Director of Fundraising
Annual Salary: £62,000 - £66,000 + benefits package
Work location: Flexible. Home-based / Office-based, Amersham (minimum once/twice per month)
About the charity:
Embrace the Middle East is an international Christian charity helping people of all faiths and none to free themselves from a life of poverty and injustice. Our work and the work of our Christian partners, in Egypt, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, Syria and Iraq, who run hospitals, clinics, schools and centres for people with disabilities, really does make a difference. Together we lift up the vulnerable and marginalised, serving families escaping violence or persecution, people living with all kinds of disability, women and children deprived of access to vital education and health services.
About the role:
This is an important time to join Embrace the Middle East. In 2024, we will celebrate 170 years working with Middle East Christians. Having begun our ambitious five-year strategy Hope in Action in 2021 we approach this point in our history confident in our mission, and hopeful in our vision.
However, we are not complacent. We take neither our loyal supporters, nor our partners, for granted. We are conscious that they trust us to do everything possible to live up to the commitment and faithful work of our forebears. Which is why we are committed to excellence in everything we do. We are ambitious, but also realistic, in the face of sometimes daunting challenges. Amongst these is the challenge to raise sufficient funds to match our partnership, programme and supporter engagement ambitions.
To lead this important work, we are looking for a Director of Fundraising to implement and further develop our Fundraising strategy to grow Embrace’s income, consistent with our values and mission.
You will be an enthusiastic fundraising leader with a strong track record of fundraising leadership in £3m-£10m charities and a good understanding of UK churches across many denominations. You will also need to have strong technical expertise in at least two fundraising areas – ideally major donors and individual giving. You will be a strong team player who thrives in a creative, collaborative environment.
Our ideal candidate will also have:
- Experience of leading, developing and coaching a Fundraising team to achieve their very best
- Ability to engage others in setting a clear direction and in driving plans forward with energy and credibility
- Project management skills to deliver multiple projects simultaneously
- Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
- Enthusiasm for Embrace’s mission and empathy with our Christian ethos.
What we can offer you:
- The opportunity to play a vital role in driving forward our five year strategy
- 30 days holiday including Bank Holidays
- A flexible working environment - flexi-time & remote working arrangements, and contribution towards home working expenses
- Generous contributory pension scheme of up to 10% employer contributions.
- Life Assurance of three times annual salary
- Enhanced sick pay
- Reimbursement of pre-agreed travel expenses.
- Training and development programme for all employees.
- Commitment to staff health & wellbeing.
About Embrace the Middle East
Our vision is rooted in, and inspired by, the Gospel, in particular Christ’s invitation to care for those most in need. Every person is created in the image and likeness of God and is deserving of the dignity bestowed on them by God.
Supporting our partners to transform lives and restore the dignity of the most excluded and marginalised, our work contributes to a culture of human flourishing in a war-torn region. We help our partners to sustain the declining presence of Christians serving the needs of the vulnerable in Middle Eastern societies, without regard to faith or background.
Ours is a vision of love in action: where there is a need – for refuge, a home however temporary, for health care, for education, for safeguarding, for economic empowerment, for justice and human rights – we, with and through our partners, want to respond.
For more information about Embrace the Middle East and the work that we do, please visit our website.
How to apply
For more details and information about how to apply, please download our candidate application pack which is available from our recruitment consultant’s website (link found in the job description attached below).
The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 25 July.
Embrace the Middle East is an equal opportunities employer. Recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to child protection.
Please note that in order to be considered for this position you need to have the right to work in the UK, either through nationality or relevant work visa.
The successful candidate will be required to complete a medical questionnaire and undertake a disclosure check as part of the Charity’s safer recruitment policy.
Thank you for your interest in Embrace the Middle East.
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