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Capital Fundraising Campaign Manager

Job description

Harris Hill are thrilled to be partnering up with Over the Wall with their search for a new Capital Fundraising Campaign Manager. This role is vital as Over the Wall  are running successful capital campaign to open its first permanent site in Derby in 2026. Their new site will bring mischief and magic to seriously ill children and young people from across the UK, taking forward Paul Newman’s vision of a place where kids can forget hospital, ‘kick back and raise a little hell’.

Job title: Capital Fundraising Campaign Manager

Location:  Midlands-based: Home-based, with easy access to Derby

Grade and salary:  £42,000 for full time or for 4 days per week (FTE would therefore be £52,000)

Hours:  Flexible

Contract type: Permanent

Context and responsibilities within this role:

During 2023 a significant body of work was undertaken to prepare for the commencement of the campaign in 2024, including soliciting a lead gift, preparing a strong case for support and preparing various projects for funding. Furthermore, OTW have begun cultivating relationships with prospective major donors; gaining the support of local politicians and businesses; paving the way for local community partnerships; etc, to facilitate the initial two phases of the campaign. The next steps are to set up a regional Development Board and begin to plan the approaches for major giving and alumni of the school site.

With support from the Capital Trusts Manager (writing proposals for grant-based funding), and the Individual Giving & Philanthropy Manager, the Capital Fundraising Campaign Manager will bring together this project and manage its progress towards agreed goals and timescales. Working closely with the Director of Development, Chief Executive and Head of Marketing, the Campaign Manager will represent the project both internally and externally, taking on a truly 360-degree role.

They are now looking for:

  • Demonstrable experience in the Midlands region in a previous fundraising/ charitable project-based role        

  • Demonstrable experience of successfully researching and developing new relationships with HNWIs / celebrities/ ambassadors

  • A proven track record in managing significant projects with timescales and visible outcomes, working with the organisation’s Leadership

  • Demonstrable experience of cultivating and supporting productive relationships with groups (such as a new Regional Development Board)

  • Experience of working with senior leaders, key stakeholders and positively representing the work of a charitable organisation 

  • Experience of working with a wide range of contacts with varying needs, both internally and externally, and with a diverse range of colleagues

If you would like to have a chat to learn more about this role and to receive a full job description please contact Hannah at Harris Hill on or call her on 020 7820 7331.

The hiring manager is reviewing applications as they come in, so please send your CV and supporting statement asap.  Please reach out to learn more. Interviews will be held in June dates TBC.

Harris Hill Charity Recruitment Specialists operates an equal opportunity policy and commits to treating all of our candidates and jobseekers fairly. We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.