Role: Policy Manager, Power To Change

Based: London with occasional travel to Sheffield & Bristol and occasional working from home

Salary: £46,000-£48,000

Reporting to: Head of Research & Policy

Closing date for applications: 15th January, 2020 (10.00am)

Please send your CV and Cover Letter to sheena.pentin@careers4change.com

This is an excellent opportunity to support Power To Change in their endeavours to create a legacy where community business is understood and valued for the opportunities it brings to local communities.

Power to Change is an independent charitable trust that supports community businesses in England, endowed by the National Lottery Community Fund (previously the Big Lottery Fund). Our vision is better places through community business. We want to back people to build successful community businesses for the benefit of their local places.

Power to Change was established in 2015 as a charitable Trust with a spend-down endowment. We plan to close by the end of 2022. We have three strategic priorities over the next three years: growing the community business sector, transforming places (through the work of local community businesses), and making the case for community business to those who matter. You can read more about these priorities in our 2019-2022 strategy.

The Policy Manager will be core to our priority of ‘making the case’. They will work with our CEO and across the organisation to develop and oversee our policy thinking and research to make sure we leave behind an environment where community business is valued and supported.

Role Purpose:

A key element of our 2019-2022 strategy is to make the case for community business – so that we can leave a legacy of a stronger sector that is well-understood and supported. The role of Policy Manager is crucial to this goal. The Policy Manager will oversee our engagement with central and local government and key stakeholders, building on our established reputation and relationships.

Key responsibilities:

Policy development

  • Work with the CEO and the wider team to develop new policy thinking that is credible and influential, and that draws on our robust evidence base
  • Identify and agree policy priorities for Power to Change. Develop organisational policy positions and communicate these internally and externally through blogs, social media, and other writing and speaking opportunities. Support the wider PtC staff team to do the same
  • Commission and manage policy-relevant research
  • Monitor the policy landscape and relevant parliamentary proceedings – relating to our policy priorities
  • Respond to relevant consultations and calls for evidence
  • Deliver policy-focused events throughout the year and at Party Conferences (drawing on support from our Events Officer and Comms Team)

Public affairs

  • Work with the Head of Research and Policy to develop and implement our public affairs engagement strategy
  • Establish regular contact with key external stakeholders such as local Government officials, MPs, Government ministers, SMT of other important funders in the social sector, political advisers and civil servants to keep them informed about Power to Change’s work and policy concerns
  • Organise or attend regular meetings with these stakeholders, representing Power to Change and forging contacts with key decision-makers
  • Keep abreast of important media stories and of the work of key opinion formers with whom we work, or who we would like to influence

Supporting our CEO and senior team

  • Support our CEO to engage with key stakeholders, in particular in Westminster and Whitehall, by preparing briefing and speaking notes and PowerPoint presentations
  • Provide ad-hoc assistance to other team members as required

This job description is issued as a guideline to assist you in your duties, it is not exhaustive.  Because of the evolving nature and changing demands of our work this job description may be subject to change.  You may, on occasions, be required to undertake additional or other duties within the context of this job description.

 Skills & experience:

  • Significant experience in a policy and advocacy role and a strong understanding of the policy context in England, relevant to community business
  • Proven experience of using critical thinking skills to analyse policy and data to produce relevant reports and position papers
  • Experience of managing policy-related research projects, or collaborations with e.g. think tanks, would be desirable
  • Ability to structure, substantiate and draft compelling policy positions
  • Excellent, high-level writing skills adaptable for different audiences; very strong general communication skills
  • Great inter-personal and relationship-building skills with external contacts and internal colleagues
  • Confidence in using IT systems including MS Office

 Living Our Values:

Bold

  • You will be flexible in your thinking and open to being challenged about change.
  • You will take calculated risks and have the courage to stand by decisions despite resistance.
  • You will actively seek connections between information and results to bring a wider view to the organisation.

