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City of London

£45000 - £50000.00 per annum


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Merrifield Consultants are delighted to be working with Carers UK on an exclusive basis to recruit a proactive and visible finance professional who is able to engage and build relationships across the organisation as a pivotal member of the finance team. You will be a qualified accountant with proven track record of financial management awareness and understanding of charity SORP. You will have the ability to work proactively with staff across the organisation in supporting good financial governance and oversight of financial operational matters. You will have the ability to analyse financial information and present this in a suitable format for the audience. You will have good ability to meet deadlines, be IT literate with an emphasis on financial systems, spreadsheets, Quickbooks and Excel. You will be highly organised with excellent attention to detail and be able to work with minimum supervision

ABOUT CARERS UK
Carers UK is the leading national charity for unpaid carers. Their support, advice, information and campaigning work are now needed more than ever, as unpaid carers are providing more and more care, adversely impacting on their own health and wellbeing. They exist to make life better for carers and bring about lasting change.

ABOUT THE ROLE
The role will involve the management of the day-to-day financial activities, VAT, gift aid, payroll and the monthly, quarterly and annual reconciliations and reporting. The job holder will work closely with the Chief Operating Officer and Finance Officer within the team. There will be a requirement to work closely with the income generating staff, budget holders, external auditors, banks and credit card providers on a regular basis. The Finance Manager will be responsible for managing the Finance Officer

JOB SUMMARY:

Main Responsibilities

  • Manage the financial accounting function of the organisation.
  • Regularly review the finance systems, processes and accounts structure to ensure it is appropriate to Carers UK’s needs, taking corrective action as and when necessary.
  • Verify and validate the restricted funds accounts and reports and incorporate into the main accounting and reporting systems.
  • Maintain appropriate credit control systems to ensure funds due are received and advise the Chief Operating Officer accordingly.
  • Ensure the effective use of direct debits, BACs and other methods of streamlining payments & invoicing.
  • Comply with requirements for VAT accounting and reporting, prepare quarterly VAT returns – ensuring the accuracy of VAT apportionment.
  • Prepare all tax returns in line with tax laws and regulation.

Management Accounting

  • Prepare monthly management accounts for budget holders and senior management team.
  • Prepare regular management reports for the Finance Committee and Board of Trustees.
  • Maintain an organisational cash-flow forecast and assist staff managing restricted funds to prepare and maintain cash-flow forecasts as needed.
  • Provide support and assistance to staff in preparing report to funders.
  • Work with the fundraising team to maintain a schedule of funds due, trusts, grants and donations, showing when payments are due and grants terminate.

Salaries & Pensions

  • Reconcile payments of all staff monthly salaries and statutory and non-statutory deductions from pay.
  • Work with the HR Manager in administering the group pension scheme.

Other Responsibilities

  • Line manage the Finance Officer including conducting appraisals and supporting development.
  • Undertake financial risk assessments as appropriate and relevant.
  • Undertake finance projects as and when required.
  • Work at all times in accordance with Carers UK policies and procedures.
  • Carry out other duties appropriate to the post as required by the line manager.
  • Promote equality and diversity and work at all times in accordance with Carers UK’s values, policies and procedures.
  • To attend staff meetings, Carers UK staff conferences in London, or travel to
  • Carers UK offices in the nations which may require an overnight stay, as directed.
  • Comply with data protection regulations, ensuring that information on clients, members, supporters, employees and volunteers remains confidential.

Person Specification
Essential Skills and Experience

  • ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent qualification.
  • Audit or statutory accounts preparation experience.
  • Experience in using a finance system to extract information or reports and post journals.
  • Experience in identifying and resolving errors in financial information.
  • Ability to interrogate and reconcile financial data.
  • A good knowledge of taxation and experience of VAT matters – including apportionment of VAT
  • Use of Microsoft Office and particularly use of Excel to a high standard to record, analyse and compare data quickly and effectively.
  • Strong analytical and logical problem-solving skills, particularly in relation to reconciliation of figures.
  • Excellent communication, particularly when working with other teams who may not share the same background understanding.

