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.


Chair

DiA operates through a management committee of approximately 15 volunteers,
working across four separate teams: India, UK, Communications and Fundraising.
The Chair is responsible for the efficient management, support and development of
the management committee, and the organisation more broadly, ensuring that
committee teams deliver against the organisational strategy.

• Lead the implementation of Development in Action’s new three-year
strategy, working closely with the Vice Chair, across the committee.
• Manage, and support, two of the four Programme Managers (India, UK,
Communications, Fundraising) to deliver their team objectives.
• Facilitate the planning, development and implementation of annual
operations, setting direction through chairing regular committee meetings
and focused workshop days.
• Liaise with Trustees to report on activities and work with them to respond to
situations of risk and/or emergency in the UK or in India.
• Monitor, with the finance team, the organisational budget and ensure
financial procedures are in place and followed systematically across the
committee.
• Develop and maintain a strong, positive organisational culture and ensure all
activities meet with quality, health and safety and duty of care requirements.
• Represent DiA at external events and respond to opportunities to build
further external relationships.

Full Job Description here

Applications are still open so please send a CV and covering letter (maximum one-side of A4) explaining why you are interested in the role, and how you meet the criteria to Andrew Fryer at andrew.fryer@developmentinaction.org ASAP.

Shortlisting and interviews will take place shortly after the closing date.


Fundraising Manager

The role of Fundraising Manager is an exciting opportunity for someone seeking to continue shaping the way DiA generates income in order to support its programmes.  The successful candidate will have some experience in fundraising, and be eager to develop these skills further to implement creative ways to raise funds for DiA, as well as continue to build links with key partners.

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To apply, please send please submit a CV and a one-page cover letter, indicating why you should be considered for the role to info@developmentinaction.org. Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis.


Fundraising Officer

Mobilising resources is key for DiA to continue developing and improving our programmatic work. The role of the Fundraising 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.

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To apply, please send please submit a CV and a one-page cover letter, indicating why you should be considered for the role to info@developmentinaction.org. Applications will be assessed 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.

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To apply, please send please submit a CV and a one-page cover letter, indicating why you should be considered for the role to info@developmentinaction.org. Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis.


Communications Manager

As Communications Manager you will lead on delivering DiA’s communication strategy, managing a small team to ensure that our communication outputs reflect the dynamic work we do. This role is an exciting opportunity for those with experience in communications and/or project coordination to strengthen DiA’s communications – strategic, digital, and internal –  and to gain people management experience.

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To apply, please send please submit a CV and a one-page cover letter, indicating why you should be considered for the role to communications@developmentinaction.org. Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis.


Communications Officer (Social Media)

As Communications Officer you will be at the forefront of sharing our thinking and engaging in conversations on global citizenship, development issues and responsible volunteering. This role is an exciting opportunity for those with experience in digital communications to lead on strengthening and expanding DiA’s social media presence and support the Communications team in developing and implementing DiA’s wider communications strategy.

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To apply, please send please submit a CV and a one-page cover letter, indicating why you should be considered for the role to communications@developmentinaction.org. Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis.


Global Citizenship Youth Workshop Leaders

Are you passionate about engaging young people in global issues and promoting global citizenship?

Do you fancy volunteering for a charity that encourages young people to be at the centre of development?

Development in Action (DiA) is a youth and volunteer led development education charity. Our main aim is to engage young people in global issues and promote global citizenship. And for the last 20 years we have done exactly that – through our UK and India programmes. Development in Action is proud to still continue bringing learning into the classroom through the seventh year of our Global Citizenship Workshop programme.

You will be delivering interactive workshops to engage young people of all ages on what it means to be a global citizen and be aware of the world we live in. This role will offer excellent experience for someone looking to start their career in the development and/or education sectors, is interested in teaching/education and is looking for a part-time voluntary role to support their interests/career aspirations.

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To apply please email your CV and a one page cover letter detailing why you are applying for the role as Youth Workshop Leader and how you meet the criteria to uk@developmentinaction.org.