Current vacancies

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

Trust Fundraising Manager £41,500 The Poppy Factory has an exciting opportunity for an innovative, motivated and results-focused individual to deliver and develop the Trust Fundraising strategy. The Trust fundraising programme is well established and this is an exciting opportunity to continue to build on the trust fundraising strategy. The Trust Fundraising Manager role offers the post holder the opportunity to further develop trust fundraising income stream, as well as taking responsibility for the Military Charity income stream. Key areas will include:

  • Prepare and deliver the annual strategy for Trust and Military income streams, ensuring that key goals are met and opportunities for generating income from charitable trusts and military charities are maximized.
  • To successfully deliver an income target of for Trust and Foundations and the Military Charities against the annual business plan.
  • To take responsibility for researching existing and new trusts and foundations, writing funding applications and developing new networks – focusing on opportunities with potential value of £10K+

  The successful applicant will have demonstrable experience with a track record of achieving targets in a trust fundraising or similar role, as well as proven account management experience. You will have exceptional written communication and presentation skills, and a sound understanding of the interests and working methods of trusts and foundations. Previous line management experience would be an advantage. This post is offered on a full time or part time / flexible basis. The Poppy Factory aims to be an exemplar employer.  We provide good terms and conditions of employment including:  

  • A generous Company Pension scheme
  • Benefits including childcare voucher scheme
  • Company-paid life assurance
  • Reservists’ Leave

How to apply Click here to download the full job description and more information about the role. 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 Sian Mexsom, Director of Fundraising. Closing date is midnight on Monday 30 April 2018. 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 letter 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 disabled candidates. We are a family friendly employer and are happy to consider applications for flexible working for this post.

EMPLOYABILITY CONSULTANT Full Time:   37.5 hours South Yorks (North East Region) Salary: £27,894.96 pa or £28,914.96 pa if Career Development & Guidance (IAG) Level 6 qualified We have an exciting opportunity for a quality driven, professional and highly motivated individual to join an established community based employability service working to Individual Placement & Support (IPS) principles.  Since 2010 The Poppy Factory employability service has facilitated over 950 job starts for Veterans (our clients) who experience some form of disability or health challenge in relation to work. 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. Are you:

  • Recovery oriented and hopeful about every person’s ability to succeed in employment, open minded about helping people move into competitive jobs regardless of physical or mental health issues, including substance use disorders?
  • A creative problem-solver who asks questions to learn more about a situation and is thoughtful and tenacious in working with others to find a range of possible solutions?
  • A good job developer, who is able to present yourself in a professional manner, a skilled listener interested in learning about other people and opportunities, and politely persistent?

The successful candidate for this role will have a sound track record of working with people with mental and physical health problems or disabilities and supporting them to gain and retain work, as well as employer engagement skills. You will need excellent communication, prioritisation and caseload management skills. The role is home and field based so you will need to be self-motivated and comfortable with remote working, with the ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with team and other colleagues. The role also requires strong external networking and relationship management skills with the ability to work collaboratively with both referral partners and employers. Prior IPS experience would be a strong advantage, although training and support will be available. 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 Click here to download the full job description and more information about the role. 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 Pete Rhodes, Employability Team Manager. The successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Closing date is midnight on Monday 23 April 2018, with interviews expected to take place in week commencing 7 May 2018. For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Tom Adam on 07880 092216 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 letter 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 disabled candidates. We are a family friendly employer.

EMPLOYABILITY CONSULTANT Full Time:   37.5 hours London & South East Salary: £27,894.96 pa or £28,914.96 pa if Career Development & Guidance (IAG) Level 6 qualified We have an exciting opportunity for a quality driven, professional and highly motivated individual to join an established community based employability service working to Individual Placement & Support (IPS) principles. Since 2010 The Poppy Factory employability service has facilitated over 950 job starts for Veterans (our clients) who experience some form of disability or health challenge in relation to work. 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. Are you:

  • Recovery oriented and hopeful about every person’s ability to succeed in employment, open minded about helping people move into competitive jobs regardless of physical or mental health issues, including substance use disorders?
  • A creative problem-solver who asks questions to learn more about a situation and is thoughtful and tenacious in working with others to find a range of possible solutions?
  • A good job developer, who is able to present yourself in a professional manner, a skilled listener interested in learning about other people and opportunities, and politely persistent?

The successful candidate for this role will have a sound track record of working with people with mental and physical health problems or disabilities and supporting them to gain and retain work, as well as employer engagement skills. You will need excellent communication, prioritisation and caseload management skills. The role is home and field based so you will need to be self-motivated and comfortable with remote working, with the ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with team and other colleagues. The role also requires strong external networking and relationship management skills with the ability to work collaboratively with both referral partners and employers. Prior IPS experience would be a strong advantage, although training and support will be available. 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 Click here to download the full job description and more information about the role. 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 Pete Rhodes, Employability Team Manager. The successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Closing date is midnight on Monday 23 April 2018, with interviews expected to take place in week commencing 7 May 2018. For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Pete Rhodes on 07468 476406 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 letter 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 disabled candidates. We are a family friendly employer.

FINANCE MANAGER Full Time:   37.5 hours Based in Richmond, TW10 6UR Salary: circa £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:

  • Manage the operational Finance service, with line responsibility for the Finance Officer and Finance Administrator
  • Work collaboratively with the Finance Director to improve and develop 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.
  • Manage the weekly and monthly payrolls.

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 training and development as appropriate

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. 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.

Old Palace Yard, Richmond Green, TW9 1PD

Enjoy a spring afternoon in beautiful surrounds whilst giving your time to a fantastic cause!

Trumpeters’ House sits on the site of the old Richmond Palace, nestled between Richmond Green and the River Thames. Each year we give visitors the opportunity to enjoy the tranquillity of the gardens with a cup of tea, slice of cake and traditional lawn games.

We are looking for a team of 25 enthusiastic volunteers to help us on the day with a number of activities including:

  • Setting up and clearing down the event
  • Ticketing
  • Information stand and guest hosting
  • Running games
  • Serving refreshments

Skills and qualities required:

  • Interested and enthusiastic about our charitable aims and objectives
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Open to meeting a variety of new people and engaging with the public

 What we offer:

  • Ongoing support from the Volunteers Manager and Fundraising Team
  • Regular organisational updates as well as event specific information briefings.
  • Reasonable out of pocket expenses (capped at £12.70)
  • Opportunity to be a part of a national charity and  make a real difference to the lives of Wounded, Injured and Sick (WIS) Veterans across the UK!

How to apply:

Please download a TPF Volunteer Registration Form and then submit this form along with your CV using the following link:  Apply here

(Please note: A cover letter is not required)

Closing Date: 9am, 14th May 2018

An initial meeting face to face or over the phone to get to know you and discuss your motivations will take place as part of the recruitment process. The Volunteers Manager will contact you to arrange a convenient time for this W/C 14th May 2018

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact:

Rhiannon Hughes, Corporate and Events Fundraising Manager on 0208 939 1878 / rhiannonhughes@poppyfactory.org 

We are committed to making every reasonable adjustment to the workplace or volunteering arrangements so as to accommodate people with disabilities.