Job Advert: PPA Programme Manager at World Vision

Salary: £36,269 pa + good range of benefits (maternity cover)

Terms: Contract, minimum of 6 months

Closing Date: 11 August 2015

Interviews: 1 week from closing date

Location: Milton Keynes and outside areas

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Policy & Programmes team of World Vision UK for a minimum of 6 months. A place where you will have the chance to manage World Vision’s Programme Partnership Arrangement (PPA) with DfID, and meeting their need for greater alignment and sustainability of PPA within the context of World Vision’s wider work.

By managing this portfolio, you will be instrumental in contributing to the charity’s 5-year strategic goal – transforming a phenomenal eight million lives and engaging with 500,000 supporters.

Primary responsibilities for this important role include:

  • Team Management: you will lead, matrix manage a team of Outcome Leads to achieve the  PPA targets
  • Partner Relations: ensuring effective relations are maintained as well as engaging with colleagues in their National and Regional Offices around the world
  • Donor Requirements: manage programme reporting and other performance management, and overall accountability to the donor
  • Donor Relations: manage communications with DfID’s Inclusive Society Department and participate in PPA networking and learning events, including with the donor’s Learning Partnership.

Reporting to the Head of Grants, you will manage the PPA budget and provide support in managing the internal PPA Steering Committee ensuring key decisions and recommendations are brought to the Steering Committee’s attention.

Overseeing PPA projects you will support any project evaluations and manage overall PPA effective implementation.

As a graduate (international development or related field) you will be an experienced development professional with a proven track record of project management and strong understanding of programme assessment, design, monitoring and evaluation, and sound financial management. You will be a flexible self-starter, problem solver and a team player with great attention to detail and the ability to work cross-organisationally without supervision.

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

Travel up to 20% of the year to regions which are served by World Vision will be required and these include fragile states where they operate in order to help change children’s lives for the better.

Do you believe you can bring something special to this role? If so, they’d like to hear from you.

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.

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

No agencies please

To apply for this post via Charity Jobs website Click here

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Job Advert: Sector Development Manager at Action 4 Youth

Salary: £28,000 – £36,000 pa

Terms: Permanent

Closing Date: 5pm, 17 August 2015

Interviews: 26 and 27 August 2015

Location: Milton Keynes

Action4Youth is a leading youth infrastructure charity in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes.  They are looking to recruit a full time Sector Development Manager to work as part of the Senior Management Team.  They will be responsible for supporting sector organisations across Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes to create and sustain excellent models of youth provision.

The successful candidate must be an outstanding communicator with vision and drive and they must be passionate about developing the potential of young people.

To read the job description, person specification and apply for this post via Charity Jobs website Click here

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Milton Keynes’ population set to hit 300,000 by 2026

MK Citizen today reported that MK’s population is set to hit 300,000 by 2026, a 15 per cent increase on the city’s current population, which stands at around 260,000.

Have you thought about the implications of this on your voluntary and community group? Help is on hand via our Growth Officer, Hannah, who can talk to your group about some of the opportunities growth may bring, and how your group can prepare for our growing community.  Get in touch to find out more.

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Job Advert: Marketing Manager at World Vision

Salary: £27,000 p.a. + a good range of benefits

Terms: Contract

Closing Date: 11pm 28 August 2015

Interviews: 7 September 2015

Location: Milton Keynes

Here is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated Marketing Officer to work within World Visions Public Engagement Group. Sponsorship Experience is a growing area of their organisation and their team love the fact that each day is different. Within this role, you will deliver an exceptional experience for their World Vision child sponsors through the development and delivery of timely, high value and inspiring marketing campaigns that demonstrate the difference their child sponsorship is making. This in turn increases sponsor loyalty and retention and deepens engagement between the sponsor and child.

This role will afford you the opportunity to develop new and innovative ways of communicating the impact their donors are making. It will be your job to ensure that their ongoing messaging and supporter marketing materials truly reflect World Vision’s mission and Christian ethos to their diverse supporter base.

