Director of Fundraising

London (Greater)
£65,000 per annum
05 Sep 2016
23 Sep 2016
Contract Type

The Client
Beat is the UK’s leading eating disorders charity, supporting people affected by eating disorders since 1989. Beat exists to provide hope and improve life for anyone affected by an eating disorder. They are beginning an exciting new period, during which they aim to achieve dramatic change for people affected by eating disorders.  By 2021, they will be directly helping at least ten times more people than they help today, becoming ever more successful at preventing and ending the distress, pain and suffering caused by eating disorders.

The Role
To help them achieve their strong strategic goal, Beat is seeking to appoint a new Director of Fundraising.  This role is crucial in ensuring that Beat raises and generates the income necessary to deliver its five year strategy. Reporting directly to the CEO and as part of the Executive team, the post will play an important role to the leadership and management of Beat at Executive level and is vital role in securing their future success.

Key tasks include:

  • Developing, leading and managing the Fundraising department
  • Developing and leading the implementation of fundraising strategies and plans
  • Building and maintaining the high quality relationships necessary for successful fundraising
  • Ensuring a high standard of donor stewardship by all team members, in accordance with best practice
  • Supporting the Chair and members of the Development Board to maximise the income from their connections and events
  • Ensuring effective scoping of Trusts and Corporates who have the potential to support Beat’s cause
  • Identifying potential new fundraising opportunities and develop strategies to access them
  • Be collectively accountable as part of the Executive team for leading and managing Beat

Beat has offices in London, Norwich and Edinburgh. The Director of Fundraising is expected to work principally from the London office, with regular travel to Norwich and occasional trips elsewhere in the UK.

The Candidate
The ideal candidate must have at least five years’ senior experience in a leadership role in a fundraising function and achieving challenging targets, ideally obtained in a people or service focused charity.

You should also have:

  • Proven track record in securing and retaining major partnerships with and raising large contributions from a range of sources and ideally, including managing a volunteer-led fundraising committee.
  • Experience in developing and monitoring the implementation of strategies, budgets and operational plans.
  • Excellent relationship building skills and the ability to engage with key supporters and major donors.
  • Ability to build and lead a highly cohesive and high performing team
  • Ability to develop and lead an individual donor recruitment and retention programme.
  • Understanding of the particular challenges and responsibilities of operating at Executive level
  • Knowledge of all aspects of the fundraising environment and the various strategies available to deliver cost-effective income generation

More Information
For more information on this role please download the Candidate Information Pack.

If you would like an informal and confidential discussion about the role, please contact Melissa Baxter on 07789 985 229 or Marsha Gosling 07818 509 690.

Closing date for applications is Friday 23rd September 2016.