Current vacancies

Below are details of the current vacancies at The Poppy Factory:

FINANCE MANAGER

Full Time:   37.5 hours

Based in Richmond, TW10 6UR

Salary: £35,000-£40,000 pa commensurate with experience

 

The Poppy Factory is at an exciting period of expansion in its activities supporting wounded, injured and sick veterans back into work and, as a growing organisation, has a requirement for a new post of Finance Manager. The role will oversee the finance functions of the business and work closely with the Finance Director and colleagues to improve and develop the organisation’s financial procedures.

The Finance Manager’s key responsibilities will include:

  • Work collaboratively with the Finance Director to improve and develop the financial procedures and controls
  • Produce the monthly management accounts, prepare the annual budget and support budget holders regarding all budgeting, costing and financial analysis
  • Develop regular cash forecasting to promote better use of cash resources
  • Support the Finance Director in the production of the Poppy Factory’s annual report and accounts as well as reviewing the financial reporting process, whilst collaboratively working with managers to gain an understanding of the business performance
  • Effectively work towards finance projects to improve the overall business performance and support the fundraising function with bids and grant applications ensuring figures are accurate.
  • Provide support and guidance to other members of the Finance team and across the organisation to drive continual improvement in the service delivered to the Poppy Factory.

The ideal candidate will be a finalist accountant (CCAB) who has a real desire to work in charity, and preferably have experience in this sector. They will be accurate, proactive and an excellent communicator in order to excel in this role, with strong IT skills including data manipulation in Microsoft Excel. Due to the nature of the organisation, the successful candidate will show empathy towards the needs of the Poppy Factory’s client group and be comfortable working in a diverse environment.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work for an organisation going through an incredibly positive change and a chance to make a real difference to the lives of hundreds of disabled veterans.

The Poppy Factory is committed to equality, valuing diversity and promoting inclusion. Our commitment is to take positive measures to recruit people from underrepresented groups, and we actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds. As a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview for any job applicant with a disability who meets the essential criteria for the role. Please indicate in your application whether you wish to be considered under this scheme. We are also happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the application or interview process to accommodate disabled candidates.

Company benefits

 

The Poppy Factory aims to be an exemplar employer.  We provide good terms and conditions of employment including:

 

  • A generous Company Pension scheme
  • Company-paid life assurance
  • Funding available for permanent employees to study for the Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance & Development.

 

How to apply

 

Download the job description and further information. 

 

To apply for this position please prepare your CV including a covering statement clearly outlining how you meet the essential criteria in the person specification.

 

Closing date is midnight, 28 January 2018 with interviews anticipated to take place in week commencing 5 February 2018.

 

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Ken Bisset, Finance Director on 020 8939 1824.

 

Click here to apply

 

No Agencies Please

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to equality, valuing diversity and promoting inclusion within our workforce, including the volunteers who give their time to us.  We work to maintain an environment where the needs and aspirations of all employees are met, irrespective of characteristics protected under the legislative framework of the Equality Act 2010. We expect everyone to understand and accept their personal responsibility to recognise and value differences and the unique contributions that people make to the way we deliver our work.

As an equal opportunities employer our commitment is to take positive measures to recruit people from underrepresented groups, and we actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds. As a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview for any job applicant with a disability who meets the essential criteria for the role. Please indicate in your covering statement if you wish to be considered under this scheme. We are also happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the application or interview process to accommodate candidates with disabilities.

TRUST FUNDRAISING OFFICER

The Poppy Factory, Richmond Upon Thames

Full Time:   37.5 hours

Salary: £25,000 per annum, plus benefits

 

The Poppy Factory has an exciting opportunity for a Trust Fundraising Officer to work with the Trust Fundraising Managers (job-share) to raise income from Trusts & Foundations to support the work of The Poppy Factory’s employability service Getting You Back to Work.

