London, Greater London
£48,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Senior Fundraiser (Capital Appeal) 

This is an exciting and busy time to be joining UK Youth as we prepare to launch our new strategy and  transform the way we work to ensure all young people are equipped to thrive and empowered to contribute at every stage of their lives. As a result  we are recruiting for a number of new roles designed to enable the organisation to grow, improve our ways of working and enable us to deliver to deliver our ambitious 2025 strategic plan.

We are in a search for a Senior Fundraising professional to join the organisation as the Head of Avon Tyrrell Capital Appeal,  who will be responsible for planning, managing, implementing and delivering a new capital fundraising appeal for Avon Tyrrell, UK Youth’s outdoor learning centre.

This is an exciting and busy time to be joining UK Youth as we develop and implement the strategic plans for our next chapter. A key part of our new strategy is the investment in outdoor learning and the development of Avon Tyrrell, our outdoor learning centre in the New Forest, Hampshire. Avon Tyrrell has a 100-bed dormitory-style Grade I listed Calendar House, Grade II* Coach House and Grade II grounds.  With over 39,000 visitors each year the site is in need of urgent repair and investment to ensure we can continue to support young people now and in the future.

It is envisaged that this will be a 3-year project and is therefore being recruited on a fixed term contract basis.

Responsibilities will include: development of the appeal fundraising strategy, ensuring alignment with UK Youth Income Generation Strategy and realisation of the income generation targets; and supporting the finalisation of the development plans involving internal and external stakeholder engagement and consultation with relevant experts. In this senior fundraising role, you will work closely with the External Relations and Avon Tyrrell teams to develop and launch a new capital fundraising appeal, which we estimate  will need to raise between £3-5m, including a new purpose-built learning centre and restoration of Avon Tyrrell House and Grounds.


Who we are

UK Youth is a leading charity that exists to ensure all young people are equipped to thrive and empowered to contribute at every stage of their lives. We work with others to ensure that the youth sector is strengthened, supported, and that provision is youth-led, evidence-informed and delivers high-quality outcomes.

UK Youth plays a unique role in addressing; the lack of investment in the youth sector, the lack of cross sector understanding in how youth work makes a difference and the limited opportunities to embed effective solutions. These factors lead to mass inequality of access to youth services for young people. To find more about us and how we make an impact, please visit UK Youth Website.


Why work at UK Youth?

We are a value-based, passionate and committed organisation offering a friendly working environment with lots of opportunities for professional development and socialising (even whilst we are all working remotely!) from lunch and learn sessions, staff quizzes to virtual coffee meet ups.

UK Youth prides itself on being an Equal Opportunity employer and we would particularly welcome applications for this role from those who identify under one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.

We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and are committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Our selection procedures ensure that people are treated on the basis of their relevant merits, experience, skills and abilities and that no individual receives more or less favourable treatment.

We welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in our organisation including BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities. We are also currently underrepresented by men, and so are seeking applications from different backgrounds, cultures, age, experience and identity to bring a wide range of experience, ideas, views and insights to UK Youth.


What we can offer you

We offer a competitive range of benefits, good work/life balance, excellent learning and development opportunities and vibrant organisational culture.

  • Flexible/Agile Working
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Pension scheme (currently UK Youth match employee contributions up to 5%)
  • Membership of our life insurance scheme which would pay-out up to 4 times your salary
  • Employee Assistance Programme to support employees both professionally and personally
  • 20% discount off bookings at Avon Tyrrell our New Forest Outdoor Centre including, camping, lodges and outdoor activities.
  • Cyclescheme and Techscheme


How to apply 

Candidates are encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn’t precisely match the job description for this role. Your experience, skills and passion will set you apart so tell us about your achievements, irrespective of whether they are personal or work-related, about your journey to date; how this has shaped you and the things you learnt along the way.

If you would like to be considered for this fantastic opportunity, please click through to our website where you can find out more information about the role and how to apply

  • Closing date for applications will be Monday 10th May 9am
More about UK Youth
UK Youth

There are more than 11 million young people in the UK, they make up over a fifth of the population and represent Britain’s future.
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Refreshed on: 30 April 2021
Closed date: 10 May 2021
Tags: Fundraising, Project Management