The Advocacy Academy (TAA) is a youth movement working to unleash the power of disadvantaged young Londoners to create a more just and equal society. We want young people to have the power to influence decisions about their lives, but right now 88% feel like their voices are completely unheard in society (Sky Survation Poll, 2014).

Across a transformational eight-month Fellowship programme, TAA provides a holistic education in social activism, giving young leaders the knowledge, skills and confidence to act together to achieve long-term, systemic change. Participants learn how to take action on issues that are personal to them, because movements against injustice and inequality are best led by those who are directly affected.

Our beneficiaries are all young people aged 16-18 from across several London boroughs. 75% are from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, 70% are women, 80% identify as working class. None have a history of civic participation. Since 2014, we have been building our capacity, and now offer a class of 20 places on the Fellowship, with four applicants for every space. We’re now seeking a Development Director who shares that vision and is able to apply strong commercial skills to growing and scaling the organisation to reach more amazing young activists.

The Advocacy Academy is seeking a

Development Director

(£40-45,000, full-time, permanent (part time considered).

The ideal candidate will  have experience of business development, strategy, income generation, fundraising and relationship management. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is entrepreneurial, passionate about social justice and will help The Advocacy Academy thrive and grow.

How to apply

For an informal and confidential discussion, please contact our recruitment partner, Shivani Smith, Principal Consultant, NFP Consulting on 07985 712 387  or email shivani.smith@nfpconsulting.co.uk

Download the candidate brief

Application is by way of CV and a supporting statement, which should concentrate on the experience and knowledge requirements and be no more than 1,000 words. Candidates are welcome to present their supporting statement in an alternative format, such as a video.

Closing date:              Friday 20th October 2017

First interviews:          Monday 23rd October

Final interviews:         Tuesday 31st October

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