Working alongside their Data team, you will have the chance to understand supporter behaviour as well as measure results and capitalise on future activities and campaigns. In this instance, you can plan, build and extract data information by using our CRM system and working with other ‘data’ stakeholders in the organisation.

Creating compelling copy content is required as well as managing relationships with their design, print, digital and film agencies, so that you work collaboratively to produce communications material in order to ‘reach’ supporters at an emotional level. Building relationships with our Programme Effectiveness team will ensure their sponsors are receiving the most inspiring updates about the projects they support. And one of your most rewarding parts of the role will be to communicate with World Vision staff working across 23 countries to gather stories that bring to life the change their supporters are making.

A relevant degree with ongoing professional development in direct and/or digital marketing is needed complemented with a good level of direct marketing, statistics and data analysis/insights experience. An excellent communicator with a creative outlook and fantastic relationship-building skills, you will relish the opportunity to deliver multi-channel campaigns, use data and customer insights to help develop new ideas and use your superb eye for detail.

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

This is a truly rewarding role within a place where your skills really matter. In addition to the salary indicated, you will enjoy a good range of benefits including pension, subsidised gym membership, generous holiday entitlement and free parking.

Please note that if response for this role is higher than anticipated, they reserve the right to close this vacancy early.

Please also note that applications from candidates requiring a certificate of sponsorship under the UK points-based immigration system will not be considered if there are suitable candidates who do not require sponsorship.  This is because employers need to demonstrate they are unable to recruit a resident worker, before they can recruit a non-resident worker.

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 focussed 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.

To apply for this post via Charity Jobs website Click here

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Job Advert: Support Workers at Creative Support

Salary: Up to £15,990 pa dependent on experience and qualifications

Terms: Permanent

Closing Date: 23 August 2015

Location: Milton Keynes

Creative Support is a national, fast growing not-for-profit organisation providing support to individuals with a wide range of care needs. Their services provide responsive and person centred care which is specific to the needs of the individual. In order to achieve this, they need a workforce that is hardworking and committed to ensuring the best possible quality of life and independence for those they provide this care for.

Creative Support is developing new Supported Living service in Milton Keynes. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing personal care, practical and emotional to people with a learning disability
  • Identifying and accessing opportunities for social inclusion with service users
  • Collaborating with service users, families, and involved professionals to provide a consistent and coordinated service that meets the needs of service users
  • Assisting the line manager with the day-to-day running of the service

Experience of working with people with a learning disability is desirable, as is a relevant professional qualification. The position is open to graduates, experienced practitioners, and people looking to start their career in social care. You must be warm and able to work in a person-centred way with people with a learning disability. A clean, valid driving licence and access to a vehicle is desirable.

You will be expected to work flexibly on a rota to meet the needs of the service, including evenings, weekends, and bank holidays.

This position offers the opportunity to work in an environment that challenges and encourages personal and professional development. Creative Support has obtained Investors in People Silver status and you will receive ongoing training regarding the service user group you work with and training regarding changes to the law governing social care.

They do not accept CV as a form of application, applicants must submit a completed Creative Support application form which can be requested or downloaded via the listed methods. An enhanced DBS check is required, which they pay for. Creative Support is not a recruitment sourcing agency; all employees are directly employed by their organisation. They do not accept cold calls or sales/marketing contact from recruitment candidate sourcing/advertising agencies. Upon receipt of your application they will email you a confirmation of receipt. If you do not receive this confirmation email please contact them via telephone or email. Contact information can be found on their company website.

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.

To apply for this post via Charity Jobs website Click here

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Job Advert: Senior Support Worker at Creative Support

Salary: Up to £17,456 pa dependent on qualifications and experience

Terms: Permanent

Closing Date: 23 August 2015

Location: Milton Keynes

Creative Support is a national, fast growing not-for-profit organisation providing support to individuals with a wide range of care needs. Their services provide responsive and person centred care which is specific to the needs of the individual. In order to achieve this, they need a workforce that is hardworking and committed to ensuring the best possible quality of life and independence for those they provide this care for.