Collaborative:

  • You will actively look to collaborate with others on all areas of your work, and you will encourage others in the organisation to collaborate.
  • You will help people understand the value of their contribution to our vision and mission.
  • You will actively seek out feedback about how you build relationships and adapt your behaviour and language as necessary.

Informed:

  • You will take part in relevant professional networks to pro-actively develop your skills and experience.
  • You will use your knowledge and insights to develop a comprehensive understanding of issues

 Open:

  • You will confidently raise sensitive matters with others with specific examples of what’s happened in a timely manner and the impact it has had.
  • You will motivate, inspire and encourage others despite your own concerns or disappointments.
  • You will proactively seek contributions from others to ensure our work reflects the needs of diverse communities

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all candidates irrespective of race, age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status. We will assess all applications against the requirements for this post as detailed in the job description and person specification and ask for names and education history to be removed from applications.

We are Disability Confident Committed, we welcome and respond positively to applications from disabled people. We will meet individual needs throughout the recruitment process, including making any appropriate reasonable adjustments during the interview stage and to our workplace if selected into post to support colleagues with any form of disability. If you meet the minimum requirements for the role and would like a guaranteed interview please email our Head of HR, Nicola Fuschillo. You do not need to share any details about your disability at this stage.

As a Mindful Employer, we recognise that in the UK, people experiencing mental ill health continue to report stigma and discrimination. We are committed to creating a supportive and open culture, where colleagues are able to talk about mental health. We are also committed to ensuring that our employees feel safe in disclosing any mental health conditions and confident that they will be properly supported and offered reasonable adjustments when required.

If you have any questions about how Power to Change is an equal opportunities employer please contact our Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, Edward Walden.

 

Chief Operating Officer (one year maternity cover)
Full time (4 days a week also considered)

Based in Oxford

£40,000 to £48,000 DOE

The COO role puts you at the strategic heart of Ethex and at the cutting edge of delivering growth to make positive investing mainstream. The COO is responsible for the successful running of the business on a day-to-day basis which includes both the Ethex platform and our 50% owned sister platform, Energise Africa.

Ethex

Ethex is a multi-award-winning positive investment retail platform that brings together the best positive savings and investment opportunities to make it easy for everyone to #makemoneydogood. We are a leading innovator in the field and this role offers the right candidate an excellent opportunity to be part of an organisation at the cutting edge of making positive investing mainstream.

On our platform, ethex.org.uk, individuals can invest and save with businesses they believe in – whether it’s renewable energy, fair trade, social housing, organic farming, green transport, or micro-finance schemes – and these positive businesses can then find the investment they need to develop and grow. In 2017, we launched energiseafrica.com, offering people a chance to fight climate change investing in pioneering businesses that install life-changing solar systems in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Since 2013, multi-award winning Ethex, and its sister platform, have helped raise over £85 million of investment for nearly 100 charities, social businesses and community organisations, from over 15,000 positive savers and investors.

Chief Operating Officer

Leading a team of four, and working across Ethex and with our partner organisations, the COO must make decisions pertinent to the operation of both platforms and ensure efficient and effective management of processes and people, to deliver against a growth strategy for Ethex and Energise Africa. There are five key strands to the role:

Platform Compliance, Risk and Operations

  • Oversight of the business performance of the two platforms – Ethex and Energise Africa. Specifically, ensuring we are meeting regulatory requirements and investor needs when order handling, managing products and when acting as a share registrar.
  • Ensuring back office systems and procedures are efficient, comprehensive and fit-for-purpose, and spearheading the design & review of improvements.
  • Overseeing key customer relationships with service providers, escalation point for businesses and investors for difficult queries and complaints, and overseeing new contracts.

Organisational & Team Leadership

  • Providing strategic input to the boards and senior management teams of Ethex and Energise Africa.
  • Working with the CEO on staff engagement and ensuring appropriate internal communications and regular updates on company strategy.
  • Deputising for the CEO in her absence
  • Managing and leading the operations team and resources to deliver against a growth strategy.

