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Interim Head of Community Fundraising

Michael Page Marketing
Closing date
22 May 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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As Interim Head of Community Fundraising you will be responsible for ensuring that the department achieves in year and medium-term income, expenditure, and contribution targets and other key objectives, alongside overseeing all regional appeal activities. You will be helping to influence and co-design the regional appeals strategy, reviewing the regional fundraising approach, structure and support for the Appeals team.

Client Details

My client is one of the UK's largest and most well known charities supporting the armed forces and veterans.


The successful Interim Head of Community Fundraising applicant will have the following hey responsibilities:
  • To review Community Fundraising Appeal activity and make recommendations for future activity, management structure and risk mitigation.
  • Work with the Assistant Director and other Heads of Department to implement the outcomes of the new fundraising strategy and Appeal strategy when complete.
  • Developing new revenue streams (regional corporate, organisations, individual fundraisers, and supporter led events).
  • Manage key external relationships for and represent the Legion as necessary in relevant forums.
  • Manage relationships with key supporters and partners ensuring appropriate support is in place.
  • Ensure staff build and maintain strong relationships with relevant internal teams across the country
  • Ensure that all fundraising activity (including all Appeal activity) is compliant and legal.
  • Lead and manage your direct reports ensuring that all teams are focused on the right activity to achieve in year and medium-term objectives.
  • Ensure all staff and volunteers have the necessary skills, training, and support to carry out their roles effectively.


The successful Head of Community Fundraising applicant will have the following:

  • Significant experience of leadership, management and development of large geographically dispersed teams
  • Proven experience of effectively planning and managing multiple projects
  • Experience of setting and managing significant income and expenditure budgets (currently circa £40m annually)
  • Proven experience of developing and managing a mixed portfolio of income activity
  • Experience and knowledge of H&S legislation in relation to fundraising
  • Experience of working closely with key supporters and partners
  • Experience of implementing and managing significant change
  • Experience of monitoring effectiveness of activity through KPIs and other measurement tools
  • Confident public speaker who can represent the charity at events, in the media, and across the sector
  • Strong IT Skills - Intermediate MS Excel, Outlook and Word, and presentation skills.
  • Strong strategic planning skills
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills - able to engage effectively with a range of audiences
  • Strong commercial and numeracy skills, able to ensure appropriate resources are deployed to maximise returns on effort and investment
  • Resilience, able to lead change and manage ambiguity
  • Full clean driving licence

  • Institute of Fundraising qualification or equivalent

Job Offer

9 month FTC - strong chance of extension/perm

Immediately Available

£54k-£58k DOE + fantastic benefits package

Fully remote + travel required
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