Vacancy – Charity Lead Officer

Vacancy:   Erlas Victorian Walled Garden – Charity Lead Officer

An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead the small team of dedicated, professional staff at Erlas Victorian Walled Garden, Bryn Estyn Road, Wrexham (EVWG) providing a valuable service for adults with learning disabilities.

During the current pandemic we had to close the garden to our service users, however we have maintained the gardens and provided support to our beneficiaries through our Keeping in Touch programme of activities. As we reopen the garden to our beneficiaries, we have had to engage additional care staff and install temporary accommodation in order to open in a Covid safe way.

As a charity we need to reassess all aspects of our service offering which includes building a business development plan, increasing the number of beneficiaries we can support, developing new sponsorship and partnerships, developing a marketing strategy, securing the charity’s long term future.

As the Charity Lead Officer you will be instrumental in working with the trustees to develop the plans, leading the implementation of the plans, negotiating with external agencies and managing day to day operations.

The person we are looking for will be experienced in the following competencies, preferably gained while leading a charity working with adults with learning disabilities:

  • Identifying potential sources of funding and managing fundraising activities
  • Business management and administration including board level reporting
  • Line, Team and Performance management
  • Project and Change management
  • Financial management
  • Negotiating and Contract management
  • Communication – Verbal and written, face to face and via technology
  • Respect and Tolerance
  • Use of Technology – including Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Office, iPads
  • Welsh language (Desirable)

Please see our vacancies page for further information and detail on how to apply for this senior role.

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your CV and a covering letter to Please include 2 references, one of whom should be your current or last employer. The covering letter should include examples of how you meet the competencies for the role and demonstrate values consistent with those of EVWG.

Closing date for applications is 11th July 2021 and interviews are expected to be held week commencing 19th July 2021.

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