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Assistant Director of Engagement and Partnerships

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Prospectus is proud to be working with Diabetes UK to appoint their new Assistant Director of Engagement & Partnerships. There are 4.6 million people in the UK who are living with diabetes and 12.3 million more at increased risk of getting Type 2 diabetes. Those people who are diagnosed face the risk of life-changing, and life-limiting, complications and every week 500 lives are lost prematurely to diabetes.

Assistant Director of Engagement & Partnerships

Competitive Salary

Whitechapel, London E1

This is a fantastic time to join Diabetes UK as they build on their success and develop an ambitious new strategy to move ever closer to achieving their vision of a world where diabetes does no harm. The Assistant Director of Engagement & Partnerships will lead the fundraising team to help the organisation engage, inspire, and support millions more people affected by diabetes now and in the future.

Reporting to the Director of Engagement and Fundraising as a key member of the wider Engagement and Fundraising Directorate and the leadership community at Diabetes UK, the Assistant Director of Engagement & Partnerships will lead the entire fundraising team to deliver ambitious fundraising targets, working with colleagues across the charity to develop and deliver a strategy for future growth that builds on current success. They will be responsible for three direct reports and a wider team of 70+ fundraisers. Responsibilities will also include managing key high value relationships and playing a critical role in leading the directorate.

Diabetes UK is looking for a strong leader with broad fundraising and fundraising leadership experience to support a successful, high performing team. The successful candidate will have a strong relationship fundraising background, have an excellent track record in developing and delivering successful fundraising and be able to demonstrate an innovative and entrepreneurial approach. They will also be naturally collaborative, an excellent team builder and a great relationship builder. The best person for this job will be able to demonstrate superb senior level influencing skills and will be a natural, inspiring leader of high performing teams.

Closing date: Monday 4th March 2019

Diabetes UK Interviews: Week commencing 11th March 2019

For a confidential discussion about the post please email Ryan Burdock and Ian Burpitt at Prospectus or call 020 7405 4999 as soon as possible. To register your interest in this position, please submit a Word version of your CV and two page supporting statement.


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