Exeter, Devon
unpaid, voluntary position
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Job description

Space* Youth Services are looking for a Fundraising/Income Generation Specialist Trustee to join our fantastic board and support us to diversify our income streams.

  • Are you passionate about unlocking potential with young people across Devon?
  • Do you have experience, knowledge and a good understanding of fundraising and/or income generation in the charity and/or youth sector?
  • Do you share the values that shape our culture and how we work with young people?

If this sounds like you, have a look at our website and get in touch with Jennefer Whitley for an informal chat.


Vacancy:   Independent Trustee - Fundraising/Income Generation Specialist

Voluntary position, approx commitment 1 day per month

Location: Home based and/or Devon location (able to attend in-person trustee meetings when COVID restrictions allow)

DYS Space Ltd (Space*) is an ambitious and innovative charity, driven by our values and seeking to support even more young people by developing current and new services.  Our employees strive to achieve the best they can and must be committed to seeing the best in others. We value everyone's contribution and create safe spaces for exploration and growth.

We have an exciting opportunity to join us and become part of a team who work with young people, engaging in meaningful activities and programmes which unlock their potential, give them a voice and positively shape their future prospects.  

Role specifics:

  • To work with the Board of Trustees and the Leadership Team to develop new approaches to fundraising and income generation.

  • Oversee fundraising, ensure compliance and business is in line with our values

  • Strategically assess where fundraising fits within Space* strategies and work with senior staff to ensure effective income generation is being achieved

  • Contributing knowledge of fundraising/income generation techniques and strategies and assessing risks in new fundraising directions

  • Support and encourage the Head of Innovation & Growth 


Personal skills/abilities:

  • A strong affinity with Space* values and mission

  • A lateral thinker

  • An ability to provide challenge, guidance and support to the leadership team A good understanding of fundraising, income generation and business development and experience of diverse income generation practices

  • An understanding of the challenges facing youth sector organisations in securing new funds.

  • Sound, independent judgement and ability to consider the needs of the whole organisation

  • Work effectively as a team member and demonstrate a willingness to learn and develop

  • Strong intellectual and analytical ability; innovative thinker and ability to focus on issues requiring action


As part of our ambitions to improve equality and diversity, we particularly welcome applications from those who identify under any of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010, which include race, age, disability, gender, religion or belief, and sexual orientation.

This is a rolling application process.  Applicants will be considered as they apply with informal interviews held with suitable candidates.   Interviews may be conducted by phone / video / online - method to be advised and dependent on the individual and restrictions in force at time of interview date - details will be given at offer of interview



Space Youth Services charitable aims:

Space unlocks potential with young people and their communities by providing safe spaces to grow, connect and inspire each other.  Space delivers professional youth work, community projects and other services to ensure young people have the best opportunities to succeed.  We are driven by our values:

  • Integrity - Doing what’s right, even when no one is watching

  • Respect - Interacting with fairness, kindness and dignity

  • Determination - We give people a second chance, and a third, fourth, fifth....

  • Collaborative - Doing great things together and with others

  • Accountable - Managing risk, taking responsibility with each other and our stakeholders

  • Dynamic - Creating fun and a little bit of weirdness


We bring passion, integrity and collaboration through all of our work and provide a wide range of targeted, needs-led, and professional services. We support young people from all circumstances and backgrounds to learn, create and realise their potential by providing spaces to hang out safely with peers, talk about things they can’t ask their parents, gain confidence and try new things.


We are a not-for-profit charity and as an independent organisation we are able to focus on delivering the best services for young people in our communities. We manage risks, we are respectful whilst creating a fun space for people to grow, and we’re determined to give people a second chance as well as a third, fourth, and fifth one.  We thrive on the trusted partnerships we have developed with over 70 other youth organisations across Devon, from national charities to small community based youth clubs and single issue focused organisations (food banks, domestic violence etc).


Space’s management and governance structure:

Space* was established as a Public Service Mutual (PSM) and we promote employee ownership at all levels of governance. Our Board of Independent and Staff Trustees have created mechanisms to directly hear the voices of young people, enabling them to help drive the direction of their organisation.   We are led by a very experienced board of trustees, leadership team, staff progress group and young person's progress group. Many of these, including those in our leadership team and wider workforce, are effective because of their own lived experiences and overcoming adversities. 


Additional documents
Briefing Pack (.pdf)
Advert - Independent Trustee Fundraising Income Generation Specialist (.pdf)
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Refreshed on: 10 January 2021
Closing date: 24 February 2021
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