Head of Charity Development / Charity Development Manager
£37,283 - £44,856 per annum, plus pension
Full time is 35 hours per week
Our client is working to address the ‘triple crisis’ of climate emergency, ecological crisis, and people’s disconnection from nature. They manage 41 nature reserves, work closely with other land managers to restore habitats, and run innovative programmes to help people of all ages and backgrounds engage with nature. The Trust and its trading subsidiary employ over 40 staff, in addition to 800 volunteers and a network of local branches. Annual turnover is around £3m. They are an autonomous charity, but are also part of a wider movement and aim to align their programmes and systems more closely where this will enhance their impact.
The Head of Development will plan, lead, and coordinate all development activities including membership, grants and corporate funding, and communications, campaigns and marketing. Ensuring that each function is efficiently and expertly run and that each contributes to an agreed strategy and development plan, in order that the Trust has the resources and the influence to make a demonstrable positive impact on nature across the county.
Maintaining and building relationships with key funders, in tandem with the Grants and Corporates Manager, you will also lead the three development managers in preparing accurate annual and three-year budgets, and monitor revenue and expenditure against them.
They’re looking for:
- Experience of financial planning and reporting, including budgeting, business cases, and return on investment
- Strong experience of leading a team of specialists to achieve wider collective goals
- An awareness of relevant grant and government funding streams
- Experience of building productive relationships with external partners
- A good understanding of communications, campaigns and marketing
- Very strong written and verbal communication skills
- An ability to work collaboratively with other departments and organisations
- Experience in the charity sector would be an advantage, along with knowledge of / or interest in wildlife and the natural environment.