Development Officer


Summary: the Development Officer will support the planning and delivery of key hostile environment surgical training projects to maximise their efficiency and impact. They will also assist with communications and office administration.

Accountability: the Development Officer will be accountable to the Chief Executive.

Salary: £23,000




  • Support the delivery of all training activities.
  • Be the primary point of contact with applicants for and recipients of DNF scholarships to attend the STAE course in London and manage their travel.
  • Support the management of the DNF’s overseas HEST course training equipment, stock planning, repair and replacement.
  • Support the identification and development of HEST course locations and partners/contacts.
  • Support the delivery and management of the DNF app.
  • Support the planning and deployment of the HEST training faculty.

Communications (working with Head of Supporter and Donor Relations)

  • Support the maintenance of the Foundation social media accounts, keeping them updated with relevant news, images and posts.
  • Support the maintenance of the website, updating frequently with content and serving as point of contact with the website manager.
  • Support the delivery of regular e-newsletters to supporters and donors
  • Copywriting and digital content creation.
  • Support the delivery of DNF fundraising activities.


  • Support the Chief Executive in monitoring the progress of key projects and initiatives.
  • Maintain contact lists and databases.
  • Organise ordering of office supplies as and when needed.
  • Other administrative tasks as required.


Person specification:

  • Drive, competence and a willingness to learn.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to multitask.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and writing skills.
  • The ability to cope with pressure.
  • Creativity, imagination and initiative.
  • Good teamwork, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • A good knowledge of, and keen interest in, current affairs and international relations.
  • Flexibility; the role will develop over time as the organisation grows.

All staff will commit to:

  • Act with honesty and integrity at all times.
  • Demonstrate respect for others through consideration and empathy in all communications with colleagues and external stakeholders.
  • Make an active contribution to developing the Foundation.
  • Be receptive to feedback, learn from experience and others and share experience and knowledge.
  • Keep others informed of issues which they need to be aware of because of their role and responsibilities.
  • Consciously review mistakes and successes to improve performance.
  • Use discretion and be aware of issues requiring confidentiality.


To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to [email protected], for the attention of Ivar Milligan, by COB 29 July 2019