As a charity, we are hugely proud of the impact we have had on behalf of people affected by blood cancer. The £500million we have invested in research over the last 60 years has saved many thousands of lives, and we are now in a position where the day we will beat blood cancer is finally in sight. But with the coronavirus crisis already having had a big impact on our income, it is more vital than ever that we have the strong strategic leadership to keep our mission to beat blood cancer on course.
The single biggest factor holding back our mission is that we don’t raise enough money. We already have a team of fantastic fundraisers who are expert in their area and dedicated to the cause. What they need is a leader who can provide them with the vision and sense of ambition to enable them to make our income levels increase more quickly than most people reading would think is possible.
We know achieving this will be really hard, and you’ll need to be someone genuinely exceptional to achieve it. But if you’re that person, you’ll be coming to a charity where the whole organisation is focused on fundraising, from Board to the support-line team, from Chief Executive to research grants committee and where we’ll be alongside you, doing everything we possibly can to help you succeed. The rewards for getting there will be immense. This is a real chance to change the lives of people with blood cancer forever, and to lead a fundraising team to transformational growth and so establish yourself as one of the leading fundraisers in the UK.
We're passionate about doing more to increase the diversity of the Blood Cancer UK team, we can’t be there for the community we serve unless we are a better reflection of it, so we’d particularly welcome applications from people of colour for this critical role. If this is the sort of challenge that makes you feel excited rather than daunted, come and join us and together we can change the world for people affected by blood cancer.
You will strategically lead and inspire the Fundraising Department to deliver and grow a multi-million pound portfolio of events campaigns and external communications, to generate the money we need to fund the vital research that brings us closer to beating blood cancer and improving lives of people affected by blood cancer.
More specifically the purpose of the job is:
1. Strategic fundraising leadership to increase income.
2. Working as part of the Executive team, develop and guide the strategic direction of Blood Cancer UK, ensuring we achieve our organisational goals and performance targets.
Our leaders need to be inspirational, bringing enthusiasm, energy and conviction – to lead by doing, not just saying. With a ‘can do’ attitude and collaborative management approach, our leaders engage their teams and make their work fun as well as rewarding.
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