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Reference: 67908

Date Added: 20 September 2018
Closing Date: 17 October 2018

Job Title: Head of Development

Working For: The Cares Family

Location: London

Salary: £31,000-£34,000

Job Details

The Cares Family (South London Cares, North London Cares, Manchester Cares and Liverpool Cares) are hiring a national Head of Development to lead our trusts and foundations fundraising and to manage our brilliant team of Development Coordinators across our four branches and more as we grow.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join The Cares Family group in a senior role at a key moment in our development and at a point when businesses, communities and government further consider how to reduce loneliness and connect communities for the long term.

In particular, this is an exciting time to join our Development team. In the past two years, we have received funding from some of the UK’s leading grant-giving bodies – including Nesta, The Big Lottery Fund, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Comic Relief, The Fore and The Mercers’ Company – to sustain, expand and deepen our work. 

Now, as we plan for the future, we are keen to take advantage of the growing awareness of loneliness as a major challenge of our time, and to meet the fullest potential of our model. The creation of this new role will help us to achieve that.

With the new funding you generate, and the leadership you instil across the fundraising team, we will be able to invest further in our core programmes; hardwire sustainability and innovation into our model; plan for further growth to new urban areas beyond our current locations; and to help more older and younger people to feel part of their communities even as they continue to change at pace.

In your new role you will work with our Director of Development to identify new opportunities and cultivate existing and prospective relationships. You will compose engaging applications on behalf of both The Cares Family and our local charities. You will ensure exceptional stewardship of trusts and foundations, and provide comprehensive monitoring, evaluation and reporting. In doing so, you will generate £250,000 for The Cares Family group in every financial year.

You will also perform a vital, senior internal function: team management – responsible for supporting our Development Coordinators at our four local branches, and more as your work spurs our growth. And while you will be based close to your home, you will travel between our offices in north London, south London, Manchester and Liverpool.

Closing Date: 17 October 2018

Interview/Start Dates

  • Applications should be received no later than 5pm on Wednesday 17th October 2018;
  • First round interviews will take place during the week beginning 22nd October, with call backs for second interviews during the week of 5th November and a start as soon as possible thereafter.

Application Details

For more information and the full job description, please visit our websites:





(NB: the job descriptions on each website are identical).

Website: http://www.thecaresfamily.org.uk

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