We are looking for a passionate and experienced person to join our senior team, to lead on developing and cultivating productive partnerships and collaborations with employers, trusts, and other third sector organisations.
Future First’s portfolio of existing employer partnerships generates a significant proportion of our income, which this role will be responsible for maintaining.
Further to this, the Head of Partnerships & Development will be responsible for seeking to extend our existing portfolio, building meaningful partnerships and initiatives with new employers and professional networks, who can enable the charity to expand its already successful work through financial support, gifts in kind or other means.
In addition, this role is responsible for managing our fundraising pipeline, ensuring sufficient income is being generated to enable the organisation’s continued operations by identifying funding opportunities and responding to these by working closely with Future First colleagues on the development of compelling funding applications.
We have a great opportunity to join us as Director of Income Generation and member of our Senior Leadership Team. We are a growing and ambitious charity with significant year on year income growth. You will lead, deliver and focus the work of the Income Generation Directorate in order to extend reach and deliver the greatest impact for people affected by Crohn’s and Colitis. Alongside this you will proactively work as a member of the senior leadership team, playing a leading role in the strategic development and future success of the charity.
Our office is informal, open plan and designed to create a vibrant and productive workspace for all our staff. Less than a 30-minute train ride from London King’s Cross and with easy access by car, cycle or bus.
Having extensive experience in fundraising activities you’ll have significant experience of successfully leading and motivating teams. You’ll be able to understand complex data to underpin robust fundraising strategies and develop innovative new approaches where appropriate. You will need to be able to work in a complex supporter environment where managing charity income generating streams alongside a separately managed membership scheme is optimized. Your communication skills will be excellent with the ability to deliver clarity in both spoken and written communications.
With your strong and inspirational leadership skills you have the ability to instigate and champion change and influence others at a senior level.
If you like the sound of role and think you have what we are looking for, then we would very much like to hear from you.
- To proactively work as a member of the senior leadership team, playing a leading role in the strategic development and future success of the charity
- To lead, motivate and manage the Income Generation Team in order to meet agreed goals
- To champion and deliver effective cross departmental working
- To deputise for the Chief Executive and/or other Directors as required, providing support & guidance to board colleagues as required
- To represent the Charity at external events and activities
- To act as spokesperson for the organisation (including media interviews)
2. Team Management
- To successfully manage and support the Income Generation Team ensuring all staff are working to clear objectives and, where relevant, agreed targets
- To hold regular one to ones with direct line reports ensuring effective performance management of all the entire team
- Encourage and maintain a working environment which attracts, retains and motivates high quality and high performing staff
- To manage relevant freelance or contract staff/agencies
- To prepare and implement the buisness plan and budget for all Income Generation activity that contributes to the strategic objectives of the charity
3. Income Generation
- To take overall responsibility for the strategic development, growth and implementation of all areas of income generation.
- To grow income through a programme of events and community fundraising initiatives, ensuring clear understanding in terms of return on investment.
- To identify, develop & implement opportunities for income generation via digital channels.
- To manage and nurture key donor relationships, specifically in relation to Major Donors, corporates and Trusts.
- To develop a programme of regular giving and identify ways to grow our legacy giving area of work.
- To work in partnership with the Director of Marketing, Communications and Membership to deliver joined up and fully integrated programmes of activity, particularly around engagement with our members.
- To ensure full utilization of the charity’s digital infrastrucuture including analysis of data to inform strategy and providing optimal supporter journeys.
- To monitor performance on a monthly basis, reporting any areas of concern with a suggested plan of any remedial action that is necessary or any areas of better than expected performance & a suggested plan of how to maximise this.
- To ensure all necessary legal and financial issues around income generation are appropriately fulfilled and adhered to.
4. New Business Development
- To research, initiate and develop new income generation streams/activities across all areas of the charity.
- To work with fellow directors and middle management to develop strong proposals and packages for potential funding, gaining their support & buy-in.
- To develop a strong programme of corporate partnerships and charity of the year relationships.
- In conjunction with the Director of Information and Support Services, develop programmes for enthusing and growing local group fundraising.
- To undertake any other duties as required by the Board of Trustees or the Chief Executive.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Job Title: Global Programmes and Projects Director
Hours / Contract: Full-time / Permanent
Salary Package: Circa £85k
The Martin James Foundation believe that every child has the right to grow up and thrive – in a safe, secure and loving home and their vision is a world in which children do not live in institutions. The foundation are seeking an exceptional Global Programmes and Projects Director to join their Senior Management Team (SMT).
