Head of Income Generation & Fundraising

The National Youth Advocacy Service
Birkenhead, UK
Closing date
24 Sep 2020

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We are looking for a dynamic fundraising professional who can help lead us into our next stage of growth as a charity. We are looking for someone who is ambitious, visionary, creative, and compassionate, who recognises the challenges facing care experienced children and young people and wants to help us change young lives.

We currently rely on local authority contacts and grants to fund our work but are keen to increase our unrestricted income. We have created an exciting new role of Head of Income Generation and Fundraising who will be responsible for achieving the annual income budgets by increasing our income streams, in particular charitable grant funding, as well as developing new areas of growth including corporate and major donor giving.

The successful candidate will also oversee the strategy and further direction of income generation, ensuring we diversify income streams and develop our product offering to meet any unmet needs. We are also currently recruiting other Income Generation roles to increase the size of the team to reflect this aspiration.

About us

NYAS (National Youth Advocacy Service) is a leading rights basedcharity providing high quality advocacy and legal representation for children and young people who might be in care, subject to child protection plans or have mental health issues across the UK.

Improving the lives of children and young people is at the heart of everything we do.

We listen to what children and young people want, care about what they say and do everything we can to empower them to have a voice and be heard when important decisions are being made which affect their future.

We influence and campaign to bring about positive changes and ensure children's rights are upheld.

About You

Are you a leader who can inspire the NYAS Income Generation team with a vision for fundraising and generating new income for the charity?

Are you a catalyst in cultivating long term relationships with individuals, businesses and grant funders?

Are you meticulous in your approach to project/campaign planning and delivery and can work well at both the strategic and operational level?

Do you thrive in an environment that can change quickly and needs creative and agile responses, often needing flexibility to manage the competing demands on your time?

Are you comfortable working digitally, embracing new developments in tech, whilst also confident in more traditional approaches to fundraising including bid writing and engaging relationally with major donors and grant funders?

Are you an experienced Fundraising Manager looking for a new challenge, an ambitious fundraising professional looking to develop your skills and experience, or maybe someone who hasn't worked in the charity sector previously but has some amazing transferrable skills gained in the public or private sector?

If that describes you, then you sound like the perfect fit!

Note for candidates:

When completing the application form on our website, it is important that you refer to the person specification within the job description and detail how you can evidence the criteria.

In return for joining NYAS you will receive the following benefits:
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing to 30 days after 5 years
  • Company sick pay
  • Salary sacrifice pension contributions
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Cycle to work scheme

For more information on the role please view the candidate pack after clicking apply, which can be located at the top of the web page by clicking on 'Documents Available'.

NYAS operates robust safe procedures to ensure the protection of the children, young people and adults at risk we work with. To comply with NYAS's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, references and a Digital Risk Assessment.

NYAS is an equal opportunities employer

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a high number of applications.
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