SW1V, London
Competitive, dependent upon experience
Permanent, Contract, Full-time
Job description

Main Purpose of Role 

We are seeking someone, with deep expertise in major donor fundraising, to deputise for the CEO, lead senior management team projects and lead our fundraising team. This is the perfect opportunity for an experienced fundraiser who wishes to transition into a senior manager role. 


CFAB supports children on the move between the UK and other countries and children who are separated from their family in another country. The complexities of migration and international separation can make many of these children particularly hard to support and particularly vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. We ensure that children in these circumstances enjoy the same care, protection and right to a family life as we would want for any child.  

We are the only UK representative of the International Social Service network, and the only charity in the UK with a dedicated international social work team.  We are proud to have royal patronage from HRH, Princess Alexandra.  

You will play an important role within the organisation, with responsibility of generating circa £500,000 per annum to help us protect vulnerable children around the world.  You will lead an energetic, passionate and driven team of fundraising and marketing professionals, with three direct report plus volunteers.  You should be able to demonstrate our values of professionalism, impartiality and respect.      

This is a full-time role with a competitive salary, dependent upon experience. Job share applications will be considered.  All applications must be received by midnight, Sunday, 19 April 2020.  First round interviews will take place week commencing 27 April with second round interviews taking place in week commencing 4 May.   

Main Duties 

  1. Deputise for the CEO and lead senior management projects (20%) 

You will participate in Senior Management Team meetings and overall organisational development.  In coordination with the CEO, you will attend and coordinate sub-committees of the Board providing quarterly reports on fundraising progress. You will lead ad hoc projects as requested by the CEO, such as establish a rolling programme of research within CFAB from concept to delivery; collaborating with the HR Manager to maximise employee satisfaction; reviewing adherence to data protection policies, etc.   

  1. Oversee our fundraising programme (15%) 

A substantial responsibility will be to lead our fundraising team to generate circa £500,000 in income every year from trusts, event income, donations, corporate gifts and other new streams of income.  You will analyse current trends in fundraising and identify priority growth areas, leading the development and delivery of our fundraising strategy and associated budget.  You will work with the team to ensure that service standards are met, work is captured in our Salesforce system, and Gift Aid/sponsorship opportunities are explored.   You will lead impact measurement across the office and will support the fundraising and marketing teams in their use of impact data to evidence the importance of CFAB’s services.  

You will regularly monitor new contract opportunities from institutional funders (DFID, UNHCR, UNICEF, etc) and consult with operational team about bid opportunities, taking the lead on drafting the multi-stage bid applications and ensure successful delivery of any projects that result.  In coordination with the CEO, you will meet regularly with institutional funders to ensure CFAB’s name is established and respected.  You will also explore the potential for legacy fundraising and corporate partnerships as lower priority funding streams. You will line manage our Trusts Fundraiser and arrange contracts with external agencies and volunteers. 


  1. Lead our major donor programme (50%) 

You will be responsible for delivering our major donor fundraising programme and overseeing any events linked to major donors and individual giving.  Together with the CEO, you will cultivate year-round supporter relations with clear supporter journeys against a calendar of events and communications to raise and deepen awareness and maximise value.  You will support our Major Donors to create and run their own small cultivation events to increase our pipeline of prospective donors.   

  1. Marketing and Public Affairs (15%) 

You will line manage our communications officer and policy manager.  You will review any new campaigns and materials developed, negotiate pro-bono support from relevant supplier or secure sponsorship.  You will provide relevant content for the six-monthly Patron and Donor newsletter, as well as contribute to overall policy messaging together with the CEO. 

Person Specification 


  1. Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  2. Substantial working in fundraising, a good portion of which should be in a major donor fundraising role.  You will have a proven track record of fundraising proposal writing or commercial bid writing. 
  3. Excellent research skills and critical analysis to ensure effective matching of our funding priorities to giving criteria. 
  4. Effective time management skills and the ability to multi-task and prioritise competing demands, even when under pressure, in a methodical and systematic manner. 
  5. Good management skills and experience with budgets.  
  6. Ability to make decisions and think strategically. 


  1. Experience of a fundraising role within a similar sized charity. 
  2. Familiarity with the social care or health sectors. 
  3. Familiarity with Salesforce. 

Additional Requirements 

  1. Occasional participation in evening and/or weekend events, networking and meetings 
  2. Ensuring adherence to necessary legislation e.g. Data Protection Act, Health and Safety Act 

This job description is a non-contractual document and may be changed at any time by CFAB.  All employees are expected to be flexible over the tasks/duties and responsibilities of their roles in order to meet the needs of both of CFAB and our service users/partners.  




Posted on: 19 March 2020
Closed date: 28 April 2020
Tags: Fundraising, Senior Management

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