Title: Head of Development and Impact
Reports to: Executive Director
Salary: £35,000- £40,000 pro rata depending on experience
Hours: 28 hours p/w

FORWARD is seeking an experienced and committed Head of Impact and Development who will lead the business development, communications, and monitor the impact of FORWARD’s new strategic plan. They will ensure a culture of monitoring, evaluation and learning across programme and oversee programme development and quality assurance.

Purpose of the role

  • The Head of Development and Impact is a new role that will be responsible for building and executing the development and impact functions at FORWARD as we start to roll out our new strategic plan. You will support the UK and Africa programme teams to develop a culture of evidence based planning, annual fundraising development plans and review.
  • They will lead the work of the development, research and communications staff, and will be directly responsible for shaping FORWARD’s strategy. This will include identifying new business opportunities, building relationships and overseeing internal and external communications.
  • They will provide technical support, advice and capacity development to staff and FORWARD partners, and lead on knowledge management, research and the design of programmes that are innovative and robustly evaluated. This will include overseeing the assessment of annual organisational key performance indicators, dissemination and learning.
  • They will contribute to the overall strategic management of the organisation as a member of the Senior Management Team and represent the organisation in high level meetings and events.

Information Pack for Candidates

To Apply:

To apply for this position please read the Job Description, complete the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form and return to [email protected].


The deadline for applications is 31st January 2017. Interviews will be held on 10th February 2017.

Please state this reference in your application: HID 2017