Independent Trustee - Fundraising/Income Generation Specialist - DYS Space Ltd

Close date :
26 February 2021
Salary :
Location :
Home based.
Description :

Voluntary position, approx commitment 1 day per month

DYS Space Ltd (Space*) is an ambitious and innovative charity, driven by our values and seeking to support even more young people by developing current and new services.  Our employees strive to achieve the best they can and must be committed to seeing the best in others. We value everyone's contribution and create safe spaces for exploration and growth.

We have an exciting opportunity to join us and become part of a team who work with young people, engaging in meaningful activities and programmes which unlock their potential, give them a voice and positively shape their future prospects.  

Role specifics:

  • To work with the Board of Trustees and the Leadership Team to develop new approaches to fundraising and income generation.

  • Oversee fundraising, ensure compliance and business is in line with our values.

  • Strategically assess where fundraising fits within Space* strategies and work with senior staff to ensure effective income generation is being achieved.

  • Contributing knowledge of fundraising/income generation techniques and strategies and assessing risks in new fundraising directions.

  • Support and encourage the Head of Innovation & Growth.

Personal skills/abilities:

  • A strong affinity with Space* values and mission.

  • A lateral thinker.

  • An ability to provide challenge, guidance and support to the leadership team A good understanding of fundraising, income generation and business development and experience of diverse income generation practices.

  • An understanding of the challenges facing youth sector organisations in securing new funds.

  • Sound, independent judgement and ability to consider the needs of the whole organisation.

  • Work effectively as a team member and demonstrate a willingness to learn and develop.

  • Strong intellectual and analytical ability; innovative thinker and ability to focus on issues requiring action.

As part of our ambitions to improve equality and diversity, we particularly welcome applications from those who identify under any of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010, which include race, age, disability, gender, religion or belief, and sexual orientation.

Please download the briefing pack for the Independent Trustee role. Visit our website: to learn and get a feel for our organisation.  

If you have further questions then please contact our CEO, Kev Henman: or Head of Innovation & Growth, Jennefer Whitley: 07590639410

To apply for this post please visit the above website to download and complete the supporting statement and return along with your CV via email to 

This is a rolling application process.  Applicants will be considered as they apply with informal interviews held with suitable candidates.   Interviews may be conducted by phone / video / online - method to be advised and dependent on the individual and restrictions in force at time of interview date - details will be given at offer of interview.