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Experience of leading a major capital appeal?

Tenacious and highly motivated fundraiser with highly developed interpersonal skills?

You possess a can-do attitude and meeting ambitious targets motivates you?

And you are also a confident communicator and impactful storyteller?

UK Youth have a perfect exciting opportunity for you!

We are in a search for a Head of Avon Tyrrell Capital Appeal that will be responsible for planning, managing, implementing and delivering a new capital fundraising appeal for Avon Tyrrell, UK Youth’s outdoor learning centre. 

This is an exciting and busy time to be joining UK Youth as we develop and implement the strategic plans for our next chapter. A key part of our new strategy is the investment in outdoor learning and the development of Avon Tyrrell, our outdoor learning centre in the New Forest, Hampshire.

It is envisaged that this will be a 3-year project and is therefore being recruited on a fixed term contract basis.

Responsibilities will include: development of the appeal fundraising strategy, ensuring alignment with UK Youth Income Generation Strategy and realisation of the income generation targets; and supporting the finalisation of the development plans involving internal and external stakeholder engagement and consultation with relevant experts. We estimate the campaign will need to raise between £3-5m, including a new purpose-built learning centre and restoration of Avon Tyrrell House and Grounds.

In this senior fundraising role, you will work closely with the External Relations and Avon Tyrrell teams to develop and launch a new capital fundraising appeal.

Avon Tyrrell has a 100-bed dormitory-style Grade I listed Calendar House, Grade II* Coach House and Grade II grounds.  With over 39,000 visitors each year the site is in need of urgent repair and investment to ensure we can continue to support young people now and in the future.

Who we are?

UK Youth is a leading charity that exists to ensure all young people are equipped to thrive and

empowered to contribute at every stage of their lives. We work with others to ensure that the youth sector is strengthened, supported, and that provision is youth-led, evidence-informed and delivers high-quality outcomes.

UK Youth plays a unique role in addressing; the lack of investment in the youth sector, the lack of crosssector understanding in how youth work makes a difference and the limited opportunities to embed effective solutions. These factors lead to mass inequality of access to youth services for young people. To find more about us and how we make an impact, please visit UK Youth Website.

Why work at UK Youth?

We are a value-based, passionate and committed organisation offering a friendly working environment with lots of opportunities for professional development and socialising (even whilst we are all working remotely!) from lunch and learn sessions, staff quizzes to virtual coffee meet ups.

UK Youth prides itself on being an Equal Opportunity employer and we would particularly welcome applications for this role from those who identify under one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010, which include race, age, disability, gender, religion or belief, and sexual orientation.

We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and are committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Our selection procedures ensure that people are treated on the basis of their relevant merits, experience, skills and abilities and that no individual receives more or less favourable treatment. We can offer flexibility through the interview process and endeavour to accommodate the candidate’s needs.

What we can offer you?

We offer a competitive range of benefits, good work/life balance, excellent learning and development opportunities and vibrant organisational culture.

How to Apply?

If you would like to be considered for this fantastic opportunity, please send a CV together with a one-page supporting statement to hr@ukyouth.org.

For the full job description, click here.

As this role involves working in a regulated environment with young people, any offer will be conditional to satisfactory background checks which include criminal record check and employment reference.

As part of the recruitment process UK Youth will be gathering and uses certain information about you. For further information regarding this please review our Data Protection Privacy Notice which explains what data of yours we process and how we use it.

Working at UK Youth is so rewarding – taking your own ideas from conception to delivery, and seeing tangible results and the impact they have on young people is priceless.

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