Chief Executive – Reporting to Board of Trustees

12-month fixed term contract

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PIP-UK is a charity which was established in 2011 to help and support people affected by Poland Syndrome. The charity meets it objectives by:

  • Promoting improvements in care for people who are affected by Poland Syndrome

  • Undertaking research into effects of Poland Syndrome and disseminating the useful results thereof

  • Increasing awareness of Poland Syndrome amongst health professionals and the general public

  • Providing free advice and assistance to persons effected by Poland Syndrome and their families

Job Purpose

To lead PIP-UK in a manner that enables it to make a major contribution to the wellbeing of people affected by Poland Syndrome.

  • With the Board prepare, implement, and update the strategic plan

  • Ensure Trustees are kept up to date with the activities and needs of its members

  • Identify and secure funding to establish the long-term sustainability of the charity

  • Ensure that the charity is operating in a manner and on a scale that is financially sustainable in the medium to long term

  • Identify opportunities for further development

  • Support the trustees in their roles and responsibilities

  • Generate appropriate volunteering opportunities and role descriptions based on the needs of the organisation

  • Recruit and interview volunteers and ensure they are appropriately matched and trained for their position

  • Ensure there is appropriate support and training for volunteers

  • Carry out inductions and training

  • Organise and maintain rotas

  • Promote volunteering, internally and externally, through recruitment, publicity strategies and campaigns

  • Organise profile-raising events to attract new volunteers

Leadership

  • Provide leadership to ensure focus on the vision and strategy of PIP-UK and to encourage, motivate, support and inspire trustees and volunteers

Finance and Income Generation

Work closely with the Treasurer to ensure that:

  • Income generation opportunities through fundraising or grant applications are maximised

  • Financial resources are managed effectively by budget setting, financial reporting and monitoring.

  • Actively pursue new sources of income for the development of new and support of existing services.

External Relationships and Communications

  • Ensure that PIP-UK maintains a high public profile and good reputation

  • Identify and campaign with and for people affected by Poland Syndrome

Partnerships and Collaborations

  • Build, develop and maintain partnerships with public, private, voluntary and community sector organisations.

Professional Development

  • With the Board, be responsible for maintaining your own personal and professional development.

  • To be subject to an annual appraisal and regular support, supervision and guidance.

Other Duties

  • All such other duties as required, from time to time, commensurate with the level of the post.

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Lived experience of Poland Syndrome

  • APMG Agile Project Management Foundation and Practitioner or equivalent

  • 5+ Years Charity Management Experience

The Package

  • £15.17 per hour (1 day per week)

  • Pension Scheme

  • 4 days holiday per year plus bank holidays

  • Bonus to be agreed

CV’s to be sent to angel.pipuk@gmail.com

CLOSING DATE: 21st OCTOBER 2020

Project Leader – Reporting to Board of Trustees

1 YEAR FUNDED PROJECT

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The Charity

PIP-UK is a charity which was established in 2011 to help and support people affected by Poland Syndrome. The charity meets it objectives by:

  • Promoting improvements in care for people who are affected by Poland Syndrome

  • Undertaking research into effects of Poland Syndrome and disseminating the useful results thereof

  • Increasing awareness of Poland Syndrome amongst health professionals and the general public

  • Providing free advice and assistance to persons effected by Poland Syndrome and their families

The Job

We need a strong project leader to reach out and connect with individuals and families in order to build a Poland Syndrome Community Register (PSCR) which will contribute to the wellbeing of people affected by Poland Syndrome.

By having a centralised register, we will be better able to support people so they can live positively with Poland Syndrome. We will raise awareness, connecting this isolated community through lived experiences and shared knowledge. It will allow us to support our community with any appropriate medical, physical or psychological support they may require; the right interventions at the earliest possible stage as well as building strong relationships within this community.

The Duties

  • Build, develop and lead the PSCR

  • Write a strategy for increasing members of the PSCR

  • Explore a variety of ways to engage with the Poland Syndrome Community

  • Update the board with the number of members of the PSCR and the needs of its members

  • Any other duties associated with the PSCR

Communication

  • Ensure that PIP-UK maintains a high public profile and good reputation.

  • Identify and campaign with and for people affected by Poland Syndrome.

  • Maintain and develop partnerships with public, private, voluntary and community sector organisations

The Person

  • APMG Agile Project Management Foundation and Practitioner or equivalent

  • Previous project leader experience with proven results

  • Excellent numeracy, IT, written and verbal communication skills

  • Sound knowledge of all Microsoft Office Packages and able to competently use case management systems

  • An understanding of complex issues clients can present with

  • Has unconditional positive regard, empathy and emotional resilience

  • Lived experience of Poland Syndrome

The Package

  • £15.17 per hour (1 day per week)

  • Pension Scheme

  • 4 days holiday per year plus bank holidays

This role has been funded by The National Lottery Community Fund

CV’s to angel.pipuk@gmail.com

CLOSING DATE: 21st OCTOBER 2020