Katharine House Hospice | Oxfordshire, OX17 with flexibility | £50,000 – £55,000 dependant on experience | Full time, permanent

Contact Naomi: 07538 576637 naomi@quarterfive.co.uk LinkedIn

About the role

Katharine House Hospice provides specialist palliative care for adults with life-limiting conditions across North Oxfordshire, South Northamptonshire and South Warwickshire. They also recognise the importance of those close to their patients.

They are looking for an experienced fundraiser who can lead the fundraising efforts of the team, developing the strategy to deliver on all income areas but with a key personal focus on further developing philanthropy income streams.

Organisationally they have begun to review how they define supporter journeys and donor pathways which will have significant impact on how Katharine House Hospice can fundraise and look at future income generation.

Currently income is weighted to legacies, community and events (including corporate partnerships) and there is appetite to further develop these streams while also building and establishing a major donor pipeline.

Job description

As Head of Fundraising you will:

  • Play a key role in the charity’s leadership team, contributing to the development of strategy and culture and working collaboratively with leadership to identify new fundraising opportunities;
  • Manage a multi-disciplinary fundraising team, providing leadership and support to further develop fundraising and meet income generation targets;
  • Lead the Income Generation Committee (formed with trustees) to support it’s development and future plans for fundraising and engagement;
  • Lead the development of a donor pathway for existing and new supporters, focused on bringing them closer to the organisation and maximising their support;
  • Identify opportunities to build and develop a major donor pipeline, focused on new opportunities and utilising existing networks where possible;
  • Focus on the development of new partnerships, in alignment with the organisation’s 2022-2027 fundraising strategy.
Person specification

The role would best suit:

  • An experienced fundraising leader, with broad fundraising knowledge and personal expertise weighted to philanthropy/high value income streams;
  • An individual with an innovative and creative approach to fundraising – focused on supporter engagement and new opportunities to increase support;
  • A credible leader who can manage a multi disciplinary team, delivering strategic fundraising activity;
  • Someone with previous experience of working with/as part of senior management and trustees.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 8 September (CV and cover letter), please get in touch for further details.


Contact Naomi: 07538 576637 naomi@quarterfive.co.uk LinkedIn

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