Development Director

South West London
£40,000 per annum (pro rata if part time)
03 May 2018
20 May 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

We take sides. Both sides.

CHIPS helps bring about peace in conflicting communities both overseas and in the UK. Importantly, CHIPS only goes where it is invited.

This is a new and pivotal role.

CHIPS helps to build sustainable futures free from violence and division. It works by living at the heart of tension in order to understand and experience each sides’ situation, and are thus able to work alongside and empower people to bring about real change and irreversible peace. We know that the way we work has a profound and lasting effect on the communities we serve and we want to be able to spread our methods of practical peace-making even further.

Although we have been in existence for some 50 years we need to be a sustainable, stable and growing organisation. This is where you come in…

This new Development Director position is a key role at CHIPS. Specifically you will play a leadership role in developing the fundraising, marketing and communications strategy to enable growth and maximise the impact of our peace-making work around the world, as well as taking on the operational functions: finances, income generation, governance, personnel and administration.

Working closely with the Programmes Director and the Board of Trustees you will implement the charity’s overall strategy and work towards making the peace-making vision of CHIPS a reality.

We are looking for someone who is a practising Christian and who is committed, focussed and skilled; an all-rounder in terms of keeping the ‘house’ in order as well as being proactive in terms of profile raising and securing funding.   

This post has a Genuine Occupational Requirement for the successful candidate to be a Christian as defined under the Equality Act 2010.

This is not just any job – we need you to care about what CHIPS does and therefore be able to roll up your sleeves and get involved with the day-to-day running of the organisation as well as be able to work at a strategic level in order to effect change.

“Making it happen” is critical in helping us to strengthen our organisation and make it known, so we can achieve our aim to bring more communities into greater harmony with each other.

If you think you have what it takes to help us help others in the pursuit of peace please get in touch.

We cannot tell you enough just how excited we are about entering into a new phase of development – join us.

How to apply

Application is by CV and a Statement (maximum 1,000 words) which should concentrate on how you meet the experience and knowledge requirements.

Closing date: Midnight Sunday 20th May 2018

Selection process and timescales

First interview with NFP Monday 4th June 2018

Final interview with members of the Board of Trustees will be held week commencing Monday 11th June 2018 (TBC)

Applicants will have the opportunity to meet and speak with the Director of Programmes during the process.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact our strategic partner, NFP Consulting, who are managing this campaign on our behalf:

Shivani Smith, Principal Consultant on 07985 712 387 or email


Please let us know if you have any special requirements which we might need to consider in relation to the selection process or to attending interview. Any requests will not affect your equal opportunity in the selection process.


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