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Development Director

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Supply Chain & Logistics, Manufacturing & Engineering, Fmcg & Retail, Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences, Sales & Marketing, Not For Profit

£ £70,000 + up to £10,000 bonus per annum

Location: UK, London, East Anglia, Midlands East, South East (inc Home Counties), Thames Valley (M4 Corridor), Hybrid

Development Director

 

"Excellent opportunity for private sector commercial sales & marketing specialist to make an impact within the Charity Sector."

 

 

Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Salary:  circa £70,000


Are you a dynamic sales and marketing expert eager to make a real difference in young people’s lives?

Our client, an impactful and rapidly growing charity, is seeking a passionate and commercially minded Development Director. This role is perfect for a high-energy private sector professional looking to apply their sales, networking, and strategic relationship skills to build partnerships with private sector businesses, as well as schools, academy trusts, and higher education colleges.

In this pivotal role, you will use your expertise to create and implement an ambitious targeted sales and marketing strategy which will also support fundraising growth to help secure the necessary resources to support and grow the charity's initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead Growth: Identify and secure new sales contracts and fundraising opportunities to support a diverse range of youth programmes.
  • Drive Sales: Boost sales of key offerings, enhancing the reach and impact of various educational and developmental initiatives.
  • Fundraising Strategy: Develop and implement robust fundraising strategies to expand all income streams including developing individual giving and community involvement.
  • Brand Guardian: Enhance the charity’s profile, engagement and supporter base through strategic marketing and communications across digital and traditional channels.
  • Team Leadership: Manage and inspire fundraising, sales, and marketing teams to achieve ambitious targets.

Who You Are:

  • A seasoned sales and marketing professional with a strong track record in both B2C and B2B environments.
  • A networking wizard with excellent communication skills and the ability to build lasting relationships.
  • A strategic thinker who can translate big-picture goals into actionable plans.
  • Someone passionate about using their commercial expertise to do good and support youth development.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • A degree-level education or relevant business-related qualification is required, as is a background in business development.
  • Substantial knowledge of fundraising, is essential.
  • Extensive knowledge of marketing and communications channels is key.
  • Proven experience in managing a team, and a track record of achievement in a senior position.
  • Demonstrable financial management skills, including budgeting and delivery of cost and income targets.

Why Join Our Client:

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  • Impactful Work: Help shape the future of young people through innovative programs and experiences.
  • Supportive Team: Join a lively, fun, and committed team dedicated to making a difference.
  • Career Growth: Opportunity for significant advancement within a dynamic and evolving charity.

If you’re ready to apply your top-notch skills to drive the growth of a charity making a real difference, we want to hear from you! Apply now to become part of this impactful organisation and help empower the next generation.

Email your CV, quoting reference LX 2330919 to applications@martinveasey.com

 

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