Reporting to the Global Chief Executive you will provide the strategic leadership for the overall development, delivery and learning of the foundation’s international programmes. As part of the SMT the Programme and Projects Director will be directly involved in the development and implementation of organisation-wide annual, and longer-term strategic plans, as well as participating in the evolution of global strategies and initiatives.
The key responsibilities are:
- Provide strategic, management and technical support to country teams to ensure the quality implementation of the foundation’s programme of work
- Ensure programmes contribute to the delivery of the Global Strategic Framework
- Have oversight of planning processes for country programmes, working with country CEO’s and staff to ensure that budgets are well planned and monitored
- Ensure that good practice and knowledge is shared between country programmes and informs programme design and delivery
- Engage in key debates in the international development sector with both practitioners and academies
- Provide leadership as part of the SMT, taking the lead in monitoring risks and acting as required, including issues related to compliance with legislation (local and global), safeguarding, health and safety, fraud, staff conduct and security, liaising with relevant staff across the organisation
As the successful candidate you will have a significant track record in strategic leadership positions in the international development sector, including managing large scale programme delivery. Your experience will include international programme management and development for children and young people’s services or advocacy. You will be able to communicate fluently to different audiences, whilst building strategic alliances and partnerships with external stakeholders.
To apply for this pivotal role, and to receive further information, please send your CV and Supporting Statement to Jenny Warner and Adam Stacey at Charisma Charity Recruitment quoting reference JO1703.
Closing date for applications: 6 October 2019
1st Interview date: 6/7 or 13/14 November
2nd Interview date: 28 Nov or 4/5 December
Director of Finance and Resources required to lead the team of a small but dynamic fundraising charity.
Your new company:
£2 million income charity based in South East London. This is a fundraising charity that benefits people with a disability throughout the UK. This is a critical and exciting time for the organisation, with new leadership in place and a growth plan underway to ensure their sustainability and impact. They are undertaking a brand refresh to reflect their passion and professionalism and to engage new audiences. Crucially, they are developing a new strategy which will offer a step-change in their capacity to change lives.
Your new role
The Director of Finance and Resources is responsible for all financial management, so this role presents an opportunity for a seasoned charity finance executive looking for a new challenge in an innovative organisation, or an exciting entry to the charity sector for a private sector executive looking to change career and work in a dynamic and high performance organisation. It is a strategic and operational role, leading finance, HR, IT and all office/ organisational management, working closely with the Chief Executive. The Director will be supported by one Finance Manager but the role will be hands on as well as strategic.
What you'll need to succeed:
* Professional accountancy qualification.
* Experience of leading teams.
* Experience of producing and managing budgets with diverse income streams and expenditure.
* Experience of developing and managing finance systems and of implementing financial policies, processes and controls.
* Experience of working with Boards and/ or Executive Teams and the presentation of financial information at this level.
* Ability to lead on long-term financial planning and cost analysis that proactively contributes to the strategic direction of an organisation.
This is a hands-on role so requires a person who enjoys both the strategic and hands-on elements.
What you'll get in return:
This is an opportunity to be part of sharing the future success of an exciting organisation with a lot of potential. The organisation also offer a competitive range of benefits and the option of flexible working including working from home.
What you need to do now
Please apply ASAP to be considered with your up to date CV.
Director of Events & Community Fundraising
£73-78,000 per annum
Living Planet Centre Woking, Surrey, GU21 4LL with some flexibility
At WWF UK, we are implementing a bold new strategy to help to save the planet and provide a future where people and nature thrive. We are now looking for a senior level fundraiser who is passionate about making it politically, socially and economically unacceptable to destroy our planet’s natural resources to join us in the fight for our world.
As our new Director of Events & Community Fundraising, you will drive a substantial step change in income and supporter growth through Mass Participation, Challenge Events and grassroots community fundraising in its broadest sense. This is currently a hugely under developed area of fundraising for WWF and there is a significant opportunity to develop new products to rapidly expand support and engagement. We want you to create new mass participation and challenge event fundraising opportunities to attract new audiences as well as optimise and enhance the performance of our existing programme. This will involve designing a coherent and integrated strategy, developing a high performing team, maximising the use of cutting-edge digital technologies and stepping up to become an integral part of the WWF-UK leadership team. Whether managing budgets and partner relationships or creating programme materials and communications, you will be key to delivering our mission.