 Programme & Service Delivery

  • Responsible for project management and implementation of special projects relevant to the operations of the businesses as appropriate.
  • Ensuring effective delivery of Cooperative management services for Westmill, acting as their company secretary role and managing their accounts.

Financial Management

  • Oversight and management of the finances for Ethex, Energise Africa and Westmill Solar Co-operative, equivalent of an FD function.
  • Managing budgets and allocation of resources for existing and new projects for Ethex and Energise Africa.
  • Providing financial direction and scenario planning by liaising with internal and external stakeholders and managing our business models.
  • Preparation of management accounts and year-end accounts.

Business Risk Management / Body Corporate

  • Owner of Ethex’s suite of policies and procedures including our Employment Manual and associated policies, Business Continuity Plan, and our Organisational Risk Management strategy
  • Maintaining health and safety standards and insurances for the Ethex office and ensuring a good working environment for staff.
  • Providing day to day HR support to Ethex – contracts, payroll, ensuring staff management practices are adhered to

Reports to: CEO

Direct Reports: Senior Operations Manager, Operations Manager, Investment Support Officer, Finance Administrator

What we are looking for

Essential:

  • Ability to perform at a senior operational level with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience leading significant budgets with diverse streams of income and expenditure
  • Ideally with a financial or accounting background

Desirable:

  • Experience of working in a social investment or social sector or not-for-profit organisation
  • Experience of working in a start-up/fin-tech environment
  • ‘can-do’ attitude

Our Values

  1. We want to create a positive impact and make a difference in the world.
  2. We love helping communities, social entrepreneurs and businesses in innovative ways
  3. We aim to provide excellent customer service and treat all our investors fairly.
  4. We are a dynamic, professional and knowledgeable team with a friendly, can do attitude.
  5. We are a small team that likes delivering big impact.

 

What it means to be part of the Ethex team

  • You can work with mission driven, happy people and help grow an award winning fintech social enterprise.
  • Visit some of the social businesses we are supporting to see positive impact on the ground.
  • Put forward awesome projects that we should be raising investment for.
  • Enjoy flexible working hours if it works for you and us.
  • A good amount of holiday plus some extra days around Christmas when we close to have a rest.
  • Statutory pension scheme
  • Plenty of bike racks to stash your bike

 

 

 

Catalyst at Large provides consultancy, speaking and facilitation in the arena of gender lens investing. This spans the intersection of investment, philanthropy, international development, and entrepreneurship. We are passionate about amplifying the role of women in impact investing and investing with a gender lens.

The Role

Catalyst at Large are hiring an experienced and tenacious EA/Project Support to carry out administrative work on behalf of Chief Catalyst – Suzanne Biegel. A keen interest in business, finance or gender and investment/business is preferred. This position will encourage remote working, although applicants must have the ability to meet in London weekly. Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

General Support

  • Acting as a first point of contact: dealing with a large volume of email correspondence and phone calls
  • Managing a challenging diary and organising numerous meetings and appointments throughout different time zones
  • Booking and arranging a significant amount of travel, transport and accommodation
  • Managing a confidential database and filing system
  • Typing, compiling and preparing reports, presentations and correspondence
  • Implementing and maintaining procedures / administrative systems
  • Independent ongoing development of appropriate level of business knowledge to facilitate informed decisions.
  • Regular updating of website
  • Organising and managing large and small scale events and conferences
  • Taking minutes and preparing detailed debriefs of meetings and calls
  • Carrying out background research and presenting findings
  • Researching the field and collecting facts and stats
  • Independent ongoing development of appropriate level of business knowledge to facilitate informed decisions.

