MDVS – Charity Strategic Business Planning Development Lead

Job Title: Charity Strategic Business Planning Development Lead
Salary: £30,784 pro rata
Status of Employee: Part-time
Hours of Duty: 21 hours per week (actual salary £17,472)
Contract Duration: 16 months

Merseyside Domestic Violence Service (MDVS) is an award-winning charity serving families and individuals throughout Merseyside, well-established since 2003. We are looking for an experienced, multi-disciplined Charity Strategic Business Planning Development Lead to help deliver our mission of improving the lives of the most vulnerable members of our communities. If you are an accomplished team player with excellent knowledge of the third sector and want to help us build long-term relationships with a diverse range of supporters, then we want to hear from you!

The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience in developing fundraising strategies, managing a diverse portfolio of supporters, particularly trusts and foundations, knowledge of tendering portals, and writing engaging technical proposals to an extremely high standard. The successful candidate will have in depth knowledge of the voluntary sector and will work confidently meet inflexible, externally determined, deadlines.

We are looking for someone who will lead our organization and help us navigate through these difficult times, more so since Covid-19. You will have both strategic, business planning and operational leadership experience within the charitable sector and understand the diverse range of income streams and community engagement involved. You will form great relationships, be authentic and professional, be someone who embodies a commercial culture within the voluntary sector.

As a strong commercial leader with a proven track record of achieving substantial income targets, you will drive growth and brand development. But it is not all about targets, it is about how you reach those targets as an empathic and enabling leader you will empower our talent and commitment bringing out the best in people to bring about change, growth and sustainability.

We offer flexibility and autonomy within a supportive organization, especially as we face challenging times ahead with Covid-19.

You will be expected to regularly liaise with the CEO, staff, and volunteers, providing feedback and progress reports and to report to the Board of Trustees as required.

The main duties of the post holder will be:

  • Fundraising, including meeting all fundraising strategy targets, deadlines, and income projections
  • Developing the strategic direction of the charity
  • Developing KPI’s and robust monitoring and evaluation of services
  • Ability to work as part of a team to achieve organizational objective

Contact details: merseysidedvs@ymail.com

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