Charity number 264166

We believe that people with learning disabilities have much to teach us and contribute to the world. During the last fifty years, we have learnt that one of the best ways to enable this is by creating Communities with a culture of shared lives between people with and without learning disabilities, from which we can work together to build a more human society.

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Top job! Director of Fundraising and Communications

  • Full time
  • from £53,000
  • Home based
  • Closing 30th April 2021

Do you believe in a world where all belong?

Do you want to make this a reality for people with learning disabilities, and create new possibilities for our society?

L’Arche in the UK is part of a worldwide federation of people with and without learning disabilities sharing life together. We build Communities with people with learning disabilities rather than for them. We nourish everyone’s emotional and spiritual lives as well as providing for their basic needs. We are committed to mutually transforming relationships and a world where all belong. We display the gift of people with learning disabilities to the world.

We are looking for a purpose-driven, innovative and experienced Director of Fundraising and Communications to lead a step change in our fundraising and in how we engage with our supporters, partners and the public.

We have an ambitious mandate for the years to 2025. We want more and more sustainable resourcing to develop our vibrant model of community and faith life. We want to deepen our impact by increasing fundraising for unrestricted and revenue projects, alongside capital projects. We want to shift public perceptions. We want our 11 Communities across the UK to be more visible, influential and connected as incubators of social change, inclusion and empowerment.

As a core leader on our National Team, you will:

• Fundraise sustainable and increasing income year-on-year, by developing an innovative and ambitious fundraising strategy and capabilities.

• Communicate the gift of people with learning disabilities, and L’Arche as a beacon of transformation, through increased public engagement and visibility.

• Lead our growing national Fundraising and Communications Teams (currently 8 people) and nurture the fundraising and communications capacity in our 11 UK Communities.

• Develop partnerships which deepen our learning and our impact on the learning disability sector, on faith communities, on government policy and on wider society.

• Play a central role on the National Team to develop, fund and implement a strategic plan to deliver the L’Arche 2025 mandate and the L’Arche Identity and Mission statements.

The location is flexible. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, especially from candidates who are disabled or from a black, Asian or minority ethnic background, since these backgrounds are currently under-represented in L’Arche leadership.