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Head of Development

Up to £32,000

Tunbridge Wells, Kent


Take your next step with us

We are looking for someone with an excellent understanding of the voluntary sector to head our development team. This is a leadership level role, and you will manage a small team delivering community and strategic development activities that support our charity aims.
As Head of Development, you’ll attend engagement meetings and Local Strategic Partnerships, representing Imago and developing relationships with external partners, stakeholders and private businesses.

You will track statutory funding portals, identifying opportunities that match our strategic objectives, coordinating tender activities and supporting the wider Leadership Team. Additionally, you will research additional funding and community fundraising opportunities, and support funding proposals, grant applications and legacy donations.

It is expected that you will effectively lead and manage a team of staff to deliver objectives and meet targets, support monitoring, and undertake performance management, including supervision and appraisal.

Applicants must demonstrate creativity and innovation, and have strong collaboration and partnerships skills. You must be an effective communicator with the ability to write reports and proposals in a variety of styles. You should be able to work independently and as part of a team, using your exceptional planning and organisational skills to manage tasks, whilst being aware of upcoming opportunities.
The post is based in Tunbridge Wells with opportunities for hybrid working. Car driver essential.

Are you ready for the challenge?

We offer our employees:
• Inclusive values-based environment
• Competitive remuneration package
• Workplace pension scheme
• Generous 31 days annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays
• Opportunities for hybrid working
• Benenden Health Care
• Death in Service Benefit
• Cycle to Work Scheme
• Employee Supported Volunteering scheme
• Development opportunities
• and more

Imago is committed to Safer Recruitment practices, and the post is subject to references and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
Please either submit your CV with a short covering note or visit our website at for full details.
Imago recognises that many people in our society experience discrimination or lack of opportunity for reasons that are not fair. We aim to create a culture that respects and values each other’s differences, and see these differences as an asset, as they improve our ability to meet the needs of the organisations and people we work with. We proactively seek to increase opportunities for inclusion, and celebrate diversity across our organisation and within communities.
Imago recognises its duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children, young people and adults at risk who access its services or with whom it comes into contact.

About Imago
Imago is a well-respected social action charity working across Kent, Medway, East Sussex and London. Through our services and projects, we aim to support independence, reduce social isolation and empower individuals and communities.

We deliver a wide range of services to children and young people, older people, carers, and volunteers, in partnership with funders, public sector commissioners and private sector sponsors.

We apply our commitment to excellence, evidencing impact and safeguarding vulnerable people to all aspects of our work.

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