This is an exciting and busy time to be joining UK Youth as we head into year three of our strategy and transform the way we work to ensure all young people are equipped to thrive and empowered to contribute at every stage of their lives.
We have an exciting opportunity to introduce a new role focussing on securing Major Gifts Relationships. As the Major Gifts Officer you will work closely with the Engagement Team, the Avon Tyrrell Capital Appeal Board and senior staff to build and maximise our income from high-value relationships. You will lead the build of our pipeline of potential givers, donor prospecting and developing relations with high-net-worth individuals to secure gifts of £5,000+.
We have identified philanthropic fundraising as a key area of growth to help us reach our £20m income target by 2025. We are investing in our philanthropy fundraising and have created this exciting new role at a key moment before launching our £6.4m Capital Appeal, supporting the regeneration of our outdoor activity centre, Avon Tyrrell.
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 cross-sector 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.
We are a value-based, passionate and committed organisation offering a friendly working environment with lots of opportunities for professional development and socialising (even for those working remotely!) from lunch and learn sessions, staff quizzes, to virtual coffee meet ups, community groups, and all staff away days.
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. 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 welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in our organisation, including Black, Asian, minority ethnic groups, LGBTQIA+ and persons with disabilities. We are also currently underrepresented by men and so are seeking applications from different backgrounds, cultures, age, experience and identity to bring a wide range of experience, ideas, views and insights to UK Youth.
We offer a competitive range of benefits, good work/life balance, excellent learning and development opportunities and vibrant organisational culture.
If you would like to be considered for this fantastic opportunity, please read the job description and complete an application via our non biased, inclusive and anonymised recruitment system (provided by Applied).
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 rewarding and friendly. HR even organised virtual workshops to help with staff wellbeing throughout the pandemic.”Eleanor, Digital Marketing Executive