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Human Resources Manager - UK

Type of role
Location United Kingdom
Salary GBP 41,000
Contract type Permanent
Full Time 35 hours per week
Application Closing Date
Interview date TBD
Start date April 2022

VSO is the world’s leading international development charity that works through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone. At VSO we pride ourselves on doing development differently. We fight poverty not by sending aid, but by working through volunteers and partners to create long-lasting change in some of the world’s poorest regions. We bring key stakeholders together to co-ordinate collective action, from local organisations to national governments. Our programmes in Africa and Asia focus on health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience, peace building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change that will improve the lives of generations to come.

Role overview

Are you passionate about creating a fair world for everyone? As a Human Resources Manager you will be at the heart of building a strong and innovative VSO team. You will be responsible for providing HR advice, guidance and administrative support for the full spectrum of HR activity for all our employees based in the UK. It is an exciting time to join VSO and it will be a great new step in the HR career you’ve been looking for.

Skills, qualifications and experience

This role will suit candidates with generalist HR experience, particularly those with experience in global organizations. You should be proficient at prioritizing and managing multiple activities, with great attention to detail as well as have excellent communications skills.

We are looking for someone with strong relationship-building and interpersonal skills to interact with all levels of staff. Have experience in facilitating change and engaging people. Previous experience in coaching managers and managing recruitment and induction. Current knowledge of UK employment law and best practice, ability to use HR software and understanding of common UK compensation and benefits. To learn more about the role, read the detailed job description.

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

(JOB0126202) VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

Once you’re ready to apply, click on ‘make an application’ below to complete the online form.

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VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy (PDF).

Infrastructure Analyst

Type of role
Location United Kingdom
Salary Competitive salary and benefits
Contract type Fixed Term
Contract length 13 months
Full Time 35 hours per week
Application Closing Date
Interview date January to February
Start date As soon as possible

VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

Role overview

As a member of the Infrastructure Team you will support, maintain and develop VSO's IT infrastructure across 20+ sites worldwide. You will work on design and specifications for new systems, provide 3rd line technical support and administer IT systems across our global footprint. As VSO continues with its strategy to move all services to the cloud, you will play a key role in decommissioning legacy servers and building new services in Azure..

You will support the Global IT Operations Manager to achieve the highest standards of information security across VSO’s network, through the identification and remediation of data security and information protection risks across the organisation.

This role is based out of our UK office in Kingston upon Thames, but you will be able to work remotely from any UK based location, with the need for periodic visits to the Kingston office.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Applicants should have the following skills/experience:

Experience of supporting and developing a Microsoft Windows 10 estate and maintaining and extending systems including Windows Server, Active Directory & AzureAD, and Azure Compute platforms. Experience with Office365, Windows Modern Deployment mechanisms, and Intune will be an advantage, as well as in-depth knowledge of L2/L3 networking, in particular experience with the Meraki ecosystem.

We are currently undertaking a significant systems modernisation programme, and we are looking for an engineer with an enthusiastic & self-starting approach to building new systems and developing their knowledge. Experience of Microsoft Azure, Intune and EMS deployment are essential in this role.

Competencies and Behaviours

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

Unfortunately we are unable to provide sponsorship for this position, so please ensure you have the right to work in one of the locations mentioned above before you apply.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

Once you’re ready to apply, click on ‘make an application’ below to complete the online form.

Make an application

VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy (PDF).

Global - Head of Finance Operations

Type of role
Location United Kingdom
Salary Competitive - local benchmark
Contract type Permanent
Full Time 35 hours per week
Application Closing Date
Interview date Early February 2022
Start date ASAP

VSO is the world’s leading international development charity that works through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone. At VSO we pride ourselves on doing development differently. We fight poverty not by sending aid, but by working through volunteers and partners to create long-lasting change in some of the world’s poorest regions. We bring key stakeholders together to co-ordinate collective action, from local organisations to national governments. Our programmes in Africa and Asia focus on health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience, peace building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change that will improve the lives of generations to come.

Role overview

Heading the Finance Operations Team, you will deliver effective and user-focused financial services including treasury, payroll, budgeting and forecasting and financial systems. You will lead the production of the annual report and statutory accounts, develop a strong financial control environment, and drive compliance with statutory reporting and tax requirements across the 20 countries we work in.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Finance and Corporate Services, you will work closely with senior managers across the organisation and with the Audit and Risk Committee.

Skills, qualifications and experience

The ideal candidate will be a fully qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or equivalent) with in-depth knowledge and experience of the UK charity accounting standards and compliance framework. You will also bring significant experience and a track record of financial leadership and planning to deliver an effective, user-driven finance operations in a large international organisation. You will be passionate about improving systems, processes and controls to drive effectiveness and accountability. You will be able to think strategically while enjoying a hands-on role. As an experienced leader, you will be effective at developing strong relationships with teams across the organisation.

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce. We also offer a range of benefits, including;
• Opportunities for flexible working and working from home
• Generous annual leave of 37 days (inclusive of public holidays)
• Employee and Volunteer Assistance Programme
• Opportunities for professional development, including a range of online self-study modules, coaching and workshops

We are unable to provide sponsorship for this position, so please ensure that you have the right to work in the UK or Kenya before you apply.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

Once you’re ready to apply, click on ‘make an application’ below to complete the online form.

Make an application

VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy (PDF).

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