Appointed Head of Development

The ClementJames Centre

For over 40 years, The ClementJames Centre has been offering local people in North Kensington the skills, knowledge, opportunities and support they need to achieve their potential. Things have developed a lot in that time – from a straightforward homework club to a well-established community support charity, transforming the lives of close to 3,000 people each year.

The ClementJames Centre is a well-known community charity, offering a welcoming space within the borough of North Kensington. Whilst some of their support is appointment-based, the Centre has a reputation for being a place anyone can go to access the support and services they need.

To continue delivering existing services and increase support to the local community, the charity needs to grow and diversify its fundraising. It’s current annual income of c.£1.6m per year is weighted to trusts and foundations and statutory sources, and there are significant opportunities to be explored with corporate partnerships and individuals, including major donors. We’re therefore seeking an experienced fundraising professional with broad income stream expertise, keen to lead a committed and developing team to achieve long-term growth and diversification.

This role reports to the CEO and is part of a small, effective Senior Management Team. As Head of Development, you will take ownership of income generation, support the identification and delivery of communications and volunteering opportunities linked to this, and contribute to the wider strategic direction of the organisation.

About the role

As Head of Development, you will:

  • Lead and maintain the delivery of income generation, ensuring existing supporters/funders are expertly stewarded to ensure continued support while identifying new opportunities for fundraising
  • Play an active and strategic role in SMT, leading fundraising while contributing to broader organisational plans
  • Act as a senior representative of the charity, representing the organisation to a wide range of stakeholders/funders (including trusts/foundations, corporates and major donors)
  • Strategically plan and deliver fundraising, diversifying support where possible to meet the needs of the charity’s expansion plan (including identifying and applying to new funders)
  • Line manage the fundraising team and the Senior Communications and Development Officer and Senior Volunteer Coordinator
  • Supporting the charity to maintain consistent and impactful messaging while identifying further opportunities to engage and build relationships with supporters/corporate volunteers

About you

Ideal skills and experience:

  • Alignment with ClementJames’ values of Talent, Quality, Compassion, Aspiration and Teamwork (please refer to the job pack for further details)
  • Experienced fundraiser with strong knowledge and expertise to lead a multi-income stream team
  • Strategic/creative individual with the expertise to lead income diversification and identify new funding opportunities
  • Knowledge/expertise to deliver high-quality funding applications (incl. statutory, trusts and foundations and corporate proposals)

Employee Benefits

Employee benefits include:

  • Staff pension
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Travelcard loan
  • Cycle to Work scheme

Apply for this role

In the first instance, please complete the form below and, if possible, attach a copy of your latest CV.

First stage interviews to take place on site w/c 4th December.

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