Head of Fundraising Strategy & Innovation

Employer
Age UK
Location
London
Salary
£55000 - £65000 per annum
Closing date
3 Dec 2021

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Age UK are recruiting for a Head of Fundraising Strategy & Innovation to lead their award winning team at an exciting time of fundraising growth and development.

This post will lead on strategy development and innovation culture across the fundraising directorate, ensuring fundraising awareness is embedded throughout the organisation and opportunities for cross directorate working are embraced.

Focused on strategic planning, alignment and monitoring of our fundraising operations and processes to ensure that we meet strategic fundraising objectives, whilst creating a culture of innovation, development, continuous improvement, and success.

The successful post holder will champion audience led fundraising across the fundraising division, using insight and analysis to identify and share opportunities. Supporting teams to drive business decisions that enable growth and instilling best practice across the division.

This fantastic opportunity offers hybrid and flexible working between home and a central London co-working hub.

You will have:

* Proven track record of success across individual or mass-market fundraising areas/audiences
* Deep understanding and proven track record of marketing and stewardship techniques
* Proven skills in strategic thinking and planning and complex problem solving on key issues
* Demonstrable ability to use data and insight to inform decision making and product and/or process improvement
* Ambition, drive and enthusiasm to lead and embed a culture of top-class fundraising performance
* Evidence of developing and implementing new process or products
* Proven experience of planning and process management and improving operational processes or systems
* Proven experience of leading cross-team projects and influencing and motivating a variety of stakeholders at all levels
* A high level of emotional intelligence with ability to navigate the dynamics of relationships to achieve objectives

What we offer in return:

* Competitive salary, 26 days annual leave + bank holidays + annual leave purchase scheme.
* Excellent pension scheme, life assurance, Simply Health cashback plan and EAP.
* Car Benefit Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme and Season Ticket Loan.
* Techscheme - buy any tech from Apple or Currys, up to £1000, and spread the cost over 12 months, interest free
* Discount on Gym Membership and Go Sweat Fitness & Wellbeing Benefit.
* You Did It Awards - recognition awards from £100-250.

Additional Information:

For a full list of benefits please click here https://www.ageuk.org.uk/about-us/jobs/employee-benefits/

Age UK is an Equal Opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates, regardless of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital/civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria. We welcome requests for flexible working.

Age UK is committed to safeguarding adults at risk, and children, from abuse and neglect. We expect everyone who works with us to share this commitment.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert at any time.

Age UK politely requests no contact from recruitment agencies or media sales. We do not accept speculative CVs from recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

Company

Age UK is the country's largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. We believe in a world where everyone can love later life and we work every day to achieve this.

We help more than 7m people every year, providing companionship, advice and support for older people who need it most.

Why we’re here

  • 2.9 million older people (65+) in Great Britain feel they have no one to turn to for help and support
  • 3.9 million older people in the UK agree the television is their main form of company
  • Nearly 1.2 million aged 65+ in England have unmet care needs
  • Over one third of people aged 60+ are worried about the cost of living
  • In low and middle income countries only 1 in 4 older people receive a pension

Our vision

Age UK's vision is to make the UK a great place to grow older.

We want everyone in later life to:

  • Have enough money
  • Enjoy life and feel well
  • Receive high-quality health and care
  • Be comfortable, safe and secure at home
  • Feel valued and able to participate

Our exciting initiatives

There are exciting projects happening in lots of departments right now. The Switched Off campaign and petition to save free TV for older people has over 600,000 signatures and generated lots of public awareness.

We are right in the middle of our Knit Off, which is part of this year’s Big Knit with Innocent Smoothies. We have a competition amongst staff teams for the best knitted hat, most hats, most strawberry hats and more, so hundreds of employees are knitting small hats in their spare time. It is actually really good fun!

Perks
Here are just a few:

  • Flexible working policies to help you maintain your work-life balance
  • Competitive salaries
  • 5 weeks holiday per year plus the option to buy 5 more days
  • 9% employer pension contributions
  • Healthcare cashback plan: money back for dental treatment, opticians and much more

Watch this short video to find out more about our employee benefits.

Quirks

  • We hold running clubs for our London and Devon office staff and a champion softball team in London
  • Many of us enjoy quiz nights
  • We run inclusive working groups such as our Staff Carers Group, which is a support group for staff who are also carers.
  • Our offices are adorned with hundreds of tiny knitted woolly hats

Why work for us?

  • We have a welcoming and supportive workplace where we recognise a job well done and a team making a real difference to older people's lives
  • We are a top 10 charity employer according to research by Indeed into employee satisfaction
  • We are accredited by the Investors in People scheme
  • We are members of the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion, and in the top 40 inclusive employers in the UK

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