Finance

  • Collating and filing expenses
  • Administering the accounts using a computerised account package (Harvest)
  • Processing and chasing up on monthly invoices
  • Completing appropriate reporting
  • Liaising with the company’s accountant and team

Project Support:

  • Ensure that all projects are running effectively and efficiently within agreed timescales
  • Ensure that all current work is tracked appropriately to enable: Catalyst at Large
  • Management of current ongoing work (setting, assigning and tracking tasks)
  • Tracking of time spent on various projects so that we can accurately assess profitability (of current projects) and also to collect the necessary data to allow accurate cost projections for future work/projects
  • Scheduling of current and future work to ensure that there is sufficient capacity
  • Take ownership of the company’s business plan ensuring that it is updated regularly

Key Skills

  • Discretion and trustworthiness: you will be party to confidential information
  • Comfortable with working closely with the Chief Catalyst (a very small team)
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to multitask
  • To be proactive, take initiative and prioritise
  • Work well under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Manage stress very well
  • A knowledge of standard software packages and the ability to learn company-specific
    software, such as Daylite, Evernote, Harvest, Google Drive, MailChimp, Squarespace, and Dropbox.

Qualifications and training required
A  minimum of four years’ experience in previous administration role required.

 

Location: Bristol, London or Sheffield Office with occasional working from home. Travel to other offices on occasions.

Hours: 35 hours per week

Contract: Fixed term, 12-month contract – November 2019 to November 2020

Salary: £30,000 per annum for a full-time role (£33,500 if based in our London Office)

Reports to: Head of Research & Policy

Direct reports: One intern

Deadline for applications: 10am on 16th September 2019.

Interviews to be held: 25th and 26th September 2019.

This role will appeal to you if you enjoy managing a diverse portfolio of commissioned research projects. Our research is delivered by academics, think tank-ers, and community researchers, and we ensure quality and coherence across the research programme. You’ll be liaising with our researchers, helping to get their work published and communicated, and drawing out insights from the whole body of our research to support learning within the organisation as well as our policy development and advocacy work.

Research and evidence are held in high regard at Power to Change, which is why 5% of our endowment is dedicated to research and evaluation. It’s a great environment to work in, contributing knowledge in a genuinely interesting and under-researched area. You’ll be part of a small team – the Research Institute comprises 5 staff – and will have plenty of opportunity to contribute to the future development of our work.

You will be working closely with other like-minded passionate professionals in our organisation to build the profile of a movement that will change the face of the country.

Power to Change is an independent charitable trust that supports community businesses in England, endowed by the National Lottery Community Fund. Our vision is better places through community business. We want to back people to build successful community businesses for the benefit of their local places.

Role purpose:

To support the Head of Research with the management of our research programme and to carry out discrete research or analysis activities

Stakeholders:

  • Power to Change colleagues
  • Commissioned researchers and research grantees
  • Research Associates delivering specific pieces of work for us
  • Academics, community business leaders, and others (from e.g. think tanks, central and local government) via our Research Advisory Panel

Key responsibilities:

Project and portfolio management:

  • Across our large research programme, support the Head of Research with day-to-day contract and project management
  • Commissioning new research projects and overseeing the award of new research grants
  • Support the Head of Research with overall portfolio management, such as monitoring spend or arranging research publication schedules
  • Ensure projects comply with PtC administrative procedures and carry out administrative tasks such as updating contracts registers and CRM systems

Communication:

  • Plan and deliver research dissemination activities, including writing summaries and blogs, presenting findings at conferences or events

Line management:

  • Line manage one policy & research intern (Bristol-based)
  • Provide ad-hoc assistance to other team members as required.

This job description is issued as a guideline to assist you in your duties, it is not exhaustive. Because of the evolving nature and changing demands of our work this job description may be subject to change. You may, on occasions, be required to undertake additional or other duties within the context of this job description.

Person specification:

What we’re looking for:

  • Experience of research management in social or policy research
  • 3+ years postgraduate experience
  • BA qualification in relevant discipline
  • Experience of Microsoft Excel
  • Flexible, “can do” attitude

Desired experience:

  • MA in social research or related discipline
  • An interest in the community or voluntary sector
  • Experience of managing budgets
  • Experience of using statistical analysis tools
  • Experience of Salesforce (Customer Relationship Management system)

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all candidates irrespective of race, age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status. We will assess all applications against the requirements for this post as detailed in the job description and person specification and ask for names and education history to be removed from applications.