Of graduate calibre you will have a track record of growing income and supporter numbers as well as extensive expertise in events and community fundraising. Used to developing, launching and growing new event products for a target audience, you will be experienced in designing event fundraising strategies and translating strategic imperatives into clear deliverables.
Comfortable overseeing performance metrics, you will be familiar with developing insight and using data gained to improve overall performance against KPI’s with a deep understanding of digital media, direct marketing techniques and fundraising and data protection regulations. Effective at managing suppliers, you will favour a collaborative working style and possess outstanding interpersonal, influencing and communication skills. As someone who cares about nature, you will be able to demonstrate a commitment to the natural world and WWF’s core mission.
How to Apply
This brand-new role is key to our success in implementing our bold new strategy and demonstrates our commitment to embracing new audiences. If you think you have what it takes to carve out a strategic events and community fundraising strategy to deliver our mission please click on the link and apply via our website. Complete the online registration and submit a copy of your up to date CV with cover letter highlighting what makes you a good fit for us.
At WWF-UK we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits to encourage a work life balance.
Our world needs you like never before. We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world and we could be the last that can do anything about it. We’re looking for people who are passionate about making it politically, socially and economically unacceptable to destroy our planet’s natural resources. We need you to join us in the fight for our world.
Closing date: 22nd September 2019
Alternative Futures Group – Director of Finance and Performance
Salary: £95,000 - £120,000 dependent upon experience
With a turnover of over £60m, and over 2,500 staff, Alternative Futures Group is one of the largest health and social care charities in the country, and currently supports around 1,200 people across the UK with life-enhancing, person-centred support
A proudly north western organisation, we work locally in the community and through our Treatment and Recovery Centres to provide a wide range of innovative and bespoke care services to people with a diverse range of care needs, including:
- Learning Disabilities
- Physical Disabilities
- Mental Health Concerns
- Substance misuse issues
- Complex care
- Young people in transition
Throughout all of our services we focus on personalised support, tailoring services to the needs and aspirations of each individual; supporting them to lead the lives they want as active citizens in their communities.
We are looking for our next Director of Finance and Performance, who will be a core member of our Executive team with responsibility for development and implementation of our organizational strategy.
The successful candidate will have:
- CCAB qualification
- Substantial experience working at Director or Deputy Director level in a large, complex organisation.
- Experience of Business Planning at a strategic level in a large organisation.
- Experience of working with Boards and senior Executives.
- Experience of managing and leading within organisations undergoing major change both in terms of market disruption and organisational development.
- Experience of converting financial strategy into operational reality.
Knowledge and/or experience of working in the social care, mental health, learning disability and/or charity sector would be useful, but the ability to demonstrate collaborative leadership aligned with Alternative Futures Group’s values is more important.
If you would like to receive an Information Pack for this role, and details on how to apply, please click Apply, or contact Jenny Hills at Harris Hill Executive Search.
Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 23rd September
New opportunity for a skilled Executive Assistant to support this fantastic health charity in their London office!
Our client is one of the leading health charities in the UK.
The successful EA - Director of Fundraising & Engagement duties will include:
- Diary management
- Organising meetings and prepping all necessary documents and materials, arrangements etc.
- Making sure all deadline are met, and worked towards
- Main point of contact for directorate
- Coordination of reporting, planning and scheduling
- Agenda writing, following up on actions, minutes for monthly SLT meeting & quarterly SMT meeting
The successful EA - Director of Fundraising & Engagement will have/be:
- Excellent understanding of complex reporting structure within an organisation (preferably non-profit)
- Excellent organisation skills
- Ability to understand information, and filter it down/communicate it in ways others can understand
- Ability to juggle multiple priorities
On offer for the successful EA - Director of Fundraising & Engagement is a salary of £30000 - £34000 depending on experience.
London City Mission has an ambitious strategy to serve the church in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with the least reached and hardest to reach people of London. This role is a unique opportunity to be involved in impacting London with the gospel.
This is a new Leadership Team level Director role with responsibility for strategic leadership and development of our Fundraising and Supporter Relations team and operation. A key aim is to significantly increase donations to support the Mission whilst continuing to promote our Christian culture and ethos based on our values.
