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Job & Volunteer Vacancies

Job & Volunteer Vacancies

Director of Fundraising & Development 

Location: Buckfast, Devon (Opportunity for Flexible Working)

Salary: £39,320 - £48,319

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to build our fundraising capacity as well as grow our presence nationally by providing excellent fundraising and communications knowledge and offer strategic guidance and support as part of the leadership team. We are looking for an entrepreneurial individual who will give CHICKS a voice and help move the charity forward for the future. 

This is an ideal opportunity for an experienced fundraising professional, a team player willing to take on a varied role, working across multiple sites, with ambition to grow income and deliver new initiatives.

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Applications closing date: Midday on Monday 6 January 2020

Interviews: Mid-January with the schedule to be confirmed


Trustee Opportunities

Location: UK Nationwide

Salary: Non-remunerated

We are currently seeking to recruit a minimum of three new Board members to join our existing seven Trustees. Our Trustees can be located anywhere in the UK, however we would particularly welcome interest from candidates who are well connected in London, as well as the Midlands and the North to further support our work in Derbyshire.

We are seeking individuals who can bring their knowledge and energy to the Board, as well as embracing the CHICKS philosophy of having a huge amount of fun!

The Board of Trustees has a wide range of experience and skills, but following a recent skills audit and strategy day it was determined that this recruitment will focus on adding new skills from the following priority areas:

  • Young people/children’s services
  • Finance, including investments and cash management
  • Digital marketing and innovation
  • Retail/social enterprise/business
  • Fundraising
  • Legal/compliance
  • Lived experience in benefiting from services similar to those provided by CHICKS

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Applications closing date: Friday 13 December 2019

In order to apply, please submit a CV, supported by a covering letter of no more than four sides of A4 outlining your motivation for applying and highlighting how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the role of Trustee as set out in the brief. Applications should be sent to with reference CHICKS TRUSTEE.

Office Volunteer Opportunities

We have a number of volunteering opportunities available at our offices in Ashbourne and Buckfastleigh, which stretch across various departments including Fundraising, Trusts and the Young Persons Hub.

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Break Volunteer Opportunities

Come and volunteer on a CHICKS break! You'll spend a week at our retreat in Derbyshire, where you'll be able to take part in lots of exciting activities while making a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children. Anyone who is 18 and over can volunteer and there is no upper age limit. You just need to be willing to get involved and have fun! 

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Shop Volunteer Opportunities

CHICKS now have three charity shops up and running in the South West. Our shops – in Exeter, Torquay and Newton Abbot – stock a unique collection of pre-loved men’s, women’s and children’s fashion items, as well as books, DVDs, records, homeware and bric-a-brac. We are always in need of refreshing our stock, and are also on the lookout for new shop volunteers!

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Community Volunteer Opportunities

Inspired to further help the work of CHICKS and support disadvantaged children and young carers from across the UK in accessing a break? Our volunteer fundraisers play a crucial role in helping tell people about the value of the respite breaks and raising vital funds to help fund the breaks.

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Your Personal Data is required for CHICKS to consider your application and will be used to conduct the mandatory statutory checks. CHICKS understands the importance of Personal Data and has the protection of your data as its core. If you would like to read our privacy policy, please visit, and for more information on how we collect and store your data, please email

Please note: we operate a Safer Recruitment policy, which ensures that all our staff are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.