Head of Fundraising

Southampton, UK
Closing date
7 Oct 2020

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Head of Fundraising
National Oceanography Centre, Southampton


Full time

£54,260 - £59,690

Who are we?

We are the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) - the UK's centre of excellence for oceanographic sciences. We are a national research organisation, delivering integrated marine science and technology from the coast to the deep ocean and one of the top five institutions of its kind in the world.

The NOC has entered a truly exciting time, moving to independent & charitable status as of 1 November 2019.

We are made up of a dynamic and vibrant community of staff covering a range of specialist fields, backgrounds and experience. A community where each employee adopts a crucial role in furthering the aspirations, advancing the frontiers of science and knowledge through our excellent scientific research, knowledge sharing and contribution to the health of the oceans, with a focus in improving the world in which we live. Our work is balanced by our strong sense of purpose, values and behaviours and an unwavering commitment to a 'one NOC' approach.

About the role

NOC has recently gone independent from government, as a charity, to have great freedoms in its work. We are now looking for an experienced fundraising leader to set up a new fundraising function to grow new sources of income.

About you

You will be a well established senior fundraising leader with a track record across all aspects of fundraising. Most importantly, you will have experience in running major donor, trusts and foundations, membership/individual giving, corporate and events.

You will have experience in working internationally and have the gravitas and confidence to work with the Board, high net worth individuals and major corporates.

You will be able to establish a team from scratch and lead them to success, as well as instilling a fundraising culture across NOC.

We are particularly keen to meet candidates with any experience or knowledge of the marine sector.

You will be expected to work flexibly to reflect the nature of the work. Some international travel will be a part of this role, once Covid-19 restrictions lift.

Why the NOC?

We offer a generous set of benefits, flexible working conditions and an inclusive and supportive environment where our people can meet their full potential.

Some of the benefits we offer include 28 days annual leave, plus 3.5 local closure days and 8 public bank holidays, a competitive basic salary and a contributory Group Personal Pension Plan.

The centre is well connected by public transport and has ample cycle parking in addition to free onsite car-parking. We support opportunities for further training and development.

Our commitment as an employer

The NOC is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. There is a guaranteed interview scheme for suitable candidates with a disability and we welcome applications from ethnic minorities currently under-represented. The NOC is an Investors in People organisation, and has signed up to the Athena SWAN charter principles to take action to address gender equality.

How to apply:

Please click 'Apply' and submit an up-to-date CV and cover letter. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the NOC recruitment team.

Before submitting your application please ensure you have reviewed the attached job description.

Closing date: 7 October 2020.

Please note we are not accepting applications via recruitment agencies for this position.
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