Business Development Officer
- Permanent role
- £26,985 - £29,983 per annum
- Closing date: 6 December 2021 at Midday
YoungMinds is leading the movement to make sure every young person gets the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what. We’ve experienced phenomenal fundraising growth over the last four years alongside our growing brand awareness, and this year we’ve leapt 40 places to number 29 in the list of Britain’s top 100 most loved charities – not bad for a small organisation with ambition to have big impact! Young people, parents, professionals and many more are joining us to take action – our recent #FundTheHubs campaign saw over 12,000 people write to their MP! Yet we are still a pretty small team where every member of staff can have a big impact. We know we have the potential to grow, and to make the most of the relationships we have – to build a movement for change.
About the team:
The Fundraising Team is still relatively small, but big in impact! We are passionate, enthusiastic and hold our values close to our hearts. We like to be ambitious and challenge ourselves, but we also prioritise wellbeing and individual development. Most of all, we work as a whole team to reach our objectives – we support and champion each other, because we know we can’t achieve unless we all achieve. During the pandemic, the Fundraising Team of 15 delivered more than 90% growth on year-on-year income – including successes with large trusts such as Linbury Trust, new corporate partnerships with wagamama, and success in our annual awareness fundraising day #HelloYellow, with over 8,000 schools and community groups taking part. The team is structured into a Business Development Unit (including contracts, trusts and statutory), a Development Team (corporate and philanthropy), and a Supporter Engagement Team (individuals and community).
Purpose of the role:
If you want to make a difference at YoungMinds as we rollout our strategy to stop young people’s mental health reaching crisis – then read on.
As a Business Development Officer, you will be responsible for generating long-term supporters of YoungMinds. Your focus for this will be on trusts, foundations and government funding (i.e. statutory sources). This role is vital in implementing our five-year vision to create a step change in YoungMinds’ fundraising. Moving from a funder-led approach to engaging all supporters as part of YoungMinds’ movement, where effective fundraising builds relationships and becomes an essential part of achieving our charitable objectives, not just funding them. Our role is not ‘simply’ to generate income, but to build value-driven relationships and cause-related fundraising opportunities.
As a Business Development Officer, you will work collaboratively across YoungMinds, with key relationships externally with current supporters and donors, prospective funders, and voluntary sector partners.
Key responsibilities and duties:
Your responsibilities include - but are not limited to - identifying funding opportunities, developing and writing bids and applications, relationship management, and fundraising development. There is more information about these responsibilities below. You may very occasionally need to travel and work flexible hours (i.e. evenings and weekends).
Like all YoungMinds employees, you will also be expected to:
One of our values is: “We celebrate what makes you you – whoever you are, we welcome you and encourage you to be true to yourself”.
If you are excited about helping us to achieve our mission, passionate about working at an organisation that is puts the lived experience of young people at the heart of everything we do and want to be part of our drive to become a truly anti-racist organisation we want to hear from you.
To apply, please fill in the application form - downloadable below - and send via email to [email protected].