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Head of Fundraising

Housing for Women
Brixton, London (Greater)
Salary of £60,000 per annum
Closing date
19 Mar 2024

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Housing & Homelessness
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Head of Fundraising
Brixton, London

About Us

Housing for Women is a registered charity and independent housing association. We champion female empowerment by providing and promoting affordable homes for women and gender-specific support services. Since 1934, we have been working to build a more equal society for women, a world where everyone has a safe roof over their head regardless of circumstance, where violence against women is no longer tolerated.

We are currently seeking a Head of Fundraising to join our amazing team on a permanent, full-time basis.

The Benefits

- Salary of £60,000 per annum
- Attractive pension scheme
- Perkbox
- Buying and selling annual leave
- Health Shield
- Season Ticket loan
- Subsidised gym membership
- Course Funding

This is an incredible opportunity for a talented fundraising professional with excellent relationship building skills and a strong grasp of the grant applications process to join our dedicated organisation.

In this rewarding role, you'll be instrumental in expanding our reach and furthering our mission to champion female empowerment and equality for women everywhere.

So, if you want to apply your expertise to make a positive difference alongside our passionate team, we want to hear from you.

The Role

As the Head of Fundraising, you will oversee the development and delivery our fundraising strategy.

You’ll lead on securing new funding opportunities, including corporate and individual donors, events and legacies, building positive relationships with existing and potential community supporters to maximise our income.

Managing fundraising campaigns and donor contacts, you’ll oversee budgets and financial targets and undertake competitor analysis and research, raising funds from a range of income streams.

Additionally, you will:

- Maintain a database of Grant Funded projects and fundraising activity
- Contribute to statutory funding bids
- Co-ordinate fundraising events
- Support PR and communications opportunities

About You

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

- Extensive experience in a fundraising role
- Expertise and experience in the application process for grants from trusts, Foundations, The National Lottery and statutory sources
- Experience of building relationships with and stewarding key funders
- Experience of staff management
- An understanding the principles of trusts and statutory fundraising
- Knowledge of the voluntary sector, including funding issues and opportunities
- Knowledge of grant giving bodies
- Strong relationship building skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Other organisations may call this role Philanthropy Manager, Head of Public Fundraising, Head of Major Gifts, Fundraising Manager, or Trusts and Grants Fundraising Manager.

Webrecruit and Housing for Women 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 want to make a real difference in the lives of women 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.

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