Director of Development and Communications
Permanent position; 4 - 5 days per week
Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 per annum (pro-rata) dependent on skills and experience, plus benefits
As a registered charity, Cardboard Citizens uses the power of the arts to engage, educate and inspire those who are homeless, vulnerable, and most disadvantaged; helping them develop essential life skills; and to empower them to make positive life changes. We raise public awareness of homelessness issues, challenge misconceptions and provide platforms for debate.
We are looking for an accomplished fundraiser or senior marketing and communications manager to lead our Development and Communications team as our new Director of Development and Communications. You will join us as part of our Senior Management Team to help us to craft the stories, across our fundraising and communications, that will win the hearts and minds of a broader audience coming together to tackle social issues.
This is a critical yet exciting time for the charity, as we look to extend and deepen the reach of our programmes under new artistic leadership (including a major new project as part of Coventry City of Culture), capitalise on our learning since Covid-19, accelerate income from individual and corporate donors and start to gear up for the next Arts Council National Portfolio round.
As the Director of Development and Communications you will play a crucial role in helping us to realise these ambitions – driving forward our fundraising by building on a strong base of trusts, foundations and statutory support, which totals in the region of £1.2 million annually; and increasing the profile of our programmes and how we communicate the impact of our work to audiences and funders. You will be supported in the post by a strong five-person Development and Communications team, alongside the wider executive and delivery teams and an engaged Trustee, Ambassador and partner network.
If you are looking to take on your first director-level position, or are a more senior candidate who may be returning to work after a pause in your career or are looking to balance a role with wider parenting and caring responsibilities, we would love to hear from you!
We also actively encourage people from a variety of backgrounds with different experiences, skills, and stories to join us and influence and develop our working practice. By taking positive action around diversity we will guarantee interviews to eligible candidates who meet the minimum criteria (the Person Specifications laid out in the Job Pack) and self-identify with any of the following groups that we have identified as underrepresented in ours and the wider cultural sector workforce:
- From an ethnic minority
- Candidates with lived experience of homelessness
- Disabled and/ or Neurodiverse
- LGBT+ candidates
To download the Application Pack and apply online, please visit our website at.
Closing date for completed applications is 10:00 GMT on Tuesday 8 June. First round interviews 21 and 22 June. Second round interviews 29 and 30 June.
We can be flexible about how this role can work for you and can offer additional training, depending on your experience. If you would like an informal conversation to discuss this role further and find out more about our exciting future plans, please contact recruitment consultant Kane Moore at Achates Philanthropy, kane*at*achatesphilanthropy*dot*com.