We are Disability Confident Committed, we welcome and respond positively to applications from disabled people. We will meet individual needs throughout the recruitment process, including making any appropriate reasonable adjustments during the interview stage and to our workplace if selected into post to support colleagues with any form of disability. If you meet the minimum requirements for the role and would like a guaranteed interview please email nicolaf@powertochange.org.uk, you do not need to share any details about your disability at this stage.

As a Mindful Employer we recognise that in the UK, people experiencing mental ill health continue to report stigma and discrimination. We are committed to creating a supportive and open culture, where colleagues are able to talk about mental health. We are also committed to ensuring that our employees feel safe in disclosing any mental health conditions and confident that they will be properly supported and offered reasonable adjustments when required.

 

If you have any questions about how Power to Change is an equal opportunities employer please contact our Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, Edward on edwardw@powertochange.org.uk

Location: Bristol or Sheffield Offices with occasional working from home. Plus travel to other offices, including London, on occasions.

Hours: 35 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £23,000 per annum

Reporting to: Media Relations Manager

Deadline for applications: 10am on 2nd September 2019.

Interviews to be held: 12th and 13th September 2019.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Communications and Partnerships team of Power to Change as a full-time Communications Coordinator. We are a busy and friendly team, on a mission to grow the community business movement in England. This is an ideal opportunity for a rising marketing professional to build on their experience and make their mark on a great cause.

You will be working closely with other like-minded passionate professionals in our organisation to build the profile of a movement that will change the face of the country.

Power to Change is an independent charitable trust that supports community businesses in England, endowed by the National Lottery Community Fund. Our vision is better places through community business. We want to back people to build successful community businesses for the benefit of their local places.

Role purpose:

To support our busy press office, our marketing and communications activities, and internal communications.

Key responsibilities:

  • Write case studies, award submissions, presentations
  • Support with event organising and delivery and follow up with sector partners
  • Answer press and media queries
  • Conduct research for press and media features
  • Draft press releases
  • Create media lists using Kantar/Gorkana
  • File press and media coverage
  • Support with film and podcast production
  • Design and produce collateral for the Power to Change team
  • Support on campaigns such as Community Business Weekend
  • Update the Power to Change website via the Content Management System (CMS)
  • Ad hoc administrative tasks and respond to queries from stakeholders
  • Visit community businesses and sector partners across England
  • Provide ad-hoc assistance to other team members as required.

 

This job description is issued as a guideline to assist you in your duties, it is not exhaustive. Because of the evolving nature and changing demands of our work this job description may be subject to change. You may, on occasions, be required to undertake additional or other duties within the context of this job description.

What we’re looking for:

  • Ideally, we would like you to have experience of working or volunteering in a press office, a communications agency or working as a journalist.
  • You will be a great writer and can create engaging and compelling content suitable to a variety of audiences. This will be demonstrated by your experience of having had writing published in a blog, press release, journalistic article or similar.
  • You will have proven organisation, planning and coordination experience, preferably from working on an integrated communications campaign
  • You will have an excellent eye for detail – you could be proofing everything from concise tweets to lengthy reports
  • You will have excellent verbal communication skills with a wide-range of stakeholders ranging from the owner of a community pub to a senior politician
  • You will have experience of using Adobe Creative Cloud programmes, WordPress and Canva, or the ability to get up to speed with using these programmes

 

Who we’re looking for:

  • You’re passionate and creative with bundles of positive energy and a desire to be an integral part of the dynamic team that is making community business famous in England.
  • You can manage your own time efficiently and work independently, but you also value collaboration and working as part of a team
  • You have a willingness to learn and get stuck into different projects with enthusiasm
  • You display confidence and enthusiasm in putting over a case for community businesses in a face-to-face situation, on the phone or in writing.
  • You have an interest and understanding of current affairs and social media, and how they play into the world of community business

You’re willing to travel around England, with some overnight stays

Email a CV and covering letter to sheena.pentin@careers4change.com

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all candidates irrespective of race, age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status. We will assess all applications against the requirements for this post as detailed in the job description and person specification and ask for names and education history to be removed from applications.

