Head of Acquisition

Head of Acquisition

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  • Sector:

    Direct Marketing & Individual Giving

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  • Salary:

    £47,155 - 48,583 per year

  • Contact :

    Lizzy Clark

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  • Contact phone:

    020 7820 7333

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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Harris Hill are delighted to be supporting an international development charity in their search for a Head of Acquisition.

As Head of Acquisition, you will provide strategic leadership of the Supporter Acquisition programme, develop the Acquisition strategy, and plan and deliver a number of high budget fundraising campaigns, including integrated campaigns across a range of channels.

The Individual Giving Team is a dynamic department with a wide-ranging product portfolio and a multi-million-pound budget envelope across Acquisition and Retention teams. You will lead the strategic development of the acquisition programme, ensuring full consideration of audiences, products, propositions, and channels to create an engaging strategic plan aligned to the organisational strategy. You will work to build and retain a high performing team, with standards and KPI’s defined and met, feedback sought and priorities resourced.

The ideal candidate will be experienced in strategic management of a direct marketing programme that includes a wide range of channels and activities, including digital, with a strong knowledge of acquisition marketing. You must be a good writer & verbal communicator, with a proven track record in effectively motivating others. The right person will have the interpersonal skills to build strong relationships based on mutual respect and trust, and a strong commitment to anti racist storytelling. With responsibility for a large budget, it’s also vital that you have an excellent capability of budgeting and reporting, and a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities of balancing a multifarious product portfolio.

If this sounds like you and you’re interested in hearing more, please do get in touch!

Please note, only successful candidates will be contacted with further information.    

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 reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.