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Head of Development Fundraising

Employer
Page Personnel Finance
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
16 Sep 2021

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Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
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Currently recruiting for a Head of Development for a very well known not for profit organisation based in Edinburgh City Centre.

Permanent role - £50,000 - £55,000pa plus Excellent pension!

Hybrid working - office and home

Client Details

My client is a very well known not for profit organisation based in Edinburgh City Centre.

Description

Main purpose of the role:
  • Drive the organisations' philanthropic income generation, creating a strong fundraising culture to underpin the organisation's strategic and operational success

Duties will include:
  • Develop and implement a transformative fundraising strategy which supports the strategic and operational plans.
  • Inspire, lead and develop a team of fundraising professionals (4 direct reports) , to ensure that each team member fulfils their potential in delivering target income
  • Develop and project manage ideas through to concrete proposals for philanthropic support, ensuring proposals are properly costed, strategically aligned and deliverable
  • Lead major institutional (including capital) campaigns, setting campaign strategy and managing operational plans
  • Lead the engagement process for a portfolio of potential major donors (including private philanthropists, major sponsors, trusts and foundations and statutory funders), planning and devising detailed engagement plans and solicitations for gifts
  • Oversee revenue fundraising programmes to drive increased income from fundraising streams such as sponsorship, and individual giving (including Membership, Patrons, legacies, onsite, online and appeal giving)
  • Set fundraising targets, evaluate and report on performance

Profile

The successful candidate will come from a similar leadership role within findraising. As well as:
  • Excellent knowledge of the principles, theory, practice and ethics of fundraising across major gifts, trusts and foundations, lottery funding, individual giving, and membership.
  • Current knowledge of the legal and ethical framework for charity fundraising eg gift acceptance, tax efficient giving and data protection.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills including the ability to influence, to build partnerships, to create and convey compelling arguments for support, and to provide strategic recommendations and effective reporting
  • Confidence and competence in ICT, including supporter CRM systems such as Raiser's Edge.
  • Demonstrable experience of successfully fundraising in a complex multi-stakeholder environment including formulating and successfully implementing strategy.

Job Offer

A great new opportunity!

Head of Development for a very well known not for profit organisation based in Edinburgh City Centre.

Permanent role - £50,000 - £55,000pa plus Excellent pension!

Urgent role - send your CV now!
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