ADHD UK is a small, high-growth, mental health charity with big ambitions. We’re based in London (W9) looking for someone to help us evolve and expand our services. We’re focused on hiring the right personality rather than on a list of technical skills and experience. Therefore this could be a great opportunity for new graduates or career switchers, particularly those looking to make a social impact.
Additional benefits include:
bonus system (upto 20% of salary),
flexibility in working hours,
cycle to work scheme.
The charity has five main goals: Information, Support, Research, Advocacy and Awareness and Research. You will be responsible for the day-to-day leadership and running of the organisation to achieve those goals. You will also be responsible for the day to day marketing and fundraising of the charity. You will be working alongside our Chairperson who has previous success in building a charity from small beginnings.
making sure that all services and systems are running smoothly and effectively;
representing the charity as the first point of contact;
answering queries via email, chat and phone;
providing signposting and general ADHD advice via email, chat and phone (once you have built the knowledge to do so);
creating and supporting fundraising ideas and fundraisers
spearheading the continued growth of the organisation.
We’re a small organisation – that means a wide variety of roles. We aim to have a time split on the roll of 50/50 between the general day-to-day activities of the Charity and doing significant new projects that will drive the charity forward. Some of your role is similar to that of a CEO (discussing strategy with the Trustee Board, helping set the direction of the charity and generating ideas for new projects), some is account management (building a funding network, applying for grants, liaising with funders and submitting reports), some is accounting (ensuring our receipts are in good order, working with our accountant trustee on our records and accounts), some is acting as a marketing officer (writing press releases, monthly newsletters, letters and GoogleAds), some is directly helping sufferers of the condition and being a passionate patient advocate (taking calls and answering emails, signposting information). Finally, your role will include the management of all volunteers. Being able to balance those competing rolls is a significant part of the job. Our ambition is that your role will grow to include hiring and managing new staff as the charity grows and is able to fund them.
We’re particularly looking for people who can evidence that they’re fantastic with people and are effective leaders. The team is just you and the Chairperson, but leveraged with over 50 volunteers. Harnessing the energy of our volunteers in a positive way for both them and us is an essential part of the role. Building relationships showing we care is integral – we want volunteers to do good work and feel good about their involvement. Volunteers include doctors, teachers, specialists, people impacted by ADHD and generously giving time, and Trustees.
We amplify our impact by using systems and IT effectively. We often embark on projects where we know what we want at the end, a limited evidence assumption that a solution can be found, but very little idea of how to actually achieve it. We’ll then set out to explore and learn to achieve our goal. We’re therefore keen on someone who likes technology and who truly has a “can’t do it YET, but will work it out” attitude to new ideas and projects.
The role requires a lot of communication – telephone calls, emails, writing leaflets (co-authoring with clinicians and patients), web pages, funding applications and project briefs and reports. We’re looking for someone who is self-assured and self-reliant enough to conduct their own research and then write confidently on it to a variety of audiences. It is important that you are able to build rapport and relationships with people quickly over email and phone.
Our main marketing outlets are direct marketing, email newsletters, the website and responding to inbound fundraising inquiries (emails, phone calls & letters). We are also looking for creative marketing fundraising ideas.
We are not expecting any candidates to necessarily know a lot about ADHD – it is not a well known condition (something we want to change). We would anticipate you learning about the condition on the job.
We’re building a nice team who enjoy working together. We’re therefore looking for nice person to join us!
Earliest start date: Late-August 2021