Jobs in the Voluntary Sector: various roles at Citizens Advice Milton Keynes

Citizens Advice Milton Keynes are currently recruiting for several full time positions. Please click on the links below to find out more about the roles and to apply through the Charity Job website.

Deadline: 26th April.

Telephone Referral Officer:

https://www.charityjob.co.uk/jobs/telephone-referral-officer/630062?tsId=8

Senior Money Adviser:

https://www.charityjob.co.uk/jobs/senior-money-adviser/630058?tsId=8

Outreach Caseworker:

https://www.charityjob.co.uk/jobs/outreach-caseworker/630057?tsId=8

Administrator:

https://www.charityjob.co.uk/jobs/administrator/630054?tsId=8

Head of Service:

https://www.charityjob.co.uk/jobs/head-of-service/629953?tsId=8

To find out more about the work of Citizens Advice Milton Keynes, please visit their website: https://www.miltonkeynescab.org.uk/.

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Support, Development and Volunteering Outreach Worker (Closed)

The Support, Development and Volunteering Workers role is to contribute to the support, development and volunteering services which are central to the work of Community Action: MK. The post holder will work as part of a team who are dedicated to delivering excellent infrastructure services to groups in Milton Keynes. The hours of work are 29.6 hours per week on a permanent contract (Dependent on Funding)

The main duties are as follows –

  1. Undertaking a programme of outreach visits to frontline groups
  2. Ensuring that referrals to specialist support services e.g. funding advice, training etc are carried out in a timely and appropriate manner
  1. To keep accurate and effective records about dialogue with groups and feed this into our intelligence gathering systems to ensure we are able to spot themes and issues affecting the sector.
  1. Organising networking opportunities for frontline groups
  2. Coordinating formal and informal training programmes to develop and implement capacity building support and quality standards for the provision of support services
  1. Organising groups to participate in, and promotion of, the Governance Toolkit.

Specific duties and responsibilities:

  1. To raise awareness of Community Action: MK’s available support for the VCS in MK through: 
  • Visiting/ engaging with a target number of groups and collecting information on their composition, activities, strengths, weaknesses and support/development needs through our Healthcheck process.
  • To both offer to, and collect information from groups on a range of technical, developmental, management and structural matters with the aim of identifying their infrastructure support needs.
  • To actively work with members of VCS organisations to ensure messages from the sector are channeled into a strategic voice to influence decision making.
  • To be responsible for promoting a community development approach that empowers local groups to build their organisational skills.
  • To identify areas of developmental support needs common to organisations within a specific area, to identify methods for meeting those needs and to work with appropriate partners to deliver appropriate support.
  • To keep detailed records on all groups visited (this will include detailing every intervention with the group either by phone, in person or by electronic means) and entering these onto our Data Recording System to the agreed standards.
  1. To coordinate: Networking opportunities for frontline groups which are focussed on a range of appropriate topics and issues. Formal and informal training programmes to develop and implement quality standards for the provision of support services using our Code of Governance Self Assessment tool.
  • The provision of training programmes for frontline groups on appropriate topics
  • Effective dialogue collection from groups and contribute to the organisational intelligence collection.
  • A programme of Volunteer Drop-In sessions across a range of venues in Milton Keynes and liaise with partner organisations to develop and promote volunteering opportunities.
  • Funding Advice and other 1:1 sessions with groups who send enquiries to Community Action: MK.
  • To work in partnership with organisations which interact with local community groups and voluntary organisations to support the needs of groups.
  • Effective and sector relevant information being shared with groups through newsletters, website, and social media platforms.
  • Monitoring and evaluation systems as specified
  1. To be able to use Technology, in particular, Google systems, Social Media, Funding Central, and our Volunteering and Database system called Simply Connect.
  2. To work within Community Action: MK’s policies and practices paying due regard to Health and Safety Procedures and Equal Opportunities.
  3. Any other duties appropriate to the post.

The successful applicant will need an understanding and passion for Community Action MK’s Community Development principles and experience of partnership working and relationship building with key stakeholders, including local authority, academics, and other community sector workers and residents.

Closing Date for Applications is at 12:00pm on the 10th April 2019

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Please complete our application form and return it via post or email to laura@communityactionmk.org by 10th April 2019 12.00pm

 

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Support and Development Service Manager (Closed)

The Support and Development Service Manager’s role is to ensure that through our infrastructure services to groups in Milton Keynes we have a thriving, vibrant and sustainable Voluntary and Community Sector. The post holder is accountable for the design, development, implementation, and coordination of the Support and Development programme for groups working in the Voluntary and Community Sector in Milton Keynes.

Community Action: MK is looking to recruit a Support and Development Service Manager to work 29.6 hours per week on a permanent contract (Dependent on Funding) The main duties are as follows –
1) To design a programme to support groups based on research from our recent State of the Sector Survey, Coordinate the Support.
2) Development and Volunteering enquiries and ensure groups are being given the right support.
3) Support and deliver complex 1:1 visits
4) Work with the Business Development team to prepare funding bids for grants which support this work programme.
5) Monitoring and evaluating the programme, analysing trends and making service development recommendations.
6) Ensure we have a programme of Networking/Convened Events.
7) Prepare and Participate in budget management.
8) prepare internal and external reports and attend meeting required
9) prepare the State of the sector Report.
10) Support a Representation process for Sector Involvement in Strategic Decision Making.
11) Develop a Training Programme for Groups to build their capacity.
12)Line Management of designated individuals.
13) Work Closely with other senior colleges to ensure Support and Development services are working to compliment volunteering development and opportunities for synergy across the organisation.
14) Work Closely with other key stakeholders and agencies to ensure groups are given the best available support to meet their needs and access grant funding or other income streams.

