Head of Development

Off The Record
OTR Band D | Starting salary £40,925 - £43,501 (depending on experience)
Closing Date: 
Monday, 11 December, 2023 - 23:45
Contract Type: 
30 - 37.5 per week | 0.8 - 1.0fte
Contract Details: 
Details of Role: 

OTR are seeking a talented individual to support the charity's development by leading our income generation and communications strategy to improve our financial sustainability and grow our impact.

As Head of Development at OTR you will:

  • Provide strategic leadership for fundraising, funding and income generation to support both new and existing services. 
  • Secure and maintain a diverse and resilient income portfolio through the delivery of joined-up income generation strategies across commissioned services, and fundraised income though trusts and foundations and supporters.
  • Be proactive in creating opportunities for developing new and existing partnerships and networks.
  • Develop and build positive relationships externally, exploring opportunities to work collaboratively and in partnership across local communities, organisations and the business community. 
  • Oversee the development and implementation of OTR's communications & marketing strategy to raise OTR’s profile among target audiences and influence attitudes, policies and practices around mental health.
  • Increase the public profile of OTR, for access to services and for joint working that promotes our charitable aims and objectives.

The successful candidate will have an impressive track record of securing income from grants, professional level verbal and written communications skills and the ability to translate complex information into compelling proposals and reports. Excellent relationship building skills are essential, with evidence of establishing productive partnerships with stakeholders across sectors.

Finally, you will have a personal interest in OTR’s commitment to young people’s mental health.

To find out more about the role please download the job pack below. If you would like an informal chat about the role, please email Jo Munns - jo.m@otrbristol.org.uk

How to Apply: 

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We welcome applications from all sections of the community and are committed to developing a team that reflects the diversity of the people we work with

OTR & Benefits:

OTR is a mental health social movement by and for young people. The charity is at an exciting stage of its 59-year history and is proud to be reaching more young people than ever before (over 20,000) across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, and North Somerset with creative and diverse mental health and wellbeing info and support.

Click here to find out more about what we do

Our approach to mental health is grounded in a set of beliefs and assumptions that underpins all of our work. We believe in celebrating diversity, empowering and mobilising young people to make change, and that catering to the unique strengths, interests and circumstances surrounding young people is key. Our approach centres on collaboration and partnership, building relationships between individuals, peers and communities.

Each day is as engaging and fulfilling as the last, and with a network of supportive, community minded people, we hope you’ll feel welcome here. As a thank you, we like to compensate our employees for the important work they do with a range of benefits including a flexible leave policy (38 days), healthcare cost assistance with HealthShield, flexible and hybrid working arrangements, enhanced sick pay, parental leave, continual training and development, free yoga and reiki, and more (subject to contractual terms and conditions).

A Willingness to Work with Difference

At OTR, whatever your role or professional background, you will be expected to work in a way that is anti-oppressive and inclusive. A key focus for OTR is to develop an organisation that is inclusive for all but we do not claim to be experts in this. We are committed to continuous learning and improvement in these areas and invite you to join us on this journey.

OTR recognises the benefits to individual practice and organisational credibility of having a diverse community of staff and volunteers and to this end is continually working towards building and maintaining an environment which values and pursues diversity accordingly.

We recognise that tackling systemic inequality, prejudice, racism and oppressive practice requires each of us to actively engage, self-examine and make changes where necessary, in order to improve access and equitable experience for all in society and all of those who come through our doors at OTR.

Contact Person: 
Jo Munns
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