Greater London
£52,000 - £60,000 per year
Permanent, Part-time, Full-time
Job description

The Brent Centre for Young People (BCYP) exists to improve young people’s lives so they can manage their challenges now and become healthy adults. Set up 53 years ago to focus on preventing breakdown and suicide amongst adolescents, and working in the heart of the community, we expanded into schools in the late 1990s, and work closely with the NHS CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) to treat a wide range of young people. The BCYP is also an important Research Centre on Adolescent Breakdown and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.

As part of an ambitious plan the Brent Centre for Young People is developing its senior leadership team with this position playing a key role. The Head of Fundraising and Development will possess the professional and personal credibility to build confidence in the charity both internally and externally.

At a time when the mental health of young people is frequently in the news, this role will lead our ambition to maintain our supporters, reach and influence new audiences, and create long lasting partnerships which enable us to help more young people. It will also provide necessary support to the Centre’s Research Department.

The responsibilities of the Head of Fundraising & Development will encompass overall leadership on fundraising, business development, communications, and innovative funding and partnerships of various kinds. This is a wide-ranging role which will bring strategic insight into how to enhance performance across the organisation.

You will have extensive experience of fundraising, including developing relationships with external organisations and creating and executing funding and communications plans for a variety of audiences. Strong interpersonal and people management skills are essential as is the ability to represent the BCYP externally. An interest in working in an organisation that provides psychoanalytic therapies to young people is essential.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the leadership team of a well-respected charity at a time of not only change and growth, but when its work has never been in greater demand. In addition to candidates with charity experience, we are interested to hear from candidates with commercial sector backgrounds in Business Development, Fundraising, Communications, Marketing, etc. seeking to work in the charity sector.

Refreshed on: 14 February 2021
Closed date: 25 February 2021
Tags: Fundraising

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