Successful applicants will need an understanding and passion for Community Action MK’s Community Development principles and experience of partnership working and relationship building with key stakeholders, including the local authority, academics, and other community sector workers and residents.

Closing Date for Applications is at 12:00pm on the 10th April 2019

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Please complete our application form and return it via post or email to laura@communityactionmk.org by 10th April 2019 12.00pm

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Job Vacancy in the Voluntary Sector

Head of Christian Influence & Engagement (Maternity Cover) with World Vision

 

Salary: £45,772 – £53,316 p.a plus good range of benefits

Terms: Fixed Term, full time 9-12 months (Maternity cover)

Location: Milton Keynes

Closing Date: 16 July 2017

 

Job Description

Play a leading role in spiritual and social transformation to help change children’s lives for the better.

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 were proud to be voted one of the Top 100 ‘Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For’ in 2014 and 2015 and they are absolutely delighted to be ranked in 9th place in the same category for 2016.

This is a new position within World Vision UK. It’s a role requiring an inspirational leader who can lead World Vision UK on this next stage of its journey to serve and build authentic partnerships with the Church. With a working understanding of the UK Christian context, as well as links across a variety of Christian networks, you will quickly rise to the challenge of finding spaces where the work of the Church and World Vision intersects, contributing to spiritual and social transformation.

This role offers the opportunity to use your collaborative skills and acumen to lead sustainable strategic development of World Vision’s church ministry at the most senior levels, as well as identifying new ways to engage and equip Christians in the UK. This, in turn, will increase the impact of their work to help the world’s most vulnerable children through campaigning, prayer and financial giving.

By demonstrating your Christ-centred life and work in all that you do, you will have the chance to communicate a sense of calling for ministry and leadership by fulfilling the following key responsibilities:

• Leading the ongoing development of World Vision UK’s Christian Engagement strategy

• Overseeing strategy implementation with and through UK churches and Christians

• Exploring and communicating the theological underpinning of their work

• Leading the thinking on how their Christian faith should influence their brand, their development work and their culture

• Growing their influence and support amongst Christian leaders, organisations, denominations and the media

• Representing World Vision UK on faith-based initiatives across the WV Partnership

• Building and strengthening relationships with other faith-based charities, exploring appropriate opportunities for collective impact

As an active and committed Christian, this role will allow you to fully integrate your faith and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.

An outstanding networker as well as an influential and strategic leader, you will be educated to degree level or have relevant professional experience, including skills gained within a marketing or charity fundraising capacity.

In addition to the salary offered, they offer a range of benefits including pension, subsidised gym membership, generous holiday entitlement and free parking at their Milton Keynes offices.

Do you have the essential qualities required to perform this key role?

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

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

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

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Fundraising Manager with Interserve

 

Salary: £42,204

Terms: Permanent

Location: Milton Keynes for the first 18 months, then with the possibility of working from their Birmingham base or remotely.

Closing Date: 09 July 2017

Job Description

Interserve are a forward-looking agency, committed to developing a sustainable model of mission for the future. The position of Fundraising Manager offers a mid to senior level fundraising professional the opportunity to take the lead in developing and implementing a fundraising and funding strategy that will support their new model of mission for the 21st Century.

Responsibilities will include; Developing and implementing a sustainable funding strategy, leading and developing donor development (current supporters, major donor and legacy work), trusts and foundations, community and event fundraising. You will also be working with their Connecting and Resourcing Department to build supporter relations and to seek new and effective fundraising and relationship building approaches that suit the current digital era.

You should have a track record of up to five years’ successful fundraising in the charity sector along with experience across at least two relevant sectors of fundraising (trusts, major donor, community or legacy).

Experience of managing the fundraising function in a similar sized charity at Fundraising Manager or Assistant Fundraising Manager level is essential.

You will require excellent communication, networking and presentation skills as well as a high level of numeracy and knowledge of fundraising legislation.

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

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


Philanthropy Mid Level Executive with World Vision

 

Salary: £27,000 pro rata pa + good range of benefits

Terms: Contract, Maternity Cover, with Flexi time available

Location: Milton Keynes

Closing Date:  16th July 2017 (11.00 pm)

Interview dates: 24th and 26th July 2017

Job Description

• Are you a great telemarketer with a flair for sales?

• Would you like to be able to use this experience to make a difference in the world?

No cold calling required! You will be working with World Visions most committed donors to provide excellent customer service and increase their generosity.

They are looking for people with Telemarketing experience who are great at building and managing long term relationships. No previous charity experience needed, just a passion and desire to make a difference for the world’s most vulnerable children.

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.

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.

To Apply 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.

No agencies please.

 

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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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