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A skilled fundraiser keen to make your mark as a pioneer in a growing NGO? Islamic Aid is an exciting poverty focused charity working for the poorest people across the world.
Your role will be to build Islamic Aid’s fundraising and strengthen our relationship with supporters.
We are looking for someone with demonstrable experience of making fundraising ideas a reality, a person who is committed to putting donors at the heart of fundraising, who is excited by the opportunities of our increasingly digital world and who has the analytical skills to build on proven results.
This role is an exciting mix of strategic and hands on. You will work with our senior management and trustees to build ideas and opportunity and day to day three team members will work alongside you.
Creating new ideas and opportunity
Building a fundraising strategy and plan
Introducing new forms of fundraising and products - including major donor fundraising, SMS, events, coordinated communication-fundraising campaigns, emergency response, etc.
Enhanced donor experience
Working together with our programmes team to build feedback and maximise transparency
More targeted donor communications
Management of database selection and overall donor care - including GDPR and other issues of compliance
To develop digital as central to our fundraising offer
Our website is currently being rebuilt - to work with the team to maximise its effectiveness for fundraising and to make ongoing recommendations for its improvement
Making things happen
To work with selected agencies to deliver initiatives
Hands-on fundraising - talking with our donors, listening and making asks
To manage our fundraising team - helping people deliver effectively while growing their experience and skills
Line management responsibility for 2 - 3 positions
A degree in a relevant subject
A minimum of 3 years fundraising leadership
Demonstrable experience of driving fundraising innovation
Able to work independently
Excellent communication skills
Proven analytical ability
Understanding of Islamic giving (or the ability to develop this quickly)
Flexible and able to work in an occasionally challenging environment
Meticulous attention to detail
Open to occasional travel to meet donors or Islamic Aid partners
All applicants must be resident and have the right to work in the UK