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Recruitment

Heritage Project Worker

Full job description:

Responsible to: Communications and Engagement Manager 

Hours: Full time 37 hours (job-share considered) 

Salary: £23,100 

Based: Remote, with direct work in Milton Keynes 

Contract: Fixed term for 1 year  

Closing Date: 17/05/2024

Interview Date(s): Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th of May 2024

 

Context 

Q:alliance provides support, information and representation for the LGBTQ+ people who live, work and play in Milton Keynes and Bedford. We have detailed knowledge of the issues and challenges that organisations and individuals face locally.  

It’s our goal to create more safe spaces and resources to ensure the LGBTQ+ community is well represented and supported.   

Scope 

This exciting new role will help deliver the directives of a history and heritage project funded by the Heritage Lottery. The project will support the erudition of LGBTQ+ heritage in Milton Keynes, advancing local communities’ understanding of Milton Keynes’ LGBTQ+ history and inspiring a commitment to encapsulating, celebrating, and feeling connected through shared heritage. This post will be key to extending our reach into seldom asked communities, as well as securing relationships with founding community members. This role will support our Communications and Engagement Manager to develop safer spaces for LGBTQ+ local communities through collaboration with partner agencies and delivery of LGBTQ+ cultural competency training to a range of stakeholders involved in the wider project.  

You will work cross-departmentally and participate in effective monitoring systems to ensure robust reporting.  

 

Main Responsibilities  

  • Project Development - Develop and implement the directives of the funded project, supporting key partners in their collaboration with Q:alliance. Communicate project aims with communities and stakeholders and establish meaningful engagement in the concept of encapsulating heritage and celebrating differing LGBTQ+ identities in Milton Keynes. Support the gathering of audio histories and the collection and succession of community artefacts through the archive. Evaluate and analyse impact.  

  • E-book creation – Support the Communications and Engagement Manager on the development of an E-book to capture the outputs of the project, including key heritage findings and personal stories.  

  • Event coordination – Plan, organise and support the delivery of history clubs in line with the project plan, ensuring accessibility for a wide range of invested community members. Support the curation of associated exhibition events. 

  • Stakeholder and community engagement – Work with the Communications and Engagement Manager to plan engagement and outreach activities in line with the directives of the funded project. Forge and support enduring relationships with key partners, strengthening our commitment to building an alliance of cross-sector compassionate advocates for the LGBTQ+ community in its diverse forms.  

  • Training – Support the development and delivery of LGBTQ+ cultural competency training to a range of stakeholders involved in the project.  

  • Data capture and intelligence - Support Q:alliance’s commitment to sustaining a contemporary data and monitoring mechanism, guaranteeing we can deliver thorough evaluations of our services and competent feedback to our funders and stakeholders on the efficacy of our work. 

 

Skills and Experience  

Expertise 

  • Experience of project management and/or community engagement 

  • Experience of training and/or education delivery  

  • Excellent planning, organisation and administrative skills  

  • Experience of the voluntary sector 

Communication 

  • A flair for adapting communication techniques dependent on context and audience 

  • Ability to use negotiating and persuasion skills to resolve issues and spotlight community needs 

  • Aptitude for inspiring others to engage in community needs-led project directives 

Behaviours 

  • Skills in forming constructive working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels 

  • A demonstrable track record in effective public engagement 

  • Passionate about equality and the rights of LGBTQ+ people 

  • An ability to listen with empathy to the views of communities and team members 

  • Competence to work on own initiative and demonstrate forward thinking 

  • Model conduct essential for successful teams, such as reliability, honesty and courage

Desirable 

  • Event planning experience 

  • Experience in arts and/or exhibition curation  

  • LGBTQ+ lived experience 

 
What you’ll bring to the team 

You will serve as a prominent point of contact for the LGBTQ+ Heritage Project and encourage long-term advocates of our organisation and the community’s engagement in history, heritage and legacy work. You will elevate the team’s commitment to the funded project, providing concentrated time and resources to ensure its success. You will improve the ways in which our team communicates and responds to the needs of seldom heard members of the LGBTQ+ local community, inspiring innovation in our engagement with heritage concepts.  

