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Current job opportunities at the IJF can be found below...


Head of Operations 


Salary £50 - £65K per annum

Our mission is to provide appropriate support, in a prompt and sympathetic manner to jockeys past or present who are injured or in need. The fund has grown in the last few years which has enabled us to widen the support we are able to offer to our beneficiaries.

The successful candidate for this new role will have the opportunity to provide strategic and operational input including defining a compelling Welfare strategy for the fund. They will play a key role in the development of our Welfare service, working closely with our clinical and rehab teams and leading our team of committed Almoners.

The role will assume responsibility for the efficient running of our 3 rehabilitation centres in Malton, Lambourn and Newmarket. The successful candidate will need to be based within a 1.5-hour commute of the Newmarket office.

Purpose
Reporting into the CEO and working as part of the senior management team to assume responsibility for the efficient running of all welfare and operational services including a team of Almoners and 3 Rehab Centres.

The Head of Operations will be responsible for defining the welfare strategy for the IJF for the short, medium and long term. The role will be integral in taking the lead in implementing frameworks and structure to work within, driving consistency and monitoring compliance across all areas of responsibility
The Head of Operations will support the implementation of strong operational process and procedures to aid connectivity between departments and to enable the fund to ensure a seamless service is delivered.

Responsibilities
• Define and implement an appropriate welfare strategy for the next 3 – 5 years including service levels to active and non-active beneficiaries
• Manage and support the team of Almoners, ensuring consistency across the service provided to our beneficiaries
• Review the existing welfare offering to beneficiaries, proposing and implementing new ways to support
• Implement befitting reporting mechanisms to ensure an up to date view of beneficiary information at any one time
• Develop, implement and review operational policies and procedures
• Work with the Clinical team to determine the links between welfare and clinical and develop the associate working practices to ensure a seamless interaction between the two
• Develop a plan to improve the connectivity between Almoners & Rehab Centres including clear agendas for tether days
• Support Operational management of all IJF Rehab Centres (Jack Berry House/Oaksey House/POSH) and its infrastructure (excluding finance & IT)
• Liaise and build on external partnerships with associations including Racing Welfare, British Horseracing Association & Professional Jockeys Association
• Project management of all new infrastructure developments
• Ownership for business continuity processes
• Lead on ongoing improvements to the cost and quality of the operational services
• Work with the CEO to prepare and update appropriate risk assessments in relation to the Almoner role
• Create an Almoner toolkit and associated training package to aid in future onboarding
• Be responsible for individual development plans and succession planning within the team
Person Specification
• Experience of managing operational services within a welfare or service provision
• Experience of turning strategic vision into reality
• Proven understanding of the welfare sector including regulatory requirements
• Strong experience of implementing process and structure that supports connectivity and scalability
• Strong project management skills with the ability to multitask and handle competing priorities
• Demonstrable experience of leading and managing multi-disciplinary teams
• Excellent verbal, written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
• Strong influencing skills, able to work intuitively
• Excellent organisational skills and initiative and a strong sense of responsibility
• Excellent numerical and IT skills, particularly systems and databases
The Injured Jockeys Fund is an equal opportunities employer. We take the safeguarding of our beneficiaries very seriously therefore an enhanced DBS check will be required along with two references prior to appointment.
Application forms can be requested from:  Carol.Bramhill@ijf.org.uk  or downloaded here  and must be submitted by midday on Monday 20th April 2020.  No Agencies

Management Accountant 


The Injured Jockeys Fund require a full time, experienced Management Accountant to join the existing finance team at Peter O’Sullevan House in Newmarket. Our mission is to provide appropriate support, in a prompt and sympathetic manner to jockeys past or present who are injured or in need. 
The main function of this role is to produce the monthly management accounts, variance analysis and year end reconciliations. Flexible working hours will be considered.

Candidates should have the following attributes;
Hold a recognised professional accounting qualification or working towards one. For example:-

AAT (Accounting Technician)
CIMA (Cost & Management Accountant)
ACCA ( Certified Chartered Accountant)

The ability to manage and motivate a team.
Exceptional communication skills, particularly attuned to working well with non- finance professionals and volunteers.
Good analytical skills.
Good computer skills in particular Microsoft Excel.
Empathy with the charitable sector is essential.
Knowledge of IRIS exchequer would be an advantage.
Used to providing accurate and timely information to a high standard.
Experience and understanding of charity accounts and charity legislation would be an advantage.
An interest in horseracing is an advantage.
The Injured Jockeys Fund is an equal opportunities employer. We take the safeguarding of our beneficiaries very seriously therefore an enhanced DBS check will be required along with two references prior to appointment.
Application forms can be requested from:  siobhan.watson@ijf.org.uk  or downloaded here  and must be submitted by midday on Monday 9th March 2020.  No Agencies

 

 

 

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