Desirable skills and experience

  • Knowledge and experience of accounting databases including Quickbooks
  • Experience of working in the charity sector
  • Knowledge of the Charity SORP regulations and an understanding of how to apply them

We practice a diverse and inclusive recruitment process that ensures equal opportunity for all we work with, irrespective of race, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age or gender. As an organisation, we encourage applications from all backgrounds and will ensure measures are met when required, to allow a fair process throughout.

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London

£60000 - £65000 per annum


We are seeking a dedicated Head of Finance to join a health care organisation based in West London. As a key player in the organisation, you will manage the Finance team and deputise for the Finance Director, where appropriate. You must have a solid understanding of the financial and management accounting processes while encompassing strong analytical and decision-making abilities.

Key Responsibilities:

You will oversee:

  • Banking & Cashflow
  • Management of the financial ledgers
  • Financial and Management accounting
  • Doctors Payroll
  • Staff Payroll
  • Internal and External Reporting
  • Costing
  • Ensuring the SAGE ledger system is kept up to date and new modules are installed;
  • Controlling user access of system;
  • Ensuring reports are prepared as appropriate
  • Ensuring back up of ledger;

Personal requirements for the role:

  • ACCA/CIMA PQ/Fully qualified
  • Minimum 2 years solid experience in a similar role
  • Experience in updating processes & making recommendations
  • Experience in SAGE 200
  • Experience with overseeing Payroll
  • Experience with Financial reporting

Hybrid working pattern – 2-3 days in the office (Office based in Ladbroke Grove – Please check location before applying.

£60,000-£65,000 per annum

We practice a diverse and inclusive recruitment process that ensures equal opportunity for all we work with, irrespective of race, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age or gender. As an organisation, we encourage applications from all backgrounds and will ensure measures are met when required, to allow a fair process throughout.

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Purley

Merrifield Consultants

£34000 - £37000 per annum + plus annual bonus


Merrifield Consultants are thrilled to partner the South East Cancer Help Centre to find a Senior Community Fundraiser, someone who can help increase income for the charity by developing and maintaining warm, co-operative relationships with a number of community supporters whilst actively seeking out opportunities to cultivate new potential donor and fundraising opportunities.

Job Title: Senior Community Fundraiser

Organisation: South East Cancer Help Centre

Salary: £34,000 – £37,000 plus performance bonus of up to £2k per annum

Contract: Permanent, Full time or part-time (min 3 days per week)

Location: Purley, Croydon

Required: CV and Cover Letter

The South East Cancer Help Centre, based in central Purley, is a highly regarded cancer support charity which has been operating for 40 years with modern offices, free parking, and excellent public transport access. Anyone with or affected by cancer can join and receive ongoing counselling, therapies and a range of arts, crafts and health activities. The charity is looking for an experienced community fundraiser, someone who can act as the Centre’s main contact for community fundraising and develop new and existing fundraising relationships in the community in order to increase income. This will include raising funds from individuals, businesses, events and community organisations such as schools, rotary and golf clubs by growing positive relationships, including having regular meetings and telephone conversations.

This is a small fundraising team and a further key element of your role will be to supervise, support and motivate the team. You also will need to be comfortable working independently and be able to manage your own work load and set priorities.

You will need a range of office skills, including a good working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Publisher together with social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) skills.

The successful candidate will ideally have worked in the charity sector and must have good communication and customer service skills, together with relevant current experience as a fundraiser.

Reporting to the Executive, this position is a full-time role for 37.5 hrs per week or part-time and flexible working office days and hours will be considered. Occasionally some work outside normal office hours may be required. Candidates interested in working part-time should apply.

If you wish to find out more or want to apply for the role, please contact Emma Bell at Merrifield Consultants.

We practice a diverse and inclusive recruitment process that ensures equal opportunity for all we work with, irrespective of race, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age or gender. As an organisation, we encourage applications from all backgrounds and will ensure measures are met when required, to allow a fair process throughout.

