Head of Fundraising

North Chailey, Lewes
£45,309 - £55,746 depending on experience, plus benefits
25 Sep 2019
25 Oct 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Are you ready to take the next step in your fundraising career? We are Chailey Heritage Foundation, a pioneering Sussex based charity changing the lives of children and young adults with complex neurological disabilities.

With plans to further develop our range of fundraising initiatives, we are looking for a dynamic and passionate fundraiser to lead our small team running major fundraising appeals and campaigns.

This is a new role, offering a salary from £45,309 - £55,746 depending on experience.  Reporting to the Development Director,  you will be responsible for delivering the fundraising strategy across a variety of income streams, including trusts & foundations, corporate partners, capital appeals and events, as well as working closely with the communications team to further promote the work the charity does.

This role is a superb opportunity to join an exceptional charity at an exciting time in its development, where you can really make a difference to the lives of children, young people and their families. You will have experience in fundraising and be ready for a new opportunity. This is a hands on role, with a huge opportunity to make a real impact.

Chailey Heritage Foundation has been successful in raising its profile and increasing voluntary income through a targeted programme of events, corporate sponsorship, community fundraising and appeals. We now need a Head of Fundraising to lead our team, working closely with the Development Director, to build on this success.

This role will be key to ensuring that we continue to raise vital funds that go directly to improving the prospects and well-being of our young people.

Key responsibilities will include:

· To head up and manage the fundraising team to ensure an effective, pro-active and professional fundraising approach is maintained at all times.

· To work with the Development Director and CEO to establish fundraising priorities and set achievable fundraising goals together with the strategies to deliver the Fundraising Strategy

· Identify potential sources of funds and develop CHF’s Case for Support and ensure key messages are communicated effectively to relevant stakeholders and are in line with CHF’s strategic priorities and ethos of the charity.

· Develop and manage ongoing relationships with existing and potential donors, including

You will have proven experience of operating at a senior level and leading and managing a team, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be a confident public speaker. The Foundation continues to grow and this role offers career opportunities for the right candidate.

We are offering an attractive salary and benefits package.

Closing date for applications is 13 October 2019

Chailey Heritage Foundation is recognised as one of the UK’s leading charity centres for children and young adults with neurological motor impairment such as Cerebral Palsy, and we have a national reputation for our work in supporting young people’s communication and developing independence through powered mobility.

An outstanding special school, residential homes for children and young adults and range of day services for young adults are based on this site, which is shared with Chailey Clinical Services. The site includes a large hydrotherapy pool, riding facilities and a small farm as well as a grade 2 listed chapel and a brand new exciting facility for the whole Foundation - the Dream Centre, which was paid for by generous donations and fundraising events.

Chailey Heritage Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults; as such an enhanced DBS disclosure is required.

Chailey Heritage Foundation is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion for all its young people and staff.

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