A Letter from our Director of Fundraising and Communications

What better charity to work for than the UK’s Charity of the Year? What better team for an exceptional senior fundraising manager to join than the UK’s Fundraising Team of the Year? And what better place to work than in The Ark, our brand new state-of-the-art children’s hospice building, which is set on a stunning 7.5-acre nature reserve?

This is a wonderful opportunity to lead on key areas of fundraising which will enable an improved quality of life for seriously unwell babies, children and young people. As a result of your success you will see more children and their families receive a wider breadth of care, and hear from those beneficiaries about the impact of the funds you have raised.

Noah’s Ark’s impressive growth, including completion of our £13.5m Building The Ark Appeal, has been driven by our expertise in relationship fundraising. This personal approach is the bedrock of our success and will remain key – including this role. But as we enter a pivotal stage in Noah’s Ark history we need to diversify our income sources and our fundraising approach to ensure financial sustainability.

To achieve this we are looking for a Senior Head of Supporter Engagement. This is a newly created role with responsibility for areas with massive growth potential. You will lead on devising a strategy for individual supporter acquisition and engagement, creating robust systems and processes to ensure that every supporter is engaged and stewarded in a way that massively exceeds expectations.

You will have experience of leading, to an outstanding level, an Individual Giving fundraising function, including Legacy Giving – an area we are eager to give a renewed focus. You will manage a team to help carry out that strategy and play a hands-on role in delivery too.

I am very eager for the supporter journey between income streams to be seamless. In particular between individual, community and events. To that end, whilst significant experience in community and event fundraising is not a prerequisite, you will have confidence in your ability to add value through collaborative lateral thinking and process building.

Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice has come so far, tripling the number of children supported over the last five years and opening The Ark. However, the current crisis and resultant significant demand for our services has made it clear that the job is far from complete. We have built The Ark, now we must bring it to life. This is your opportunity to join an ambitious, driven and supportive team, working together to bring that dream to fruition.

If you would like an informal conversation before applying, please contact Naomi Carruthers at QuarterFive Recruitment on naomi@quarterfive.co.uk or 07538 576637.

To use the charity’s parlance, I hope to welcome you “aboard The Ark” soon.

With best wishes,

Anthony Hayman
Director of Fundraising & Communications