Diabetes UK – MK Local Group

Diabetes UK
Diabetes UK group aims to provide help and support for people living with diabetes in the local area.
This group will raise awareness of diabetes locally, campaign for better diabetes care and raise funds to support the work of Diabetes UK.

Next Group Meeting : Thursday 15th June 2017 at 7 pm

Guest Speaker: Elaine Herety, Oral Health Improver from Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) to give information on Oral Health.

Meeting Venue :
Centrecom Meeting Place
Central Milton Keynes

Free Parking available

For more information about the group and meeting, please contact:
Corinne Wykes  Corinne.Wykes0@gmail.com  tel 07964161792
Or Jim Jolly tel  01908 661039
Or Visit http://miltonkeynes.diabetesukgroup.org/

Come and join them. You’re not alone.  Together they’ll help make sure everyone with diabetes can get all the information, care and support they need.

Please forward this email to your contacts who may be interested.

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Job Vacancy in the Voluntary Sector

Grants Compliance Officer with World Vision


Salary: £30,763 pa + good range of benefits

Terms: Permanent, part time hours considered

Location: Milton Keynes

Closing Date: 18th June 2017 (11.00 pm)

Interview dates: Week commencing: 26th June 2017

Job Description

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 (Goods in Kind) 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 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.

Operating as a Grants Compliance Officer within their Policy & Programmes Group (P&P), 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 aspects 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, 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

No agencies please.


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Job Vacancy in the Voluntary Sector

Digital Marketing Executive

Salary: £30k per year

Terms: Permanent, 12 month fixed term contract

Location: Milton Keynes

Closing Date: 09 June 2017


Job Description

This leading environmental charity is looking for a Digital Marketing Executive to join their team on a 12 month fixed term contract to focus on their email marketing.

You will be assisting the digital marketing manager with all aspects of running their email marketing programmes, as well as other digital marketing activities. You will need to be able to juggle a complex and frequently changing workload, and work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve the best outcomes.

Supporting the Digital Marketing Manager, you will also be expected to guide and teach colleagues from other departments in how to use their digital email and marketing platforms in a way that meets best practise standards.

The appointed candidate will have:

Experience of managing email marketing campaigns
Solid understanding of PPC, UX and SEO
Excellent written communication skills

TPP value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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

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Job Vacancies in the Voluntary Sector

Finance Assistant with Interserve


Salary: £23,916

Terms: Full time, 2 year contract

Location: Milton Keynes

Closing Date: 09 June 2017


Job Description

An exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic person to work with a Christian charity serving cross-culturally with the peoples of Asia and the Arab World

Interserve are looking for a full-time Finance Assistant to join their National Office team in Milton Keynes and be part of their global fellowship.

Responsibilities will include; accounting daily receipts and banking, processing donations, daily reconciliations and processing all supplier invoices and payments.  You will also assist with incoming enquiries from donors and potential supporters.

You should have at least 2 years’ experience in a finance role and be competent with using accounting systems and databases.  Bookkeeping skills are desirable.

You will be a good communicator with excellent organisational and administrative skills.  Self-motivated and reliable, you will be a quick learner and able to work well under your own initiative as well as being part of a team.

Applicants must be in full sympathy with Interserve’s ethos and aims.

This role is offered as a 2 year contract. The role will be based in Milton Keynes for the first 18 months, then with the possibility of working from their Birmingham base.

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.

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

Governance & Facilities Manager – Charity The Spinal Injuries Association (SIA)



Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits

Terms: Permanent, Full-Time (35 hours per week)

Location: Milton Keynes

Closing Date: Friday 9 June

Interview date: Tuesday 20 June

Job Description

The Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) is the leading user-led national charity supporting individuals who sustain damage to the spinal cord, often resulting in paralysis.  Having recently developed an exciting new five-year strategy, we now want to strengthen our governance function through the appointment of a Governance & Facilities Manager.

Pension scheme and 28 days’ annual leave (excluding Bank Holidays)

You will be responsible for providing comprehensive support to the organisation’s governance structure, ensuring that the Charity operates at all times within its charitable objects and complies with relevant legislative and regulatory law.  You will also be responsible for managing the organisation’s bespoke headquarters so as to provide a safe, secure and properly resourced working environment.

A proactive self-starter, our ideal candidate will be highly organised with exceptional attention to detail.  You will have a confident, diplomatic approach as well as experience of supporting senior committees, ideally within the voluntary sector.  This is a key role within the organisation and will be attractive for an aspiring Company Secretary or to someone with an interest in charity governance and the legal and regulatory environment in which charities work.

The post is full-time (35 hours per week) and is based at our offices in Milton Keynes – just 35 minutes on the train from Euston. We are offering a salary of up to £30,000 per annum depending on experience, plus pension scheme and 28 days’ annual leave (excluding Bank Holidays).

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

No CVs and no agencies please.

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MK50 Celebration at Wolverton Community Orchard

community orchard

Sunday June 11th 


Come and help the Community Orchard celebrate MK’s 50th birthday with refreshments, barbecue and music.

At 3pm there will be a 1960s-themed fancy dress judging for children and adults  and  at 2.30pm they’ll be unveiling their newly-refurbished Victorian railway carriage.

As always this event is open to all with free entry but donations are always welcome!

Find the Community Orchard in the alleyway between Furze Way and Western Road, Wolverton.

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Milton Keynes University Hospital



FREE EVENT 23rd MAY 2017 Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Come along to hear directly from Professor Martin Wetherill, Director of University of Buckingham Liaison about the developments of the joint medical school venture with the University of Buckingham and the construction of an academic centre that will open in February 2018.

This free event opens at 5.30 with refreshments for a prompt start at 6.00pm in the Lecture Theatre located at the Education Centre at Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Standing Way, Eaglestone, Milton Keynes MK6 5LD.

To enable us to arrange refreshments and seating we are asking that you book to secure a place. To book a place or for more information, please call 01908 996235 or email Foundation.members@mkuh.nhs.uk

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