12 month Fixed Term Contract (maternity cover)
Champion supporter engagement to help change children’s lives for the better
World Vision is the world’s largest international children’s charity. Every day we bring real hope to millions of children in the world’s hardest places as a sign of God’s unconditional love. At World Vision, our aim is simple – to keep every child free from fear. We were proud to be voted one of the Top 100 ‘Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For' in 2014 and 2015 and we are absolutely delighted to be ranked in 9th place in the same category for 2016.
An outstanding opportunity has become available within World Vision UK’s Marketing & Communications Group. As Head of Supporter Growth, your primary aim will be to attract new supporters from among our target audience who wish to partner with us and help us make a difference for the children we support. Children who are living in the world’s hardest places. Children who, everyday, are subjected to poverty, famine, war and disaster. Children who desperately need the help of the World Vision ‘family’.
Our Christian identity underpins everything we do, so as an active and committed Christian with a heart for the poor and a commitment to our mission, this role will give you the opportunity to integrate your faith and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.
Key responsibilities will include:
• Leading the implementation and evolution of World Vision UK’s supporter growth strategy
• Developing a secure portfolio of scalable acquisition channels to maximise long term value
• Leading the Supporter Growth team to deliver annual ROI aligned to organisation objectives
• Championing volume sponsorship targets across face to face and all marketing channels
• Overseeing development and execution of brand campaigns and marketing communications initiatives
• Promoting effective Supporter Growth leadership to inspire great World Vision leaders for the future.
This is a key position within World Vision UK. It’s also a role where you’ll have the chance to create an active and sustainable contribution to the Marketing & Communications leadership team as well as support the wider team and organisational activity as a whole.
Educated to degree level and with a strong understanding of UK fundraising, including trends, future opportunities as well as standards and codes of conduct, you will also possess solid and high level experience in a marketing-biased and/or fundraising role in the charity sector.
An aptitude for working with data, financial analysis and preparing business cases is essential and your outstanding networking, communication, relationship-building and leadership skills will be tested to the full in this important role. In fact your clear leadership and passion will help influence the quality of evidence through the change our work brings to the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children.
In addition to the salary offered, you can expect a range of benefits including pension, subsidised gym membership, generous holiday entitlement and free parking. There will also be occasional travel internationally once or twice during the year, often to fragile states where World Vision operates.
Are you the right candidate for this position? Do you possess the essential qualities required to perform this amazing role? If so, we welcome your application.
Please click to apply with the link provided, in order to complete our short online application form and upload your CV. State in your cover letter why you think you are able to meet the key criteria listed in the Job Description.
Closing date for applications: 15th May 2016
Please note that if response for this role is higher than anticipated, we reserve the right to commence interviews and appoint before the published closing date.
World Vision UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer
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