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Director of Public Fundraising

Newcastle, Staffordshire (Hybrid)
£70,000 - £80,000 per year plus bonus and car allowance
Job description

Purpose of the Post/Responsibilities

This is a full-time position reporting directly into the CEO/CFO with an expectation of being on site in the award-winning Caudwell International Children’s Centre in Staffordshire a minimum of 3 days a week, depending on meetings and events.  We are seeking an inspirational leader with the ability to identify opportunities and grow diverse income lines to support the Charity’s expanding service delivery.

Responsible for the strategic management and development of the Charity’s income generation, this role will play a pivotal part in taking the Charity to the next level and helping to change the lives of disabled children across the UK and beyond.

The successful candidate will oversee the main public-facing fundraising activity for the Charity, providing strategic leadership and tactical supervision to a growing team of Fundraisers.

You will be expected to develop a robust and diverse fundraising portfolio across several designated income strands to generate increasing levels of fundraising income year-on-year.

It has been recognised that the Charity currently has minimal market share in most standard charity income lines and this role will be fundamental in developing the required infrastructure, resource and ‘products’ to begin growing market share over the medium to long term.

A primary responsibility of the role will be to assess, develop and implement a new donor management system; ensuring new and existing supporters have a clear communication and cultivation journey with assigned fundraisers adopting relationship responsibilities throughout.

The required standard levels of customer service and donor management for all supporter relations across the Charity will be established and promoted to ensure the required levels of consistency.  

This growth will occur while maintaining and strengthening the established income lines which already exist, such as Events and Challenges.  

Events are a part of Caudwell Children’s DNA and the single largest income generator in the Charity’s Fundraising Department, therefore there will be a specific focus on maintaining and developing this important department.    

The role will initially be responsible for developing two designated teams of fundraising colleagues:

  • Individual Giving (Team size: 3)
    • (Wills & Legacy, Regular Gifts/Direct Debit, Major Gifts, Raffle/Lottery, Payroll Giving).
  • Community Fundraising (Team size: 6)
    • (Events, Challenges, Mass Participation, Street Collections).

Remaining income streams (Trusts & Foundations, Public Sector Funding, Earned Income and Trading Income) will be managed by the Director of Corporate Fundraising.

As part of the Senior Leadership Team the successful candidate will be responsible for reporting to the CEO/CFO and fellow Directors regularly on strategy and performance.

Monthly reporting to the Trustee Board and regular ad-hoc correspondence with Trustees will also be required.  

Success will be monitored annually by the Trustee Board against KPI’s including income growth, ROI and market share. 

Person Specification

  1. Significant experience in fundraising/sales/business development management.
  2. Demonstrable understanding of the charity sector and professional fundraising. 
  3. Enthusiastic advocate of business planning and sales management.
  4. Considerable experience and competence in planning, developing and managing the operations of a successful Sales/Fundraising Team.
  5. Experience and skill in new business development.
  6. Willingness and ability to undertake basic administrative activities (not expecting of others what you would not do yourself).
  7. Highly computer literate with strong competence in using mainstream computing packages and products.
  8. Driven, proactive and productive self-starter – able to work efficiently and achieve a lot under their own steam but not afraid to ask questions when needed and manage up.
  9. An enthusiastic, driven and sensitive leader – able to inspire and encourage others to give their best.
  10. Well organised with the ability to prioritise and manage own (and other people's) workload.
  11. Confident, professional and friendly communicator with a hands on approach.
  12. Confident to ensure all work complies with Equal Opportunities, Health & Safety, Data Protection and other policies of Caudwell Children.

This Job Description is not exhaustive.  It outlines the general ways in which it is expected you will meet the overall requirements of this post.

Salary for this role is £70k to £80k depending on experience plus bonus and car allowance. 

Disclosure and Barring Service Checks

The Charity is committed to safeguarding children and young people and therefore adopts a safer recruitment approach through a robust recruitment and selection process.  All posts within the Charity are subject to DBS checks, in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974).  This role is eligible for a Standard disclosure.

Equal Opportunities

Caudwell Children is a Disability Confident employer committed to offering an interview to all applicants who meet the minimum criteria and declare they have a disability as defined in the Equality Act 2010.  We are committed to creating a diverse environment and will not discriminate for any reason against any person because of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex or sexual orientation.  We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background and other underrepresented groups.

How to Apply

To apply for this role please click on the 'Apply' button to submit your full CV along with a covering letter detailing suitability for the post.  The closing date for applications is Wednesday 10th July 2024.

Thank you for your interest in Caudwell Children.

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Refreshed on: 17 June 2024
Closing date: 10 July 2024 at 13:53
Tags: Fundraising