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Director of Development

Royal Osteoporosis Society
Bath, with remote working
up to £90,000
Closing date
16 Nov 2020

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Fundraising, Senior Management, Community Fundraising, Corporate Fundraising, Events Fundraising, Major Donor/ Gifts, Legacies Fundraising
Health & Medical
Full Time
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More than three million people in the UK are estimated to have osteoporosis. The impact on their lives is huge. It has been calculated that every minute, someone in the UK suffers a broken bone through a fragility fracture. As the only UK charity dedicated to ending the pain and suffering caused by osteoporosis, the Royal Osteoporosis Society has been making a real difference to people living with osteoporosis for more than 30 years.

We help the nation look after its bones and appreciate the importance of bone health for everybody. For those who develop osteoporosis, we are here to help them live well.  With our recently acquired Royal title and new strategy, we want to deliver a step change in our reach across the country.

In common with other charities, the impact of the Covid-19 downturn has been challenging. However, we have taken swift action to address the current challenges and are confident that the charity now has the resilience and resources necessary to grow and develop through any future uncertainty.  This has included successfully bidding for Government investment in our services, while widening our reach into new funding partnerships.

In the newly-created role of Director of Development, you will report to the Chief Executive as a member of the charity’s Senior Management Team. You will be responsible for all aspects of income generation, working closely with the Chief Executive and Director of Finance & Resources to develop the organisational funding framework, leveraging commercial opportunities and building long-term sustainable income pipelines.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Leading our fundraising teams, generating income through individual giving, membership, legacies, community and events, corporate partnerships, trusts, and philanthropy
  • Developing initiatives to generate new income streams, including opportunities to monetise our brand, services, networks, building, and wider commercial potential
  • Leading our Volunteer team and developing an integrated volunteering strategy to support key activities and drive voluntary fundraising
  • Playing a visible role externally, engaging widely with stakeholders, high level donors, commercial partners, volunteers and ambassadors. 
  • Contributing fully to the leadership of the wider charity as part of a small executive team

The successful candidate will need extensive experience of fundraising and income generation within the charity sector. We are looking for a pro-active, energetic, and performance-driven leader who is excited about developing and delivering a strategy to financially underwrite our work. Our aspiration is to be at the forefront of progressive charity funding, supporter engagement and cross-sector partnerships. You will bring an understanding of emerging income and social investment activities, championing best practice and innovation.

This is a great opportunity to be part of an exciting new chapter at the Royal Osteoporosis Society, under a new leadership team, as we emerge from a period of restructuring and seek to scale up our services nationally.  If you are looking for a role where you can have a transformative impact on people’s lives and make a significant contribution to societal wellbeing, we hope you will apply. 

Our offices are based outside Bath, but we have a very flexible approach and this post can be based remotely although we would expect a weekly visit to the office in normal circumstances.

For a recruitment pack with further information, please contact James Stephens at Morgan Law Executive Recruitment by emailing Application is by CV and Supporting Statement which should be sent to

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