Aspire2 Charity Development manager – closing date 18 June 2021

This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of Aspire2, which provides extra curricular enrichment opportunities to children and families in South Reading. Experiences that children in more affluent parts of Reading take for granted. We work in partnership with the 11 schools in the Whitley Excellence Cluster, Reading Cultural Partnership, RVA Youth Partnership and many local organisations.

As Development Manager for Aspire2 you will be responsible for the planning and organisational effectiveness of the charity’s delivery of services, working with locally based organisations that offer outdoor adventure, sports, arts, music, performance, and heritage programmes. You will ensure we meet the expectations and needs of the children to raise their aspirations, confidence, and resilience through participation. This is a one-year contract pending securing further funding.

Essential experience
  • meeting deadlines and targets.
  • project planning; setting and achieving targets; and budget setting and managing costs.
  • developing relationships at all levels within organisations and with partners, clients/stakeholders.
  • inspiring partners in multiple organisations to work collaboratively to deliver projects.
  • the ability to take the initiative, problem solve, and think creatively.
  • effective prioritisation.
Desirable experience
  • line management
  • writing grant applications
  • marketing, social media and website management skills.
Address Line 1
Geoffrey Field Junior School
Address line 2
Exbourne Road
Contract type
Part timeTemporary, Contract, or Project
Central Reading
£30,000 pro rata
Charlie Clare, Chair of Trustees
075403 52883
How to apply
Open for applications from
21 May 2021
Closing date for applications
18 June 2021
Will my application be acknowledged?
All applicants, successful or otherwise, can expect to receive a reply from us in due course