|Salary||Voluntary position with reasonable expenses being provided for travel and childcare|
|Location||Home-based/remote working, with a proportion of board meetings taking place in London|
|Time commitment||We hope the postholder will commit an average of one day a month. Board meetings take place six times a year|
|Term of office||June 2022 – June 2025 (3-year term)|
Overview and purpose
We are seeking a qualified accountant for the role of treasurer who is also passionate about helping us achieve our mission.
They will be expected to lead on monitoring the financial administration of the charity and reporting to the board of trustees at regular intervals on its state of financial health, in line with best practice, and in compliance with the governing document and legal requirements.
But we also want them to give insights and feedback on the other aspects of our work. We welcome a diversity of background and thought. As such, their views will be key in driving forward our clinical activities, research, communications and campaigning.
They would be expected to have the following:
· Experience of operating at a senior level within a charity or corporate setting with responsibility for finances and/or income generation
· Understanding and experience in various charity income streams
· Understanding the treatment of restricted and unrestricted income
· Willingness to provide support and work with the Foundation’s staff team on financial planning
· An understanding of the challenges facing small charities in maximising income streams and donor cultivation.
· Understanding of best practice in accounting and/or fundraising ethics and good practice
· Knowledge of charity safeguarding
· High level understanding of an operational risk register
The main responsibilities and duties of the treasurer include:
· Support the Finance Manager by overseeing and presenting budgets, internal management accounts and annual financial statements to the board of trustees;
· leading in the board’s duty to ensure that proper accounting records are kept, financial resources are properly controlled, invested and economically spent, in line with good governance, legal and regulatory requirements;
· Support the Finance Manager in the development and implementation of financial procedures and policies;
· liaising, where applicable, with the appropriate member of staff responsible for the financial activities of the organisation;
· monitoring and advising on the financial viability of the charity;
· overseeing the implementation of and monitoring specific financial controls and adherence to systems;
· advising on the financial implications of the charity’s strategic plan;
· overseeing the charity’s financial risk‐management process;
· acting as a counter signatory on charity cheques and important applications to funders; and
· board‐level liaison with the external auditors on specific issues such as the Auditors’ Management Letter and the related board representations.
These are in addition to the role and responsibilities of all trustees, which are to:
1. Accept ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of a charity, and ensuring that it is solvent, well-run, and delivering the charitable outcomes for the benefit of the public for which it has been set up.
2. Ensure that the Foundation complies with its governing document, charity law, and with the requirements of the Charity Commission as regulator; in particular ensure that the charity prepares reports on what it has achieved and Annual Returns and accounts as required by law
3. Comply with the requirements of other legislation and other regulators (if any) which govern the activities of the charity
4. Act with integrity, and avoid any personal conflicts of interest or misuse of charity funds or assets
5. Ensure that the Foundation is and will remain solvent
6. Use charitable funds and assets reasonably, and only in furtherance of the charity's objects
7. Avoid undertaking activities that might place the Foundation’s endowment, funds, assets or reputation at undue risk
8. Take special care when investing the funds of the charity, or borrowing funds for the charity to use
9. Use reasonable care and skill in their work as trustees, using their personal skills and experience as needed to ensure that the charity is well-run and efficient
10. Consider getting external professional advice on all matters where there may be material risk to the charity, or where the trustees may be in breach of their duties
Expressions of Interest are welcome by 27th May 2022.
Please send a cv of no more than two sides and a covering letter (again no more than two sides) setting out your motivation and suitability for the role. These should be sent to our Chief Executive, Keith Reed, [email protected]
Candidates will be short-listed by our Chair and two other trustees.
We very much see recruitment as a two-way conversation. Short-listed candidates will be able to speak to our Chair and Chief Executive. There may also be an opportunity to observe a board meeting.
Interviews will take place with our chair and two other trustees. Appointment will be made by the whole board following references.
Head of Clinical Strategy and Development
|Salary||£33,000 per annum (full time equivalent £55,000 pa)|
|Pension||Up to 5% of gross pro rata pay.|
|Time commitment||3 days per week (22.5 hours). Core days are Tuesdays and
either Wednesdays or Thursdays. The rest of the hours can be
worked flexibly across the week but must be worked between
9am and 5pm.
|Location||This is a home-based role. During non-COVID times, regular UK
travel is required (e.g. monthly team meetings in London). All
travel expenses are paid. All applicants must be UK residents
and eligible to work in the UK.
Using your leadership skills, clinical experience and service development expertise, you will lead our development and implementation work. This includes leadership of our
comprehensive support offer to parent-infant relationship team commissioners, service developers and practitioners. You will ensure we are providing detailed and expert
consultancy on all aspects of service development such as business cases, service design, care pathway development, recruitment, intervention selection and measuring outcomes. We do not deliver, manage or inspect clinical services but we do provide comprehensive development and implementation support to them. We have a small development team which you will lead and manage in order to achieve our strategic goals.
