Help shape the future of Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust. 

Development Manager  

Full time | £34,688 - £41,480

We're looking for a Development Manager to help lead and guide the future development of Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT). As a small Charity doing big things in the Dales we are extremely successful and enjoy an excellent reputation as a 'doing' organisation which gets practical results. We are also aware that we always need to look to the future.

This senior manager role will take a lead in helping to do that, setting the strategic direction for YDMT and developing new projects and programmes to meet the changing charitable needs of this special area and its communities. 

At the same time you will be expected to take on people management in one or more areas of our work, and as part of our four-person management team be jointly responsible for all aspects of the Charity – fundraising, delivery and governance. In a small organisation no-one just manages either; you will be drawn into helping with direct delivery of our charitable work.

Our work is more varied than our name suggests; covering environmental, economic and social issues and working in nearby urban conurbations as well as deeply rural areas. We do not own land nor other assets, and the organisation is non-political and non-lobbying. Instead we are an enabling charity supporting others practically to achieve their aims through our grant programmes and our own directly-delivered projects.

Your background could therefore be one of several, within or outside the Charity sector. Demonstrable experience of successful development and/or fundraising along with people leadership and management is looked for. More important is your ability to work within our culture – which means being passionate, flexible, self-motivated and entrepreneurial. 

We take our Values seriously:

  • Sustainability: We strive to work for the environment, community and economy
  • Creativity and ambition: We innovate in order to succeed
  • Integrity: We are open, clear and fair in everything we do
  • Valuing people: We develop, respect and listen to our staff, partners, beneficiaries and supporters
  • Embracing change: We thrive on new challenges
  • Diversity: We welcome and respect all

We believe the role of Development Manager with YDMT will be a highly rewarding one, and a real opportunity for someone to shape not only their own role but the future direction of the organisation – and so of this wonderful area and its communities.



How to Apply 

You can read the full job description and person specification, and further information about Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust below.

Job Description

Person Specification

About YDMT

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter to us at: or post to: 

Shona Holmes
Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust 
Main Street
Clapham via Lancaster

The closing date for applications will be Friday 5 January 2018, with interviews being held on Friday 19 January.

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