Appointed Head of Corporate & Regional Engagement

Depaul UK

Depaul UK plays a crucial role in combating youth homelessness by offering immediate support, long-term solutions, and advocating for systemic changes. Their comprehensive approach aims to empower young individuals, break the cycle of homelessness, and create a society where every young person has a safe and stable place to call home.

Depaul UK have various programmes and initiatives to address the specific needs of homeless young people. Their services include emergency accommodation, supported housing, and outreach support. They aim to provide not just a safe place to stay, but also the necessary tools and guidance for young individuals to overcome their homelessness and achieve independence.

The work of the fundraising team is essential in enabling Depaul UK to support young people experiencing homelessness. The charity is at an exciting stage in the development of its fundraising portfolio and are planning for significant growth within their Corporate and Regional income streams over the next 3 years – from £400k in 2023 to £1m in 2026.

The Head of Corporate & Regional Engagement is a new role for the charity – last year was a successful fundraising year and extra capacity is needed at a senior level within the high value fundraising team. The role will be responsible for income from corporate partnerships and regional engagement, with the regional team having a focus on regional corporate income. The post holder will be a key member of Depaul’s Leadership Group and report to the Director of Philanthropy and Partnerships within the Fundraising and Communications Directorate. Developing new corporate income will be a specific focus of the role, so this is an ideal role for someone who excels in bringing in new business.

About the role

As Head of Corporate & Regional Engagement, you will:

  • Have strategic responsibility for corporate and regional engagement income, delivering a plan for growth – current income is £400k and ambition to grow to £650k in 2024
  • Lead and develop a team of 3 direct reports
  • Have full budget responsibility
  • Develop relationships with senior corporate partners and lead on best practice for the wider team to develop own relationship
  • Work with the Head of Philanthropy and Trusts to create tailored stewardship across high value income

About you

Ideal skills and experience: 

  • The role would suit an experienced senior corporate new business manager who is looking to take a step into a head of level role
  • Demonstrable results in corporate partnership wins
  • Proven track record of building and developing new business pipelines to ensure income targets hit
  • Experience of line management and able to ensure success via teams
  • Excellent relationship building skills

Employee Benefits

By joining Depaul UK, you will:

  • Be part of a supportive, creative and ambitious fundraising team
  • Have the opportunity to see our vital work on the ground and be inspired to share our story with supporters
  • Be empowered to use your initiative and make strategic decision to support the charity
  • Bring your ideas to an innovative fundraising team and charity which is willing to take chances and do things differently

Employee benefits include:

  • Flexible working and family-friendly policies
  • 26 days annual leave entitlement, rising to 27 days after three years of continuous service, and 30 days after five years of continuous service
  • Pension scheme with 5-10% employer contribution
  • Cash health Plan that covers health costs such as those at the dentist, optician and physiotherapist for you and your spouse and children up to the age of 18.
  • Bank up to seven days of annual leave each year for up to four years – to take as a paid element of a break of up to 12 months under Depaul UK’s Sabbatical Leave Policy
  • International Accident Cover
  • Scans, Practitioner treatments, vaccinations and much more
  • Discounts and Vouchers: grocery shopping, cinema tickets, discounted gym memberships, days out, over 300 benefits to use and benefit from
  • Employee Assistance Program: 24/7 GP advice line with prescription service, 24/7 Counselling support – with face to face counselling included, legal Advice line

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