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Head of Fundraising

Camden, London NW1
£55,000 pro rata (£44,000 per annum)
Closing date
11 Oct 2021
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Head of Fundraising
Camden, London
£55,000 pro rata (£44,000 per annum)
Part-time, 28 hours per week, however, willing to consider full time (35 hours per week) for the right candidate.
12-month contract with possible extension into substantive

In the UK there are more than 1.3 million children and young people living with a disability and nearly four million children living in poverty.  This charity exists to improve the lives of these children and since 1949 they have raised more than £270m in pursuit of this objective. 

The charity provides practical, tangible help that makes an immediate difference, which includes grants for specialist equipment as well as accessible transport used by schools and other non-profit organisations across the UK. Their Great Days Out are legendary.

As with many organisations they are re-calibrating to adjust to the changes that have been brought by the Coronavirus pandemic, which has only increased the demand for what the charity do.

The charity is seeking an enthusiastic individual, particularly with extensive experience in all areas of charity fundraising to lead their Fundraising Department.

The impact of the Covid pandemic on the charity’s event income has highlighted the importance of growing even further their other income streams, and their trustees have approved new investment in fundraising to strengthen the team and its performance.

They aim to double non - event fundraising income over the coming five years, create a sustainable fundraising programme for the long-term and bring about a culture change that sees non - event fundraising income take an equally important role alongside the event fundraising income.

The Head of Fundraising is a pivotal appointment for the charity in achieving that ambition.

The Head of Fundraising will join the leadership team and be responsible for delivering a transformation in fundraising activity, performance, and positioning.

This is a hands-on role and the Head of Fundraising will lead by example, undertaking as well as directing the fundraising, and managing relationships with a pool of major donors and other key stakeholders. This will also include leadership and management of the fundraising team and its programmes (corporates, trusts and foundations, legacies, community, individual giving, virtual and online fundraising, Patrons, London special fundraising events) and growth, and development and implementation of a fundraising strategy, and financial management.

The initial contract is for 12 months but there is every hope and expectation that this will be extended, and that the role converted to become permanent. You will have full support in making this a reality.

Closing date: Monday 11th October 2021 at 5pm.

Registration of Interest:

After you have followed the job board process in the first instance, you will receive an email from CHM Recruit with instructions on how to complete your application.

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Unfortunately, the organisation is unable to reply to everyone who applies, so only applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

Please note applications will be considered on a rolling basis and where appropriate interviewed, so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The charity reserves the right to close this vacancy early if they can appoint before the advertised closing date.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Equal opportunities

The organisation is committed to equality and diversity.

The charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.

No agencies please.

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