If you are passionate about applying your excellent professional skills and experience in fundraising and supporter relations to serve in mission to London, then we want to hear from you. You will need to be committed to working and living in accordance with LCM’s Christian beliefs as set out in our Statement of Faith and there is an Occupational Requirement that the person appointed is an evangelical Christian.
For more information about the role, the person we are looking, and how to apply, please contact Allan Beckett and Jonathan Payne at Carnelian Search who are handling all applications for this role on behalf of LCM. See the "how to apply" section for contact details.
All year round or extended term time working
This exciting position will offer an experienced administrator a varied and challenging role at the heart of one of the country’s leading independent schools for girls.
Pastoral care underpins the learning process at St Paul’s and is a responsibility shared by teaching and specialist support teams. As PA, you will undertake secretarial and diary management duties for the Director of Pastoral Care, and also provide administrative support for Heads of Year, medical and well-being teams and the Parents’ Guild. You will oversee student registration processes, coordinate parents’ evenings and be the first point of contact for parents.
To apply you will have strong organisational abilities, high level communication abilities and excellent ICT skills in a range of software applications. Key attributes include a friendly, yet professional manner, and the ability both to maintain confidentiality and to handle difficult situations sensitively.
St Paul’s Girls’ School is located close to Hammersmith, with excellent transport links (zone 2). This role benefits from 5 weeks paid holiday and a contributory pension scheme; all staff enjoy excellent free lunches daily and have access to the school pool and gym facilities.
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Closing date: Thursday 19 September 2019, noon
Interviews: Wednesday 25 September 2019
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Ambition Institute is a graduate school for teachers, school leaders and system leaders. Our programmes help educators serving children from disadvantaged backgrounds to keep getting better. Through our suite of programmes we’re able to support educators at every stage – from new teachers through to leaders of groups of schools.
We are seeking a high performing People Director to ensure that we find, hire, develop and retain world class individuals who can help us to achieve our mission. You’ll also support the senior leadership team to ensure that Ambition Institute creates a culture where all employees can do their life’s best work. You’ll have extensive HR knowledge with a proven ability to lead the work of our people department including our employee offer, appraisal, employee relations, recruitment and payroll. If you are excited by that challenge and can demonstrate the expertise needed, we would love to hear from you.
Our ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:
- A strong commitment to our mission.
- Extensive technical human resources knowledge and skill backed up by appropriate human resources qualifications.
- Strong alignment with the culture of freedom and responsibility that Ambition Institute is creating.
- Experience of managing a team and budget.
- Experience working as a member of an organisation’s leadership team.
We are happy to be able to offer you:
- Agile working - a dynamic and flexible internal culture that gives employees control over the way they work and supports wellbeing
- A competitive annual leave entitlement of 25 days, plus bank holidays
- A generous employer pension contribution of 11% (10% pension plus 1% NI rebate)
- Competitive salaries rates and life assurance
- Access to an interest free season ticket and bike loans, as well as eyecare vouchers
- An Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) which provides confidential support for employees on personal or work-related matters
- A robust learning and development offer that ensures your continuous professional development
How to apply
To apply or for any questions and queries, please visit our website.
Equality and diversity matters to us. If you think you’d be suited to one of our roles we’d love to hear from you regardless of age, disability status, ethnicity, gender, religion or sexuality.
Unfortunately, due to the number of applications we receive at this stage we will not be able to contact unsuccessful applicants.
Please note, that we will be moving to an exciting new office space in West London by the end of the year. Further details will be shared with you if you are appointed.
As an employer, we have a responsibility to prevent illegal working in the UK by ensuring that our employees have the right to work in the UK. Therefore, as part of the recruitment process to verify your eligibility you will be required to produce relevant documentation.
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.
Job Title: Global Fundraising and Partnerships Director
Hours / Contract: Full-time / Permanent
Salary Package: Circa £85k
The Martin James Foundation believe that every child has the right to grow up and thrive – in a safe, secure and loving home and their vision is a world in which children do not live in institutions. The foundation are seeking an exceptional Global Fundraising and Partnerships Director to join their Senior Management Team (SMT).
