Director of Fundraising and Engagement

York, North Yorkshire
14 Sep 2017
09 Oct 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

Director of Fundraising and Engagement
Our client is one the region’s largest and oldest charities, starting life by taking on the
ownership and management of Askham Bog nature reserve on the edge of York in 1946.
It is one of 47 trusts, the biggest organisation in the UK working solely for nature.
They currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Executive to join
them in the post of Director of Fundraising and Engagement. The role is well suited to
someone with significant experience of business management who can build key
relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.
Managed by the Chief Executive, this post will develop a new team formed from
membership recruitment, fundraising, communications and graphic design, volunteering
and advocacy, initially composed of around 20 staff, with an income target of £1.8m and
expenditure of £0.9m.
This team will focus on developing and implementing supporter development strategy
providing central support for engagement activities across the regional teams,
advocating for wildlife and increasing our unrestricted income base. The team will also
facilitate grant and contract funding through the Director and Regional Management
An inspiring communicator, you will be able to negotiate at the highest level whilst giving
clear direction to the team. You must also have a good understanding of brand
development, media relations and communications channels to include social media.
The successful candidate will already have proven experience in developing individual
giving programmes based around regular giving, legacies and flexible donations, along
with substantial experience at senior executive level. A strong track record in
fundraising across a range of funding sources is essential.