We are looking for a highly motivated, experienced Head of Fundraising to lead our small, dynamic Schoolreaders fundraising team and help grow income in line with the charity’s ambitious, exciting plans. This is the ideal opportunity for someone hoping to achieve great results within a rapidly-growing charity which is impacting the lives of thousands of children every week.
The role is flexible – partly home-based by arrangement, but travel to our Bedford office will be required at least two days a week and for management meetings as necessary, plus occasional travel to meet with supporters. The office is a 15 minute walk from Bedford Station.
Schoolreaders was launched seven years ago in Bedfordshire with the aim of recruiting volunteers to provide one-to-one reading support for children in primary schools across the country. Before the pandemic over 12,700 children in over 650 schools were receiving weekly reading sessions from a Schoolreaders volunteer. Pre Covid-19, one in four children was leaving primary school unable to read to the expected Government standard. School closures over the past year mean that many children have fallen even further behind with their reading. Our service is needed more than ever before with 10% of primary schools across the country asking Schoolreaders for reading volunteers. Building on past successes, we now have ambitious expansion plans to address the need.
What you can expect:
A highly rewarding, senior fundraising role where you can develop your own skills whilst making your mark on a fast-growing national children’s charity. Schoolreaders is a highly professional charity which values every team-member’s contribution to our team efforts. We offer a generous holiday allowance, enhanced sick pay, an employee assistance programme, plus training and development opportunities. If you want to lead a great team in a fast-moving, welcoming environment whilst making a huge impact on children’s literacy across the country, this could be the perfect role for you!
Closing date for applications is 23.59 on 30th April 2021.
Further details including the job description and application forms can be found on our website.
Applications will be reviewed, and interviews offered, on an ongoing basis. We reserve the right to close the role prior to the closing date should a suitable applicant be found, so please submit your application as soon as possible.
Schoolreaders is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and requires staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a basic disclosure check of unspent criminal convictions.
Schoolreaders is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation registered in England and Wales (1159157)
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