Birmingham, West Midlands
£60,000 - £70,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Are you a highly experienced and ambitious Director of Fundraising, looking to join an inspirational organisation? Would you thrive in a newly-created senior opportunity that will see you juggle multiple pressing priorities? Are you keen to take the next step in career? SimkissGuy Recruitment are delighted to be partnering with University Hospitals Birmingham Charity (incorporating Queen Elizabeth Hospitals Birmingham Charity, Heartlands Hospitals Charity, Good Hope Hospitals Charity and Solihull Hospitals Charity) to exclusively recruit for a Director of Fundraising, based at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham but with regular travel to all four hospital sites around the West Midlands.

As Director of Fundraising for this prestigious charity, you will be tasked with leading and developing the fundraising team and increasing fundraising income year on year. You will lead the development and implementation of a challenging three year fundraising strategy that underpins strategic goals to accelerate income growth in a sustainable manner across a diverse range of income streams. In this dynamic and varied opportunity, you will embed a culture of fundraising across the organisation and lead the development and implementation of a three year fundraising plan, which includes key activities, areas of required investment, KPIs and milestones as well as the projected growth of fundraising income.

As Director of Fundraising, you will grow fundraising income to support the organisation’s aspiration to grow charitable expenditure to £8 million per year by 2023, as well as working closely with the Charity Chief Executive to develop a KPI framework and reporting systems which provides the basis for performance to be managed across Fundraising in line with the achievement of the three year plans.

You will work closely with a wide range of key internal stakeholders, including the Head of Marketing and PR to create and engage on-line communities and to use these communities as the basis for recruiting new supporters and accelerating the growth of community fundraising. You will establish a range of new income streams, with a particular emphasis on the application of digital technology, including the use of crowdfunding, as the basis for establishing a more diverse range of income.

You will establish, test and rollout a supporter acquisition programme which aims to increase the size of the active supporter base to 100,000. You will create and implement collaborative ways of working with the Grants department, providing a base for the Fundraising department to play a significant role in improving the public’s understanding of the impact of the hospital charity.

For this exciting and challenging opportunity, you will need to have significant fundraising experience gained in a charitable environment, ideally as a Director or Head of Fundraising, whilst also having strong previous experience in leading fundraising campaigns and attracting and developing major corporate partnerships and community groups. You will have demonstrable experience and knowledge of the latest donor development techniques and experience of working on major fundraising initiatives and charity of the year campaigns, as well as proven experience of delivering fundraising targets.

In return, you will receive and outstanding salary and benefits package, and have the chance to join a truly prestigious charity in Birmingham.

SimkissGuy Recruitment is acting as a recruitment agency for the purpose of this vacancy. By sending your CV to us, you hereby consent for is to contact you in relation to recruitment. We are an equal opportunities employer who welcomes applications from all. We will be in touch within 3 working days if we would like to discuss your CV and experience further. If you do not hear from us within that time then you have unfortunately been unsuccessful in your application for this particular vacancy. We would welcome further applications from you for roles that may be more suited to your skills and experience.

Posted on: 09 September 2019
Closed date: 09 October 2019
Tags: Fundraising, Management