We practice a diverse and inclusive recruitment process that ensures equal opportunity for all we work with, irrespective of race, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age or gender. As an organisation, we encourage applications from all backgrounds and will ensure measures are met when required, to allow a fair process throughout.

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Barnet

Merrifield Consultants

£35235 - £39769 per annum + Excellent benefits


Merrifield Consultants are very pleased to be partnering with an incredible Children’s Hospice to find them a Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager with a key focus on Major Donor fundraising.

SALARY – £35,235 to £39,769 (dependent on experience)

LOCATION – Barnet (North London)

HOURS – 37.5

CONTRACT- Permanent

This Children’s Hospice is one of the UK’s leading children hospices, as they provide care and support for over 350 children and their families. Using a wide range of holistic and clinical services, with equal focus on both, they are able to offer as much choice as possible to children and their families whether it’s at home, in the community or at state-of-the-art hospice building completed in 2019.

To carry on and continue this incredible work, this hospice put great investment into the fundraising team as well as other departments making it an exciting time of growth and ensuring the amazing care being offered that much more possible.

Main responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Head of Philanthropy & Partnerships to build on supporter stewardship strategies for existing portfolios
  • Work collaboratively with your job share colleague on ‘new business’ strategies to generate fresh income from Corporate Partners and Major Donors
  • Ensure all relationship management is underpinned by systematic processes and first-class relationship building, engendering trust, long-term passion and regular support
  • Prepare and deliver impactful and engaging presentations to Major Donors and Corporate Partners (both at one-to-one and group level), outlining the charities progress and plans, and tailoring to each audience.
  • Co-lead on establishing a clear Corporate and Major Donor pipeline, including systems and processes for identification of and applications to prospective supporters. This will include crafting excellent Corporate Partnership applications, as well as supporting colleagues with applications they are leading on

Knowledge and skills

  • Experience of Major Donor and/or Corporate fundraising
  • Highly successful relationship building skills, having built a portfolio of supporters, including through face-to-face meetings and telephone conversations.
  • Experience of managing others to deliver exceptional results.
  • Excellent administration skills with a sound working knowledge of a relationship database, Windows-based software, including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent spoken and written use of English language in order to present relevant detail clearly and concisely.
  • Full UK driving license required.

Charity benefits

  • ANNUAL LEAVE

25 days, rising by a day after each completed year up to 30 days. We also offer the ability to buy or sell up to 5 days annual leave each year.

  • SEASON TICKET LOAN

interest-free loan is available to all staff to purchase a season ticket.

  • PENSION

by Aviva, with contributions up to 6% from employer

  • LIFE ASSURANCE

will receive Life Assurance (Death in Service) provided by Canada Life Group Insurance. The benefit basis is 4x annual salary.

  • PAID MEMBERSHIP TO BLUE LIGHT CARD

will receive a Blue Light card membership giving discounts to a number of well-known brands and stores.

  • BIKE2WORK SCHEME

sacrifice scheme offering the opportunity to purchase a bike and accessories, with tax free payments spread over a period of time.

  • SUBSIDISED CAFÉ

prepared hot and cold meals provided at The Ark daily at a subsidised rate.

This role is perfect for a confident relationship builder with major donor fundraising experience looking to join a new team that has big plans for the future and great support.

We practice a diverse and inclusive recruitment process that ensures equal opportunity for all we work with, irrespective of race, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age or gender. As an organisation, we encourage applications from all backgrounds and will ensure measures are met when required, to allow a fair process throughout.

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London

Merrifield Consultants

£30250 - £36850 per annum + Excellent benefits


Merrifield Consultants are working in partnership with the London Transport Museum to find a Relationship Manager for their Philanthropy team; someone to take responsibility for developing and managing relationships with individuals who share their passion for preserving and celebrating London’s transport heritage and supporting the next generation into transport and green careers . Areas of work include High Net Worth Giving, Legacy Giving, Regular Giving and managing their Patrons Circle. You will identify, cultivate and seek gifts from donors, stewarding individuals through regular communications, events and recognition.

