Director of Development (Fundraising)

Salary: Competitive salary and benefits
Location: London based (Waterloo) with regular travel

Do you want to change the lives of young people, helping them to develop the skills for success at school, in the workplace and beyond? We do.

We use the outdoors to help develop young people from all walks of life. Learning from adventure has the ability to develop a life script in the most immediate and positive way and this is what The Outward Bound Trust does superbly well. Through the generosity of our partners, we are able to provide the most serious adventure any young person will ever do in some of the toughest yet most beautiful environments in the UK. We help young people become heroes - more confident, more effective, more capable at school, college and ultimately in the workplace.  

We are looking for an outstanding and energetic Director of Development to build on our fundraising success which has seen income quadruple over the last five years. We are enormously proud of our achievements. We have pioneered some of the highest value fundraising events in the sector and developed some of the clearest and very simple to understand propositions and are looking to raise £30m over the next four years. 

The Director of Development role will be both challenging and fast paced for an ambitious individual. A key member of the fundraising directorate, you will focus on developing our central Major Gifts campaign, our Major Income events portfolio and our Research and Compliance function. You will be building and implementing our strategy for new support in these areas, identifying new opportunities and growing our partnership base even further.

You will be a strong leader, an excellent communicator and a skilled negotiator. Highly motivated you will have an entrepreneurial edge and will be brilliant at building relationships at a senior level. You will either be someone looking for a step up in challenge but possesses the raw materials. Or you will be ready – just not in the right place.

The Outward Bound Trust is a fantastic organisation to work for – happy, successful and dynamic. For the right person – we will reward you well and provide you with the best experience of your career. 

To view the job description, person specification and find out how to apply please visit GatenbySanderson's website.

Closing date: 18 December 2017