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Head of Fundraising

Added 3rd February 2020

A truly unique opportunity has arisen for an ambitious and experienced Senior Fundraiser to work alongside the Chief Executive and key members of the Trustee Board, in philanthropy. You will lead on the strategic development and implementation of new, diverse income streams for a brand new, Manchester based young people’s charity!

HideOut Youth Zone is a state-of-the-art £6.6m facility currently under construction in Gorton, East Manchester and is due to open in Spring 2020. Attracting young people from across the city and beyond through its fantastic facilities, the Youth Zone is a registered charity and will provide positive activities and practical support, with the aim of enabling young people to make constructive use of their leisure time and raise their aspirations. This is a brand-new role offering the opportunity to be involved in shaping the financial future of the Youth Zone; and joins the OnSide network of Youth Zones across the country.

The Role

This role is for a key member of our Senior Leadership Team with ambition and experience in fundraising. The successful candidate will have a huge amount of autonomy to shape a fundraising programme at the point of the Youth Zone opening. The Head of Fundraising will have responsibility for the generation and management of income through a range of revenue funding streams with a key focus on stewarding relationships with major donors, establishing private sector partnerships and seeking income via grants and trusts, individuals, and fundraising events.

This is truly a fantastic opportunity to be part of the brand-new senior management team of the Youth Zone, helping to create a long-lasting legacy for young people in Manchester.

The strength of the OnSide Network of Youth Zone is the diversity of its people, we place huge value on different people doing things in different ways and we welcome applications from what might be considered non-traditional backgrounds. The one thing we all have in common is our desire to raise the aspirations of young people across the country.

In accordance with our Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures, this position requires a standard DBS check. Please see the recruitment pack below for further details about this fantastic opportunity:

Click here to download the full recruitment pack.

Closing date for applications: 9am, Wednesday 26th February 2020

Deadline for video Interviews: (if shortlisted) Wednesday 4th March 2020

Interview day: w/c 9th March 2020

Application Process

For further details please see click on the above link. To apply please submit a CV and one-page cover letter, setting out your reasons for applying for this position to Dami.Akinfolarin@onsideyouthzones.org. In addition, please provide the following information:

1. Details of your current or most recent remuneration package and notice period;

2. If you have at any time been convicted of a criminal offence, please provide the details in strict confidence.

3. Confirmation you are eligible to work in the UK (the successful candidate will be required to provide documentary evidence before a job offer is confirmed);

4. Any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you in your application or the selection process.

Please note – CVs without cover letters will not be accepted

Job reference Head of Fundraising Salary Up to £50,000 Contract 40 hours per week (flexibility required) Closing Date 26/02/2020 Apply today