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Assistant Director of Engagement & Partnerships

Job Introduction

Diabetes UK are working with our recruitment partner Prospectus to appoint our new Assistant Director of Engagement & Partnerships. We are looking for someone who wants to lead, shape and develop our fundraising as we build on the success we’ve had over the past few years to create an inspiring and exciting new strategy for the future.

This is a fantastic time to join Diabetes UK as they build on their success and develop an ambitious new strategy to move ever closer to achieving their vision of a world where diabetes does no harm. The Assistant Director of Engagement & Partnerships will lead the fundraising team to help the organisation engage, inspire, and support millions more people affected by diabetes now and in the future.

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For a confidential discussion about the post and to request the full Candidate Pack, get in touch with Ryan Burdock, ryan.burdock@prospect-us.co.uk or  and Ian Burpitt, ian.burpitt@prospect-us.co.uk at Prospectus as soon as possible. Alternately please call 020 7405 4999.

To register your interest in this position, please submit a Word version of your CV and two page supporting statement. Applications should be made via the Prospectus website at: http://www.prospect-us.co.uk/jobs/details/hq00174487  

Interview date: 11/12 March 2019

Role Responsibility

Reporting to the Director of Engagement and Fundraising as a key member of the wider Engagement and Fundraising Directorate and the leadership community at Diabetes UK, the Assistant Director of Engagement & Partnerships will lead the entire fundraising team to deliver ambitious fundraising targets, working with colleagues across the charity to develop and deliver a strategy for future growth that builds on current success.  They will be responsible for three direct reports and a wider team of 70+ fundraisers. Responsibilities will also include managing key high value relationships and playing a critical role in leading the directorate. 

The Ideal Candidate

Diabetes UK are looking for a strong leader with broad fundraising and fundraising leadership experience to support a successful, high performing team. The successful candidate will have a strong relationship fundraising background, have an excellent track record in developing and delivering successful fundraising and be able to demonstrate an innovative and entrepreneurial approach.  They will also be naturally collaborative, an excellent team builder and a great relationship builder.  The best person for this job will be able to demonstrate superb senior level influencing skills and will be a natural, inspiring leader of high performing teams.

Package Description

What we can offer you: 

  • Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays 
  • A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,600 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments) 
  • Early finish Friday and flexible working 
  • Discounts on gym membership and days out 
  • Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life  
  • Annual season ticket loan 
  • Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities 
  • Generous pension provision, life assurance and permanent health insurance 
  • Cycle to work scheme

About the Company

Diabetes is the most potentially devastating – and fastest growing – health crisis of our time, requiring ongoing high-quality care and support. There are currently 4.6 million people in the UK living with diabetes, and 12.3 million more at increased risk of getting Type 2 diabetes. Those diagnosed face the risk of life-changing, and life-limiting, complications, unless they are given the very best care and the support they need to manage their condition well. As a society we need to work together now – and take action now – to fund critical research, improve healthcare and treatment, and prevent yet more people developing this potentially life-threatening condition. 

Diabetes UK is a forward thinking and commercially focused organisation, and is the leading charity for the 4.6 million people with the condition in the UK.

As we continue to improve our processes, through continual development and change, this is an exciting time to join us. With established funding streams and following on from the success of our previous five-year plan, we are in a strong position to continue developing and responding to changing environments.

We rely heavily upon the expertise and motivation of our staff in order to work towards our many aims and meet objectives. We aim to be an equal opportunity employer; the organisation recognises and respects the value and diversity of all. We gladly make the adjustments required for people with disabilities to join us. Our diverse functions mean that we can offer you a wide range of rewarding career opportunities.

Diabetes UK is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable and expects all staff and volunteers to actively support this commitment. 

Diabetes UK recognises and respects the value and diversity of all. 

We have a vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm – if you’d like to be part of that, why not join us? 

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