Jobs in the Voluntary Sector

Grants Compliance Officer

Posted by World Vision UK

£30,763 pa + good range of benefits                Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire,

Job Description

Based Milton Keynes, part-time hours considered

To manage a portfolio of World Vision UK’s grants in compliance with donor requirements and to be World Vision UK’s central point of contact for all GIK grants which includes World Food Programme (WFP) / World Vision’s Food Assistance Group (FPMG) related matters with responsibility for financial management and compliance of World Vision UK’s portfolio of GIK grants.

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

Operating as a Grants Compliance Officer within our Policy & Programmes Group, you will take a lead role in providing technical advice on WFP & other GIK grants compliance and financial management by leading on grant compliance, risk , acquisition and grant management of World Food Programme grants on behalf of WVUK and provide financial management of Goods In Kind grant agreements.

Translating your expertise in financial processes and reporting, procurement/grant applications, donor and complex contractual requirements, audits, financial management will be a crucial deliverable for the Grants Compliance Officer, along with building strategic and supportive relationships with key stakeholders to achieve the optimum standards of financial management and accountability.

Key Responsibilities:

· Grant contract management: be lead person on all aspect of grant compliance, ensuring grant management standards (e.g. reporting, procurement, visibility, transfer of assets, audit, etc) are understood and applied by WVUK and National Office (NO) colleagues

· Financial processes: manage grant financial processes, including co-financing and other match funding requirements, preparation and submission of financial claims, funding commitments, carry forwards, FOREX and other grant financial issues as necessary

· Financial reporting: manage grant financial reporting, proactively engaging with NO colleagues to ensure reports comply with donor requirements in terms of their presentation and timeliness. Enter food commodity and cash income on PARIS via commitments (match and grant) on a monthly basis. Inform WV’s Global Centre (GC) of GIK income in the form of a journal monthly and check match spend on WVUK records vs FPMG match tracker.

· Provide technical advice: on WFP & other GIK grants compliance and financial management by leading on grant compliance, risk , acquisition and grant management of World Food Programme grants on behalf of WVUK. Provide financial management of GIK grant agreements

· Support for grant applications: support grant applications managed by Programme Grant Officers and colleagues in the wider P&P Group through the development of budgets which meet project and donor requirements, managing donor and NO expectations for co-financing and additional match funding, as well as for recovery of costs.

· Risk management: manage financial and reputation risk by proactively monitoring grant performance, identifying issues, and working with colleagues to resolve these, minimising the potential for disallowed costs

· Monitoring trips: visit NOs to monitor and verify grant compliance and financial management and to deliver grant management training. Using the opportunity to meet donors/local partners as necessary.

· Information management: complete and maintain up-to-date grant information on PARIS, especially financial and risk monitoring data

All applicants must be willing to work within a Christian framework and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.

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

Please upload your CV and covering letter stating how you meet the essential criteria given in the Job Description.

Closing date for applications: 13th August 2017

World Vision UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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.


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Jobs in the Voluntary Sector

Young Person’s Substance Misuse Practitioner

£17.00 – £18.50 per hour     Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire   Temporary

Job Description

Young People; Substance Misuse

Substance misuse

Shared Care, Substance Misuse Worker

Your new company

You will be joining an established organisation which places the service user at the heart of everything they do. This organisation is focused on supporting vulnerable people in the community. This organisation primarily supports service users are whose lives have been held back by a range of social issues and concerns, including substance misuse and other forms of addiction, homelessness, poverty, unemployment, domestic abuse, mental health issues and offending. Therefore, they are committed and passionate about getting service users lives back on track

Clients Vision

“Being the best is not a measure of size or turnover but of impact. We aim to be the best by having the maximum impact on the lives of those we work with. Each journey is different. Our role is to support each person to travel as far as they can towards a stable and productive drug-free life”

Your new role

* Conduct assessments with service users, ensuring accurate collection and dissemination of information.
* Understanding of threshold levels relevant to Opiate Substitute Treatment and suitability placement within primary and secondary care settings
* Work on a one-to-one basis with a large caseload of service users to ensure that care planning and outcome monitoring is conducted on an individual basis according to the specific needs of the service user.
* Work within a cultural framework to ensure that the needs of various cultures are met.
* Advising health care professionals in relation to opiate substitute treatment.
* Construct and coordinate opiate prescription and community dispensing systems.
* Attend regular GP review meetings in relation to opiate prescribing and care planning towards recovery coordination.
* Provide support and harm minimisation advice to service users.

What you’ll need to succeed

Must have experience working within the Substance Misuse field along be able to perform the duties above competently.
Available immediately
Signed up-to the DBS Up-Date Service.

What you’ll get in return
Long-term contract with a National Substance Misuse Charity
Weekly pay with a competitive rate

What you need to do now
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Milton Keynes Council are in the process of bidding for MK to be the European Capital of Culture for 2023. This is an exciting opportunity for the city and you can be part of it!

We have been engaging with residents across Milton Keynes to find out their views about the city. Let us know what you enjoy most about Milton Keynes.

Click here to complete a short questionnaire to let us know what you think by answering 4 questions:

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To find out more about the project, visit Milton Keynes Council’s website here.



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