Head of Fundraising

Head of Fundraising

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    £46k per year

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    Natalie Lawford

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  • Contact phone:

    020 7820 7336

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    over 2 years ago

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I am working with a dynamic breast cancer awareness charity who is looking for a creative and motivated Head of Fundraising to join the team at their London head office. As a member of the Senior Management team you will be required to develop their fundraising strategy and work towards bringing in an ambitious but realistic target.

This is an a fantastic opportunity to be part of an ever evolving charity, one where you will have impact and help to drive change and ultimately, save lives.

Key Responsibilities:

To bring about and imbed cultural change in the way that income generation and fundraising operates within the charity

Identify opportunities for growth in existing areas of income

Ensure the charity meets all statutory requirements and industry standards in relation to income generation

Lead and inspire the fundraising team

Lead the preparation of annual plans and budgets for fundraising and comms

Develop and manage a prospect list drawn from high net worth individuals, corporate partners and grant making sources

Manage engaging and effective donor journeys and ensure an effective stewardship and retention plan is in place

Develop and manage a major gift, corporate partnership and grant prospect pipeline and secured pledged income.

To assist in identifying and highlighting key external trends which are relevant to the Charity's operation and provide relevant advice.

Essential criteria to be considered.

Experience of developing a fundraising strategy

A proven creative commercial approach to income generation activities backed up with a strong understanding of the market

Experience of delivering and developing events and community fundraising activity

Evidence of a range of innovative ideas and thinking related to income generation that complements but extends beyond traditional fundraising

Highly developed planning and financial modelling / budgeting experience within a complex and evolving environment

Strong financial skills and numerical analysis

Strong negotiation and influencing skills with the ability to act in a diplomatic, credible and effective manner whilst representing the charity.

Excellent writing skills with a demonstrable commitment to high standards of presentation

A positive can do attitude

Excellent verbal communication and presentation skills

Experience of working successfully at a strategic level in a medium-sized or large organisation

Be happy to be tam player- a role up your sleeves mentality

If this sounds like you please contact me as soon as possible on 0207 820 7336 or send you CV to Natalie.lawford@harrishill.co.uk

Salary - 46,000

NB: this is a full time permanent role. However, they could show flexibility on hours/days worked for their dream candidate