Charity People is excited to be partnering with Future Youth Zone to help find a Head of Fundraising to lead the team for an 11-month maternity cover contract.
Barking and Dagenham Youth Zone, named "Future" by local young people, was the first Youth Zone in London opened by the national charity, OnSide in Spring 2019.
Future, like all OnSide Youth Zones, exists to give young people, particularly those who are disadvantaged, somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to. Each Youth Zone is open 7 days a week, at weekends and during school holidays, with the purpose of supporting young people to become happy, healthy and successful adults.
Since opening, over 7,000 young people have signed up as members. During lockdown, Future further embedded itself in the community as a partner of Barking & Dagenham's BD Can emergency response programme where we delivered food and medicine parcels to vulnerable residents.
This is an incredibly exciting time to join the growing team at Future, with significant investment in fundraising, and a strategic drive towards diversifying income streams and further developing unrestricted philanthropic support. Future's funding comes predominantly from Founder Patrons, a mix of philanthropists, foundations and companies giving high value gifts. As Head of Fundraising you will be responsible for stewarding and growing this pool of funding partners.
You are an ambitious and creative relationship fundraiser with a passion for youth development, inclusion and diversity. You are a natural people person with energy and drive that will match that of the young people and team at Future. You are an experienced line manager, with a track record of developing and empowering a small team. With a strategic approach to fundraising you will be able to evidence making successful face-to-face funding asks for five and six figures, from major donors and corporate partners. You will also have a good understanding of marketing, digital fundraising and community engagement.
Please apply with a copy of your CV for lots more detail on this amazing opportunity to our senior consultant, Philippa Bryant: [email protected]
Deadline: 9am on 23 July
First interview: w/c 27 July and final round w/c 3 August
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.
Future Youth Zone is particularly interested in applicants from BAME or other underrepresented backgrounds to reflect the diversity of the community they serve.
Charity People actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. We match charity needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities we work with.