Head of Fundraising
Job Title: Head of Fundraising
Salary: £46,000 - £55,000
Location: Hammersmith Hospital, London
Hours: Full Time
Our client, a Research Trust, founded by Lord Professor Robert Winston in 1978, funds life-saving research into female infertility, miscarriage, late pregnancy loss, preterm labour and stillbirth. They are based in the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology (IRDB) in Hammersmith and have strong ties to the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London, the largest collaboration of reproductive health researchers in the UK. They are a unique charity, positioned right at the heart of original, cutting-edge and up-to-date medical research, and servicing their extensive public community who have struggled and continue to struggle with infertility issues.
As part of the senior management team within this small friendly charity you will be responsible for the development and implementation of the fundraising and communications strategy. Central to this will be the production of annual fundraising plans including budgets and financial targets, and the development of a sustainable major donor programme.
This is a great opportunity to join. Why?
- The IRDB building is about to celebrate its 20th anniversary
- The charity have more than doubled staff numbers in the last 12 months as part of their ambitious growth
- Their trustees are highly involved in the Trust's projects and strongly support their fundraising goals
- They run several successful events each year, including sports challenges, dinner receptions and conferences
- The social media influence is expanding its reach
- Scientifically, they are consistently on the cusp of breakthroughs and have a strong track record of success
- The Trust regularly welcome new major donors, trusts and other avenues of income
The successful candidate will have a track record of strategic fundraising at a senior level and experience of securing substantial income with major donors. You will need first rate persuasion and negotiation skills, coupled with an innovative approach to your work in order to be successful in this post.
Not only are they looking for someone who is ambitious for themselves, their team, and the wider charity, but also for our many beneficiaries i.e. women and their families that the Trust's work helps through vital medical research.
In short, this will be a great platform for a dynamic senior manager who enjoys being creative, strategic as well as hands-on. This is a role for someone who likes to develop and deliver fundraising and profile raising initiatives in a timely manner. This role will have a significant impact on the Trust's activities and play a vital role in their development as a charity helping save babies lives
Closing Date: Monday 19/10/2019
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