Head of Fundraising

Guildford, Surrey
13 Jun 2018
13 Jul 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

Head of Fundraising
Up to £52,000 per annum (Depending on experience)

Location: Guildford Area


Purosearch is looking for a creative energetic and inspiring professional with the desire to drive forward a fundraising function and new project.

My client is a well established charity with an aim to improve the lives of those affected by autism through the provision of high quality, accessible, educational, vocational and well-being services.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced fundraiser to join an organisation at a time of exciting growth and expansion. You will be leading on the development and implementation of plans and strategies to generate income from both new and existing income streams. Key responsibilities will be building and maintaining networks of supporters, donors and volunteers, as well as managing fundraising events to raise vital funds.


  • Devise, implement and monitor the Trust fundraising strategy
  • Increased unrestricted and restricted income generation, based upon charitable activities and for researching and delivering commercial opportunities
  • Design and develop exciting new fundraising ideas and campaigns to grow audiences and income
  • Build relationships with donors and companies to encouraging long term, repeat and legacy giving
  • Research and identify specifically targeted fundraising projects and develop proposals for potential funding opportunities
  • Manage the fundraising donor’s database
  • Work closely with the team on community events, overseeing the organisation and promotion of these events
  • Oversee the fundraising, events and data management process for all coordinated fundraising activities to ensure efficient and compliant data management
  • Line management responsibility for the department
  • Manage department budget and financial goals
  • Work closely with the Marketing and Communications Manager to ensure the organisation’s website supports fundraising activity and that any direct mail and digital marketing activity is consistent with the organisation’s brand and other communications



  • Solid general education to at least ‘A’ level or equivalent
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience of working in a similar role
  • Working knowledge of relevant policies, codes of practice and legislation for fundraising
  • Well informed regarding developments in fundraising regulation, practice and related matters
  • knowledgeable about all types of tax-efficient giving in the UK
  • Experience of developing relationships with both internal and external contacts to facilitate work efforts and gain results
  • Supervisory experience of leading, motivating and inspiring a team
  • Solid Negotiation skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to manipulate and present data effectively
  • Computer literate in Excel, Word and MS Office
  • Knowledge and experience of digital giving/fundraising


  • Degree in Fundraising Management
  • Membership of the Institute of Fundraising and a Diploma in Fundraising

    In Return my client will offer:

  • Free on-site car parking
  • Pension scheme
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • Competitive annual Leave

    For more information or to apply please call Eva at Purosearch on 01904 570050 or email your CV to e.rees@purosearch.com

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