International development charity | London | £45,000
About the charity/role
We are looking for the right person to join an established and thriving team, taking responsibility for their amazing work with corporates and some high value donors. The also role includes line management of an officer.
This charity generates millions of pounds to fund large appeals. There is a huge buzz across the charity, lots of press and media, and an abundance of interest from donors and corporates to get involved.
During times when no appeal is needed, the charity focuses on developing its strategy, building long term relationships and focusing on proactive outreach to potential partners.
This is an incredibly varied role, with hugely tangible results from their work as the charity saves the lives of communities caught in the world’s worst disasters.
The main focus is on corporate fundraising and generating income for the charity’s worldwide appeals (about 70% of the role).
There is a fantastic portfolio of corporate relationships that help to raise money at times of need. One such partnership raised over £1.5m for the last appeal. They did this by temporarily rebranding their app and website, offering their customers the opportunity to donate at the point of sale, among other activities.
The fantastic relationships the team have built with companies means they are very successful with employee engagement, as the appeals create an ‘act now’ environment for people to get involved.
The corporate activity of the role is very well rounded, with equal importance put on developing existing partnerships and on identifying and forging new partnerships.
The secondary focus is on high value donors (encompassing major donor, trust and foundation activity).
The organisation has been evaluating and researching fundraising activity with an 18-month audit, finishing in the new year. They have identified a strong potential to engage with high value donors to continue the overall development of appeal income. You will be involved in the final stages of implementing a plan for this, starting next spring.
What are they looking for?
The Head of Fundraising is very keen to hear from candidates with a few years’ experience who are looking to step up into a bigger role, or from great philanthropy/partnerships managers looking for a new challenge.
They are looking for someone with a real passion for the cause, a talented and proactive relationship builder, a good communicator, and someone who is looking to develop into a senior/director-level partnership fundraiser.
The current person in post is a testament to the development of the role, as they are now moving on to a director-level position at a new charity.
They are offering £45,000, flexible working hours, and time off in lieu when helping out during the appeals.
Closing date for the role is Monday 6 January.