The Poppy Factory is the UK’s leading employment charity providing specialist employment support to Veterans who are wounded, injured or sick.  Since 2010 The Poppy Factory employability service has facilitated over 870 job starts for Veterans (our clients) who experience a disability or health challenge. Demand for our service has grown significantly; we are ambitious about supporting many more wounded, injured or sick veterans into meaningful and sustainable work and are now entering a further period of growth. 

This role will support and help grow our well established Trust Fundraising function. The role provides an exciting opportunity to join the team as we enter a further period of growth and in advance of our capital appeal for major redevelopment of The Poppy Factory’s site in Richmond.

Are you:

  • Able to deliver results working under pressure
  • Outgoing and confident in communication with a wide range of people
  • Empathetic with people who face challenges arising from disability
  • Flexible in your approach and have good team working skills
  • Proactive and motivated to achieve personal and team objectives

 

The Poppy Factory aims to be an exemplar employer.  We provide good terms and conditions of employment including:

  • A generous Company Pension scheme
  • Company-paid life assurance
  • Funding available for training and development as appropriate.

How to apply

For the full job description and more information about the role, please download the application pack.

To apply for this position please prepare your CV and a covering letter clearly outlining how you meet the essential criteria in the person specification. You may address your covering letter to Charlotte Dymock, HR Business Partner.

The deadline for completed applications is midnight on Sunday 28th January.  Please note that we cannot accept late or incomplete applications. Interviews are expected to take place on Wednesday 31st January.

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Charlotte Dymock on 020 8439 2841.

Apply for Trust Fundraising Officer

No agencies please

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The Poppy Factory is committed to equality, valuing diversity and promoting inclusion.  Our commitment is to take positive measures to recruit people from underrepresented groups, and we actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds. As a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview for any job applicant with a disability who meets the essential criteria for the role. Please indicate in your application whether you wish to be considered under this scheme. We are also happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the application or interview process to accommodate disabled candidates.

Events Fundraiser

Full Time:   37.5 hours

Location: Richmond upon Thames

Salary: Circa £25,000 per annum, plus benefits

 

The Poppy Factory has a great opportunity for an experienced Events Fundraiser to join our ambitious fundraising team at The Poppy Factory, the UKs leading charity providing specialist employment support to wounded, injured or sick veterans. The role provides an exciting opportunity to join the team as we enter a further period of growth and in advance of our capital appeal for major redevelopment of The Poppy Factory’s site in Richmond.

Are you:

  • A strong project manager with a track record of delivering a range of events or fundraising activities
  • Highly organised and able to manage multiple projects and priorities
  • Results and target driven
  • Proactive and highly motivated
  • Experienced in engaging and communicating with a wide range of audiences

The ideal candidate will have experience or transferrable skills gained within an events or fundraising environment. Your role will be to deliver the planned events strategy for this year, delivering a series of the Poppy Factory’s own and third party challenge and special events.

Benefits

The Poppy Factory aims to be an exemplar employer.  We provide good terms and conditions of employment including:

  • A generous Company Pension scheme
  • Company-paid life assurance
  • Funding available for training and development as appropriate.

How to apply

For the full job description and more information about the role, please download the application pack.

To apply for this position please prepare your CV and a covering letter clearly outlining how you meet the essential criteria in the person specification (see the application pack for details). You may address your covering letter to Rhiannon Hughes, Corporate and Events Fundraising Manager.  

The deadline for completed applications is midnight on 21st February 2018.  Please note that we cannot accept late or incomplete applications. Interviews are expected to take place in week commencing 26th February 2018.

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Rhiannon Hughes on 020 8439 1878. Apply for Events Fundraiser

No agencies please

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The Poppy Factory is committed to equality, valuing diversity and promoting inclusion.  Our commitment is to take positive measures to recruit people from underrepresented groups, and we actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds. As a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview for any job applicant with a disability who meets the essential criteria for the role. Please indicate in your application whether you wish to be considered under this scheme. We are also happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the application or interview process to accommodate disabled candidates.

We are a family friendly employer and happy to discuss flexible working.