Conciliation Resources is an independent organisation working with people in conflict to prevent violence and build peace.  We currently have three vacancies and one trustee vacancy. 

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  • Chair of Trustees
  • International Women Mediators Network (iWoMeN) Programme Manager
  • International Women Mediators Network (iWoMeN) Programme Officer
  • Trusts and Grants Administration Officer

Chair of Trustees

  • Remuneration: The role of Chair is not accompanied by any financial remuneration, although expenses for travel may be claimed.
  • Location: Tufnell Park, London
  • Time commitment: 16-18 days per year
  • Responsible to: Board of Trustees
  • Responsible for: Line management of the Executive Director 
  • Closing date: 22 June 2018

We are currently seeking an outstanding individual to lead our Board of Trustees through our next phase of development. The current Chair, Rt Revd Peter Price, having come to the role from the House of Lords and a career in peacebuilding, is stepping down after five years in the role. This period has seen the organisation grow and develop the quality of its work. This is an exciting opportunity to lead the board of an ambitious and innovative UK charity with a global reach, working to provide practical support to help people affected by violent conflict.

The Chair will provide leadership and direction to the Board of Trustees, enabling them to fulfil their responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic development of the charity. Working with Trustees and external contacts to further Conciliation Resources’ success according to the articles, legal and regulatory guidelines and the Organisation’s Vision, Mission and Values. Working in partnership with the Executive Director to ensure that Trustees’ decisions are acted upon and the Charity is managed in an effective manner. 

  • Our new Chair will be a resilient, self-confident and self-aware individual. The Board seeks to maintain a balance of key skills, experience and knowledge in the following areas:
  • Experience of being part of an effective board (governance)
  • Experience representing an organisation to supporters and the general public
  • Experience building and maintaining high level political and organisational networks in the UK
  • An ability to both promote and embody the values of the organisation
  • Financial analysis and senior management experience
  • Access to / knowledge of potential donor- supporters
  • Knowledge and experience of human rights and/or humanitarian / international law
  • An academic background relevant to our work and/or appropriate regional experience
  • Background in / knowledge of diplomacy
  • Communications, media, marketing and/or public relations
  • Ability to support, challenge, act as professional mentor to the Executive Director

Upon receipt of your application you will be sent a link inviting you to respond to our diversity monitoring survey which is anonymous and forms no part of the selection process. Please see the appointment brief for full details on how to apply for this post. 

Downloads for this post: Appointment Brief 
 

International Women Mediators Network (iWoMeN) Programme Manager

  • Duration: Fixed term contract expiring 31 March 2020
  • Location: London-based with international travel
  • Salary: From £43,991.96 plus 9% employer pension contribution
  • 25 days annual leave + 3 Christmas office closure days + UK public holidays
  • Closing date: 17.00 pm (UK time) Sunday 3 June 2018.

We are seeking a motivated, inspiring and dedicated Programme Manager  to be based in Conciliation Resources’ London office to develop, manage and implement a programme of work that supports the establishment of a new international Women’s Mediation Network (iWoMeN). The Network will support women’s meaningful participation in community and multi-track mediation and peacebuilding efforts.

The postholder has primary responsibility for Conciliation Resources’ programme of work on the iWoMeN and its integration into relevant Conciliation Resources’ programmes. They will work with the Senior Advisor, Gender and Peacebuilding to support the key partnerships associated with management of this Programme. They will be Conciliation Resources’ main point of contact for the iWoMeN programme and have responsibility for programmatic, personnel and financial management.

We are interested in receiving applications from candidates who are able to clearly demonstrate:

  • Considerable practical international experience in designing and implementing gender and/or mediation, conflict transformation and peacebuilding interventions, including experience of working on a partnership basis.
  • Practical experience designing and co/facilitating training related to gender and/or mediation, conflict transformation and peacebuilding.
  • Significant project management experience, including planning, monitoring, budget development and oversight.
  • Experience of liaising closely with a government donor, including relationship management, programme development and narrative and budget reporting.
  • Practical experience of successfully implementing projects in difficult social and political situations or conflict contexts, and facilitation of training and dialogue.
  • Practical experience of successfully preparing and managing budgets of at least £100k per annum and of financial best practice.