You will oversee our UK-wide programme of virtual and face to face learning events, ensuring they are high quality and impactful. The role also requires regular dissemination of contemporary research and clinical literature and learning. You will provide clinical leadership to all aspects of the Parent Infant Foundation, including working closely with Policy and Communications colleagues to create compelling evidence-based reports and presentations. You will collaborate on press, media and publication activities, and contribute to fundraising applications and income generation activities.
Who we’re looking for
We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly experienced clinician with leadership experience and clinical supervision skills. You will have extensive experience of working clinically with very young children and their carers. We are looking for someone with exceptional
relationship skills and extensive multi-disciplinary team working. This role requires you to build strong relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, including senior managers, funders, commissioners, research and evaluation partners, and national policy makers. You will also need an understanding of infant mental health competencies and workforce training requirements.
You will need to be credible at a senior level with a track record of successful influencing. This role requires an understanding of research and evaluation work as it relates to parent-infant relationship teams and interventions. We need someone who can lead and provide service development and quality improvement consultation, manage and deliver internal and
external projects, and write clear, concise and compelling reports.
We are looking for a self-starter who is comfortable working from home but who prioritises team-working and relationship building to progress our strategic aims.
Overarching goals of this role
- To work closely with our National Development Manager, Scotland Development Lead and other development staff, to manage our clinical development activities so that parent-infant teams receive the expert guidance and support they need to grow and be sustained. This will involve providing expert service development consultancy and managing others who do so.
- To ensure that all the work of the Foundation is based on contemporary evidence and knowledge about the science and practice of parent-infant relationships.
- To ensure learning is shared across the network of established and developing teams in engaging and effective ways.
- To ensure that the development team’s work is organised according to clear and agreed priorities and focussed on our strategic goals, such that staff have sustainable workplans and enjoy their work.
- To increase awareness of and engagement in infant mental health at a national level, through collaboration with our policy influencing and communications work.
Key roles and responsibilities
1. Provide a broad range of clinical and service development advice to parent-infant relationship teams, commissioners and colleagues.
2. Provide guidance based on the different professional competencies of and relationships between professional groups (including clinical/ counselling/ educational psychology, child psychotherapy, parent-infant psychotherapy, other types of psychotherapy, specialist health visiting, occupational therapy, social work, Paediatrics, psychiatry and midwifery). Use this knowledge to provide guidance about workforce development plans and policies.
3. Provide clinical leadership to the wider organisation about the scientific case for and against early intervention (and the ability to develop communications, which promote but do not overstate the case).
4. Where external contracts may require it, broker paid clinical supervision and/or training to infant mental health practitioners, potentially from a variety of
5. To undertake occasional teaching and training and/or specialized training to other professions as appropriate, and to develop training as appropriate.
Research and evaluation
6. Identify gaps in existing research about the impact of parent infant teams and arrange with researchers how those gaps might be addressed.
7. Contribute to specialist research in infant-parent relationships, which leads to the further development of services.
8. Working with teams to annually collect data and evidence on the impact of parent-infant teams on families.
9. Gathering annual evidence and feedback on the Foundation’s support for parent-infant teams and services.
10. Disseminate research findings in a variety of ways suitable for a range of audiences including through presentations and published articles.
11. Build mutually beneficial relationships with a range of partners, particularly clinical stakeholders and professional groups, in order to extend our capacity, influence and
impact on the sector.
12. Provide information about clinical matters and the supporting evidence base to ensure organisational communications are of the highest quality and accuracy.
13. Contributing to the strategic direction of the charity including as an active participant at Senior Leadership team and trustee meetings.
14. Line manage multi-disciplinary development staff to ensure we have contact with all parent-infant teams and deliver a high quality support offer.
15. Alongside the National Development Manager and admin officer, contribute to learning and network events offered by the Foundation.
16. To run the appraisals and supervise the work of direct reports.
17. Manage internal budgets and external contracts.
18. Manage projects including the management of external contractors and suppliers.
19. Contribute to fundraising applications and income generation activities.
20. Identify opportunities for income generation, including supporting the development and delivery of a paid for support offer to teams and wider parent-infant services.
21. Ensure the foundation has the capacity and ability to bid for and deliver external contracts.
22. Write clear, concise, compelling reports for a range of purposes for internal and external audiences, including our Board of Trustees.
23. Undertaking media work and creating and delivering engaging virtual and face to face presentations.
Maintaining professional standards and continuing professional development
24. To ensure own Continuing Professional Development in line with BPS Personal Development Plan requirements and the HCPC ‘Standards for Continuing Professional Development’.
25. To maintain an up-to-date knowledge of current developments in professional and clinical practice and of relevant legislation and policies.
Apply via charityjob.co.uk through this link: www.charityjob.co.uk/jobs/parent-infant-foundation/head-of-clinical-strategy-and-development/829625?tsId=6
The closing date for applications is 11th June 2022.
Interviews are scheduled to take place via Zoom on Wed 29th or Thurs 30th June 2022.