Reporting to the Global Chief Executive you will be responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of robust and effective fundraising, income generation and partnerships for the foundation. As part of the SMT the Fundraising and Partnerships Director will be directly involved in the development and implementation of organisation-wide annual, and longer-term strategic plans, as well as participating in the evolution of global strategies and initiatives.
The key responsibilities are:
- Cultivate effective internal and external relationships beneficial to fundraising, particularly with corporate, trusts, legacies, major gifts and international applications
- Lead on the identification of potential partner organisations to help the foundation achieve its mission
- Ensuring sound and efficient use of resources and adherence to governance procedures, including engagement with the Board of Trustees
- Represent the foundation as part of an external influencing strategy
- Provide leadership as part of the SMT and be the key advisor to the Chief Executive, and the Programmes and Projects Director in relation to the fundraising, communications and partnership strategy, contributing to an effective organisational strategy
As the successful candidate you will have an excellent understanding of all fundraising and income generation activities. With strong strategic marketing, PR, financial planning, budgeting and data analysis skills, you will be able to demonstrate the ability to develop, pitch and win major contracts. A fluent communicator to a wide range of audiences, you will be persuasive, able to influence and inform as required, whilst motivating teamwork, collaboration and productive working relationships.
To apply for this pivotal role, and to receive further information on the salary package available, please send your CV and Supporting Statement to Jenny Warner and Adam Stacey at Charisma Charity Recruitment quoting reference JO1704.
Closing date for applications: 6 October 2019
1st Interview date: 6/7 or 13/14 November
2nd Interview date: 28 Nov or 4/5 December
Orchestras for All (OFA) believes that all young people should be able to access the life-changing experience of group music-making whatever their circumstances. Our aim is to address the inconsistent provision of high-quality music experiences across the UK in order to help disadvantaged young people realise their full potential and develop crucial life skills.
We work to address the problem of access for our beneficiaries, tackling all kinds of barriers – logistical, financial, geographical, personal and cultural – with the overarching objectives that:
- young people will have increased access to high quality, consistent provision of ensemble music-making opportunities
- young people will be better equipped with the life skills and self-awareness they need to achieve their aspirations
Based out of our office in Cecil Sharp House in Camden, OFA is looking for an Executive Director to join our team on a full-time basis. The role will be offered on a permanent contract at £50,000-£53,000 per annum (depending on experience).
You will join the team at an exciting moment in OFA’s journey, leading up to our 10th anniversary year and launch of a new five-year strategy in July 2020. This is a vital role in building the future of the organisation and is a real opportunity for the right candidate to build a robust and sustainable organisation with the potential to become a sector leader in inclusive ensemble music-making. The Executive Director will lead the organisation through this all-important next phase supported by Founder and Artistic Director Marianna Hay and committed board of trustees.
The successful candidate will be:
- Entrepreneurial in outlook, will enjoy sales and marketing and have an adventurous approach to the fast-changing not-for-profit sector
- Someone with a background in the arts and / or state secondary education, or with experience of building and driving a small organisation in the social enterprise or charity sector
- An innovator, with the ability to think laterally and find solutions to problems
- A firm believer in the value of participation in music-making and passionate about music education, young people and artistic innovation
- Experienced in strategic integration of digital marketing and development of online content into the work of an organisation
- Someone who both enjoys working collaboratively and the challenges of leading a small and dynamic team
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Title: Director Programme Operations
Location: Kaduna, Nigeria
Salary: Local Terms & Conditions apply
Contract: 2-year Fixed Term Contract
The Director Programme Operations will be responsible for and provide the overall leadership of Sightsavers programme operations in Nigeria and will ensure that Sightsavers’ operations are in line with the organisational strategy and direct the country programme team to manage and deliver high quality and cost-effective programmes. The post will also confirm the adherence to programmatic internal systems and processes including overall responsibility of strategic programme development. This position is designed to obtain high-quality professional leadership for strategizing and implementing Sightsavers’ programmes and related projects.
As the Director Programme Operations you will lead and manage the programme team, ensure Sightsavers values, vision and mission including safeguarding are reflected in programme implementation, and you will support the Country Director to work collaboratively with internal departments globally to contribute to organisation success; review outputs and share learning, identify new opportunities and make recommendations based on changes in the local environment.
You will also lead the strategic programme implementation and their operations and ensure that project targets are achieved as per the annual work plan. You will strengthen and enhance the quality of all programmes, make sure programme experience is critically analysed, and lessons learned captured and applied for on-going programme improvement and you will have overall responsibility for the management of Sightsavers’ partner/state programme budget.
