Head of Fundraising

Head of Fundraising

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  • Sector:

    Fundraising, Corporate, Major Donor, General

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  • Salary:

    £65k - 70k per year

  • Contact :

    Hannah Laking

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  • Contact phone:

    020 7820 7331

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

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Founded in 2014 by a small team conscious that one of the wealthiest cities in the world experiences food poverty and staggering food waste daily, City Harvest's goal is to connect all available surplus food with those who desperately need it.

City Harvest is now well established as London's emergency response unit for surplus food, with our vans being recognised as symbols of hope for those facing hunger. To date, City Harvest has delivered approaching 25 million meals, whilst offsetting food waste and greenhouse gas emissions.

We provide a lifeline of support for beneficiaries, not only through food but the social connection our food forges. The physical and emotional loads some have had to carry is astounding and City Harvest stands as a pillar of support for vulnerable Londoners. Through the long-lasting relationships with our 350+ charity partners, we have been able to reach millions.

Demand for our food continues to grow and we intend to be equipped to meet it. We have just moved into a new depot, significantly increasing our warehouse capacity, and have received strong support from our funders year on year.

City Harvest are looking for a Head of Fundraising to join the team on a permanent basis.

City Harvest - Head of Fundraising

Location: Acton, West London (flexible working available)

Salary: £65,000 - £70,000 per annum

Contract: Permanent

This pivotal role will provide strategic insight into how and what fundraising looks like at City Harvest London. The Head of Fundraising will work closely with the CEO to develop the fundraising strategy and lead all fundraising activity to generate sufficient income to enable City Harvest to achieve its ambitious growth strategy and materially impact hunger in London. The Head of Fundraising will develop the fundraising strategy with the CEO and execute this to ensure a consistent pipeline of income across a diversified portfolio of revenue streams of both new and substantial repeat income. This post holder will work in partnership with the CEO, as an integral member of the Senior Leadership Team, to grow and develop City Harvest and be the role model to enable the fundraising team of five to flourish.

The successful candidate will have a good understanding of the UK and London charity fundraising landscape, governance and legal requirements. They will also be a successful senior executive with evidence of achieving challenging financial targets; leading and developing teams; getting the best from matrix management; and embedding efficient systems and processes. The successful candidate will also be a leader who shares the values and purpose of City Harvest and who is ambitious to transform the organisation for greater impact. They will also be a naturally dynamic and motivational personality who is energised at the opportunity to raise annual income of more than £5 million, share insights then go further.

Closing date for applications: This role closes at 9am on Monday 31st of January

If you would like to receive a full job description and further information about this role, with details on how to apply, please contact Hannah Laking:

Hannah Laking: hannah.laking@harrishill.co.uk | 020 7820 7331

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.