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2019/20 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING YEAR OPPORTUNITIES

at Cardiff University

at the University of Nottingham

JOBS

Invitation to Quote

We are looking for an external, professional consultant to facilitate and work with the staff and Trustees of the Frozen Ark to develop:

  • Clarity for the organisation and its network of partners to bring clarity to the organisation
  • A business plan which will:
  1. Restate our vision o identify areas of existing activity to further develop as well as potential new areas of activity o incorporate the Fundraising strategy and further develop it as required to meet any new identified activities or goals
  2. Identify work priorities
  3. Set financial targets and risk assessments against the achievement of the plans
  • Undertake a governance review of the current Frozen Ark Trustees, Staff and UK Partner Board members, in order to identify current skills and future skill requirements within the organisation that will be needed to fulfill the business plans.
  • Carry out a skills audit in order to identify current skills and future skill requirements within the organisation that will be needed to fulfill the business plans
  • Identify any training requirements for Staff and Trustees
  • Developing income generation – Explore trading/business activity
  • Developing some proposals for income generation with realistic costings included
  • The work must take into consideration all current legislation which would affect the project, including Health and Safety, Environmental Health, Licensing regulations, Disability Discrimination.

For detailed information and how to submit your proposal please download the full Invitation to Quote.

TESTIMONIALS

ANDREW BEAZER (University of Bath, Professional Training Year student at Frozen Ark 2017-2018).

"Spending my placement year with the Frozen Ark Project was an incredibly formative experience for me. I was given the opportunity to plan and carry out my own research project, which is an opportunity not many undergraduate students get, and I was tasked with learning the software that would be used by the charity to create its database. My experiences over the year have put me in an incredibly strong position for my final year. I had an amazing year with an amazing group of people."

LAURIE FABIAN (University of Bath, Professional Training Year student at Frozen Ark 2017-2018).

"Working with the Frozen Ark Project on my placement year was an invaluable experience. I was able to gain exposure to both lab and office work, which allowed me to develop and apply my knowledge and understanding of different fields of Biology in a practical setting. Designing and completing my research project (among other opportunities) has been a brilliant experience, setting me in good stead for my final year. It was great to be one of the first undergraduate placement students working with the Frozen Ark Project, I look forward to seeing their progress in years to come!"

DR JOSIE D'URBAN JACKSON (University of Bath and Cardiff University, NERC GW4+ PhD secondment student at Frozen Ark 2017-2018)

"I joined The Frozen Ark team in 2017 during an exciting period of the charity’s development and got stuck into a variety of projects. My main task was to organise the Zoological Society of London’s frozen collection, but I was also involved with analysing a national survey of biobanks and public outreach events. As well as learning a huge amount about biobanking itself, it was a wonderful experience to work with such dedicated staff and partners. I have been spreading the word of the Frozen Ark ever since!"

PAST OPPORTUNITIES

FUNDRAISING DEVELOPMENT OFFICER: Closing date: 19/12/2018

The Frozen Ark Project seeks an outstanding individual for the exciting new position of Fundraising Development Officer. The post holder will play a pivotal role within the project and will work in close partnership with the Frozen Ark Interim Director and Project officer and report back to the board of Trustees, in addition to liaising with a wide range of external organisations.

The Frozen Ark is a registered charity based at the University of Nottingham, whose mission is to safeguard the genetic material of animal species facing extinction for the benefit of conservation and for future generations, by providing infrastructure, expertise, partnership and coordination for endangered animal biobanking.

The main focus of the role is to raise significant funds, which are vital to the continued functioning of the charity, and to help the project reach its proposed targets. Applicants should have demonstrable track record in trust/foundation, major donor and/or corporate fundraising, a general understanding of science and research, and good writing, communication and interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate will also be passionate about the project and its goals and eager to investigate new fundraising strategies including in collaboration with other team members. Applicants can be required to travel as part of the role, which will include meeting potential donors. Position will be based at the University of Nottingham but there is flexibility for home-based work.

This post is part-time (75% FTE = 21 hours a week), available immediately and fixed term for 18 months. This is a Heritage Lottery Funded post. Salary: £23,751 (total for the 18 month period)

Date post advertised: 19/11.2018

Closing date: 19/12/2018

Interview Date:  To be arranged

Start Date:  Early January

The Frozen Ark Project reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

The Frozen Ark Project is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity. Our inclusive environment welcomes applications from talented people from diverse backgrounds.

Please see here for the full job description and person specification.

PROJECT OFFICER: Closing date: 9/01/2019

The Frozen Ark Project seeks an outstanding individual for the exciting new position of Project Officer to assist with Resilient Heritage Lottery funded development of a UK National Archive for DNA and tissues of endangered and threatened species. The post holder will play a pivotal role within the project and will work in close partnership with the Frozen Ark Interim Director and the Frozen Ark team, reporting back to the board of Trustees in addition to liaising with a wide range of external organisations.

The Frozen Ark is a registered charity based at the University of Nottingham, whose mission is to safeguard the genetic material of animal species facing extinction for the benefit of conservation and for future generations, by providing infrastructure, expertise, partnership and coordination for endangered animal biobanking.

The main focus of the role, with the assistance of external consultants, is in the development of business plans to provide strategic direction and clarity for the organisation and its partners and to establish and implement communications and engagement plans to significantly enhance the way the Frozen Ark presents itself to, and is perceived by the public, partner organisations, stakeholders, funders and the academic community by identifying public engagement strategies and building and developing a visual identity and key messages which are vital to the continued functioning of the charity, and to help the project reach its proposed targets. The role will also involve carrying out a skills audit to harness existing skills within the organisation. The post holder will also be responsible for developing activity plans and setting up and managing evaluation processes. Applicants should have demonstrable track record in communications and public engagement, business planning and training and development of staff but also good writing, communication and interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate will also be passionate about the project and its goals, must be able to learn and work independently, yet collaborate effectively with other team members, and eager to investigate and propose new strategies for communicating and engaging with partners and audiences. Applicants can be required to travel as part of the role. The position will be based at the University of Nottingham.

This post is part-time (75% FTE = 21 hours a week), available immediately and fixed term for 18 months. The total salary (over 18 months) is £25,480

Date post advertised: 10/12/2018

Closing date: 9/01/2019

Interview Date: To be arranged

Start Date: Early February

The Frozen Ark Project reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

The Frozen Ark Project is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity. Our inclusive environment welcomes applications from talented people from diverse backgrounds.

Please see here for the full job description and person specification.