Development Director

Recruiter
Hays
Location
London, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
04 Oct 2019
Closes
20 Oct 2019
Ref
1286178140
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Development director, business development, environment, fundraising, trusts, foundations, strategy,

Your new company

This NGO is an innovative environmental organisation that targets the market forces destroying tropical forests. It's aim is to accelerate progress towards a deforestation-free economy - through improved transparency, innovative finance and strategic communications.

Its goal is to address critical gaps in the information needed for the transition to a deforestation-free global economy, and to catalyse action by key decision makers.

Your new role


This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced and effective fundraising professional. Reporting to the executive director and board whilst sitting on the management team. You will have you own autonomy to make the role a success but be expected to adopt our own high ambitions.

With a focus on HNWI, you will need to capitalise on the events we have previously held and the opportunities they present meanwhile maintaining and growing an established portfolio of trusts and foundations.

  • Fundraising strategy and leadership:
  • Develop and lead an ambitious fundraising strategy across the organisation
  • Develop and assess investment in new fundraising streams
  • Monitor and develop best practise in fundraising across the organisation
  • Support programme and project teams to develop and implement aligned fundraising strategies


Lead on trust and foundation giving

  • Develop and execute annual plan to maintain and grow income from trusts and foundations
  • Develop and manage a pipeline of new trust and foundation prospects and carry out prospect research in advance of approaches - with support from the fundraising team.
  • Develop new core cost proposals and cases for support tailored to specific contexts/ themes to broaden the organisations trust and foundation donor base
  • Ensure effective stewardship, building strong relationships with existing trust and foundation donors by reporting regularly on the impact of their support both through written reports and face-to-face meetings.


Develop individual giving from HNWI

  • Develop and manage execution of the organisations philanthropy circle annual plan, including member recruitment and stewardship, working closely with the Executive Director and Trustees.
  • Design and deliver relevant events, including the annual partner dinner and drinks hosted by partners, to engage existing supporters and develop new prospects.
  • Develop solicitation plans and work with and support the Executive Director, Chair of Trustees and current partners to deliver cultivation activities.

Management

  • Build out the fundraising team, manage external consultants and support the wider organisation.
  • Produce clear and effective reports and forecasts for the management team and trustees.
  • maintain and develop the organisations CRM, Salesforce and ensure proper uptake across the organisation.
  • Build and internal fundraising process that ensures an efficient delivery across the teams.
  • Serve as a member of the organisations management team with responsibility for the organisations strategy.


What you'll need to succeed

  • Excellent written and verbal skills, with the ability to identify nd articulate the organisations key fundraising assets
  • Confidently manages complex situations and personalities with tactful diplomacy and discretion, communicating in a professional manner.
  • Experience of successfully developing and delivering fundraising strategies for individual and trust giving that achieve and exceed targets.
  • Significant experience of cultivating and stewarding senior level relationships with existing and prospective supporters, evidences networking skills and management of a portfolio of HNWI relationships.
  • Proven track record in developing new donor relationships and attracting large trust and foundation grants.
  • Experience of working with senior volunteers and trustees, and developing and supporting fundraising committees.
  • Experience working in an environment, sustainability or development- focused organisation or evidenced interest of these issues.
  • Evidenced implementation of fundraising and compliance frameworks, including GDPR and the fundraising code of practise.
  • Self starter able to work under their own initiative; and to exercise judgement in working towards objectives and outcomes.
  • works collaboratively, creating buy-in through influence and persuasion.


What you'll get in return


  • Salary: from £50k per annum
  • A positive & flexible working environment. We would welcome candidates wishing to work flexibly - e.g. 2 days/week from home.
  • 28 days holiday, plus bank holidays and the option to buy an additional 5 days.


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