We’re hiring – NCWGB Director for Development

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We are looking for a Director for Development to join our dedicated team to spearhead our future growth, contribute to policy development, source and secure funding towards the long-term future of the NCWGB and promote the organisation nationally and internationally.

You will be a key member of the senior management team, reporting to the President and Management Committee. You’ll be responsible for diverse aspects of the charity, so we expect you to be an experienced and efficient leader. You will have excellent people skills, organisational skills and exemplary work ethics.

About us

The National Council of Women of Great Britain (NCWGB) is an internationally recognised charitable membership organisation founded in 1895. We are one of several world-wide National Councils of Women affiliated to the International Council of Women (ICW) and have special consultative status at the UN (ECOSOC status).

Our goal is to empower all women to achieve a fair and inclusive society. We have recently re-branded the organisation and launched our new website – www.ncwgb.org – and now want to appoint a new post, a Director for Development to drive the organisation forward to meet the challenges of the 21st Century.

Currently the NCWGB is run by a team of voluntary trustees who form the Management Committee with one part-time employed administrator.


£37,000 – £40,000 pa depending on experience, 20 days holiday plus public holidays and pension.
The post will be initially for a fixed term of two years.

Working arrangements

You will work from home with visits to the NCWGB office in Darlington.
NCWGB will provide a dedicated laptop and mobile phone for NCW work.
Ideally the post will be the equivalent of full-time although a four-day working week would be considered.
The post holder will be required to travel to meetings and events as required around the country for which travel expenses will be paid.

How to apply

Please apply with your CV, a statement of why you feel you are suitable for this role (about 250 words), and the names of two professional references. We will only approach referees after interview as necessary.

Submit your application by email to the president, Elsie Leadley at info@ncwgb.org

We encourage people from under-represented groups to apply. Applicants must be able to demonstrate permission to work in the UK where appropriate.

Closing date

Tuesday 30 May 2023.


Will be by Zoom, planned for June, dates to be confirmed.

Role responsibilities


  • Set comprehensive goals for performance and growth of NCWGB with Management Committee
  • Develop policies that promote NCWGB culture and vision
  • Oversee daily operations of NCWGB and the work of the administrator
  • Evaluate progress by analysing and interpreting data and metrics, including from social media campaigns
  • Write and submit reports to the President and Management Committee as relevant
  • Lead fundraising activities
  • Lead membership development and expansion
  • Manage relationships with partners


Policy development

  • Contribute to policy development by actively identifying areas for collaboration and campaigns
  • Identify, research and suggest issues that promote NCWGB aims and objectives
  • Actively develop links with other organisations to promote NCWGB aims and objectives

Marketing and fundraising

  • Develop and implement an effective fundraising strategy to secure the long-term future of the organisation
  • Identify and make appropriate bids for grants
  • Identify and target potential new individual and associate organisation members to increase and widen membership
  • Raise the profile of NCWGB so that the organisation is recognised as a leading commentator on issues relevant to our aims


  • Oversee NCWGB website and social media platforms ensuring they are current and active. Manage relationships with external advertising, design and media agencies
  • Develop relationships and partnerships with other UK charities working in similar fields. Identify opportunities and manage partnership campaigns with associate organisations
  • Oversee internal communications with NCWGB members, making regular contributions to monthly newsletters
  • Plan appropriate charity activities such as the AGM, the annual conference, zoom events and meetings
  • Act as a point of contact and representative for NCWGB with national and international organisations as required
  • Communicate NCWGB policies and resolutions both verbally and in writing to relevant authorities

Governance and management

  • Provide day to day management of the organisation and support the administrator
  • Attend Management Committee meetings and provide written reports as required
  • Work with the National Treasurer to meet agreed budgets and funding targets
  • Manage effective relationships with suppliers, agencies, and professional organisations
  • Carry out any other duties required to ensure effective management of the charity

Person specification

The successful applicant will be a self-motivated, driven person with strong marketing, fundraising and people skills and passionate about empowering women to achieve a fair and inclusive society for all.

Essential skills and abilities

  • Experience in a relevant role
  • Demonstrable competency in strategic planning and business development
  • Experience in fundraising
  • Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills
  • Ability to provide dynamic, passionate and inspiring leadership
  • Strong presentations skills, both written, verbal and in presentational materials
  • Ability to promote the charity to prospective supporters, funders and the wider public
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision and to prioritise own workload
  • Computer and social media literate

Desirable knowledge and experience

  • Previous knowledge of or experience of working within the charity sector
  • Experience of budget management
  • Knowledge of funding streams and previous experience writing bids for funding
  • Previous experience of campaigning or charity volunteering
  • Commitment to empowering all women to achieve a fair and inclusive society
  • Knowledge of equal opportunity law and relevant regulations
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