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Director of Fundraising, Engagement & Communications

StreetGames is an innovative UK charity committed to transforming the lives of children and young people from low-income, underserved communities through the power of sport and physical activity. We are currently on the lookout for a creative, hands-on leader to join us as our Director of Fundraising, Engagement & Communications. This is a fantastic opportunity to shape and develop our fundraising and communication strategies, to play a leading role in raising the profile of our sector-leading insight and delivery and the generation of income to support our work.

  • Annual salary of £65,000 – £75,000
  • Opportunity to lead and develop fundraising and communication strategies
  • Play a pivotal role in a charity that transforms lives


The Role

As our Director of Fundraising, Engagement & Communications, you will:

  • Steer the implementation of our fundraising strategy and play a leading role in generating income to support StreetGames’ Strategy 2025-29
  • Manage the development of our Communications & Engagement strategy, strengthening relationships with existing stakeholders and cultivating new partnerships and opportunities
  • Advocate StreetGames’ relationship development approach to fundraising
  • Execute innovative and effective fundraising plans to meet our income targets
  • Provide clear direction and effective management to the StreetGames Fundraising & Communications team
  • Represent the charity at external events, sharing inspirational stories to encourage support, partnerships, and donations


The Candidate

The ideal candidate for the Director of Fundraising, Engagement & Communications role will have:

  • A background of setting and meeting ambitious income targets as part of a multi-faceted fundraising strategy
  • A background of designing and implementing communications and engagement strategies for multiple audiences, across multiple channels
  • Able to demonstrate innovative, creative-thinking that delivers profile raising and income growth across multiple sources
  • A background in leading a team of experienced fundraising and communications professionals
  • An understanding of effective strategic and operational planning and the ability to develop stretch targets and performance measures
  • A background of growing a multi-platformed communications function
  • A demonstrable passion for StreetGames’ core vision and mission
  • Excellent communication, presentation, influencing and people skills to inspire confidence internally and externally
  • Ability to motivate and lead a team
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and manage workloads effectively


The Package

  • Hybrid working
  • Great work-life balance
  • Access to free counselling and support services
  • Enhanced family friendly benefits
  • Company socials
  • Eye care allowance
  • Cycle scheme
  • Pension scheme of up to 8% employer contributions
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • 2 Volunteering days per year


StreetGames have a proven track record of accessing public, lottery, and charitable sector funding and are recognised for our strong communications and engagement approach. As part of our team, you will drive the development of our strategy, to enhance and develop our relationships with all stakeholder groups and play a key role in the growth and direction of our charity.

StreetGames is fully committed to the principles of equality of opportunity and is responsible for ensuring that no job applicant, employee, volunteer or member receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, gender, disability, race, ethnic origin, nationality, colour, parental or marital status, pregnancy, religious belief, class or social background, sexuality or political belief.

StreetGames is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

To ensure a fair and inclusive recruitment process, we are working with Level Equals as our trusted recruitment partner for this vacancy. Therefore, all enquiries and applications for this position will be handled and managed exclusively by them. 

To apply for this role, you will need to first register your interest by submitting your CV. Your CV will only be used for information purposes and will not be relevant in the application process. You will then be emailed a response containing a link needed to answer some work-related questions. Our goal is to assess your approach to a problem and better understand what knowledge and skills you have. Your answers will be anonymised, randomised and reviewed by a diverse panel.

We also think giving feedback is incredibly valuable for candidates, so at the end of the process, you’ll see how well you performed during the application process.

The closing date for applications is Monday 24th June 2024 at Midday, and the deadline for submission of the work-related questions is Tuesday 25th June 2024 at Midnight.

If you have any accessibility requirements or would like to understand our process further, please contact level=

Similar roles include Head of Fundraising, Communications Director, Engagement Director, Fundraising and Communications Manager and Director of Development.


To apply or for more information, please email lorraine@levelequals or click below.

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