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Head of Fundraising and Supporter Engagement

London, SE1 7QY
c.£45,000 pa plus 10% contribution to pension and life assurance cover 
Closing date
28 Nov 2019

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Fundraising, Senior Management, Management, Supporter Development
International, Faith-Based
Full Time
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Head of Fundraising and Supporter Engagement

Job Overview

The Head of Fundraising and Supporter Engagement will lead a small team in the development and implementation of a coordinated and effective supporter engagement strategy to grow our income and support across a diverse range of audiences who support us in giving and praying.

Our Organisation 

Lifewords is a charitable Christian organisation based in London Waterloo with a rich 131-year heritage and an exciting future. We work internationally with seven overseas hubs and numerous partners. We are all about Bible resources and programmes that create ways in to the Bible for people across a diversity of cultures and contexts.

We create Bible resources, programmes and projects to bring God’s hope and love to people everywhere. Our resources are in action with people living on the world’s streets, in orphanages, with young people, those facing life challenges, women caught in sexual exploitation; in prisons, hospitals, schools and churches; in arts, media and culture, and much more.

Job Purpose 

Owing to a senior staff member retirement, we are looking for an experienced fundraising professional to shape, lead, and implement a comprehensive fundraising and supporter engagement strategy; to initiate, grow, and sustain voluntary income streams; to increase the involvement and value of existing supporters; and garner new avenues of support.

Bringing experience of at least two of our major income streams; individuals, churches, legacies and trusts/institutional funders, you will help develop an ongoing fundraising strategy across all our platforms. This is a role with scope for development. We are a small and creative organisation with a long history of support.

You will join our UK Management Team where your fundraising and supporter engagement expertise will contribute to the management of the organisation. You will have line management responsibilities for a small team, and will work closely and collaboratively with other colleagues

Our Offer

  • This is a full-time role primarily working with our team at our offices in Waterloo, central London
  • Permanent contract (subject to six months’ probation)
  • 23 days paid annual leave (plus Bank Holidays and the office closure between Christmas and New Year)
  • Salary: c.£45,000 pa plus 10% contribution to pension and life assurance cover 

How To Apply

To apply for this role, please send your CV along with a covering letter by using the apply section below.

Applications should comprise a full CV (including responsibilities and relevant achievements) and a covering letter of no more than two pages which should include the following

  • Your motivation and relevant experience for this role and how you meet the Person Specification (please do mention your fit with the Christian faith* and motivation we seek in this leader)
  • A specific example of your fundraising or supporter engagement experience, clearly explaining what its impact / results were and your own personal contribution

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on 28 November 2019

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 3 December 2019

Please refer to the Job Description and Personal Specification attached below, for further information on the role.

Applicants must be able to prove that they have the legal right to work in the UK.

*The successful applicant must have a commitment to the Christian faith and share the vision and ethos of Lifewords (see the ‘About’ section of our website). This is an occupational requirement under the UK Equality Act 2010

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