynes

Closing Date: 10am, Monday 10 April 2017

This is an exciting opportunity to support the Service Manager in the day-to-day running of the Milton Keynes Wellbeing Centre; to be responsible for various support functions including admin/reception, referral processes, health and safety and data management.

The Successful Candidate Will:

• Have experience of working in a busy office environment in a multi-skilled and varied     role.
• Have experience of managing a small team of staff and volunteers.
• Have experience of working with and supporting the work of senior management.
• Have experience of use of IAPTUS or similar case management systems for data              collection, maintenance and reporting.
• Understand the wellbeing needs of and working with people with mental health needs, including those from culturally diverse communities.
• Establish and maintain constructive working relationships with a wide range of people.
• Have good knowledge of IT (MS Outlook, Word and Excel and internet).
• Have experience of conducting meetings, identifying actions and generating notes.
• Have good literacy and numeracy skills. With a high level of accuracy and attention to    detail.
• Good communication, organisational, time management and problem-solving skills are   essential.
• Have a good standard of education with a minimum equivalent of 5 GCSEs A-C,      preferably including English and Maths.


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

Mind is an equal opportunities employer.

No agencies please

Head of Public Affairs and Campaigning with Brain Tumour Research



Salary: c. £40,000 depending on experience

Terms: Full time, permanent

Location: Milton Keynes, home working also considered

Closing Date: 17 April 2017

Job Description

Reporting to the Chief Executive you will lead on the development and delivery of Brain Tumour Research’s lobbying and campaigning programme, public affairs and influencing strategies, engaging public and political support for their policy calls and for Brain Tumour Research.

Brain Tumour Research is one of the fastest growing national charities in the UK. They are passionate about finding a cure for brain tumours through the establishment of dedicated Brain Tumour Research Centres of Excellence around the UK.

Their vision is to find a cure for brain tumours. Their mission is to build a network of experts in sustainable brain tumour research.

The successful applicant will have:

  • At least four years-experience in a senior public affairs role
  • Proven experience of leading and motivating a team
  • Demonstrable influencing and networking skills
  • Led successful lobbying campaigns

Main Duties

  • As a member of the management team, lead the organisation in the delivery of the 2020 strategy and development of future strategies
  • Manage the campaign and public affairs team and co-ordinate campaigning, public affairs and influencing activity to ensure delivery against the teams’ objectives
  • Work with colleagues across Brain Tumour Research to support the development and delivery of integrated influencing strategies in support of the organisation’s objectives
  • Develop, implement and review the policy and campaigns strategy, operational plans and budgets, working closely with the management team
  • Identify opportunities for promoting Brain Tumour Research’s strategic priorities within government
  • Manage the secretariat to the brain tumour APPG, adhering to APPG rules and maintaining their reputation as campaign leaders
  • Lead, motivate, support and develop a high-performing campaign and public affairs team
  • Clarify roles and responsibilities and direct their public affairs agency in their aspects of executing the public affairs strategy
  • Instil a planning culture, with project plans in place for all relevant areas of work, ensuring these plans are properly briefed and delivered
  • Introduce effective evaluation, reporting, budgeting and communication of activities and impact for all areas of campaigns, public affairs and influencing work and propose alternative plans and activities when performance is not on track
  • Attend trustee meetings and report on public affairs matters
  • Identify PR opportunities relating to public affairs matters and assist the PR team to write press releases which raise awareness of the success of their campaigning
  • Contribute to the Believe magazine
  • Own, develop and maintain the public affairs sections of the Brain Tumour Research website
  • Evaluate and introduce digital campaigning, thereafter evaluating its effectiveness and developing accordingly
  • Oversee the design, development and delivery of comprehensive public affairs plans for devolved nations
  • Ensure that the charity’s campaigning and public affairs activities are informed by the views and experiences of patients, their families, carers, healthcare professionals and researchers and, where relevant, the wider public
  • Build relationships across the political spectrum, as well as with other charities, think-tanks and similar organisations, to ensure that they are maximising opportunities to influence issues relating to brain tumour research
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of current key issues and policies relevant to brain tumours and research, and an understanding of the external environment in which the charity is aiming to campaign and to influence
  • Work closely and collaboratively with other teams and departments to ensure that supporter journeys, including campaigning activity, are developed and supporters are effectively stewarded in their relationship with Brain Tumour Research
  • Ensure that the work of the team supports, and is integrated across, the organisation and that the work of the team is communicated internally and through external communications as appropriate
  • Serve as an internal reference point for information on campaigning and influencing
  • Ensure that colleagues meeting key external contacts are thoroughly briefed and appropriately supported
  • Ensure that political developments, external events and opportunities that will impact on the brain tumour research environment are monitored and expert, timely commentary to the Chief Executive, Management Team and other colleagues is provided
  • Ensure compliance with relevant legislation including that covering data protection, fundraising, charity and elections
  • To comply with Brain Tumour Research’s internal policies as appropriate
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as required

Please click here where you will be directed to Charity Jobs website for information on sending your CV with a covering letter, demonstrating why you are a suitable candidate, how you could add value to their organisation and detailing your current salary.

No agencies please.

Area Manager with Stonewater


Salary: £42k + car/allowance

Terms: Full time

Location: Based in Milton Keynes to cover East and North Division

Closing Date: 12 April 2017

Stonewater is looking for a highly motivated and experienced Area Manager to lead, manage and develop the staff within the housing team to achieve and exceed performance targets and deliver exceptional customer service.

Reporting to the Regional Director, you will be a leader within Stonewater and will be responsible for the delivery of strategy within your service area.

Extensive and varied experience of housing related services should be complemented by your knowledge and commitment to customer service.  Good understanding of tenancy management and housing law would be essential. Your responsibilities would include budget planning, procurement, and financial control; you would be expected to take a value-for-money approach, to deliver the most effective results possible.

You should possess a degree or equivalent relevant qualifications – valid experience or training is also considered. You should be a skilled verbal and written communicator; they would need you to communicate complex information to differing audiences – from managers and directors to development teams and external stakeholders.  The nature of the job means you must be flexible and have the capacity to work some evenings or weekends if required.

If you have the right skills and level of commitment to be successful in a role like this they can offer:

  • 26 days’ annual leave (plus an entitlement for bank holidays)
  • Comprehensive training and development opportunities
  • Staff helpline offering independent, confidential information, counselling and support
  • Holiday trading, childcare vouchers and cycle to work scheme

Stonewater is a Charitable Industrial and Provident Society No. 20558R. They are committed to equality for all and welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

To apply for this role click here where you will be directed to Charity Jobs website