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Director of Income - BookTrust

  • Location: Battersea
  • Salary: c£80,000
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 27 days ago

  • Contact: Charities & Social Enterprise Team
  • Expiry Date: 09 May 2021
  • Job Ref: 10671

Director of Income
: circa £80,000 (full time based). This job offers an option either full-time or to work a 4-day working week (pro-rata c£80,000)
Location: Battersea

BookTrust is the UK’s largest children’s reading charity. We know that children who read are happier, healthier, more empathetic, and more creative. They also do better at school.  Our aim at BookTrust is getting every child reading – regularly and by choice.  With the long-term impact of the pandemic on children’s lives, and with an ever-widening gap for the most disadvantaged children, our work has never been more important.

We deliver our mission through evidence-based interventions that reach over 3 million children and families each year from 0-13 with a strong focus on the early years. We work with a network of skilled delivery partners; with every local authority across England and Wales, health visitors, schools, libraries, social workers and early years workers; an incredible and increasingly diverse community of children’s authors and illustrators; and with committed and expert support from publishers.

BookTrust has an ambitious new five-year strategy with a commitment to doing even more to support children and families from disadvantaged backgrounds in reading. Our strategic aim is to grow our turnover significantly over the next five years and we are looking to appoint a new Director of Income to help us achieve this. This is a key role for BookTrust and as part of the senior leadership team, you will be experienced in developing and delivering income, and maximising new growth opportunities.


We are seeking a strong change leader with energy and drive. You will bring a collaborative approach, working alongside expert colleagues in our leadership team where income generation is a cross-organisation activity. You will lead across the full range of the directorate’s areas, including fundraising, communications, marketing and digital, so that all functions continue to deliver effectively. You will be keen to strengthen our deep network of relationships and be comfortable with working with funders and donors at the most senior level, and excited to leverage BookTrust’s varied income streams (fundraising, government funders, primary purpose trading).

We want every child to have the best possible start in life and we are passionate about getting children reading, and we want you to join us to help achieve our goals. You will have an opportunity to make a real impact and be part of an open and welcoming, family-friendly workplace.

If you would like to find out more about this role and application process, please visit:

Closing date: 11:59pm Sunday 9 May 2021