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Current vacancies

If you share our passion for making the efforts, energy and resources of charities have a greater impact, then this is the right place for you. Below are all our current opportunities for you to help us build a more effective charity sector. Please note: We reserve the right to close these vacancies prior to the application deadline once a sufficient number of applications have been received. 

JP:01 Junior Product Manager (Data)

Are you keen on helping the charity sector improve how it uses data? Are you as comfortable working with JSON and Excel as you are doing user research with practitioners in small organisations? Join our team, exploring how charities and their funders can best use data and digital to improve how they help people.

You’ll be part of a fun, values-driven team that brings together innovation and fundraising, work with charities and funders, and dreaming big while developing practical tools that people want to use.

Our organisation

NPC is the think tank and consultancy for the UK charity sector. We work to increase the positive impact of the sector, to improve people’s lives, make communities stronger and the planet healthier.

We help organisations improve what they do, we influence policy and sector behaviour, and we support innovation in the sector. By working across charities, funders and government, we have a unique perspective and influence, while our consultancy department works with leading organisations advancing great practice. As a hub for ideas, questions and debate, we have a lively work environment, and a supportive community of colleagues and collaborators.

The role

We are looking for someone who is passionate about the potential of data to drive social impact and committed to user-centred research and design to make that happen.

As a Junior Product Manager within the Innovation & Development Team you’ll work both on developing new and existing products to help charities and funders use data, and also contributing to NPC’s wider thinking, innovations and influencing work. Our innovation work involves talking to users to help develop ideas, crafting those ideas into compelling proposals, and then developing successful products working closely with users. As Junior Product Manager you’ll be working closely with the Digital Product Manager, working together on ideas and products, and developing your own products with their guidance and support.

The attributes we are looking for include:

  • A keen interest in how organisations can use data to improve
  • A passion for data, and skills to match including JSON and Excel
  • Experience developing data/digital products
  • Good research, analysis, and communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for user-centred approaches

The diversity of work and topics, autonomy, intellectual stimulation, and supportive culture makes this a special role. But we understand nobody has everything in the job description. What’s more important to us is a real enthusiasm for the job, and we are committed to supporting and developing you through informal and formal learning and training.

As an equal opportunity employer, we particularly welcome applications from disabled and ethnic minority candidates, groups currently underrepresented in our workforce.  We are open to applications from people looking to work part-time hours.

We are based in London and offer hybrid contracts (we expect staff to be in the office at least one day per week). We are open to applicants who wish to work on a part time basis, at least 30 hours per week.

Salary: £24,000 – £28,000 per annum, pro rata, dependent on experience. We also offer a range of competitive benefits including 25 days holiday pro-rata (not including bank holidays), paid study and voluntary leave, and an enhanced maternity package. Read more about our benefits.

If you’d like to speak with us about the role before applying, please email Kathryn.Dingle@thinkNPC.org

Take a look at the more detailed job description

You can read more about the role in the full job description

Apply by sending:

  • a cover letter that highlights the attributes that you believe that you would bring to this role.
  • your CV
  • a completed equal opportunities form

to recruitment@thinkNPC.org before the deadline of 12 noon Monday 19th September 2022 quoting Reference JP:01 in the subject line

If you’re interested in working for NPC, but not sure this is the role for you, please take a look at our other vacancies or get in touch.

Please note that we are unable to accept applications from those without the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we cannot offer sponsorship for applicants at this time. 

Trustee

In this, our 20th year, we are looking for 1-2 individuals passionate about maximising the social impact of philanthropists and the charity sector to join our board. Our Board of Trustees is critical to the future of NPC, shaping our ambitions and strategy. We have an experienced and committed board contributing a range of perspectives and expertise. We believe that bringing in people with different perspectives, different outlooks and different experiences will result in new ideas, robust debate, better decisions and, ultimately, better impact. We are particularly interested in applicants with experience of senior leadership in a consulting business and who ideally work outside of London. More generally we are looking for individuals who are:

  • Committed to our vision and mission.
  • Excellent communicators, able to represent us externally and enthuse others.
  • Analytical, with good independent judgment and willing to speak their mind.
  • Clear, creative and strategic with experience of successfully translating strategy into operations.
  • Willing to work as part of a team to ensure effective governance and management, understanding and accepting the role of a trustee, including the legal duties.

You can read more about the role in our full job description.

Apply on the Trustees Unlimited website.  The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Monday 10 October.  We will invite shortlisted candidates to meet representatives from our board and senior management team, either online or in person, in late October / November (depending on availability).  ​

Senior Communications Executive

NPC is recruiting for a Senior Communications Executive with a focus on resources and digital communications to join our busy and dynamic Think Tank and External Affairs team. 

NPC is the leading, independent think tank and consultancy for the UK social sector, working with charities, philanthropic funders and policymakers to achieve the greatest possible social impact for the people, places and causes that need it.  

About the role 

The Senior Communications Executive will support NPC’s resources, digital communications and brand. They will manage the production of publications, support on the implementation of the digital communications strategy including the blog, monthly newsletter and other communications and marketing materials. The role will also support on maintaining NPC’s brand. 

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrable interest in communications and marketing and have relevant experience in the field. You will have excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills, with experience of adapting content to different audiences. You will be skilled in balancing different tasks and competing deadlines. Whilst we don’t expect knowledge of all the digital packages we use, you must be able to pick up packages quickly. As a customer facing role you must have strong interpersonal skills and good customer service skills.  

We are based in London and offer hybrid contracts (we expect staff to be in the office at least one day per week).  

Salary: £28,000-34,000 per annum, pro rata, dependent on experience.  We also offer a range of competitive benefits including 25 days holiday pro-rata (plus 3 days between Christmas and New Year plus bank holidays), paid study and voluntary leave, and an enhanced maternity package.  

We are open to applications from candidates who want to work full time, part time, as part of a job share or a secondment. We also support flexible working.  

How to apply 

As an equal opportunity employer we particularly welcome applications from disabled and BAME candidates, groups currently underrepresented in our workforce. As part of the application process we ask that you complete an equal opportunities form. Information supplied will be treated in confidence. If you do not wish to complete the equal opportunities form, it will not influence your application in any way.   

You can read more about the role in our full job description.

To apply, please send:  

 

to recruitment@thinknpc.org by 12 noon on Monday 17 October. Your cover letter should provide evidence of meeting the key skills and competencies noted above and in the job description and will be used in the initial screening of your application. For support in completing your cover letter, please refer to our guidance. 

Please include the job reference SCE03 in the subject of your email.

If you require plain text versions of the job description or equal opportunities form please contact us. 

 

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