£48,102 - £52,310 dependent on experience
Full time, permanent
Established 70 years ago, Action4Youth is based in Aylesbury and is a charity operating across Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and beyond.
Our aim is to provide fun, often transformational experiences for all young people, whatever their background, ability or disability that not only challenge them but help and encourage them to grow as individuals, build personal confidence and set them new horizons from the perspective of what they can do rather than what they cant.
Its all about inspiring young people to become Inspiring Young People.
The organisation is currently in a period of ambitious growth as it increases its influence and reach. The role of Development Director will add energy, purpose and substance to the Senior Management Team as it pushes forward at an exciting time. This is an opportunity for someone with a can do attitude and a strong desire to make things happen.
As part of the Senior Management Team the Development Director will be responsible for leading a small team and its strategy. This is a hands on role.
The successful candidate will be a dynamic individual who has the vision to identify new opportunities to grow income, they will need to demonstrate:
Fundraising and commercial experience. They will need to provide evidence of successfully forming and delivering a fundraising strategy
A good working knowledge of all aspects of fundraising including corporate, community, trusts and foundations and ideally legacies.
The ability to network, build and manage high value relationships and form strategic corporate partnerships
The ability to motivate and inspire a team to achieve targets and deliver the strategy
Experience and confidence of managing multiple projects simultaneously
Excellent budget management skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
This role will offer an opportunity for the successful candidate to have a direct and tangible impact on the charity by strengthening and increasing our supporter base, expanding our income streams and improving awareness of the charity, helping us to continue to work with and support young people in Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and beyond.
If you are a senior manager with a really strong business and fundraising background and you are looking to progress your career to the next level or if you are an experienced Director who would like to make a real difference to the lives of young people we would love to hear from you.
The successful applicant will join a supportive, driven, committed team whose desire to achieve is matched by an intention to enjoy work on a day to day basis. The post will be based in an open plan office in Aylesbury and the new post holder should expect to enjoy being part of a collaborative, loud and energetic organisation.
Application is in the format of CV and Supporting Statement. The Supporting Statement should concentrate on the experience and knowledge requirements and be around 1,000 words maximum.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact:
Simon Lloyd, Director, NFP: firstname.lastname@example.org - 07961 988 523
Closing date: Friday 21 February 2020 at 5.00pm
First interviews: Wednesday 26 February 2020
Final interviews: Tuesday 3 March 2020
Previous applicants need not apply.