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Working at the Start Network is an opportunity and a challenge to change the way we do things in the humanitarian sector. 

 

The Start Network’s principles set out the behaviours expected from our staff and member organisations as their contribution to the Start Network vision.

We put people first: the communities we serve come first in our decision-making and programming.

We are brave: we have great ambition and are willing to explore new things and are willing to take risks to achieve it.

We operate collectively: we leverage the value of working as a network, sharing risk and resources and learning together.

We are inclusive: we see the value in diverse perspectives and work to remove the barriers that prevent voices from being heard.

We are open: we work transparently and with integrity, building mutual trust in all levels of our work, from governance to programming.

 

 

Please refer to our privacy policy including our candidate privacy notice regarding treatment of your data.

The Start Network is a newly created independent charity as of May 2019. We also work with Save the Children UK, which manages a number of our programmes. Some of our roles adverstised below, may redirect you to the Save the Children website to the relevant application page.

 

  • CONSULTANT: LEARNING REPORT ON SYSTEMS CHANGE

In pursuit of our commitment to localisation, the Start Network has initiated several processes that fundamentally change the structure and profile of the Network and the way we operate. One major change is creating a system with lower barriers to entry, to enable local organisations to access funds directly, giving them greater agency and power in determining humanitarian responses. Our new vetting framework also aims to reduce the duplication caused by numerous due diligence requirements. In this work Start Network is aiming to bring about systems change and this has far-reaching implications for our members, donors and partners, and the wider humanitarian sector. We are seeking a consultant to develop a Learning Report documenting and reflecting on the experience of key stakeholders as we progress.  

Closing date: 2 August 2019

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  • Executive Assistant to CEO and CFOO

We are seeking an Executive Assistant to the CEO and CFOO. The role will be based in our central London office in Holborn. This role will provide comprehensive support for the Start Network CEO and CFOO, who hold responsibility for running the newly created charity. This will include diary and inbox management, as well as administrative support to the Executive Team.

Salary circa £28,000 pa

Read the job description

How to apply

Applications are by email and should include the following attachments in Word:

- CV including the names, roles, relationship to you and full contact details for two references and an indication whether these references can be contacted prior to interview

- Letter of motivation (no more than 2 A4 pages)

- Completed Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

Please note that we are only able to contact candidates shortlisted for interview. No agencies please.

Please send completed applications to buzzacottprod@service-now.com.

Closing date: 15 July 2019 and interviews will be held on a rolling basis.

Please note that you must have the right to work in the UK to apply for this role. Any offer of employment is subject to relevant checks.

  • Head of Funds - Start Programmes

Do you want to be part of a collective effort to change and improve the humanitarian system, while delivering impactful humanitarian responses? Join Save the Children as Head of Start Funds (Start Programmes) and oversee all existing fund management and future funding that may come via Save the Children on behalf of the Start Network.

As Head of Start Funds, you will work with colleagues within both SCUK (Save the Children UK) and the Start Network to maintain and build relationships with Start Fund donors. You will lead the Start Funds team and ensure strong relationships between the Start Network Platform and SCUK. You will also review the funds’ performance on a regular basis and oversee adaptations in the Start Funds management procedures. In addition you will:

  • Contribute to the Start Network Executive Team
  • Represent the Start Funds externally to promote their value and impact
  • Be accountable for all reporting to donors across all Funds
  • Seek out traditional and non-traditional donors and partners
  • Ensure long term sustainability of the Start Funds, including exploration of alternative approaches to financing, compliance and delivery mechanisms.

To be successful you will be an effective and confident leader with experience working in dynamic and frequently changing environments. You will have significant experience in managing large and complex programmes and a strong understanding and knowledge of international humanitarian programmes quality standards. You will have experience in UK and international humanitarian systems and emergency response operations, as well as project management and financial management skills. In addition you will have:

  • Experience in planning and implementation of strategy across multiple teams in a relevant sector
  • Experience in developing forward looking strategy in a changing environment and non-traditional settings
  • Demonstrable experience of collaboration, including forging and maintaining effective relationships and partnerships
  • Experiences of internal and external representation to donors, governments and other NGOS
  • The ability to prioritise work across teams, be an effective team leader and enable team members to work independently
  • A post-graduate degree in a relevant subject.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

Closing date: 29th July 2019

For more information and to apply go to: https://jobs.savethechildren.org.uk/vacancy/head-of-funds---start-programmes-4696/4722/description/

 

Save the Children UK is committed to creating an inclusive working environment, promoting and providing equal opportunities in employment. To see our full statement please visit this link: https://jobs.savethechildren.org.uk/our-policies/diversity/

Save the Children UK has a comprehensive benefits package. To see our full offer please visit this link: https://jobs.savethechildren.org.uk/what-we-offer/

Interview expenses: Candidates should note that unfortunately it is not our policy to reimburse expenses accrued when attending interviews at Save the Children UK unless you are requested to attend an interview in an alternative location to where the role is based. 

Pre-employment Checks: Any Employment with Save the Children UK will be subject to the following checks prior to your start date:

a satisfactory police record check to include a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and/or an International Criminal Record Check (If applicable)
receipt of satisfactory references
proof of eligibility to work in the national location for this role

 

  • Consultancy: Development of learning framework Start Network Hubs

Start Network is looking for an experienced consultant to help develop an adaptive learning framework for a proof of concept phase for the Start Network’s transition to national/regional structures (so-called hubs).

It will be critical for us to generate learning and evidence of the system change impact of the hubs, at interim review/adaptation points as well as at the end of the proof of concept phase in June 2021.

Closing date is 1st August. 

Read further information regarding this consultancy.

  • Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser

We are seeking a Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser. The role will be based in our central London office in Holborn. This new role has been created to help to generate financial resources for the Start Network’s programmes from trusts and foundations. You will be responsible for carrying out prospect donor mapping, maintaining a fundraising pipeline, writing proposals, strengthening relationships, and pitching to donors.

Read the job description

How to apply

Applications are by email and should include the following attachments in Word:

- CV including the names, roles, relationship to you and full contact details for two references and an indication whether these references can be contacted prior to interview

- Letter of motivation (no more than 2 A4 pages)

- Completed Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

Please note that we are only able to contact candidates shortlisted for interview. No agencies please.

Please send completed applications to buzzacottprod@service-now.com.

Closing date: 14th July 2019 Interviews: likely to be held late July 2019

Please note that you must have the right to work in the UK to apply for this role. Any offer of employment is subject to relevant checks.

  • Treasurer

The Start Network is seeking a new Treasurer to join its Board of Trustees, with the ability to dedicate time to manage a newly independent organisation; the energy to play a key role in decision making around the network’s growth and strategic direction; and the diversity and skills to ensure governance excellence.

The Treasurer will be recruited specifically for demonstrated high-level experience in corporate finance, accounting and treasury operations. This is a voluntary role, and the successful candidate will also be expected to Chair the Start Network’s Finance & Audit Committee. We prefer that the Treasurer is based in the United Kingdom.

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Closing date: 12 May 2019

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