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Categories Trustee Roles
Salary N/A
Location Bovey Tracey
Job Information

We are currently working with the Devon Guild of Craftsmen who are seeking to recruit two new Trustees. Riverside Milli in the snow

The vision of Devon Guild of Craftsmen is to inspire creative excellence and increase the enjoyment of contemporary craft.  Established in 1955 as a Membership organisation they are an educational charity with a permanent home, an enterprise arm and around 300 professional craftspeople as Members, 400 friends and 30 staff. From their base at Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey they develop activities that:

  • inspire the creativity of people across all age ranges and abilities,
  • promote the notion of creative excellence and innovation that exists in the south west
  • support the crafts sector by creating a sustainable selling and marketing framework
  • nurture makers by creating sustainable opportunities for professional development
  • enable the local and wider community to experience the diversity of contemporary craft

The role of a Trustee involves

  • contributing actively to the Board role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation,
  • ensuring the organisation complies with its governing documents and other legislation
  • ensuring the financial stability of the organisation
  • attending board meetings (six a year including the AGM)
  • taking an active part of sub-committees as required
  • attending Awaydays and Planning days
  • acting as an ambassador for the organistion.

The Guild is current seeking prospective Trustees with specialised knowledge in one or more the following areas:

  • Financial Management (the current Finance Trustee is due to step down in 2018), ideally professionally qualified
  • A trustee who will also be a non-executive director of their trading company (Devon Guild Ltd), with experience of trading within the charity sector and online retail/digital marketing and developing entrepreneurial activities.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact Jackie Dawkins at Shine Charity Recruitment ( or 01884/841751)



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Categories Trustee Roles
Salary n/a
Location Exeter
Job Information

TREASURER WANTED FOR ST SIDWELL’Strustee logo, asking to join us as a trustee


St Sidwell’s Community Centre is looking for someone with financial experience to take on the role of Treasurer for the charity.

The Treasurer is responsible to (and with) the St Sidwell’s Trustees for the financial oversight of the charity and to support and liaise with the Centre Manager and other staff with financial responsibilities.

The vacancy has arisen after the sudden death of long serving and much loved Treasurer Peter Perkins. The role is voluntary and is likely to require an average of around seven hours commitment a month. Further information on the role is in the job profile.

If you are interested in discussing the role, or in another Trustee position, please contact:

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Categories Fundraising Jobs
Salary £23,000-£25,000
Location Truro
Job Information

Right now, 85 million people around the world have been made homeless by natural disaster and conflict. ShelterBox is a forward- Shelterbox boxthinking and fast-growing international disaster relief charity, specialising in the provision of emergency shelter to families affected in this way. By providing emergency shelter and tools for families robbed of their homes by disaster, they transform despair into hope.

Following the launch of their Individual Giving programme in 2015 and a highly successful year in 2016, the charity is now looking to build their small Individual Giving Team with the appointment of this role, based at their office in Truro.

They are looking for a talented and motivated individual with an understanding of the principles of fundraising, marketing or direct sales experience. The successful candidate must also understand what motivates people to give. You will possess a working knowledge of relevant marketing tactics to recruit, develop and retain customers. This role will also suit someone who has an eye for opportunities and enjoys contributing to strategy. You must also possess excellent planning and communication skills, as well as the ability to interpret numerical and statistical information to monitor performance.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • The project management of a number of concurrent multichannel direct marketing campaigns, appeals and other donor communications
  • The management the day-to-day relationships with external agencies
  • Working with external agencies to develop creative briefs and concepts and evaluate copy and artwork
  • Working with the Individual Giving Manager to design and test new creative approaches and to develop, implement and test a variety of donor journeys
  • Implementation of a major disaster appeal plan for individual giving.
  • Working with the data management team to develop effective reporting and data segmentation.
  • Monitoring of results and analysis of campaigns
  • Working with the communications team to identify and develop suitable content
  • Working with Individual Giving Assistant to proof copy, artwork and data

Some of the skills, knowledge and experience we are seeking include:-

  • Experience and understanding of direct marketing techniques within a multi-channel environment, ideally gained from working in the charitable sector
  • Relevant working knowledge of donor or customer care principles
  • Strong Project Management skills and experience of project management software
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Ability to monitor and report against plans and budgets

If you would like to develop your career with this exceptional charity and have the experience and passion we are looking for then here is how you apply – Please email your CV and supporting statement to Jackie Dawkins at Shine Charity Recruitment  – (01884/841751).

