Romsey, Hampshire
£45,000 + per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Job Summary

RCS is a creative and innovative organisation with the ability to be flexible and address the needs of the community as each opportunity arises. The Role of the Director of RCS Ltd is simply to keep the organisation financially viable and raise additional funding of a minimum of £500,000 over the year in order to support a fast paced business which is making an extraordinary impact every day on the lives of those most vulnerable within our community. Is that easy? No, it’s really tough and what's more, you'll need to be an excellent addition to our Senior Leadership Team, work really hard, be organised, have fun every day, be partial to the odd slice of cake and make a great cup of tea.

The Person

We're looking for an ambitious, entrepreneurial and high performing leader who just isn't satisfied with the status quo. You will inspire everyone, all the time, at every moment, so you can achieve the growth we need to fulfil our key performance targets. You will be a creative and innovative leader with energy and vision. You will have at least five years of experience as a Senior Leader in Community Development or Community Education with experience in tender bid writing and or fundraising. We care more about aptitude and attitude than perfect experience.

Whatever sector you come from, you will be a self-assured Manager who can project credibility and confidence to a wide range of stakeholders and strategically lead talented colleagues to deliver outstanding performance. You will maintain that approach when things are going well and when we’re falling behind to drive forward the team to achieve. You will have an enthusiasm and passion for our aims and objectives and relish being accountable for driving innovation and identifying opportunities to diversify and grow our income.  You must care about the budget but are savvy enough to know that sometimes the bottom line isn't everything. You thrive in fast paced challenging environments, will not be down trodden by the effects of COVID-19 and able to maintain a positive outlook of how the organisation will go forward. Here is what you will bring to RCS:

  • Proven leadership experience that has led to tangible outcomes
  • The ability to connect the dots between income streams, projects that need funding including key people internally and outside of RCS
  • A deep understanding and proven track record with both tenders and grant application processes 
  • Innovative and creative forward thinking approach to income generation
  • Attentiveness, empathy, and the ability to learn and grow while developing and growing others
  • A willingness from the outset to establish clear direction and to provide constructive feedback to the team, providing clear management of resources and support for all sectors of the business
  • Exceptional communication capabilities, including the ability to present to a wide range of stakeholders and team members
  • Support the Gateway Multi Academy Trust to fulfil its strategic aims in supporting those most vulnerable within its school community

Overall purpose:

To plan, organise, lead and grow the services supplied through RCS; Little Sunlight’s Nursery, Building Better Opportunities Alliance project, Connect4summer, Connect4community Pantries, Community Education programme, Employment and Well-being projects to include:

  • Applying for funding
  • Monitoring progress against Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Reporting outcomes to funders
  • Leading and motivating the Team to achieve growth and outstanding outcomes

Your key responsibilities include:

  • Provide leadership and vision in support of the implementation and delivery of our services
  • Creation of a fundraising and income generation strategy, to reach agreed targets
  • Creation and delivery of a diversified range of income streams to achieve long term, sustainable income growth
  • Take an innovative and creative approach to develop and establish new services with funding models and income streams
  • Have clear and compelling, insight-led business cases for new diversified areas of business together with a range of income streams to support the new direction
  • Build on our culture of innovation that also values, enhances and builds on RCS proven track record of delivery services
  • Inspire, lead and monitor the performance of an award winning team and ensure the necessary skills, knowledge, flexibility, motivation and tools are provided, so they are supported, on target, valued and goal driven
  • Contribute to the Senior Leadership Team of the Gateway Multi Academy Trust to ensure we achieve our ambitious goals and contribute to setting and implementing our new strategy
  • Represent the organisation as an ambassador in a knowledgeable and professional manner to stakeholders, funders, partners and to the public to establish effective relationships with them
  • Ensure best practice monitoring and evaluation of all services, including monitoring of KPIs and production of creative evaluation products for funders to illustrate the success of delivery
  • Identify, assess and prioritise risks that may inhibit RCS’s ability to achieve income targets, or affect our brand or reputation

The post holder will also;

  • Undertake any additional and ad hoc tasks as required
  • Participate in team meetings and other meetings as required
  • Monitor and evaluate activities and provide written reports
  • Represent RCS and The Gateway Multi Academy Trusts at external events in a professional manner
  • Work within an equal opportunities framework
  • Comply at all times with The Gateway Multi Academy Trusts Health and Safety policy
  • Adhere to all the Gateway Multi Academy Trusts policies, procedures and working
  • Ensure all records are held in compliance with the Data Protection Act

Individuals have a responsibility to promote and safeguard the welfare of children and

young person’s that they are responsible for, or come into contact with.

Please note that the responsibilities listed are not exhaustive and this Job Description may be subject to change as the role evolves over time.

Posted on: 22 February 2021
Closed date: 15 March 2021
Tags: Fundraising, Senior Management