The Project Assistant will have responsibility for the following documents. 

  • Heritage Lottery Grantee Monitoring documents and final report 

  • Monthly reports to the Communications and Engagement Manager 

 

This project is funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund: 

The National Lottery Heritage Fund is the largest funder for the UK’s heritage. Using money raised by National Lottery players we support projects that connect people and communities to heritage. Our vision is for heritage to be valued, cared for and sustained for everyone, now and in the future. From historic buildings, our industrial legacy and the natural environment, to collections, traditions, stories and more. Heritage can be anything from the past that people value and want to pass on to future generations. We believe in the power of heritage to ignite the imagination, offer joy and inspiration, and to build pride in place and connection to the past. 

To apply, please complete our Application Form and submit to recruitment@qalliance.org.uk before the closing date. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

Finance Coordinator

Full job description:

Responsible to: Chief Executive Officer

Hours: 7.5 hours per week 

Salary: £29,250 pro rata

Based: Remote, with direct work in Milton Keynes 

Contract: Long term

Closing Date: 16/05/2024

Context

 

Q:alliance provides support, information and representation for the LGBTQ+ people who live, work and play in Milton Keynes and Bedford. We have detailed knowledge of the issues and challenges that organisations and individuals face locally.

 

It’s our goal to create more safe spaces and resources to ensure the LGBTQ+ community is well represented and supported.  

 

Scope

 

This important new role will provide day-to-day financial support to maintain all accounting data and procedures relating to our charity, including but not limited to the recording of all sources of income and expenditure and providing administration support to all departments, with particular emphasis on finance and financial planning.

 

You will work cross-departmentally and participate in effective monitoring systems to ensure robust reporting.

 

Main Responsibilities

 

  • Finance Administration – Maintaining income, expenditure and balance sheet accounts, the preparation, recording, monitoring, and reporting of budgets in line with specified grants, supporting departmental managers with keeping records of petty cash transactions, paying invoices by BACS, producing management reports from Clear Books for CEO and Treasurer with downloads onto spreadsheets and management of online finance site, establish and maintain supplier accounts, assisting with annual audit and assisting with all other ad hoc financial operations.

  • Payroll - Pay wages monthly using Clear Books, maintain payroll records, maintain appropriate tax codes, administering expenses and attributing to project codes if applicable.

  • Administration – Support Senior Management Team with ad hoc administration tasks

  • Data capture and intelligence - Support Q:alliance’s commitment to sustaining a contemporary data and monitoring mechanism, guaranteeing we can deliver thorough evaluations of our services and competent feedback to our funders and stakeholders on the efficacy of our work. Skills and Experience

     

    Expertise

  • Experience of processing and reconciling income Excellent numeracy skills Experience of payroll and PAYE rules Strong Excel experience and relevant IT systems, including competency with Microsoft office and TEAMS Communication

  • An ability to communicate in a timely and effective manner with finance and non-finance staff and stakeholders Ability to report and explain financial data to non-finance people within the organisation Behaviours

  • Skills in forming constructive working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels A demonstrable track record in attention to detail and financial accuracy Passionate about equality and the rights of LGBTQ+ people Competence to work on own initiative and demonstrate forward thinking Model conduct essential for successful teams, such as reliability, honesty and courage Desirable

  • AAT qualified LGBTQ+ lived experience Experience of working in the charity sector
    What you’ll bring to the team

  • You will serve as a prominent point of contact for financial and fundraising queries from staff to board level and external stakeholders, working closely with our Bid Writer, you will support project leads to manage grants and expenditure, providing an overview of the charity’s financial health and acumen.

To apply, please submit CV and cover letter to jenn@qalliance.org.uk before the closing date. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

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