Blind Veterans UK

Blind Veterans UK – Head of Community Engagement (Location TBC)


Salary £62,000 – £66,000 per annum (depending on location)

We need an exceptional individual to develop and implement a strategy to engage Blind Veterans UK’s target audiences at a community level.

At Blind Veterans UK, we believe that no one who has served our country should have to battle blindness alone.  It is our mission to ensure that blind ex-Servicemen and women have access to the finest quality of services to help them discover life beyond sight loss.

The number of veterans we help is increasing rapidly as we implement our overall strategy to embed a national footprint and take our exceptional services to the beneficiary. To support this, we have developed an ambitious fundraising and engagement strategy to develop our brand and significantly grow our income over the next 5 years.

To achieve this, we are looking to recruit to 5 new senior posts across the Engagement and Fundraising division – each with responsibility for a key strand of the new strategy. This specific opportunity is to lead our Community Engagement team.

Leading a talented team of circa 28 people based across the UK, the role will lead on work to raise awareness, understanding and consideration of Blind Veterans UK at a community level. In addition, the role will lead on all aspects of community fundraising, and the acquisition of members, supporters and partners.

In order to be considered for this role, you will have a proven track record of leading diverse teams, and an understanding of the importance of brand awareness when disseminating information. This role will manage teams of both fundraising and marketing professionals, and as such you will have experience across both areas, in addition to experience of embedding strategic thinking and planning.

For a full brief on this fantastic opportunity, please visit out microsite: Alternatively, for a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Matt Adams at our recruitment advisors, TPP Recruitment.

How to apply: please send a tailored CV and supporting statement outlining your suitability for the role in Word format to no later than noon 12th January 2018.

Job description – Head of Community Engagement

Recruitment timetable

Date Activity
Noon 12th January 2018 Application deadline
31st January 2018 Assessment Centre with Blind Veterans UK – Head of Individual Giving
2nd February 2018 Assessment Centre with Blind Veterans UK – Head of Brand & Marketing
5th February 2018 Assessment Centre with Blind Veterans UK – Head of Customer Services & Data Management
7th February 2018 Assessment Centre with Blind Veterans UK – Head of Community Engagement
12th February 2018 Assessment Centre with Blind Veterans UK – Head of Philanthropy & Partnerships

Appointments will be made subject to satisfactory references and a declaration of any interests you hold.

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