We’re seeking an exceptional communications professional to lead our messaging & campaigns, oversee and develop our fundraising and help us build a leadership development network for women working in sport.
Women in Sport is on a mission to ensure the benefits of sport can be experienced by every single woman and girl in the UK. With over 30 years’ experience in the sport sector, we draw on our unique insight to champion the right of every woman and girl in the UK to take part in, and benefit from, sport: from the field of play to the boardroom, from early years and throughout her life.
We are looking for a brilliant communications professional to continue the leadership of our Engagement Team whilst the current Director is on maternity leave.
The role covers 3 main areas of responsibility:
Communications: Planning, leading and delivering our communications strategy; utilising media, PR, marketing and digital strategies and channels.
Fundraising: You will be charged with achieving the Charity’s income targets; securing funding from a range of sources. You will also need to grow our supporter base and develop, in particular, our unrestricted income. You will provide excellent customer service to all of our donors.
Leadership Development within Sport: You will run and develop our Women’s Sport Network, ensuring we are focused on achieving our goal to see more women and girls benefit from leading, working and volunteering in sport.
To be successful in this role, you will need to have a good understanding of the sport sector because we will want you to hit the ground running. You will also need to be highly organised, an excellent project manager and able to thrive in an environment where both your strategic and delivery skills are required. Experience of fundraising is desirable but not essential, you will, however, need to demonstrate a commercial mind-set within a charity setting and demonstrate ability to flex your experience to meet our fundraising needs.
In return you will be part of a growing team committed to gender equality and passionate about the role sport can play in women’s lives. You will have plenty of autonomy and will play a leading role in the Charity’s future.
If you share our ambition and values, we’d love to hear from you. Join us and be part of this exciting new era for women’s sport. We’re in. Are you?
For an informal chat with our Chief Executive, Ruth Holdaway, please contact our Crew Leader, Leeanne Adu at firstname.lastname@example.org
Recruitment pack – Director of Communications and Fundraising
Closing Date for applications is 3pm, Thursday 15th Sept.
First stage interviews will be held on Monday 26th Sept with a second stage on Friday 30th Sept.
We are an inclusive and diverse employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of race, gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.