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Director of Development and Co-Lead

London, Greater London (Hybrid)
£54,837 - £60,321
Full-time or part-time (Full-time or 4dpw part-time considered.)
Permanent
Job description

Just for Kids Law (JfKL) works with and for children and young people to hold those with power to account and fight for wider reform. They do this by providing legal representation and advice, strategic litigation, campaigning, and equipping others to work for children’s rights.

They’ve achieved some incredible reforms that make a big difference to the lives of children and young people, including changes to the law on criminal records, which resulted in thousands of young people not being held back from fulfilling their potential, and ensuring that 17-year-olds are always treated as children in police custody. Additionally, JfKL hosts The Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE), which works with around 100 members to promote children’s rights and monitor government implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

"Just for Kids Law has recently refocussed to ensure we make an impact where it’s needed most: providing trauma-informed and anti-racist legal representation to children and young people in contact with the criminal justice system and using the evidence from this case work to fight for systematic change.

We are looking for an exceptional colleague to co-lead the organisation with us and further strengthen Just for Kids Law’s fundraising and communications capacity. If you would relish the opportunity of working in a fast-paced, rights-based organisation that doesn’t shy away from the difficult issues, we would love to hear from you."

Aika Stephenson and Louise King, Co-Leads of Just For Kids Law

Currently, c.80% of income is from trusts and foundations. Other sources including legal aid income and individual giving, and HNWIs have previously donated gifts of up to £250,000. JfKL’s work and outstanding impact spans diverse activities including criminal law, human rights monitoring, youth justice, anti-racism, and campaigning for systemic change, providing ample scope to further develop trust and foundation income and shape compelling cases for support for HNWI gifts.

As Director of Development and Co-Lead, you will: 

  • Develop and implement a fundraising strategy focused initially on maximising trust and foundation support and subsequently on building a HNWI fundraising programme
  • Lead on creating a communication strategy 
  • Oversee the finance and operations team of two people
  • Lead the long-term diversification of the funding portfolio

Ideal skills and experience: 

  • Ability to contribute to organisational strategy development
  • Creating and delivering successful high-value fundraising programmes
  • Securing five- and six-figure income from trusts and HNWIs
  • Financial and budget management and devising budgeted cases for support
  • Working with boards of trustees
  • Thrive in a small team environment, collaborating effectively with peers and senior stakeholders
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Posted on: 18 June 2024
Closed date: 11 July 2024 at 10:54
Job ref: EC
Tags: Fundraising, Operations, Major Donor, Governance / Management