Deputy Director

Closed: 18 January 2021
Finance Fundraising Corporate Trusts

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  • Salary £45,000 - £50,000 per year
  • Location Vauxhall, Greater London
  • Job Type Permanent, Part-time, Full-time
  • Sectors Crime
  • Job Reference : Deputy Director

We have ambitious five year - plans for growth.  The Deputy Director will be critical in helping us to realise those aims with the continued support of our loyal funders and through developing new relationships and opportunities. This exciting new post offers the opportunity to work with a talented trustee and staff team at a very important time for criminal justice. 

The Deputy Director is responsible for raising and growing revenue to increase CJA’s capacity and impact, producing all financial reports required for the organisation, maintaining high standards of governance and increasing operational effectiveness.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

Fundraising and Reporting

Work with the Director to:

• Develop and implement the CJA Fundraising Strategy for 2021-26 to support our ambitions to grow in capacity and impact over the next five years.

• Pro-actively develop relationships with new funders and maintain relationships with a wide range of trusts, foundations and other grant giving institutions.

• Increase and diversify existing and new revenue streams specifically digital, corporate social responsibility and private philanthropy.

• Work closely with colleagues to understand the work of the charity and build strong cases for support.

• Prepare high-quality funding applications in line with the requirements of potential funders, using your creative writing skills to create compelling cases for support.

• Ensure that the terms and conditions of all funding are complied with.

• Ensure that all income is recorded, monitored and reported.

• Ensure fundraising is delivered against ethical standards and meet fundraising and data protection regulations.

• Ensure robust monitoring and reporting of operational targets to provide assurance to the Director, funders and trustees of operational effectiveness and impact.

• Report to the Board on progress against the fundraising strategy.


Work with the Director and Treasurer to:

• Prepare budgets for fundraising applications.

• Ensure that management and statutory accounts, forecasts, budgets and cash flow forecasts are prepared and reported as required to the Board.

• Ensure that the charity's resources are utilised to maximum advantage and that financial controls are adhered to.

• Liaise with the external accountants on a day-to-day basis regarding management accounts, payroll, pensions, invoicing and annual accounts.

• Liaise with the Independent Examiner regarding the annual accounts

• Ensure all reporting to Charities Commission, Companies House and other regulatory bodies is accurate and timely.

Governance and Operations

Work with the Director to:

• Manage all aspects of the effective management of the office, including sourcing and setting up a new office for CJA

• Maintain and develop all CJA internal policies relating to HR, Data Protection and safe operational processes

• Maintain high standards of governance, including supporting the CJA through the Trusted Charity accreditation process.

• Maintain high standards of operational effectiveness including by reviewing and refreshing the use of databases to more effectively track engagement and contact with members, funders and other key stakeholders across the organisation.

• Work as part of a Senior Leadership Team with the Director, inputting into CJA strategy and providing cover for the Director when required.


- Conduct the duties of the role description in accordance with the operational policies of the CJA, including but not limited to the Diversity Policy and Safeguarding Policy

- Maintain good working relations with trustees, staff and volunteers

- Undertake any other reasonable duties as may be required