Do you think that your socio-economic background should determine your career prospects? upReach’s vision is of a society in which everybody has an equal opportunity to realise their full career potential. We help young people from less-advantaged backgrounds achieve their career potential by providing an intensive programme of support that addresses socio-economic barriers to graduate employment.
Our work is important because right now a student from a disadvantaged background who gains a first class degree from a top university is less likely to secure an elite job than a more privileged student with a 2.2.
We are an award-winning charity employer working to address this issue in partnership with employers and universities. Building on the success of the past five years, upReach’s current partners include Allen & Overy, Bank of America, the Civil Service Fast Stream, Deloitte and Slaughter and May. We also partner with universities including Exeter, King’s College London, Liverpool, Warwick and Manchester.
This academic year, over 2,000 undergraduates (we call them upReach Associates) are being supported through our unique programme of application support, soft skills workshops, video forums (small group, online seminar-style sessions), mentoring and professional experience.
To find out more about upReach and how we support our students, visit our website and read our Annual Report
The individual will be responsible for developing strategies, business plans, and proposals to increase funding streams and secure new partnerships. This role would suit individuals with experience in business development and fundraising. As a member of the Senior Leadership team you will be responsible for the development and implementation of an effective business development and income generation strategy, across a range of different sources.
Reporting to the CEO, this critical role will ensure the charity has a clear fundraising and business development strategy in place. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate leadership skills, build relationships at all levels, and demonstrate a strong track record of developing high quality, successful proposals and leading on the generation of new six-figure income streams.
Key Responsibilities include:
This position would be suited to individuals who are committed to upReach’s mission. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about social-mobility and believe that background should not be a barrier to graduate employment.
To be successful it is anticipated that you would have demonstrable experience of working in senior business development and/or fundraising positions, and be able to demonstrate leadership skills and a strong track record of developing high quality, successful proposals.
Values & Competencies:
upReach upholds the following values:
We are looking for candidates to display the following competencies during the application stages:
QuarterFive and our clients know fundraising could better reflect the diverse backgrounds and experiences of the people the charity sector supports. We encourage individuals with relevant skills and experience to apply for roles regardless of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief. If you think you meet some of the criteria for a role and would like to discuss how your other experience might transfer, please ask us for a chat. We’re here to support you. Appointments will be made on merit alone and we will gladly make reasonable adjustments to always ensure a fair process.