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It's UK Charity Week 2023, so join us for a whirlwind festive tour of some of the best opportunities with charities around the country!

Yes, even though it feels about 30 seconds since you bundled last year’s decorations into an overstuffed box in the loft*, it’s December already, which means it’s time to get them down but more importantly, time for UK Charity Week 2023, celebrating the brilliant work of charities up and down the country.

(* Note for our readers in London: A loft is a storage space just beneath the roof that’s normally used for rarely-needed items rather than additional tenants. They're typically found in houses - dwellings with more than one floor you’re entitled to use, because the whole place is generally yours. Well, not yours obviously, you’ll never have one, but that’s how they work.)

So to mark the occasion, what better time to jump on board and check out some of your current opportunities to work with fantastic charities around the UK? First stop, Scotland!

Development Manager – Patrons & Individual Giving
Edinburgh £40,900 - £45,700 per year

We kick things off in the striking Scottish capital, already gearing up for its legendary Hogmanay celebrations, while the world-famous Edinburgh festival keeps other cities free of avant-garde theatre and insufferable street mimes for three merciful weeks in August, bringing with it the fringe festival, popular with hairdressers.

It's a fantastic place to live and work, with plenty to do year-round and great connections to the rest of Scotland and beyond. On the downside: risk of bagpipes.

Appropriately enough however, it’s an arts-shaped opening that we’re currently looking to fill, working as Development Manager for a very prestigious cultural organisation, where you’d be in charge of developing and delivering a successful strategy for patrons and individual giving.

You can read the full details below, and running this particular show if you'd like to discuss it, is fundraising specialist Hayley Wilson.

Development Manager - Patrons & Individual Giving

Digital Communications Officer and Content Officer
North Yorkshire • £29,000 - £32,000 per year

From there we move down to Yorkshire, celebrated for its majestic scenery and popular tea, grown of course in the vast plantations that famously stretch across the county.

That's where our marketing and communications expert Hannah Whittington is working on two remote-based roles for a wonderful community and services-led charity with an HQ in York, but who work across the UK to provide support for adults with learning disabilities.

They’re looking for a Digital Communications Officer to drive the digital strategy and maximise impact across digital platforms, and someone for the delightful-sounding role of Content Officer, for which you simply need to be happy with your lot in life.

Actually no, hang on, you'll be creating engaging materials to captivate a range of audiences, so it's probably Content Officer, emphasis on the first syllable. Sounds more likely, but probably best to read more about both roles below:

Digital Communications Officer

Content Officer

Chief Executive Officer – Phoenix

Leicester £60,000 - £70,000 per year

Next stop is the Midlands metropolis of Leicester, an ancient and historically important settlement deliberately named to confound American tourists, where we return to the arts in search of a visionary CEO to spearhead a vibrant organisation at the heart of the city’s cultural life.

Committed to fostering creativity, inclusivity, and robust community engagement, Phoenix delivers a diverse array of artistic and educational programmes through film, art and digital culture, and through its recently redeveloped venue which features four cinema screens, a digital art gallery, a brand-new restaurant/café space and fantastic event/conference spaces.

You can find full details below, or director Jenny Hills will be happy to tell you more about the position.

Chief Executive Officer - Phoenix

Senior Development Executive – Cultural Programme
University of Oxford • £45,585 - £59,421 per year

The culture keeps coming with our next opportunity based in Oxford, home to a rather well-known university, with notable alumni ranging from recent prime ministers all the way to some of the country’s brightest and most capable minds.

As a Senior Development Executive within the Humanities Division, you’ll focus on raising funds for the university’s ambitious Cultural Programme, set to host the world’s greatest artists and performers and empower the next generation of leaders in the arts. What’s more, you’ll soon be doing so from state-of-the-art facilities in the brand new Schwarzman Centre, set to open in 2025.

You'll find details of the application process on the link below, and for help making it a show-stopping performance, speak with fundraising specialist Hannah Laking.

Senior Development Executive – Cultural Programme

Head of Finance and Finance Manager
Cambridge • £45,000 - £50,000 (Head), £28,000 - £30,000 (Manager)

If Oxford’s not quite your Louis Vuitton shoulder satchel, how about arch-rival Cambridge – slightly ahead on rowing down a river, slightly behind on questions shouted at them by Jeremy Paxman - where we’re working with a fantastic faith-based charity to complete their five-person finance team?

They’re looking for both a Head of Finance and a Finance Manager, both of whom will make a significant contribution to the organisation’s future success and will benefit from hybrid working arrangements.

Finance specialist Simon Bascombe is the man to speak to if you'd like to know more.

Head of Finance

Finance Manager

New Business Manager – Royal Marsden Cancer Charity
London • c£39,000 – £43,000 per year

Our final stop takes us home to the nation’s capital, a world-class city loved by residents for the dazzling variety of shops, theatres, bars, restaurants, clubs and cultural venues we never go to - too expensive - but like having near to the vastly overpriced cupboards where we sleep and watch Netflix.

But it’s worth it for opportunities like this one, with the charity that supports world leading cancer centre the Royal Marsden.

It's a vital role, securing partnerships to bring in substantial funds that will help to ensure that nurses, doctors and research teams can provide the very best care and develop life-saving treatments, which are used across the UK and around the world.

Click below for the full details, or fundraising specialist Hannah Laking can tell you more.

New Business Manager - Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

​That’s the end of the tour, but far from the end of the opportunities, so find out what else might be right for you here. And be it Christmas or otherwise, we're still adding more every day, so it’s well worth keeping an eye on the site if you’re contemplating a new year move.

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Meanwhile we hope you’re having a fantastic #UKCharityWeek 2023, and if we don't get chance to speak beforehand, have a cracking Christmas and New Year too!

Team HH x

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