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Are you an experienced Development Manager looking for a new opportunity to work flexible hours for an important cause?

CAP UK (Child Assault Prevention), a well-established charity working across the South West, is looking for a Development Manager to support CAP UK in our sustainability and growth.

CAP UK is a charity that aims to keep children Safe Strong and Free and prevent child abuse. Based on an international programme, CAP has been running in the South West for 26 years. Our approach is to work with the whole school community by running workshops for parents, school staff and with children in whole class groups.

The children’s workshops:-

These focus on empowering primary and secondary school children to understand their rights to safety strength and freedom. CAP teaches children to recognise unsafe situations and gives them strategies to manage these and get help. By using role-play, puppets and discussion the workshops convey these serious messages in a fun, age-appropriate way. Uniquely we work with children from the age of 4 years and upwards, teaching about consent, ownership of their bodies and to recognise grooming.

CAPs adult workshops:-

These help the community understand how to talk to children about keeping safe. We also run child protection training to build confidence in recognising a child that is being abused and how to access support.


The Development Manager’s role:-

This exciting new role comes at a critical time for CAP UK and offers opportunity for the right candidate to have a significant impact on our charity. The Development Manager will be tasked with expanding our network of stakeholders and raising our profile.

The Development Manager will explore new opportunities for CAP UK to diversify our income. This will include building partnerships with other compatible organisations, extending our opportunities for trade and donations.

The Development Manager will provide leadership and support in delivering the charity’s objectives whilst maintaining the ethos and values of the charity.

The successful candidate will work closely with the CEO, our grant application fundraiser and social media/communication officer.

Working conditions:

The Development Manager will be expected to work from home and the CAP UK office in Totnes. In addition, they will attend networking events/meetings as appropriate.

This is a part time post of 20 hours per week. Actual take home pay equates to £15,454

The hours of work can be flexible to support the needs of the candidate and the charity.

All necessary PPE will be provided by the company. A mileage allowance will be paid.

This is a 1-year contract funded by the National Lottery (with potential to lead to a permanent position.)


Person Specifications (E- essential D- Desirable)

You will demonstrate a successful record of increasing income through engagement with various donor groups and income streams. To be successful in this role, you will be able to build strong and sustainable relationships and be creative in approaches to engagement.

Experience of implementing development plans and objectives- E
Experience of building relationships with other organisations community, charitable and corporate -E
Strong written and verbal communication skills- E
Good knowledge of Social Media platforms and their use in profile raising- E
Self-motivated and able to prioritise own workload- E
A respect of children and a belief in their empowerment- E
Understanding of confidentiality- E
Experience of the charity sector- E
Experience of the education sector- D
Marketing experience – D
Awareness and understanding of child abuse- D
Experience of growing trade income- D
Knowledge of commissioning processes- D


For an application pack or for any questions contact Kate Shillaker, CEO

CLOSING DATE: 5pm Monday 18th October 2021

INTERVIEW DATE: Thursday 4th November 2021

CAP UK is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and all employees will need an enhanced DBS disclosure. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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