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Date Added: Tue 11/06/2024

Director Of Public Fundraising

Keele, ST5, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: £70000 - £80000/annum

One of the UK's leading national children's charities seeks a Director of Public Fundraising who is an inspirational leader with the ability to identify opportunities and grow diverse income lines to support the Charity's expanding service delivery.

This is a hybrid role, working a minimum of 3 days per week in the office (depending on external meetings/events) at their state of the art building in Keele, Newcastle under Lyme.   A full job specification will be sent to you on application.

About the role
As Director of Public Fundraising you will be responsible for the strategic management and development of the Charity's income generation. This role will play a pivotal part in taking the Charity to the next level and helping to change the lives of disabled children across the UK and beyond and responsibilities include:

Overseeing the main public-facing fundraising activity for the Charity, providing strategic leadership and tactical supervision to a growing team of Fundraisers
Developing a robust and diverse fundraising portfolio across several designated income strands to generate increasing levels of fundraising income year-on-year
To assess, develop and implement a new donor management system; ensuring new and existing supporters have a clear communication and cultivation journey 
Events are the single largest income generator in the Charity's Fundraising Department, therefore there will be a specific focus on maintaining and developing this important department
Reporting to the CEO/CFO and fellow Directors regularly on strategy and performance
Monthly reporting to the Trustee Board and regular ad-hoc correspondence with Trustees will also be required. 
Success will be monitored annually by the Trustee Board against KPI's including income growth, ROI and market share.   

About the rewards
In the role of Director of Public Fundraising you will work 37.5 per week, plus out of hours work for events as required.  The position offers:

A salary circa £70,000 to £80,000 per annum, depending on experience
Plus bonus
27 days annual leave per annum exclusive of Bank Holidays (increasing with length of service)
Car allowance.
About you
To be successful for the role of Director of Public Fundraising, you will have the following skills and attributes:

Significant experience in fundraising/sales/business development management
Demonstrable understanding of the charity sector and professional fundraising
Enthusiastic advocate of business planning and sales management
Considerable experience and competence in planning, developing and managing the operations of a successful Sales/Fundraising Team
Experience and skill in new business development
Willingness and ability to undertake basic administrative activities (not expecting of others what you would not do yourself)
Highly computer literate with strong competence in using mainstream computing packages and products
Driven, proactive and productive self-starter - able to work efficiently and achieve a lot under their own steam but not afraid to ask questions when needed and manage up
An enthusiastic, driven and sensitive leader - able to inspire and encourage others to give their best
Well organised with the ability to prioritise and manage own (and other people's) workload
Confident, professional and friendly communicator with a hands on approach
Confident to ensure all work complies with Equal Opportunities, Health & Safety, Data Protection and other policies of the Charity
About the Charity
Our client is a national charity working to transform the lives of disabled children and their families, enabling them to challenge the barriers they face throughout childhood by providing practical and emotional support.  They provide a state-of-the-art base for Charity therapies and an environment where ground-breaking research can be undertaken, potentially changing the way some disabilities are treated, affecting millions of people around the world.  The Charity is going through an exciting period of growth, and this is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic and fast-moving organisation at a time when it will attract national and international attention.

How to Apply
Please note that eRecruitSmart is advertising the role of Director of Public Fundraising on behalf of the Hiring Company and to apply, you must reside in and have eligibility to work in the UK.   

Please send your full CV which needs to show a full career and academic history of achievements with associated dates.  This will then be sent to the Hiring Manager who is responsible for this vacancy.  Please only apply if you consent to these terms. 

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