Head of Charity Services

Closing date: Friday, June 21, 2024
Fundraising Senior Management Training Management
  • Salary £48,000 - £55,000 per year Depending on Experience (pro rata if part-time)
  • Location London, Greater London (Hybrid)
  • Job Type Permanent, Part-time, Full-time
  • Sectors Charity Suppliers
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Place of work: Remote, with regular monthly travel to Central London for events and meetings 

This is an exciting opportunity for a visionary, strategic and experienced leader from the charity sector to lead our efforts to provide media, communications and digital skills training and other support for charities, secure more funding and in-kind support for our work, and develop our relationships with relevant stakeholders including other charities, infrastructure organisations like NCVO, government bodies, and trusts and foundations. 

You will bring a strong understanding of the communications challenges that charities face as well as demonstrable expertise in communications training and capacity-building for charities, innovative programme design, securing grant income and other forms of funding, and working with multiple stakeholders. 

This role would suit someone with deep knowledge and experience of the UK charity sector combined with a strong interest in the latest media and communications trends and applications.

We are looking for a thought-leader who is confident about speaking at conferences and events and using social media to raise awareness about Media Trust and our work.

Key responsibilities 

  • Strategic Leadership: Develop and implement strategies and new initiatives to drive growth and innovation in the range of charity services (paid and un-paid) we currently provide, drawing on sectoral insights and taking a user-led approach as much as possible. 

  • Programme Oversight & Line Management: Manage the delivery to a very high standard of all our charity capacity-building and training programmes, including being a highly effective line manager for our team of dedicated charity services programme managers. 

  • Grant Writing and Income Generation: Develop funding proposals and grant applications to secure new and repeat funding support for Media Trust's charity programmes and activities and lead the development team in meeting income targets through paid for training for clients including charities and funders. 

  • Partnership Development: Forge effective partnerships with relevant stakeholders including other charities, infrastructure bodies like NCVO, ACEVO and The Heritage Alliance, as well as delivery partners including Equally Ours and Climate Outreach, government bodies, and trusts and foundations. 

  • Representation: Represent Media Trust at charity sector and other conferences and other events and on social media, to raise awareness about Media Trust and our work. 

What we are looking for in you 

  • Senior Leadership Experience: Proven track record of senior leadership in the charity sector, ideally at an infrastructure or membership organisation, including line management experience and responsibility for managing budgets. 

  • Training & Capacity Building Programme Expertise: Demonstrated expertise in designing, delivering and measuring the impact of training and other capacity-building programmes for charities and under-represented communities, ideally by strengthening their media, communications and/or digital skills. 

  • Business Development: Demonstrated expertise in designing and pitching for paid for training and other services. 

  • Grant Writing Experience: Strong grant writing skills with a successful history of securing funding from diverse sources including government grants, trusts and foundations, and corporates. 

  • Charity Sector Knowledge: A strong understanding of the communications challenges charities are facing and what interventions are working/not working. 

  • Knowledge of Media & Comms Trends and Applicability to Charities: Knowledge of the latest media and communications trends and how we can work with our industry partners to ensure charities are accessing and using emerging platforms, applications, etc. 

  • Confidence in Public Speaking & Using Social Media: Experience of speaking at conferences and other public events and facilitating training for a large group. You will also be confident about using your social media profile to raise awareness about Media Trust and our work.

  • Outstanding Communication Skills: Very strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to articulate complex ideas clearly and persuasively, with the ability to adapt tone and approach for different stakeholders. 

  • Commitment to Equality & Inclusion: Deep commitment to Media Trust's mission and values and a passion for social justice. 

The above job description is a guide to the work you may be required to undertake but does not form part of your contract of employment and may change from time to time to reflect changing circumstances. 

We are happy to make reasonable adjustments for applicants who need additional support at any stage of the recruitment process – please just get in touch to discuss.

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.