Head of Development

UK Youth is one of the largest youth charities in the UK, with a reach of over 700,000 young people every year and a strong portfolio of national programmes in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. We work with a range of high profile partners including; Lloyds Bank, Global Music, The Big Lottery Fund, Sport England, UPS, Microsoft and Starbucks and are seeking a Head of Development to join our team. 

The successful applicant will have an impeccable track record of developing and nurturing relationships with external organisations, stakeholders and funders, and you will use this expertise to enhance UK Youth’s influence, reputation and profile, and to grow and diversify income streams.

You will be ambitious, results driven and unfazed by high-level targets. You will be a skilled manager, negotiator and presenter.  Your outstanding communication skills will be essential to building strong relationships and collaborating across the organisation to understand UK Youth’s work and identify opportunities that support our charitable, strategic and business goals. 

You will be able to prioritise and make decisions, work autonomously and to tight deadlines. You will be resilient and comfortable working under pressure. You will be meticulously organised and able to assimilate information quickly, think logically and execute everything you do with an eye for detail. 

In return for your expertise, experience, initiative and drive, we can offer a friendly, supportive, dynamic environment and genuinely interesting work within a growing charity that has a proud 105 history and an exciting future. 

Salary:                  £40,000 - £50,000 (commensurate with experience)

Location:             London

Benefits:             Pension, generous holiday allowance & life insurance

Closing Date:      4 July 2016 – 10am

To apply for this position please send an up to date CV together with a two page covering letter to hr@ukyouth.org.  Please ensure your application covers the key requirements for the role.

Please download the appointment brief for full details of the role, person specification and what we do.  You are also invited to complete and return the diversity monitoring form. The information on the form will be treated as confidential, and used for statistical purposes. The form will not be treated as part of the application.

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