Vacancies

Vacancies

We are currently recruiting for a Fundraising Manager and for Trustees to join our Board. Please see below for information about both roles.


Fundraising Manager

Do you want to play a key role in driving the fundraising strategy of an innovative youth violence reduction charity? StreetDoctors is looking for a Fundraising Manager to play a pivotal role in growing and diversifying our income streams so we can reach even more young people at risk of youth violence.

About StreetDoctors

This is a really exciting opportunity to work alongside our Senior Team with responsibility for devising and delivering a new fundraising strategy. We want to diversify and grow our income from trusts, statutory funders, companies, major donors and community fundraising. You will therefore be responsible for prioritising fundraising pipeline prospects and meeting ambitious targets with an initial focus on major trust funds, followed by the delivery of a funding diversification programme. 

You will relish a challenge and want to take a leadership role at StreetDoctors. You will be passionate about reducing youth violence and the importance of youth social action and be able to build strong relationships with all StreetDoctors stakeholders. You will also demonstrate a genuine commitment to the organisation’s growth and success and to its unique mission.

Candidate Profile

You will be an ambitious, high level strategic thinker. You’ll have a proven track record of leading successful high-level trust, statutory, corporate or major donor fundraising, ideally on a multi-year basis, and a willingness to work across a mixed portfolio of prospects. You will be experienced in developing creative and successful fundraising proposals and have demonstrable success in the stewardship of donors to maximise funding opportunities.

You’ll need to be adaptable, flexible and as comfortable rolling your sleeves up and getting involved in practical tasks as you are in dealing with high level fundraising activities. You will have a track record of effective relationship management and of successful strategic planning for long term fundraising activities, considering risks as well as opportunities.

You need to be a team player, aligned with the values of volunteering and social action. You will be practical and focused, able to work independently and function as a vital part of a small team. You will be reliable and organised with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

StreetDoctors is committed to ensuring that we are a welcoming, inclusive and diverse team which benefits from a broad spectrum of experiences and backgrounds. We are currently underrepresented in terms of diversity and lived experience of youth violence and so would particularly welcome applications from these groups.

If you are interested in working with us and would like more information about the Fundraising Manager position, please click here.

Please note it is StreetDoctors policy that all post holders are subject to a DBS check.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in being considered for this role, please submit a full CV with a cover letter (no more than two sides) explaining how you believe you can fulfil the role requirements in the job description to recruitment@streetdoctors.org by no later than 6pm on 5 January 2020

Interviews will take place in London on 16 January 2020


Trustees

Would you like to make a difference to the lives of young people affected by violence? We are looking for new Trustees to join our board.

StreetDoctors teaches lifesaving skills to young people at risk of violence across the UK. Our young healthcare volunteers teach emergency first aid to 11-25 year olds, and create safe spaces for them to discuss attitudes to violence. We empower young people to become street doctors in their own communities.

You will be joining a skilled and committed Board of Trustees, an expert staff team, and hundreds of volunteer healthcare students across the UK. You will need to be able to both lead our strategic thinking and help us develop effective and realistic approaches for a dynamic volunteer-led organisation.

If you have professional expertise, or experience in any of the areas below, we would particularly like to hear from you:

  • Safeguarding
  • Research and impact evaluation
  • Income generation and fundraising
  • Relevant lived experience of the issues StreetDoctors seeks to address

We welcome and encourage applications from people across the UK, regardless of background, age, faith, disability and sexuality. Our board is currently under-represented in relation to young trustees (18-30), people with lived experience of violence and people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. We are very keen to diversify our board so that it is representative of the communities we serve, and we would therefore be particularly interested in applications from these groups.

New Trustees will be supported through a period of mentoring during initial board meetings and on an ongoing basis if needed

About StreetDoctors

StreetDoctors is a network of volunteer healthcare students across the UK united by our passion to tackle the issue of youth violence. Through teaching emergency lifesaving skills, we challenge attitudes to violence, treating young people as potential lifesavers capable of acting to assist others and make a positive contribution to their community. Currently over 430 volunteers are located in 22 teams across 17 citiesin the UK including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Cardiff.

StreetDoctors’ volunteers taught 4039 young people in 2018 and are on track to reach at least 5,000 by the end of the year. Since the inception of the first StreetDoctors team in Liverpool in 2008 we estimate we have delivered emergency life-saving skills to over 15,000 vulnerable young people in total.

Our evaluation data shows that 95% of young people complete sessions knowing what to do when someone is bleeding or unconscious and 85% are willing to act in a medical emergency.

Strategic Plan:

Our Mission, Vision and Values and our latest Strategic Plan: https://streetdoctors.org/strategic-plan-2018-2022/

Statutory Duties:

Charity Commission guidance on the 6 main duties of a charity trustee: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/charity-trustee-whats-involved#trustees-6-main-duties

Time Commitment:

The time commitment for a StreetDoctors trustee is expected to be approximately 6 days per year which includes regular meetings and ad hoc engagement.

If you are interested in working with us and would like further information, you can find more details about StreetDoctors, the work we do and the responsibilities of being a Trustee here.

How to Apply:

Please send a copy of your CV (no more than two sides) and a covering letter to Lucie Russell,  our CEO, (recruitment@streetdoctors.org) telling us why you are interested in joining StreetDoctors board and what you will bring to the organisation.

The closing date for applications is 5th January 2020

If you are shortlisted you will be invited to an informal interview with the Chair of Trustees and the Chief Executive to discuss the role. You are encouraged to use this opportunity to ask any questions and fully understand StreetDoctors and the trustee role. Following this you will be invited to observe a StreetDoctors board meeting after which, if appropriate, you will be formally recommended for adoption onto the board.

Lucie Russell, CEO and Sophie Clissold-Lesser, Chair

StreetDoctors October 2019

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