We are Disability Confident Committed, we welcome and respond positively to applications from disabled people. We will meet individual needs throughout the recruitment process, including making any appropriate reasonable adjustments during the interview stage and to our workplace if selected into post to support colleagues with any form of disability. If you meet the minimum requirements for the role and would like a guaranteed interview please email nicolaf@powertochange.org.uk, you do not need to share any details about your disability at this stage.

As a Mindful Employer we recognise that in the UK, people experiencing mental ill health continue to report stigma and discrimination. We are committed to creating a supportive and open culture, where colleagues are able to talk about mental health. We are also committed to ensuring that our employees feel safe in disclosing any mental health conditions and confident that they will be properly supported and offered reasonable adjustments when required.

If you have any questions about how Power to Change is an equal opportunities employer please contact our Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, Edward on edwardw@powertochange.org.uk

LinkedIn ad for Talent Acquisition Specialist

Reporting to: HR Business Partner

Based: London

Salary: £33,250+ DOE

Contract: Full time but open to a 4-day week or flexibility in hours and working days

Closing date for applications: Sunday, 14th July

This is an excellent opportunity to build your career in talent acquisition and HR, working in a dynamic and growing social investment organisation. You will have the opportunity to lead on the full circle of recruitment across all Big Society Capital departments to shape and direct the way we build our teams, acquire talent and support the wider social sector.

Working closely with the HR Business Partner and our Executive Committee (ExCo) you will create a strong talent pipeline for BSC’s current and future hiring needs. You will help us build long term recruitment strategies that meet our commitment to diversity and inclusion, reflect our culture of openness and purpose and balance innovative recruitment and selection techniques with trusted relationships with external partners.

As part of the HR Team you will play a vital role in supporting the people element of our business strategy. You will help BSC manage talent to ensure we have the right people resources to grow our impact, effectiveness, sustainability, and reputation. You will be innovative in your approach to building our reputation as an employer of choice, showcasing our sector and developing strategic partnerships within the sector to help build and sustain a successful social investment market.

Key accountabilities & responsibilities:

Talent Management & Workforce Planning

  • Work with the HR Business Partner and ExCo to determine staffing needs, define and prioritise role and resourcing requirements
  • Research and implement new techniques to acquire talent for BSC. These may include secondments to and from BSC, job rotations, job shares, learning programmes and other external partnerships within the sector
  • Provide market and industry information to inform our planning process, ensure we adhere to best practice and understand our target market

Recruitment & Selection

  • Oversee our full cycle recruiting from initial job briefing to on boarding, working with the HR Assistant to plan and coordinate the process. ?
  • Develop strong working relationships with internal stakeholders and pro-actively manage expectations. ?
  • Work with managers to design job descriptions and interview questions that reflect each position’s requirements. Identify key assessment criteria that ensures an inclusive process and attracts a diverse range of candidates with the relevant competencies and who share our values. ?   
  • Use creative sourcing techniques to build an effective pipeline, which identifies and engages both active and passive candidates through a blend of recruitment methods, including social media, recruitment agencies and search firms, job boards, referrals and networking.
  • Interview candidates alongside the appropriate Managers and teams, conduct telephone interviews and alongside the HR Assistant, plan and administer other forms of assessment such as presentations and case study exercises. ?
  • Identify passive talent and build talent pools for current and future vacancies. ?
  • Be responsible for external recruitment events to introduce potential applicants to the sector and attract talent to BSC. ?
  • Assess candidate information using our Applicant Tracking System and use HR analytics to assess the effectiveness of our recruitment strategies. ?
  • Be responsible for ensuring a positive experience for the candidates applying direct to BSC, via online channels and through agencies and guide candidates on their interview journey. ?
  • Manage a range of recruitment channels including the careers page, LinkedIn, job boards, social media, internal networks and recruitment agencies and identify opportunities to further improve our employer brand and our reputation as an employer of choice. ?
  • Work with the HR Business Partner to set, generate and report KPIs that will demonstrate the impact of our people strategies and help us identify risks.

