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Associate Director of Engagement & Fundraising

Parkinson’s UK
UK Office, London (Victoria) or home based
Circa £65,000 per annum
Closing date
8 Feb 2021

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Fundraising, Campaigning, PR & Communications, Community Fundraising, Supporter Development, Digital
Health & Medical
Full Time
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The Vacancy

We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief. We actively encourage people with Parkinson's to apply.

About the role

This is an exciting time to be joining Parkinson's UK as we embark on year two of our 2020 - 24 strategy, Transforming Parkinson's Together. The charity has an estimated fundraising target of c. £30m this year and now we're looking for an exceptional individual to lead our Engagement and Fundraising teams. 

The Engagement directorate was launched in November 2019 and brought together fundraising, communications, volunteering and movement building colleagues. As such this new role comes at an exciting time at the charity when we will be developing new approaches to supporter engagement. This is not a traditional director of fundraising role - it is broader and more exciting than that, as if that were possible.

You’ll work with the Director of Engagement and Associate Director of Engagement & Communications in developing and delivering the charity’s engagement strategy to deliver ambitious income, supporter growth and understanding of the condition. Through thoughtful and inspiring leadership you will play a pivotal  role in  driving the growth of the UK Parkinson’s movement, increase understanding, attitudes  and encouraging creativity amongst our Engagement and Fundraising staff, so that we seize every chance to get Parkinson’s noticed.

What you'll do

  • Provide strategic leadership and drive continuous improvement across our income generating business area
  • Provide line-management to Engagement senior managers
  • Co-lead in planning, implementing and monitoring the engagement strategy and OKRs
  • Promote our engagement principles across the charity to build true partnerships and collaborations with all supporters that value their  money, time, voice and more
  • Be a champion for modern, people first approaches to lead and direct key frontline fundraising and supporter engagement business areas

What you'll bring

  • Demonstrable experience leading and inspiring multi discipline teams in a truly collaborative way
  • A successful relationship fundraiser with a proven track record in leading key fundraising disciplines and teams
  • Proven experience of developing a strategy and plans that prioritise the whole supporter experience and value every type of contribution 
  • Demonstrable experience of using audience insight and data to drive change and improvement in a mid-size organisation
  • Knowledge and experience of delivering successful integrated campaigns

Closing date: 8 February

Interviews to be held: w/c 14 February 

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we're unlikely to be fully reopening our London office during 2021. Therefore, the role will involve a mixture of office and home working until we’ve re-opened our London office. We will continue to review the situation inline with government guidelines

What's it like to work for us?

We aim to find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson's - and you could help us achieve this.

We offer a variety of paid job roles and volunteer opportunities both at our UK office in London and across the UK.

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