StreetDoctors teaches lifesaving skills to young people at risk of youth violence across the UK. We do this through our movement of young healthcare volunteers who teach emergency first aid to 11-25 year olds. Our interactive training sessions are delivered in partnership with criminal justice services, schools, pupil referral units, sports and community groups. Our sessions give young people the vital skills and confidence to act if someone is bleeding or unconscious. We provide safe spaces to explore attitudes to violence, including its true medical consequences. We empower young people to become street doctors in their communities helping to keep themselves and others safe.
About the role
This is a really exciting opportunity to work alongside our Senior Team with responsibility for devising and delivering a new fundraising strategy. We want to diversify and grow our income from trusts, statutory funders, companies, major donors and community fundraising. You will therefore be responsible for prioritizing fundraising pipeline prospects and meeting ambitious targets with an initial focus on major trust funds, followed by the delivery of a funding diversification programme.
You will relish a challenge and want to take a leadership role at StreetDoctors. You will be passionate about reducing youth violence and the importance of youth social action and be able to build strong relationships with all StreetDoctors stakeholders. You will also demonstrate a genuine commitment to the organisation’s growth and success and to its unique mission.
You will be an ambitious, high level strategic thinker. You’ll have a proven track record of leading successful high-level trust, statutory, corporate or major donor fundraising, ideally on a multi-year basis, and a willingness to work across a mixed portfolio of prospects. You will be experienced in developing creative and successful fundraising proposals and have demonstrable success in the stewardship of donors to maximise funding opportunities.
You’ll need to be adaptable, flexible and as comfortable rolling your sleeves up and getting involved in practical tasks as you are in dealing with high level fundraising activities. You will have a track record of effective relationship management and of successful strategic planning for long term fundraising activities, considering risks as well as opportunities.
You need to be a team player, aligned with the values of volunteering and social action. You will be practical and focused, able to work independently and function as a vital part of a small team. You will be reliable and organised with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
StreetDoctors is committed to ensuring that we are a welcoming, inclusive and diverse team which benefits from a broad spectrum of experiences and backgrounds. We are currently underrepresented in terms of diversity and lived experience of youth violence and so would particularly welcome applications from these groups.
Please note it is StreetDoctors policy that all post holders are subject to a DBS check
How to apply:
If you are interested in being considered for this role, please submit a full CV with a cover letter (no more than two sides) explaining how you believe you can fulfil the role requirements in the job description by no later than 9am on 5 January 2020.
Interviews will take place in London on 16 January 2020.
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