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We are looking to expand our WAF team and are currently looking for -

Operations Manager

Part Time Fixed Term Contract

Initially a 6-month contract with a view to extension or permanency subject to funding

£30,000 - £40,000 per annum FTE (£17-£24K for 20-22 hour week over 3-5 days) subject to experience

Home-based with some travel to London, N1

Closing Date: Friday 15 March 2019

We Are Family (WAF), a registered charity, is an adoption community group providing opportunities for adoptive and prospective adoptive parents to meet and share experiences of parenthood.  We strongly believe in and advocate supporting the parent to support the child. We also pride ourselves on being a parent to parent group offering not advice but a shared experience.  

Your role will be to drive a series of projects designed to enable us to operate in a more sustainable and effective manner as well as manage central activities and support local groups to deliver services.  This will involve leading the delivery of the Group Engagement elements of our operational plan, including developing systems and protocols to ensure effective two-way communication between our Board and local groups. Important will be the ability to act as a key liaison point for advice and practical support to group volunteers. 

You will review requirements for more structured administrative or operational support and ensure that robust systems are in place. You will also collaborate with colleagues and partners to identify opportunities to secure additional funds to sustain and build capacity to deliver our charitable aims. You must have management level experience with a not for profit or public sector body as well as expertise in setting up and operating systems and procedures to enable a volunteer-based organisation to run efficiently. As an effective project manager, you will be skilled at prioritising needs, deploying limited resources, setting targets, monitoring progress and producing stakeholder reporting. A good communicator, you will be commercially astute and able to lead people. Knowledge of the adoption sector and safeguarding arrangements (one of the areas we want to review) as well as fundraising would be highly desirable.

You can download a job description and person specification for this role here.

WAF is a diverse organisation whose members come from all of the different communities within the London area.  We seek to reflect this diversity in our organisation and therefore welcome applications from all candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age or disability.

If the opportunity to join an exciting, rapidly growing new charity appeals to you as someone able to make a valuable contribution, please send your CV and a covering e-mail setting out why you would like to join us and how you meet the requirements set out above to applications@wearefamilyadoption.org.uk no later than the closing date.


Fundraising Consultant

The role of a fundraising consultant will be to establish clear options for developing sources of regular and reliable income and to establish a pipeline of appropriate grant making bodies.

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If the opportunity to working with an exciting, rapidly growing new charity appeals to you as someone able to make a valuable contribution, please send your CV and a covering e-mail setting out why you would like to join us and how you meet the requirements set out above to applications@wearefamilyadoption.org.uk