Development Director
Salary: up to £50,000 per annum (pro rata for PT)
Permanent: FT(37.5) hrs or PT(hours to be agreed with postholder)

Currently home based (occasional office based in London, post COVID restrictions)

About us

The Access to Justice Foundation is a UK wide funder which supports the provision of free legal
advice and representation to the people who need it the most. We are a fundraising foundation,
reliant on the amounts we can raise for distribution for the greatest impact.

The role

We are looking for an exceptional individual with a legal background to join us as our Development
Director. This is a crucial role within the Access to Justice Foundation with responsibility for
overseeing our core funds income generation work.
In this highly varied role, you will provide leadership to the development team and oversight to the
Foundation’s regional events and various fundraising activities. A visionary, you will be responsible
for implementing and executing an annual development plan to meet our income generation goals,
with particular focus on solicitors unclaimed accounts and pro bono costs.
In addition, you will develop and maintain excellent relationships across the legal community,
including existing and potential supporters and represent the Access to Justice Foundation at
networking events, external meetings and conferences.

About you

You will have a legal background and/or significant legal experience of the access to justice sector,
with outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. A confident networker, you will be able
to collaborate with networks to identify and build relationships with new donors, keeping abreast and
maintaining a good understanding of the issues facing the access to justice sector.
An experienced People Manager, you will have experience of managing a small team with a strong
commitment to working respectfully and sensitively with colleagues, promoting and demonstrating
diversity, equity and inclusion in your work.
An excellent understanding of best practices and the ability to secure significant financial support is
also essential. An applied understanding of basic fundraising principles and regulatory
requirements is desirable.

We offer:

• Family friendly and flexible working options
• 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
• Membership of a pension scheme
• Employee Assistance Prgramme and
• Training opportunities.

We are a friendly, diverse, and inclusive team, with a professional and engaging work culture. We
are committed to building an organisation that represents the communities we work with and
welcome applications from people from all identities and backgrounds.There is flexibility in where you choose to work, although there would be a requirement for
occasional days to be worked from our office in London, once COVID restrictions are lifted. Precise
days and work pattern will be agreed with the postholder.

To apply

For full information on the details of the role, please download the recruitment pack below or visit

Development Director Recruitment Pack

To apply, please email your CV and a short statement (no more than 2 sides of A4), outlining your
experience and interest in this post to

Closing date for applications: 20th April 2021.

Interviews are scheduled for the w/c 26th April 2021, online, via Zoom.

We will be shortlisting applications as received and may close this post early if we receive
sufficient applications. You are encouraged to apply early for consideration.

Access to Justice Foundation can only consider applications from applicants with the
right to work in the UK.