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Closed: 12 November 2017

Development Director

Posted by West London Zone

Location London, Greater London
Category Social Care/Development , Social Work
Sectors Youth/Children
Job Reference : LAWLZ

Job Description

West London Zone (WLZ) is a fast-growing, highly innovative social sector organisation, which works in partnership with a group of charities to achieve the best possible outcomes for children and young people in West London. 

Co-developed by the local community to deliver early intervention to improve the learning and well-beingof children and young people. Their mission is that all children in the West London Zone arrive safe, happy and healthy in adulthood. They want them to grow up ready for school, prepared for sustained and gainful employment, in good physical and mental health and able to forge positive relationships.

Over the next 10 years, they have an ambition that up to 13,000 children and young people age 0-25 years who live in West London (3 square miles around the Harrow Road) and are at risk of poor outcomes in later life will benefit from their work.

Their experience suggests that the challenges facing these children and young people are too numerous and complex for any one agency – including their families – to manage alone. The ‘whole community’ from schools to public services to neighborhood groups and charities, is required to support each child to grow up well and achieve positive outcomes in life.

Development Director

West London Zone


With a culture of high performance, they now seek a dynamic individual who will work well in a fast-paced and high-growth environment, who will take responsibility for creating and maintaining revenue generation in two distinct areas: public sector commissioning and philanthropic fund raising.

You will bring experience in successful revenue generation; new contract development, bidding and negotiation as well as contract maintenance and renewal; project planning and implementation and possess high levels of energy, integrity and creativity that this exciting role demands.

Above all, this is an opportunity to join an ambitious and dynamic leadership team, which is focused on driving towards better outcomes for children and young people and evidencing impact, and as such you will evidence the necessary gravitas and strong leadership, to drive WLZ’s revenue generation strategy and to support their ambitious growth plans.


Closing date: Sunday 12 November

Preliminary interviews with Oxford HR: Week commencing 20 November

Final Panel Interviews: Week commencing 4 December

These dates may be subject to change and applicants will be advised in advance should this happen.

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