Alive and Kicking UK
Location: London, UK
Last Date: April 20, 2008
Director for Alive and Kicking UK
Alive and Kicking is looking for a financially aware leader with strong marketing and fundraising skills with experience in Development, to take up the position of Director of Alive and Kicking UK, a young and growing international charity with operations in sub-Saharan Africa and headquarters in London.
Alive and Kicking is a UK charity (No. 1105583) which makes leather footballs, netballs and volleyballs in Kenya, Zambia and South Africa. The balls are sold at not-for-profit prices for donation to poor communities in these countries.
All balls have health awareness messages printed on them so that they can be used to help with preventive health education, particularly in relation to HIV.
The charity has three aims:
• To provide deprived young people in Africa with fun and the opportunity to take part in sport
• To promote preventive health education for those who play with the balls
• To provide employment in Africa
The three operations in Africa are run by Managing Directors who are answerable both to the Director of Alive and Kicking UK and to their own Board of Directors/Trustees.
Start-up funding for all three operations in Africa has come from the UK, but they aim to become financially self-sustainable within two years through ball sales which may either be arranged in country of achieved with the help of marketing and fundraising in the UK.
Alive and Kicking UK is also starting a UK Education Programme offering development education materials to PSHE and Citizenship departments in primary and secondary schools.
The Director will have overall strategic, marketing, fundraising, management and financial responsibility for all aspects of Alive & Kicking in the UK and Africa. The Director will be based at the UK offices in Vauxhall Bridge Road, London.
Salary negotiable, based on experience, but likely to be in the area of £38,000 a year.
Those interested in the post should write to the Chairman of Trustees of Alive and Kicking UK for a full job description on firstname.lastname@example.org and will find more information on www.aliveandkicking.org.uk.
Applicants are asked to provide a cover letter, CV, and full contact information of three referees to the Chairman of Trustees by 20th April, 2008.