Head of Fundraising & Communications – Hospice / Charity

Lymington, Hampshire
£50,000 - £55,000pa - FTE
11 Sep 2017
02 Oct 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

Oakhaven Hospice serves the community of the New Forest, providing holistic clinical and supportive care for patients with life limiting illnesses as well as their families and carers.

Oakhaven Hospice is delighted to announce an exciting opportunity for Head of Fundraising & Communications.  

Head of Fundraising & Communications
Lymington, Hampshire
Salary: £50,000 - £55,000pa - FTE
Hours: 37.5 hours per week (some flexibility would be considered)

With only 11% funding from the government, our community support is vital to the service we provide families at incredibly difficult times.

  • Proven success in strategy and income generation?
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills?
  • Extensive experience in leading and managing teams?
  • Share our ethos and values?
  • Does this sound like you?  If so, read on……

About the Role

This role, as part of the senior management team, will play a key role in the strategic direction of the charity and the income strategy.  It offers the opportunity to lead and inspire a dynamic team of fundraisers to continue to grow income across the organisation including community, events, retail, corporate, trust & foundation, legacies, individuals and lottery.  You will act as the ambassador for the organisation.  You will also be responsible for our marketing and social media impact.

You will take accountability for the fundraising and retail departments, with responsibility for training and developing staff as well as ensuring financial and legal compliance.

Although the working hours for this role will be predominately during office hours, a flexible attitude to working hours will be required to accommodate weekend and evening events.

About you

To be considered for this role we are looking for someone who can confidently develop and deliver successful fundraising strategies and achieve significant income levels so whilst a background in senior fundraising would be beneficial we also recognise the skills that senior professionals within the private sector can bring. You will have extensive experience of strong leadership skills and managing staff.  The role brings significant interaction with our supporters so you must have the ability to influence people at all levels and be an excellent communicator with good interpersonal skills.

A strong commercial acumen with understanding of cost management, developed in both private and charity sectors would be advantageous as would experience in campaign management including the ability to identify and value donors to ensure that they receive the most appropriate messages

In return we can offer 28 days holiday, pension & life assurance cover and health cash plan as well as an opportunity to grow and develop within a supportive and friendly team environment.

Closing Date for applications: Monday 2 October 2017


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