Are you looking to join an inspiring Charity whose main aim is to inspire a lifelong love of reading? Here at Eden Brown we have an exciting opportunity to join the Dollywood Foundation UK as a Regional Director on a 12-month fixed term contract. Dolly Partons Imagination Library was launched in the UK by Dolly Parton herself in 2007, with the aim of sharing the joy of reading by gifting books to Children aged 0 - 5.The Imagination Library operates in partnership with individuals or organisations (affiliates) who take responsibility for funding and administering the programme in their communities.
As the Regional Director you will achieve the Charity's aim by getting books into the hands of children and extending the reach of the Imagination Library within the UK. You will do this through the recruitment of new strategic partners, significantly increasing the number of children enrolled and the total number of books mailed each year.
You will be identifying communities which can launch and sustain the Imagination Library. This will include researching the networks which will support and deliver the Imagination Library as well as meeting with influential contacts to promote and secure financial support for the programme. This will be in the North of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
You will be experienced in business development, ideally in the third sector, and good at building relationships with key stakeholders. Experience of project management is also desirable. As this is a home working role you will be used to working autonomously.
You will be innovative, creative and be able to identify partnership opportunities in line with The Dollywood Foundation's needs. Professional experience with children in their early years would also be an advantage. If you are looking for a role where you are able to make a significant difference and drive this Charity forward then this role really is for you! Please note this is a 12-month maternity cover contract and home based. Applicants must live in the North of England.
Eden Brown is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.