To be the successful candidate you will have a post graduate qualification (or equivalent) in relevant fields related to Sightsavers thematic areas (NTDs, eye health, disability and social inclusion), possess working experience in an INGO/NGO environment with significant background in a senior management/leadership position, have knowledge of project management, budget development and monitoring, and resource management, and understanding of the development sector and critical cross cutting themes such as gender and advocacy.
A good standard of English language skills is required for this role.
This is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills, please read the complete Job Description for further details.
Closing date: 22nd September 2019
Location:Flexible, in UK or a major city within Europe
Compassion in World Farming was founded in 1967 by a British farmer who became horrified by the development of modern, intensive factory farming. Today we campaign peacefully to end all factory farming practices. We believe that the biggest cause of cruelty on the planet deserves a focused, specialised approach – so we only work on farm animal welfare.
Our international headquarters are in Godalming (UK) and we also have European offices in Bologna (Italy), Paris, Warsaw, Nijmegen (the Netherlands) and Brussels as well as an office in China (Beijing) and a team in the US.
Purpose of the role
The purpose of this role is to build on our strong track record by delivering rapid growth in global income to achieve an end to factory farming. To do this, the post holder is set a target of achieving an ambitious, but we believe achievable, annual global income of £15 million by the end of 2022.
You will bring dynamic and outward-looking international leadership to our fundraising operation. You will be an ambitious and entrepreneurial international fundraiser, experienced in remarkable and dynamic net income growth, with a strong desire to change the world for animals, people and planet.
You will operate as a strategic partner to the CEO and the Board of trustees, and as a member of the Global Leadership Team (GLT). You will nurture key external relationships and represent Compassion in World Farming (Compassion) externally.
You will have strategic responsibility for all international revenue-generating programmes and activities, including engagement with new donor audiences and new markets, and for marketing aimed at building brand awareness internationally.
You will require creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and transformational leadership. You will be able to demonstrate a track record in scaling up existing fundraising programmes, managing and stewarding High Net Worth Individuals and international foundations, particularly in the US, and ideally leading market entry for fundraising into new countries or regions. You will also be adept at building mutually rewarding relationships with ultra-high net worth funders, investors and grant making bodies.
You will be able to make the smartest fundraising investments to optimise long-term and sustainable income whilst also working closely with colleagues to ensure that the wider organisation is poised and ready for the demands and changes of such a programme.
Your passion for transforming Compassion’s impact will be matched by your expertise in relationship fundraising and the need for a truly donor-centric fundraising strategy – where our supporters are at the heart of everything we do.
You will both deliver direct activities and build teams to achieve these goals, and work in partnership across Compassion to support all colleagues engaged with donors and fundraising in field and HQ offices.
If you need to work remotely because of distance to the HQ in UK, we would expect you to be present in the HQ office for a minimum of five days per month. To achieve these goals, you will provide leadership and direction to the global Fundraising team.
Overall objectives of the post
The purpose of this role is to help end factory farming. This role will contribute by:
- Focusing on delivering dynamic and rapid growth in global income - to achieve an annual global income of £15 million by the end of 2022.
- Leading decisions on the global investment in fundraising innovation, new market entry and scaling up successful programmes to generate the biggest progress against our mission.
- Delivering national and international strategy recommendations to the CEO (and Board as required).
- Working closely with colleagues to ensure that the wider organisation is supporting and ready for the demands and changes of such a programme.
- Driving the corporate identity, branding and digital marketing of the organisation to maximise profile and income, thereby enabling the organisation to achieve agreed animal welfare goals.
- Overseeing the Director of Individual Giving, Major Gifts and Digital Department.
- Working particularly closely with the CEO, COO, Director of Individual Giving and the Finance Director.
Position in the organization
- Reports to the CEO.
- Responsible for global income, fundraising and marketing investment and innovation.
- Direct reports include Director of Individual Giving, Global Head of Digital, Global Head of Major Gifts and any international fundraising team members put in place by post holder.
- A member of the Global Leadership Team (GLT).
- Supervises, directly or indirectly, all members of the marketing, fundraising and digital department in the UK office.
- Develops strong and effective working relationships with Trustees, collaborating organisations and external suppliers.
