Job Details


Mar 29, 2024




> £50,000

Closing Date

Apr 24, 2024

Ministry of Stories

Deputy Director

Job Summary

Ministry of Stories are looking for an ambitious, organised and motivated Deputy Director to help lead our organisation. You will lead our fundraising, finance and operations to ensure an effective, resilient, sustainable and growing organisation.

Job Description

Ministry of Stories are looking for an ambitious, organised and motivated Deputy Director to help lead our organisation.

We are looking for a confident leader to work closely with the Director to continue to build the growth and resilience of our organisation. You’ll drive successful fundraising and trading income, and understand how our communications can support this. You will be the strategic lead for our retail operation, – Hoxton Street Monster Supplies.

You will be a forward planner with an ability to respond to opportunity and manage risk. With keen attention to detail as well as the overview, you’ll have strong financial management skills. You will be great with people, have excellent communication skills, and be able to bring the best out in our team.

You will enjoy working in a supportive, busy and fun environment and be motivated by our commitment to champion the writer in every child.

Job Requirements

– Driven and passionate to improve opportunities and outcomes for children and young people.

– At least three years professional experience in a comparable leadership role, or with relevant transferable skills.

– Experience, understanding and track record of leading and developing successful fundraising, business development and/or income generation strategies and workplans.

– Experience of successful bid writing for large grants / public funders, including budget development.

– Experience of financial planning and management.

– Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal skills with proven ability to build strong working relationships internally and externally.

– Experience leading and managing a team, getting the best out of people, and creating a nurturing, ambitious, motivated and supportive team culture.

– Highly organised, and good at developing and running efficient systems and processes.

Job Responsibilities

To lead the fundraising, finance and operations functions of Ministry of Stories to ensure an effective, resilient and sustainable organisation that meets the needs of our young writers, their families and schools.

Key responsibilities:

1. Fundraising: lead and develop the Ministry of Stories fundraising strategy, and deliver high level fundraising success.

2. Finance: preparing annual and medium-term budgets, and overseeing financial management processes

2. Operations: ensuring effective and efficient systems and processes are in place for the smooth running of the organisation.

You will line manage a team of 5.