Head of Development

Chelmsford, Essex
Circa £45,000 plus benefits
04 Oct 2018
29 Oct 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

We are looking for a dynamic Head of Development with the passion and commitment to make a difference to the lives of local people in Essex, by increasing philanthropic giving to support local charities and voluntary organisations.  

With responsibility for income generation, you will devise and implement a development strategy that will generate new business and new contacts.  You will have a strong track record of achievement gained at a management level in either fundraising, sales, marketing, finance or business development.  In addition, you will have first class relationship-building and interpersonal skills, with the capability to be recognised as a trusted adviser across a range of sectors and communities.  

Essex Community Foundation’s is the second largest community foundation in the UK and currently manages over £43 million of endowed funds.  As the leading funder in Essex, we have distributed over £33 million in grants to local voluntary and community organisations.  In the past 10 years our endowed funds have grown by 280% and we have ambitions to continue our growth so that we can provide more support to local communities.

We are looking for someone who will bring energy, tenacity and drive to build on and grow our success.  In return, this role offers an unrivalled opportunity to join a highly regarded and reputable organisation that helps to improve the lives of local people.


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