- To achieve an annual global income of £15 million by the end of 2022;
- To deliver the Global Growth Strategy for Compassion that both leverages the opportunity in current markets and identifies new market opportunities. This may need updating when required to take advantage of changing circumstances;
- To unite Compassion’s international leaders and fundraisers in shared planning, setting of common goals and aspirations for achieving an ambitious income target;
- To develop the necessary systems, processes, tools and staff structures to best support the implementation and effective growth of Compassion’s international fundraising programme;
- To lead an international approach to fundraising delivery - setting international standards and methodology for investment allocation and monitoring, and setting goals, KPIs and benchmarks, ensuring that international fundraising activities and results are evaluated and leveraged for maximum value and impact;
- To develop an international approach to digital fundraising, spending investment and tracking results across all Compassion markets;
- To look at the possibility of establishing an Endowment Fund to fulfil specific goals within the organization;
- To research and develop prospect funders/investors for raising funds for investing in Compassion’s strategic income growth, and thereby growth in mission delivery, through social investors, ‘angel’ investors and the like;
- To secure additional exceptional funding to enable our ambition re. Systemic Change/Global Agreement objectives;
- To devise creative effective and integrated supporter/donor engagement, brand and marketing activities to reach new and potential supporter/donor audiences;
- To attract, develop, coach, and retain high-performance team members, empowering them to elevate their level of responsibility, span of control, and performance.
Dimensions and Limits of Authority
- International authority for fundraising and marketing
- Authority for fundraising budget internationally
- May authorise expenditure within budget
- May recommend disciplinary action and training requirements for staff within own department
- May select suppliers
- May authorise cheque payments up to the value of £20,000
- May recommend/suggest action to take on difficult cases.
Proven Ability, Qualifications & Training
- Minimum of 5 years working in a senior international fundraising position
- Proven ability to lead and co-ordinate a team internationally
- Proven track record in managing digital and online marketing and communications internationally
- Resourceful and keen to achieve ambitious fundraising targets
- Demonstrable success in increasing income in a ‘niche’ non-profit sector area – comparable with ‘factory farming’
- Significant experience and networking capability with HNWI and Trusts & Foundations at an international level
- Confident in leading and developing relationships with individual donors through to significant funder opportunities
- Resourceful and creative with budgets
- Able to travel internationally as and when required
- Educated to degree level or equivalent;
- Holds the UK Institute of Fundraising’s Certificate in Fundraising or equivalent from another national fundraising association.
Skills, Knowledge & Attributes
- You will want to change the world and have a strong affinity with animal welfare and related environmental matters.
- Has an entrepreneurial spirit
- Excellent communication skills in English – written, oral and presentation
- Ability to communicate effectively at all levels such as with manager, colleagues and other contacts and from corporate sponsors, HNWI, foundation leaders to members of the general public
- Manages relevant department budget appropriately
- Identifies the needs of others; uses effective approaches and styles to persuade them to agree to a proposal / Uses information effectively to present a persuasive case
- Clear strategic vision and ability to communicate it in a way that inspires and motivates people across the organisation to take action towards achieving Compassions’ goals
- Ensure the team adapts to the different needs of the organisation and its other stakeholders
- Makes timely decisions which impact the whole organisation
- Encourages and supports others to ensure their contributions are recognised and used. Delegates effectively, encouraging people to take responsibility
- Sensitive to social and cultural issues.
- Helps to build a culture where ideas are encouraged, issues are debated, and existing practices are challenged constructively
- Demonstrates commitment to a culture of openness, a sharing of ideas and of two-way feedback
- Leads by example in effective communication both internally and externally – walks the talk
- Consults, listens and leads groups to an outcome
- Develops effective plans for their area of responsibility in support of the organisation’s strategy and objectives. Ensures appropriate use of resources
- Demonstrates the ability to deal with detail as well as the ‘big picture’. Handles the detail of a wide range of organisational and financial information to inform decision making which affects the organisation
- Is accountable for making efficient and measurable use of resources and for open reporting to Trustees
- Ensures the vision is transformed into reality – translates the highly aspirational into the achievable
- Acts as a role model across the organisation for delivering against commitments and plans. Shows a sense of urgency in their work
- Encourage a culture of acting with integrity and in a principled manner
- Role models a professional working environment and a culture of striving for excellence