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Categories Charity Jobs
Salary c£80,000
Location Bristol
Job Information

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The Great Western Air Ambulance is a charity dedicated to raising the funds necessary to keep an air ambulance flying over the counties of Bristol, North Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucester and  Gloucestershire.  Their founder and current CEO plans to retire this summer and we are working with the charity to recruit a new Chief Executive Officer.  You will be joining a diverse team made up of fundraisers, support staff, highly skilled paramedics and senior consultant doctors  as well as some fantastic volunteers, all working together to save lives that would otherwise be lost.  This will be a highly challenging but deeply satisfying job working with a committed team.

Reporting to a Board of Trustees, you will provide the charity with inspiring leadership, passion, creativity and vision.  You will be primarily responsible for the development of the Charity, ensuring that its reputation is consistent with the highest professional standards in everything it does.


More specifically, your responsibilities will include:-

  • Providing dynamic and articulate leadership
  • Overseeing the implementation of the Strategic Vision
  • The production of an annual review and business plan
  • Ensuring the charity’s financial viability
  • Representing the Charity both at regional and national level
  • Ensuring effective dialogue and engagement with the Charity’s partners which include their helicopter service provider(Babcocks), the NHS and the Ambulance Service
  • Keeping up to date with emerging government initiatives and policies through the development of key relationships with the DH and other NHS agencies.

We are looking for candidates who can offer experience in a senior management role.  Whilst knowledge of the emergency services would be an advantage, the ideal candidate will demonstrate a good understanding of the statutory responsibilities of managing a high profile charity, together with the leadership skills, drive and stamina to support the team to deliver the highest possible standards.  You will demonstrate the ability to think strategically, an understanding of how to work with a Trust Board and have the ability to communicate and negotiate at all levels.

Recruitment Process

  • A full information pack is available to download Information Pack CEO GWAA
  • Closing date – 5th March 2017
  • Application by CV and supporting statement to our retained Recruitment Partner – Jackie Dawkins, Shine Charity Recruitment (
  • First Interview in Bristol with Jackie Dawkins – 9/10 March 2017
  • Interview and assessment day with Great Western Air Ambulance Charity 28th March 2017


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Categories Fundraising Jobs
Salary to £26,000 depending on experiencce
Job Information

The Calvert Trust Exmoor enables people with a range of disabilities to experience exciting, challenging and enjoyable outdoor activities. Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the edge of Exmoor National Park and a short distance from the North Devon Coast, this award winning centre welcomes guests of all ages and levels of ability, together with their families & friends.

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The Fundraising Manager will be expected to provide support to the CEO in respect of major donor and corporate fundraising and to the Community Fundraiser on events and other community fundraising activities whilst taking the lead on raising funds from Trust and grants for:

  • Bursaries to help guests who struggle to pay for holidays
  • Core staff salaries
  • Outdoor activities equipment and accessibility equipment for the Centre.
  • Centre repairs and refurbishment projects
  • Capital projects when required.
  • Unrestricted funding for general charitable use

We are looking for someone who will be passionate about the amazing opportunities the Calvert Trust provides and can offer:

  • A demonstrable track record of successful Trust and Grant fundraising with the ability to work to targets
  • Good knowledge of recent changes in fundraising regulations
  • An existing base of relevant contacts would be advantageous
  • Excellent communication skills in both written and verbal form
  • Excellent social and relationship building skills
  • Current driving licence, own car and willingness to travel when required
  • Willingness to work long days, evenings or weekends if required (time off in lieu can be arranged).

If you would like to learn more about this role, please contact Jackie Dawkins on 01884/841751 or send your CV to  Closing date – 14 March 2017


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