Development Manager

Closed: Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Campaigning Communications PR Fundraising Policy/Research Management Business Development Corporate Trusts

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  • Salary £40,000 per year
  • Location Remote
  • Job Type Permanent, Full-time
  • Sectors Human Rights
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We are seeking someone who shares our values and can demonstrate high levels of experience, skill, and motivation to develop our organisational strategy, demonstrate the value of ICV volunteers, and generate income to deliver projects and sustainable outcomes for our members and those in detention. 

Around 1,300 volunteers across the UK make unannounced visits to police custody suites to provide a crucial safeguard for the rights and welfare of those held there. The Independent Custody Visiting Association (ICVA) is a national membership organisation which leads, supports and represents these volunteer custody visiting schemes. This new role presents an opportunity to expand and develop our service, impact and offer across the UK.

ICVA has a great reputation as a rights-based organisation with an impressive reach for such a small team, and a can-do attitude is essential to ensure that we build on this reputation. 

Job description

The postholder will develop our outreach, policy and fundraising work, to increase the profile and reach of ICVA and the visiting schemes it supports and represents. 

Communications, policy, and development

  • Lead in developing and delivering policies and strategies in line with the annual business plan. 
  • Research and draft clear, well-targeted and influential communications material on key issues, including on emerging significant issues within police custody, human rights and volunteering. 
  • Play a key role in developing and tracking policy projects in priority areas to ensure the humane and equitable treatment of those detained in police custody. 
  • Produce publications, social media content and web copy designed to promote ICVA and the value and impact of independent custody visiting volunteers and schemes.
  • Work with the ICVA team to ensure that organisational strategic aims support members effectively.
  • Compile information for quarterly Board meetings and attend and contribute to team and board meetings. 
  • Support, promote and implement equality, diversity, access and inclusion across all work. 
  • Attend appropriate conferences, networking events, workshops and other events beneficial to increasing awareness of the work of the volunteers and ICVA. 


  • Research, coordinate and write funding applications to trusts, foundations and public bodies. 
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of the funding climate, sector and sources of available funding. 
  • Lead on gathering, compiling, and submitting timely and accurate monitoring, outputs and evaluation reports, working with the wider team to build this into plans. 
  • Consider opportunities for the organisation to build corporate partnerships.
  • Develop strategies and campaigns to encourage new networks and engaging potential funders in organisational workstreams. 

The role is remote but there is an occasional requirement to attend meetings across the UK. 

For further information please see the attachment below.

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