Committee Vacancies

We’re always looking for dynamic people to join our team here in the UK. See below for current opportunities:

All roles are voluntary and are predominantly home/remotely based. Reasonable expenses incurred in carrying out responsibilities (e.g. food and travel expenses) will be reimbursed.

DiA is a youth-led organisation and as such, young people from a diverse range of backgrounds with demonstrable enthusiasm for DiA’s vision and mission are encouraged to apply.

Being part of DiA’s executive committee is a brilliant opportunity to develop skills, gain confidence and build knowledge to complement studies, work and/or other volunteering work. DiA alumni are very vocal about how their experience on the committee has supported them in pursuing their careers and in being active agents of change within their own communities and further afield. Committee members support and learn from each other and receive guidance from DiA’s Board of Trustees.

 


Fundraising Grants Officer

Mobilising resources is key for DiA to continue developing and improving our programmatic work. The role of the Fundraising Grants Officer will be ideal for a creative individual looking to shape the way a small youth-led charity accesses funding. The successful candidate will have experience in proposal writing and/or public speaking, and be looking to use these skills to support DiA as it implements a new strategy.

Responsibilities

  • Lead on the development and writing of proposals for submission to potential donors.
  • Identify relevant funding streams, including trusts, foundations and corporations.
  • Build and manage existing/new relationships with donors and other key external stakeholders.
  • Maintain and update DiA’s CRM system.
  • Work with the rest of the fundraising team to implement the fundraising plan, and support in other fundraising initiatives as and when required.

Skills, qualities and experience

  • Understanding of/experience in fundraising, preferably in trusts and grants.
  • Demonstrable clear and persuasive written communication skills.
  • An affinity for networking.
  • Ability to meet multiple deadlines.
  • Comfortable working independently and in a team.

Time commitment: 6-7 hours per week. A commitment of 1+ years would be desirable for this role.

To apply, please send a CV and a statement of why you would like to join the Fundraising team and how you meet the person specification to harry@developmentinaction.org. Candidates will be selected for a Skype interview on a rolling basis.

 


Fundraising Events Officer

The role of Fundraising Events Officer is an exciting opportunity for someone seeking to develop their fundraising skills, and use and build contacts to raise DiA’s public profile and shape the way DiA generates income. The post-holder will continue to build on the success of previous years, delivering fun events that offer an opportunity for learning more about global issues and meeting other like-minded young people.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the logistical arrangements for DiA’s annual fundraising events (Christmas and Summer parties), as well as recurrent initiatives (e.g. bake sales, clothes swap, sport challenges) including venue, entertainment, caterers.
  • Draft budgets in preparation for events and track success.
  • Coordinate volunteers on the day/night of events to support the smooth running of DiA events.
  • Liaise with the Fundraising Manager and Programme Managers to develop ideas and deliver a variety of fundraising events that reflect and engage our audiences.
  • Support India Interns before they depart as first point-of- contact for ideas on individual fundraising, and DiA Alumni to respond to questions/queries about challenge fundraising.

Skills, qualities and experience

  • Previous experience and/or knowledge and experience in direct, challenge and/or events fundraising.
  • Previous experience coordinating or being actively involved in events management
  • Good communication skills – both written and oral.
  • Flexibility and a hands-on approach to problem-solving
  • Creativity for new fundraising ideas/initiatives.

Time commitment: Approximately 6-8 hours per week, more likely during the run-up to an event. Weekend work also required. A commitment of 1+ years would be desirable for this role.

To apply, please send a CV and a statement of why you would like to join the Fundraising team and how you meet the person specification to harry@developmentinaction.org. Candidates will be selected for a Skype interview on a rolling basis.

 


India Programme Co-ordinator

We are currently recruiting for a new member to join our India team.

Responsibilities

  • Promoting the India programme
  • Assisting with the recruitment, selection, and training of volunteers
  • Facilitating with pre and post-departure procedures
  • Coordinating with our Indian NGO partners

Skills, qualities and experience

  • A strong interest in global citizenship and sustainable development
  • A good ability to multi-task and coordinate with other team members
  • Competence in corresponding through email, writing job descriptions etc.
  • Confidence in interviewing and training processes (experience a plus)
  • Experience in overseas volunteering/travelling (preferred)

Time commitment: approximately 1 day per week.

To apply, please send a CV and a statement of why you would like to join the India team to india@developmentinaction.org. Candidates will be selected for a Skype interview on a rolling basis.