Head Of Fundraising

Head Of Fundraising

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  • Salary:

    £42k - 48k per year

  • Contact :

    Dagmara Wolosiuk - DePaula

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  • Contact phone:

    020 7820 7315

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  • Published:

    almost 3 years ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months, 1 Day

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A great opportunity has arisen for an Interim Head of Fundraising for a homeless related charity in order to have overall responsibility for both developing and implementing a robust fundraising/income generation strategy to meet the Charity s current and long-term funding needs across various income streams. This will be a temporary role for approximately 2-3 months and could go permanent.

Please send your CV and Supporting Statement on how you meet the criteria from person specification over to Dagmara.Depaula@harrishill.co.uk ASAP

Key Responsibilities will include:

Lead responsibility to develop a fundraising strategy to increase income from charitable trusts, HNWIs/major donors, corporate, events, community fundraising, & individual giving to meet both current organisational needs and development intentions
Maintain up to date awareness of developments fundraising and identify how the charity can attract additional funding (including tracking new policies, political changes and funding trends for key donors).
Deliver the fundraising strategy and targets within agreed timescales and success measures
Research and identify potential donors/funders and their priorities; develop pipeline projections over 1-3 years
Develop and maintain a system for reviewing upcoming bids and tenders.
Write, compile and submit high quality funding applications in line with funder requirements
Project manage input from other staff into funding applications
Take corrective action if necessary to ensure fundraising targets are achieved.
Work with the other staff to ensure that service users and volunteers have been involved in the design of any new service/project prior to any bid being finalised and submitted.
Work closely with the Finance Manager to produce full-cost recovery budgets for funding applications
Record the details of grant agreements and ensure that operational staff are aware of and adhere to them
Ensure high quality, accurate, accessible reports are sent to all donors which will encourage repeat donations and create a positive communication platform.
Produce regular fundraising activity reports as required to track and monitor progress against targets
Ensure a complete, accurate and timely record of all fundraising activity in the fundraising CRM (Donorfy)
Process and manage individual donations through Just Giving; including Gift Aid claims
Reconcile income of donations and gifts with the Finance Manager
Recognise and publicise fundraising achievements appropriately (for example, website to include accurate donor and funder content on our programme activities).
Effectively lead and manage the fundraising team
Develop a communications strategy to support the fundraising strategy
Manage the Media Officer and be responsible for media output and responses to media enquiries

In order to apply you should have the following skills and experience:

Developing and delivering effective fundraising strategies
Leading a fundraising team,
Proven track record of successful income generation through different streams from concept to completion.
Wide range of sources including trusts and foundations, HNWIs, corporate donors and individual giving; detailed researching of a range of funders.
Producing compelling and engaging written applications.
Developing income streams from HNWIs and statutory
Develop and implement a communication strategy to support fundraising
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain relationships with individual, trust and corporate donors;
Excellent Computer/IT skills: self-supporting and competent in a range of software packages including as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and in the use of a CRM database;
Excellent oral communication: effective and confident face to face and over the telephone.
Excellent written communication: writes in a succinct and structured way, conveying clear messages
Professionalism: embraces accountability, demonstrates high levels of integrity and is a role model for staff
Works well unsupervised using own initiative
Establishes good working relationships with staff
Research and analytical skills;
Ability to organise conflicting priorities