W1T, London
£54,046 per annum (London Office), £49,131 per annum (Home based)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Job Title:                        Head of Mass Participation

Salary:                           £54,046 per annum (London Office), £49,131 per annum (Home based)

Hours:                            35 hours per week                                                          

Type of Employment:    Permanent                                    

Dept and Location:       Supporter Engagement & Development –dual location (home/office)  

Line Manager:               Deputy Director of Supporter Experience & Engagement  

Direct line reports        3 x Mass Participation Project Managers, Mass Participation Assistant (1 direct and 1 indirect)

Cancer is different for young people. Our vision is a world where cancer doesn’t stop young people from living their lives – and our job in making that vision a reality is to improve the experience of every young person with cancer in the UK. 

Teenage Cancer Trust has been a hugely successful organisation for many years – leading the way in specialist support for young people with cancer in the UK and across the globe. We’re driven by what young people with cancer need and are the UK’s leading charity dedicated solely to the treatment, care and support of 13-24-year olds with cancer.   

What’s clear is that we have significant opportunities to further expand and deepen our impact - but doing that in the face of the challenges to income posed by the current pandemic is going to be tough.

We have just gone through a change process to ensure we have the structure that enables us to stabilise our income now and grow it over the coming years. We have a talented team of fundraisers who are not daunted by the challenge ahead, far from it, they have achieved more than we ever thought was possible in the last year and we’re looking for a Head of Mass Participation who can rise to the challenge with them, seize opportunities and be the strategic lead for the Mass Participation team. 


Although Mass Participation income has been hit hard by the pandemic, we have adapted and developed a sector leading multi-million pound virtual events offering. We’re certain with the right leader in place we can create a sustainable long term mass participation programme that combines opportunities across both the virtual and challenge events space.  You will lead your Team to deliver and grow this area of the fundraising mix, in line with our ambitious targets. The role will lead by example using expert knowledge and insights about virtual and challenge events opportunities and fundraising. 

This is not an organisation – or role - that’s about more of the same or one size fits all. We are looking for the right leader, with the right approach to make sure that every fundraiser in their team is excited about the future and enjoys what they are doing. 
This role has the potential to be life changing - not only for young people with cancer - but also for you and the talented, experienced teams you will be leading and empowering.  

We need our  leaders to bring brilliant cross-organisational leadership experience with stacks of emotional intelligence and stakeholder engagement skills.  You will thrive when working in partnership and making alliances. Success and strength are not about us doing everything – it’s about getting everything done with others. At Teenage Cancer Trust we succeed, fail & learn together and are stronger than the sum of our parts.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

How to Apply
Please apply by clicking the ‘apply ’button below. Don't forget to complete a supporting statement to accompany your CV which sets out how you meet the requirements of the role. 

Closing date:              08th March 2021 

1st Interview Date:    Week commencing 15th March 2021 

2nd Interview Date:   Week commencing 23rd March 2021 

We are committed to working towards ensuring Teenage Cancer Trust is a diverse and inclusive place to work. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of race, age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

At Teenage Cancer Trust we're committed to delivering a service to teenagers and young adults with cancer that is embedded in safeguarding and safe working practice guidance.  In line with our safeguarding approach this role is subject to a DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service).

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Refreshed on: 28 February 2021
Closed date: 08 March 2021
Tags: Fundraising