Retain & Develop

  • Be responsible for employee onboarding across BSC, coordinating HR, team and BSC inductions to ensure a consistent and well managed process that demonstrates professionalism, introduces people to our culture and ensures new hires have the necessary tools and resources to start their career with us.
  • Work with Managers to ensure thorough and appropriate team and department inductions that are consistent and reflect our values.
  • Manage any secondee programmes, learning programmes and potential job rotations, working with the HR Business Partner to ensure these programmes support our business needs, run efficiently and ensure a positive experience for programme participants.
  • Work with the HR Business Partner and our Talent Development Specialist to plan learning and development for new joiners.
    1. Policy & Procedures
  • Ensure any policies relating to recruitment and selection including our flexible working and job share policies adhere to best practice, are fit for purpose and fully support our drive for diversity and inclusion across BSC. ?
  • Support our Talent Development Specialist in the delivery of Recruitment & Selection training and be the subject matter expert in related policies and procedures. ?
  • Ensure our pre-employment checks are fit for purpose and meet the requirements of the FCA. Work with the HR Assistant to ensure an efficient and smooth process and consult with our Compliance Manager to ensure we meet the relevant regulatory requirements. ?
  • Ensure our HR systems (CascadeGo, 7Geese, BrightHR) are updated with the appropriate employment information, data and policies and that any new joiner information relating to their role and salary are up to date for payroll purposes. ?
  • Keep abreast of relevant recruitment legislation, considering its impact on BSCs recruitment strategy and suggest appropriate action. Keep managers informed of changes that may directly affect them or their teams. Ensure we work with the wider sector to share best practice, learn from each other and support sector wide initiatives. ?
  • Participate in our Diversity and Inclusion forum working with BSC colleagues and external partners to ensure we adopt the charter. ?
  • Working with the HR Assistant to manage and plan for all types of family leave ?
  • Pro-actively manage the leaver process. ?
  • Support wider HR and Core team on projects and initiatives. ?
  • Work with the HR Business Partner to ensure our People Strategy continues to reflect the talent needs of BSC. ?

Person Specification

  1. (essential)
  • Extensive experience in end-to-end recruitment with a proven track record of implementing creative solutions to the challenges of talent acquisition, managing several different roles at any one time and meeting tight deadlines ?
  • Excellent research and sourcing skills and experience of using HR Analytics to improve processes ?
  • Fluent in the use of recruitment and selection channels such as LinkedIn, CV databases, and adept at utilising a variety of marketing channels to advertise and source new talent?
  • Some generalist HR experience?
  • An interest in the work of impact investment, not for profit or charitable sectors?

Experience (desirable)

  • Experience in talent management and talent development across multiple discipline areas and levels including leadership positions?
  • Experience of managing high volume recruitment campaigns would be an advantage
  • A background in the social sector?
  • Candidates who have previous experience of recruiting within a start-up, the social sector or financial services would be highly desirable?
  • A mix of in-house and agency recruitment experience?
  • Some experience of financial services regulatory compliance

 

Skills, abilities and attributes ?

  • Highly developed interview skills with an ability to screen for key competencies and values?
  • Fantastic interpersonal skills and a confident communicator ?
  • An ability to manage several stakeholders with competing demands?
  • A willingness to learn and solve problems and work proactively with minimal supervision
  • Co-ordination, planning and organisation skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and adapt to new and changing priorities
  • Excellent attention to detail, time management and organisational skills ?

 

Qualifications ?

  • CIPD qualified to level 5 would be an advantage but is not essential to the role ?