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Development Manager
ciswo - the coal mining charity

Job Description

CISWO is a national charity whose mission is to improve the lives of individuals and communities facing disadvantage due to the impact of the coal mining industry.

We are looking for a development manager with a range of skills and experiences to support other mining charities develop a sustainable future. You will have a background in partnership working and developing funding opportunities, as well as a good understanding of charity governance.

This is a great opportunity for someone with experience in community and / or business development with a good knowledge of the charity sector.

As Development Manager, you will:

  • Support mining charities to develop business plans and budgeting and help them to identify funding opportunities and develop funding proposals.
  • Provide secretariat services to mining related regional grant making charities. 
  • Contribute to the development of and promote the organisations support offer for other mining charities, seeking new methods of supporting local trustees.
  • Support the recruitment and training of local trustees and officers, encouraging good governance
  • Develop local partnership working with other voluntary sector organisations, tiers of local government and local communities.
  • Ensure the organisation interests and responsibilities in partner charities are retained and fulfilled.
  • Represent the organisation with external parties, including, welfare charities, councils and local authorities as required

The essential qualities, skills and experience you will need to apply for this role:

  • Experience of community development and / or business development and an understanding of business planning and budgets
  • Experience of identifying and applying for funding on a national, regional, or local level.
  • Proven experience of working in the charity sector with a good understanding of governance requirements and the challenges facing the sector.
  • Proven experience in building confidence and a positive reputation with stakeholders.
  • Ability to be self-motivated, with good personal organisational and time management skills.
  • Ability to resolve problems in a logical, proactive, practical and positive manner
  • Ability to take initiative with a practical, ‘hands on’ approach to work
  • A valid driving licence and own transport with the flexibility for some travel

Benefits Package:

  • 29 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Generous pension
  • Westfield healthcare
  • Opportunities for career development and progression

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.