Development Director

Centre for Social Justice
£70,000+ DOE
Closing date
13 Aug 2021

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Full Time

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Development Director

Westminster, London

About Us

The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) is a not-for-profit organisation that fights the causes and impact of poverty across the UK. We have built a network of over 400 small grassroots charitable organisations which enable us to learn from those who understand the true nature of poverty and work to help people reach their potential.

We are looking for a Development Director to join our team on a full-time basis.

The Benefits

- Salary of £70,000+ DOE

- 25 days’ holiday per annum (plus Bank Holidays and additional time off between Christmas and New Year)

- Pension

- Flexible working conditions

- Tenancy deposit and season ticket loan scheme

- Excellent team culture

If you are a high calibre fundraising professional with experience of generating six and seven figure donations and a great leadership style, this is a fantastic opportunity to join our organisation and lead our fundraising efforts.

When you join us, you’ll discover a team of passionate, driven individuals working together to bring about change and address the root causes of poverty. You will play an integral part in enabling us to continue our important work by establishing sustainable income streams through donations and developing new relationships.

So, if you are looking for a role with a great social impact where you can help make positive change, we want to hear from you.

The Role

As the Development Director, you will be responsible for creating and implementing a fundraising strategy to deliver sustainable growth.

Reporting to the CEO, you will develop strategies to increase the number and range of supporters. You will cultivate and maintain great relationships with existing and new major donors and secure donations on a multi-year basis.

You will lead and develop the fundraising team and raise the profile of the great work we do, acting as an ambassador to key external stakeholders.

Additionally, you will:

- Ensure impact reporting is communicated to relevant donors

- Create high quality fundraising proposals, impact reports and donor facing correspondence

- Ensure meticulous records of all fundraising activities are maintained

About You

To join us as a Development Director, you will need:

- Significant experience in high value fundraising (working with Philanthropists, Corporates and Trusts and Foundations), preferably in the political and/or charitable sectors

- A proven track record of soliciting six and seven figure donations

- Experience of engaging and influencing high-profile and high-net-worth individuals and organisations

- Experience of managing and developing staff and leading teams

- A strong interest in current affairs, politics and the social justice agenda

- High level communications skills and experience with public speaking

- A commitment to excellence and high standards of professionalism

- To be well-organised, discrete and with a high degree of personal integrity

The closing date for applications is the 13th August 2021.

Other organisations may call this role Head of Fundraising, Fundraising Manager, Head of Development, or Fundraising Development Director.

Webrecruit and the CSJ are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

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