CLOSED: Head of Development and Communications

Dementia Adventure job advert. We are hiring - Head of Development and Communications

CLOSED: We are now hiring for a Head of Development and Communications. Join our team!

Post: Head of Development and Communications

We are looking for a Head of Development and Communications to take a lead in the development of partnerships and projects to raise funds for Dementia Adventure’s unique work. You will manage a team of six, comprising roles in fundraising, communications, community engagement and data management.

You will provide strategic leadership and direction around income generation through a range of fundraising disciplines and joint fundraising partnerships ensuring diversification of funding to help ensure the financial sustainability of the charity. Sources of funds will include: Major Grant Givers, Trusts and Foundations, Corporate Partnerships, as well as challenge events and a small number of individual donors.

You will provide strategic leadership and overall direction to the Communications team supporting the development and monitoring of the communications strategy, associated budget, resources, systems, processes and operations. This will involve the overseeing and implementation of a communications plan promoting the work of the Dementia Adventure to a broad range of audiences through a range of channels and campaigns, along with increasing online and social media presence.


  • A small, friendly team of 24 staff and 80+ volunteers
  • Beautiful offices set in an idyllic location (Essex) 
  • £43,000 to £46,500 full-time equivalent (pro-rata 0.8 FTE actual £34,400 to £37,200 p.a.)
  • 4 days a week, hybrid working offered

Closing Date: Friday, 9th June

Dementia Adventure is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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