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Head of Fundraising

Allia Ltd
£45000 per annum
Closing date
1 Jul 2022

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Head of Fundraising
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

The Organisation

Allia is a progressive and socially focused not-for-profit organisation that supports entrepreneurs who are looking to affect positive change and address the most pressing global and local challenges.

We provide workspaces, networking opportunities and communities within our Future Business Centres and enable funding through bonds. Over the past 20 years, we have supported over 1,400 ventures, helped to create 4,500 jobs and raised over £300 million for development activities and projects.

We’re currently looking for a Head of Fundraising to guide our next stage of growth on a full-time, 12 month fixed term contract, working 35 hours per week.

The Benefits

- A salary of up to £45,000 per annum
- Company pension scheme; free on-site parking; Bike2Work Scheme
- Life insurance
- Flexible working
- Casual dress
- Wellness Programme
- Previously awarded the best not for profit employer in the Eastern Region.
- Be a part of a community that drives innovation with a focus on addressing environmental and social challenges

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced fundraising professional to join our exemplary team to deliver our impressive growth strategy over the next year.

Our goal is to make positive change, for people, the planet and various places. You will take on a rewarding and satisfying position, helping us to secure the means to continue our innovative programmes of social transformation.

We pride ourselves on providing an innovative and supportive work environment and we will support you with the resources to accelerate your professional development.

The Role

As the Head of Fundraising, you will support the expansion of our footprint and ventures, by identifying and securing funding sources to maintain and grow our programmes across London, Cambridge and Peterborough.

Crucially, you will research and convert long term-funding solutions at various levels from governmental sources through to individual philanthropists. You will develop robust procedures and strategies to secure a substantial stream of funding for programme expansion.

Having secured funding, a critical element of this position will be to build strong relationships with our benefactors, ensuring their continued support, as well as increasing the prospects of enhanced funding.

About You

To be considered as the Head of Fundraising, you will need:

- Experience of relational fundraising with a track record of generating significant resources
- Experience of tender and bid writing, with evidence of success
- The proven ability to research and convert funding opportunities
- Awareness of a range of different approaches to fundraising and social investment
- The ability to develop strategic relationships and networks
- Excellent communication skills

Other organisations may call this role Lead Charity Fundraiser, Head of Trusts & Foundations, Senior Fundraising Manager, Head of Charity Development, Director of Fundraising, or Senior Fundraising Development Manager.

Webrecruit and Allia Ltd 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.

So, if you have the capabilities to secure our growth as our Head of Fundraising, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.


Allia is a charity that helps small businesses and charities to develop, grow and achieve their impact aims, through a range of ways. From its Future Business Centres that support local business communities; its support programmes that help entrepreneurs and ventures to grow their ideas and businesses; and through advising and arranging responsible finance for charitable organisations.

Since 1999, with initiatives across the UK that include housing, cleantech and social innovation, it has helped hundreds of start-ups, small businesses and impact ventures to develop and scale, enabling significant regional employment opportunities, transforming communities and creating positive impact for people, place and planet.

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