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Head of Public Fundraising

Christian Aid
London (Central), London (Greater)
Full-time salary including London Allowance
Closing date
3 Mar 2024

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Poverty Relief
Full Time
Contract Type
Director / Head / VP

Job Details


This role is based in our London office. You will be required to attend the office for a minimum of 2 days per week with the option to work remotely for the remaining 3 days.

About us

Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We are a global movement of people, churches and local organisations who passionately champion dignity, equality and justice worldwide. We are the changemakers, the peacemakers, the mighty of heart.

There’s never been a better time to join Christian Aid’s Fundraising & Supporter Engagement Department. We would say that, wouldn’t we? But we mean it. Thanks to excellent support from the trustees and CEO down and to our amazing supporters, we have returned unrestricted income to growth so are making a transformational impact for people in poverty, reaching  more than 3 million people in humanitarian crisis and 18 million others. Your next career step could see you lead our passionate and energetic team of poverty-fighters. We inspire more than 250,000 supporters and thousands of supporting churches to raise £50 million annually to tackle extreme poverty. 

We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, and recognise the value this brings in forming strong, creative and high performing teams. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, and from those with experience from outside of the voluntary sector. And no, you don’t have to be Christian to work here – we encourage people of all faiths and none to apply. We just ask that everyone lives out our values of dignity, equality, justice and love. We value a good work-life balance, so we’re open to part-time and flexible working. We also offer hybrid working for our office-based colleagues and the option of being a homeworker for some of our roles too. 

Want to know more about what it’s like to work here? Click here to hear directly from some of our amazing colleagues.  

Learn about our vision, mission and values

About the role

A fantastic opportunity to lead Christian Aid’s two biggest income streams:  legacies and individual giving.  Also responsible for insight and innovation, the role will build on solid foundations as well as launching new ideas to inspire more people to join our movement to eradicate extreme poverty.  Responsible for very significant budgets and with strong support from Christian Aid’s leadership, this role has the potential to drive step-change growth.

About you

You’ll be an inspirational charity fundraising leader with strong experience in legacies, individual giving or, ideally, both.  With a positive and ambitious approach and a passion for leading and developing teams, you’ll work in partnership with people from across Christian Aid and beyond to grow our income.   You will be a critical part of the Christian Aid leadership team and will be very results-focused, while keen to ensure that teams can thrive and bring their best selves to work.

Further information

At Christian Aid we strive to be an inclusive and diverse employer and recognise the value that this brings in helping to build strong, creative and high performing teams.

We are actively encouraging racialised minorities, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people with caring responsibilities, people from low socioeconomic backgrounds, women, and older workers to apply. This is because these groups are under-represented within our teams, especially at senior level, and we recognise and value the contributions members of these groups make to strong, creative and high performing teams. 

We have a strong Christian ethos and we encourage applications from all faiths and none (with the exception of Director positions where there is a genuine occupational requirement to be a practicing Christian - Exempted under the Equality Act 2010).

All successful candidates will require a DBS/police check appropriate to the role and location and a Counter Terrorism Sanction check as part of your clearance for commencing your role with us. We also participate in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information as part of the referencing process from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

This role requires applicants to have the right to live and work in the country where this position is based and undertake the role that you have been offered. If you are successful and we make you an offer for the role, we will be required to conduct a right to work check on your immigration status in the UK. We will contact you regarding the documentation you will need to provide to evidence this.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.


Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We are a global movement of people, churches and local organisations who passionately champion dignity, equality and justice worldwide. We are the changemakers, the peacemakers, the mighty of heart.

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