Current vacancies

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

Corporate Fundraising Manager

Full Time:   37.5 hours

The Poppy Factory, Richmond

circa £30,000 – £35,000 commensurate with skills and experience

The Poppy Factory has an exciting opportunity for a creative and highly motivated Corporate Fundraising Manager to develop and implement a structured corporate fundraising strategy.

You will use your excellent account management skills to further develop existing corporate relationships, both at a local and national level, as well as the capability to research and implement a tailored fundraising business development strategy to identify and engage companies for corporate partnerships.

You will also develop high quality proposals and presentations for prospects, working closely with colleagues to build collaborative relationships with stakeholders in support of fundraising initiatives to maximise income and awareness for the Poppy Factory.

A determined and results-oriented individual, you will have a track record of achieving fundraising targets and previous experience of working within an income generating environment and corporate fundraising. You will need excellent organisational, research and project management skills; be resilient and able to meet deadlines under pressure, you will also have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to operate confidently at a variety of levels.

This is an excellent opportunity to join The Poppy Factory at an exciting period of expansion in its activities to support disabled veterans into employment. The post is full time, based in Richmond (close to Richmond mainline BR and District line underground) and offers excellent terms and conditions of employment.

Benefits

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

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

How to apply

For more information and the full job description, please download the candidate 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 Deirdre Mills, Chief Executive.

This post will close on midnight on 3 July 2018 however we reserve the right to withdraw the advertisement if we appoint to the role before this date.  Please note that we cannot accept late or incomplete applications. Interviews are expected to take place on 11 & 12 July 2018.

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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.

Finance Director

Full Time:   37.5 hours

The Poppy Factory, Richmond

Competitive salary with excellent terms & conditions

The Poppy Factory’s vision is that all disabled ex-Servicemen and women should have the opportunity and necessary support to enable them to take up paid employment.  Demand for our services is growing and to meet this increase we are working through an ambitious programme of change and restructuring.  We are now seeking to recruit a new Finance Director who will play a critical role in helping the organisation move forward.

As a member of the senior management team you will provide appropriate information and advice to the Board of Trustees.  You will ensure that strong financial governance and leadership is applied across all activities.  This will include directing and overseeing all financial matters including the preparation of current financial reports, budgets and forecasts and implementing robust financial plans and strategies to maximise opportunities and minimise risk.  You will also take responsibility for IT strategy and provision.

To be successful you will be a fully qualified accountant and have extensive previous experience of working in a leadership role and working with a broad range of stakeholders. You will also possess a wealth of experience overseeing Finance and IT functions and have a proven record of providing effective management, support and guidance.

Benefits

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

  • A generous Company Pension scheme
  • Company-paid life assurance

How to apply

For more information and the full job description, please download the candidate 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 Deirdre Mills, Chief Executive. This post will close on midnight on Sunday 1 July 2018 however we reserve the right to withdraw the advertisement if we appoint to the role before this date.  Please note that we cannot accept late or incomplete applications. Interviews are expected to take place mid-July 2018.

Apply for the role of Finance Director

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.

Individual Giving Fundraiser

Full Time:   37.5 hours

The Poppy Factory, Richmond

Salary: circa £28,000 – £30,000 per annum

The Poppy Factory is the UK’s leading employment charity providing specialist employment support to Veterans who are wounded, injured or sick.    This is an exciting period of expansion as we move into the next phase of our veterans’ employability strategy, launch a new model for service delivery and begin working towards our centenary in 2022.

Our fundraising team has achieved great success in Trusts and Foundations fundraising, the next objective is to grow sustainable, unrestricted income and to diversify our fundraising portfolio to ensure stability and security for the future.

Reporting to the Senior Philanthropy Manager, this role will implement a strategy to deliver Individual Giving, to include cash appeals, regular giving and the development of a legacy fundraising strategy in the longer term. You will have proven experience of Individual Giving with a track record of achieving income targets and recruiting and managing new donors.

Benefits

The Poppy Factory aims to be an exemplar employer.  We provide competitive 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 more information and the full job description, please download the candidate 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 Sian Mexsom, Director of Fundraising.

Applications for this role will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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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.

Our Volunteer Tour Assistants support our Tour Guides during our busy Factory tours which are open to the general public. Visitor groups come from all walks of life- from adult social groups, to school groups and visitors with varying levels of disability. Our tours are very important as they help us to raise awareness about the unique history of The Poppy Factory as well as our life- changing work with disabled veterans. Tours run twice daily from Monday- Thursday at 10:30am and 1:15/ 2:00pm and consist of a 40 minute presentation and a 30 minute guided walking tour of our production area, followed by a brief spell in the gift shop on the till. We have also recently started running tours on Friday mornings. Main activities and tasks include:

  • Welcoming and managing visitor groups (35 max)
  • Providing refreshments
  • Answering visitor questions or directing questions to the Tour Guide
  • Helping in the shop including using the till and wrapping items for sale. What is the time commitment?
  • An initial meeting face to face to discuss your motivations, skills and experience will take place as part of the recruitment process W/C 2nd July.
  • Volunteers will need to be available to shadow our current Tour Assistants during tours from July onwards (joining tours that suit the volunteers availability) with the view to start volunteering independently alongside our Tour Guides from August onwards.
  • We ask volunteers to commit to a minimum of 2-3 tours per month.
  • Due to refurbishment we will be closing our tours in November 2018.

Where will I be based? This role is based at The Poppy Factory, 20 Petersham Road, Richmond, TW10 6UR 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
  • Flexible with hours and availability throughout the week
  • Competent at handling cash and giving change

What we offer:

  • An induction to volunteering at The Poppy Factory and the practical aspects of the Volunteer Tour Assistant Role (including till training)
  • Ongoing support from the Volunteers Manager and Tour Team
  • Reasonable out of pocket expenses in line with our Volunteer Expense Policy
  • Opportunity to be a part of a national charity including invitations to TPF Volunteer events, other social & information events and access to regular organisational updates

How to apply: To apply for this role please prepare your CV and a brief covering letter outlining any skills or experience that might be relevant. Click here to apply Closing Date: 5pm Wednesday 27th June For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Alice Barrett: 0208 939 1821 aliceb@poppyfactory.org We are committed to making every reasonable adjustment to the workplace or volunteering arrangements so as to accommodate people with disabilities