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Head of External Relations

NFP People
£40000 - £450000 Per Annum
Closing date
9 Feb 2021
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Head of External Relations

We have an exciting new role for an experienced leader to drive the external marketing communications and income generation for a new division within the charity.

Position: Head of External Relations

Location: Flexible as homeworking supported

Salary: Circa £40 - 45k dependent on experience

Hours: Full-time

Duration: 12 months Fixed Term Contract (becoming permanent if funding allows)

Benefits: 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays and 5% Employer pension contribution

Closing Date: 9th February 2021

Final Interview Date: 15th and 16th February 2021

About the Role

There is a great deal of untapped potential for a proactive leader to unlock and the case for support has never been stronger. The charity has a high-profile patron, highly active trustees, dedicated staff and a newly appointed CEO who is passionate about education and the development of young people.

This new, senior role brings together external relations and income generation and is an amazing opportunity for someone to build on a strong existing portfolio with an excellent team. In particular, the Head of External Relations will be responsible for an integrated External Relations Strategy and its operational delivery that includes:


  • Marketing, profile raising and public relations (on and offline)
  • Income generation (Local Authority level, fundraising and partnerships)
  • Public Affairs/Policy PR and campaigning
  • Membership marketing
  • Research and Impact evaluation


About You

The Head of External Relations position is an exciting and challenging role, at the heart of an agile organisation with a strong record and reputation, with the potential for real and profound change for children and young people. You will have direct experience of working across a broad range of the specialist areas of responsibility identified above. If you lack specific personal experience of working in a particular area, you will be asked to demonstrate evidence to support your potential to do so and an understanding of the factors that will drive success.

You will have experience of:


  • Hands on strategic and operational delivery of digital/social media, PR and Public Relations campaigns
  • Leadership and mentoring
  • Successfully working with Trustees/senior partners and at Board level
  • The education sector


As Head of External Relations, you must be able to lead in a rapidly changing internal and external environment to ensure the charity can maximise opportunities and manage the challenges it faces.

Applicants are asked to provide a current CV and 2-page covering letter outlining evidence against the essential criteria in the job description, clearly identifying the skills and experiences applicable to the role.

A satisfactory basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be a requirement once a conditional offer of employment is made to successful candidates.

In Return…

Work for an organisation with excellent work life balance policies, where flexible working is promoted and the culture of the organisation is to nurture staff through effective leadership and excellent team working.

About the Organisation

With increasing numbers of children and young people affected by social, emotional and behavioural difficulties inhibiting their progress and limiting their life chances. The charity has developed a range of interventions and support to give vulnerable children and young people the opportunity to be the best they can be. Whether it is delivering certified training, supporting whole-school or authority-wide nurturing schools approach or promoting evidence-based research, the charity is providing quality support and resources to make nurturing provision a reality for pupils across the UK and beyond.

Other roles you may have experience of could include External Relations, External Affairs, PR, Public Relations, Marketing, Marketing and Communications, Communications, External Marketing, Income Generation, Income Generation Manager, Head of Income Generation, Head of Fundraising, Fundraising, Partnerships, Public Affairs, Policy, Policy and PR, Membership, Research, Research and Impact.


We are Not-For-Profit People.

We recruit exclusively for organisations in the challenging Not-For-Profit sector. We’re fully behind the charities and bodies that aim to change the world – one project at a time. Whether you’re seeking exceptional leaders, committed staff or a combination of the two, you probably want to know exactly how we’re different and why it matters to you. We don’t do business as usual. We deliver a recruitment solution that replaces clunky, costly, contracted processes with a single, seamless solution.

Find Us
01234 815658
6 West Street
MK46 5HR
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