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Life Story Network Vacancies

Created by carers for carers, TIDE – Together in Dementia Every Day – is a national involvement network for carers and former carers of people with dementia, hosted by Life Story Network CIC. A core principle of TIDE is how we value, respect and support carers and former carers of people living with dementia.  Using lived experience, TIDE enables a diverse range of carers to have a powerful collective voice, which raises awareness of their unique needs and rights, ensuring that these influence practice, policy and research at all levels

The initial phased roll out of TIDE will cover the Liverpool City and Manchester City Regions and has been funded by the Big Lottery – Accelerating Ideas Programme.

There are now two vacancies.

Business Development Manager

Salary: £30,000 – £35,000 per annum, dependent on experience

Hours: 35 hours per week

Contract: Initially 12 months; with potential to extend, dependent on achievements from this initial phase of TIDE

A member of the Executive Management Team, you will work closely with the Chief Executive, Chair and Board Members to provide strategic leadership for the development of the LSN and for TIDE. You will take the lead role in securing commissions for the business, using learning from successful projects to follow up appropriate leads. You will have overall responsibility for programme monitoring and co-ordination and for data collection and analysis. You will balance the need to drive for new business with adherence to our values, ensuring that people who are vulnerable and their carers remain at the heart of what we do.

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent, with a background in Programme management, which will include writing bids and proposals, data collection and analysis as well as proactively developing and sustaining multi-agency partnerships. You must have experience or an understanding of dementia and the emotional and practical challenges that families experience.

Qualifications in Health, Social Care or Housing and PRINCE2 or equivalent are advantageous although not essential.

Closing date: Thursday 12 January 2017

Interviews: Thursday 9 February 2017

 

Finance and Resources Manager

Salary: £25,000 – £28,000 per annum, dependent on experience

Hours: 35 hours per week

Contract: Initially 12 months, with potential to extend, dependent on achievements from this initial phase of TIDE

As Finance and Resources Manager you will play a key role in supporting the smooth running of the office, managing systems and providing financial information to support the organisation’s activities. You will have specific responsibilities in financial planning, managing financial systems, budget forecasting and supporting fundraising activities for both the LSN and TIDE. As well as regular reporting on financial matters, key tasks will include seeking out funding opportunities, costing up proposals and developing a fund raising strategy.

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent, with project Management PRINCE2 or equivalent, as well as recognised accountancy or book-keeping qualifications. You should have experience of working in a similar financial management role in either a paid or voluntary capacity, using systematic accounting systems (paper and electronic).

You will also have proficient budget management, profiling and forecasting skills and be able to produce budgets and management accounts.  Excellent IT skills and knowledge of MS Office applications and knowledge of the health, social care and housing sectors and how they work are essential. Experience of using customer relationship management systems would be an advantage.

Closing date: Monday 30 December 2016

Interviews: Early January

 

For a job description and person specification for either role and for further information, contact Julie McManus, Business Support Manager, at julie@lifestorynetwork.org.uk or on 0151 237 2669.

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