Downloads for this post: Job Description/Candidate Information Form 1/ Candidate Statement Form 2

International Women Mediators Network (iWoMeN) Programme Officer

  • Duration: Fixed term contract expiring 31 March 2020
  • Location: London-based with international travel
  • Salary: From£28,910.69
  • 25 days annual leave + 3 Christmas office closure days + UK public holidays
  • Closing date: 17.00 pm (UK time) Sunday 3 June 2018.

We are seeking an organised, diligent and motivated Programme Officer to be based in Conciliation Resources’ London office to to provide administrative, logistical and research support to establishment of a new international Women Mediators Network (iWoMeN), as well as supporting cross-programme initiatives. The Network will support women’s meaningful participation in community and multi-track mediation and peacebuilding efforts.

The postholder is part of Conciliation Resources’ Programmes Team, which comprises eight geographical and two multi-country programmes, led by the Director of Programmes. The Programmes Officer provides programme-specific support to  delivery of the two-year Women’s Mediation Network program, under the supervision of the iWoMeN Programme Manager. They will work with the Senior Advisor, Gender and Peacebuilding to support the key partnerships associated with management of this Programme. The Programmes Officer may also support other cross-Programmes initiatives.

We are interested in receiving applications from candidates who are able to clearly demonstrate:

  • Good working knowledge of administrative and financial procedures as well as information management systems.
  • Knowledge of and interest in mediation, gender, conflict resolution, development issues or international relations.
  • Some knowledge of planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting concepts, tools and approaches in an organisational setting.
  • Good working knowledge of Office software packages, databases, email, internet and ideally some familiarity with Mac computers.

Experience of the following:

  • Supporting the management of a multi-stranded project.
  • Working in an administrative and support position to a team of people.
  • Supporting the management of UK-funded projects.
  • Working with databases, handling diverse sources of information and maintaining accessible filing systems.
  • Working on multiple activities across a number of teams.
  • Supporting monitoring, evaluation and reporting of projects.
  • Revising and contributing to the drafting of substantive reports.
  • Undertaking supervised research work.
  • Working in a multi-cultural environment.

Downloads for this post: Job Description/Candidate Information Form 1/ Candidate Statement Form 2

Trusts and Grants Administration Officer

  • Duration: 12 month fixed term contract
  • Location: Based in our North London Office
  • Salary: From £28,910.69 plus 9% employer pension contribution
  • 25 days annual leave + 3 Christmas office closure days + UK public holidays
  • Closing date: 9:00 am (UK time) 30 May 2018

We are seeking an organised, professional and conscientious Trusts and Grants Administration Officer to contribute to the effective implementation of Conciliation Resources’ fundraising strategy, coordinating elements of Conciliation Resources’ donor diversification strategy, by initiating opportunities for increased trust and foundational giving as well as providing general grants administration.

The post-holder has primary responsibility for researching and approaching new trusts and foundations in support of programmatic and cross-organisational work.  They will support the strengthening of our existing funding relationships with Trusts and Foundations and the development of new funding relationships with Trusts and Foundations (initially within the UK, but also within US and Europe). They may also support fundraising efforts from other sources, such as High Net Worth Individuals. 

We are interested in receiving applications from candidates who are able to clearly demonstrate:

  • Experience writing professional standard reports, applications or similar in any sector or industry, that require summarising of complex issues in a readable and engaging style
  • Experience of taking initiative and making decisions as part of a complex, varied and, at times, heavy workload
  • Excellent English verbal and writing skills (essential), with the ability to communicate and summarise complex information clearly and persuasively
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills, with the ability to work collaboratively
  • Strong organisational and planning skills with the ability to manage a varied workload and coordinate processes involving multiple people/teams
  • Strong conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good computer and IT skills, preferably in a Mac environment
  • Creative, flexible character and open to new ideas
  • Ability to speak and write in a second language such as French or Spanish (desirable)

Downloads for this post: Job Description/Candidate Information Form 1/ Candidate Statement Form 2