Creative Support is developing Supported Living services in Milton Keynes. This is a unique opportunity to be involved in establishing and developing a brand new service.  They are looking to recruit a full time creative, self-motivating and resourceful individual with a willingness to go the extra mile to provide individually tailored and compassionate support to people with a learning disability in a supported living environment.

You will have a keen insight into the challenges and opportunities that their service users face on a daily basis and have the ability to manage support effectively in all aspects of leading a fulfilling life and positive wellbeing, alongside ensuring personal care is delivered in a dignified and positive manner.

You will be an effective leader, leading by example and embedding the values of opportunity, choice and wellbeing within the services and people you manage, experience of managing supported living services is essential or 2 years experience working in a supported living environment in a support role.

Your responsibilities will also include:

  • Co-ordinating and supervising the staff team
  • Ensuring staff implement person centred planning, communication approaches, positive risk management and positive behaviour support guidelines
  • Enabling service users to live active lives, develop skills, encourage social inclusion and progress towards greater independence
  • Maintaining excellent working relationships with service users, families and involved professionals.
  • Working shifts on a 24 hour rota including sleep ins.
  • Ensuring the services you manage exceed Care Quality Commission expectations

This position offers the opportunity to work in an environment that challenges and encourages personal and professional development. Creative Support has obtained Investors in People Silver status and you will receive ongoing training regarding the client group you work with, managerial qualifications and up-to-date training regarding changes to the law governing social care.

Creative Support do not accept CV’s as a form of application, applicants must submit a completed Creative Support application form which can be requested or downloaded via the listed methods. An enhanced DBS check is required, which they pay for. Creative Support is not a recruitment sourcing agency; all employees are directly employed by their organisation. They do not accept cold calls or sales/marketing contact from recruitment candidate sourcing/advertising agencies. Upon receipt of your application they will email you a confirmation of receipt. If you do not receive this confirmation email please contact them via telephone or email. Contact information can be found on their company website.

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.

To apply for this post via Charity Job website Click here

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Second workshop for MK:Smart Citizen Ideas Competition

The second project advice workshop for MK: Smart and OurMK

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The Citizen Innovation team at MK:Smart held it’s second project advice workshop on Wednesday 29th of July at Community Action: MK office in Acorn House. The workshop was designed for MK Citizens who have submitted their ideas and projects on our citizen collaboration platform, www.ourmk.org.

Once again, we met with citizens who have great ideas for the city and talked through their projects ranging from those related to health & wellbeing, time-banking and energy efficiency. The workshop followed the format from the previous week (see our blog here), where attendees had a chance to stop by at various ‘advice stations’ to chat to our team about their projects and get useful information to help them apply for funding through our Citizens Ideas Competition.

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We really enjoyed talking to some very passionate people at the workshop, who have a clear vision for MK being a smart and sustainable city, where citizens can thrive. The projects we explored at the workshop included:

  • MK Women & Wellbeing – see more information here
  • TimeBanking – see more information here
  • Walnut Tree Urban Farm – see more information here

You can find out more about these and other interesting projects & ideas by visiting the OurMK website.

We are now excited at the prospect of the next stage of the Citizens Ideas Competition. The deadline to submit a project and apply for funding through the MK:Smart Citizen Innovation Fund is Monday 16th of August. Following this date, the competition judging panel will choose the projects that, they believe, are ready to receive funding and can bring the most benefits to MK and its communities.

We hope to be updating everyone about the results of this first phase of the competition at the end of August.

You can follow us via #MKSmart to get regular updates about the project’s developments or via #ChallengeMK to get updates about the Citizens Competition in particular.

You can also sign up to our monthly MK:Smart newsletter here.

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