The Platform Cricket Programme is an exciting initiative aimed at supporting more young people from deprived and BAME backgrounds in London to develop in and through cricket. The areas we work in bring us into contact with some of the most marginalised, vulnerable, and disadvantaged children in the UK.
We create new “Pop Up” youth cricket clubs in areas where there is currently little to no provision, working directly with schools to recruit new participants. These activities are set-up to remove as many of the known barriers to voluntary participation as possible but importantly, they also feature opportunities for young people to positively replace and address the reasons why they may otherwise fall into poor health, antisocial behaviour, and crime in later years.
The community-based activities aim to incubate young peoples’ interest in the game and develop their skills adequately so that transition into an established, mainstream cricket club becomes more likely from 11 years old and upwards.
In 2020-21 we worked with 18,378 children in 322 schools across 16 London Boroughs. 927 of those children took up a place in our community provision, of which 76% were from a BAME background, 42% were female and 38% were from a disadvantaged background.
Location: Central London
Hours: 37.5 hours per week (some flexibility towards working hours required)
We are seeking candidates for a Fundraising Manager role that will secure the income required to drive the charity through its next phase of growth and development.
The role is ideal for a motivated self-starter who enjoys challenge, a high degree of autonomy and interaction with the charity’s frontline services and beneficiaries.
The postholder will be responsible for:
- A fundraising target of £200-£400K
- Applications for annual and multi-year grants
- Developing and managing relationships with funders and supporters
- Contributing to effective administrative processes
- Improving Platform Cricket’s profile, reputation and standing
Whilst we will support staff with strong governance and management alongside planned professional development, our Fundraising Manager will be the face of our organisation to a range of important partners and stakeholders. We therefore require candidates that possess:
- 3-5 years’ experience in a fundraising role
- A personable manner, at ease in a wide variety of environments, with confident communication skills
- Strong IT, administrative and organisational skills
- An ability to work remotely to self-determined project-management deadlines
- A practical understanding of marketing, communications, and social media
It is also desirable, although not essential, that the postholder has a knowledge and passion for sport and physical activity, believing in its ability to have a positive impact on young people and their communities.
We welcome approaches from candidates who are interested in taking up our Fundraising Manager role through an agreement which allows them to maintain a self-employed status.
Platform Cricket is committed to the safeguarding of young people and as such all successful applicants will be expected to either hold or undergo an Enhanced DBS Check.