Job Title: Relationship Manager (Philanthropy)
Organisation: The London Transport Museum
Salary: £32,250 – £38,850
Contract: Permanent, Full time
Location: London, (1 day a week in the office on Thursdays)
Benefits: Hybrid working, flexible hours, generous annual leave and much more.
Closing date: Please apply at yor earliest convenience
Required: CV

Key Accountability’s:
* Work with colleagues and volunteers to identify, research and cultivate a portfolio of prospects and donors, creating tailored cultivation and stewardship plans which secure four and five figure gifts. Ensure donors feel appreciated and thanked.
* Support the delivery of the Museum’s Legacies strategy, liaising with solicitors, executors and internal colleagues to administer bequests made to London Transport Museum.
* Support the delivery of Regular Giving, including the Museum’s successful Patrons Circle programme and giving initiatives across the Museum estate and digital platforms.
* Work with the Development team to create and deliver communications, events and stewardship opportunities which engage donors and funders in the work of the Museum and maintain sustained support. Oversee our Patrons programme.
* Undertake the administration of the Philanthropy programme, maintaining an accurate and up to date database, managing timely reporting to donors ensuring the highest levels of donor care, stewardship and acknowledgement.

We practice a diverse and inclusive recruitment process that ensures equal opportunity for all we work with, irrespective of race, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age or gender. As an organisation, we encourage applications from all backgrounds and will ensure measures are met when required, to allow a fair process throughout.

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West End

Merrifield Consultants

Up to £40000 per annum


Merrifield Consultants are delighted to be working with Cure Parkinson’s to find a Corporate Partnerships Manager; someone to lead and grow the charity’s Corporate Partnerships programme through securing new corporate partners, building strategic relationships and account management of current partnerships. The post holder will also line manage a Corporate Partnerships Officer

Title: Corporate Partnerships Manager

Line manager: Head of Philanthropy

Manages: Corporate Partnerships Officer

Salary: £40,000 per annum

Location: London based office & home, with a minimum of 3 days in the office.

Hours a week: 35

Closing Date: Please apply at your earliest convenience (Interviews on a rolling basis)

Cure Parkinson’s are here for the cure. Everything they do is to move us closer to their goal, of finding new treatments to slow, stop or reverse the progression of Parkinson’s.

Main responsibilities:

  • Lead and grow the corporate partnerships fundraising programme at Cure Parkinson’s, including developing a strategy for growth.
  • Manage and support the Corporate Partnerships Officer, working closely with them on new business, account management and sponsorship.
  • Research corporate prospects to identify and qualify new prospects to build a strong corporate partnerships pipeline with a view to long-term corporate support.
  • Secure a range of corporate partnerships, from products to Charity of the Year’s to strategic partnerships to ensure diversity in the corporate partnerships programme.
  • Deliver successful corporate partnerships and relationships, providing excellent account management to all partners, ensuring requests, opportunities and issues are responded to quickly.

Knowledge and skills:

  • Knowledge of the principles and methods of Corporate Partnerships.
  • Previous experience securing and delivering Corporate Partnerships.
  • Excellent communicator both written and face to face with an ability to adapt to each donor’s individual needs.
  • A willingness to learn about Parkinson’s and the research that the charity funds. The ability to understand and convey technical or scientific information and communicating complex visions to non-scientific supporters.
  • Target driven – determination to grow this income stream for Cure Parkinson’s.
  • Able to work flexible and unsocial hours (including some Bank Holidays) as required, including travel and evening/weekend work.

Corporate Partnerships is a key growth area for the charity with huge potential to raise funds and grow the profile of Cure Parkinson’s. This is an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated, enthusiastic fundraiser to develop and make their mark as part of this innovative and dynamic charity.

For more information or to apply please contact Moses Thomas-Johnson at Merrifield Consultants.

We practice a diverse and inclusive recruitment process that ensures equal opportunity for all we work with, irrespective of race, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age or gender. As an organisation, we encourage applications from all backgrounds and will ensure measures are met when required, to allow a fair process throughout.

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