Islington, Greater London
£65,000 - £75,000 depending on skills and experience
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Director of Fundraising and Engagement

Location: Islington, London, EC1V. Due to coronavirus the role will be based at home until the London office reopens

Salary: £65,000-£75,000 depending on skills and experience

Closing date: Monday 8 February 2021 at 10am

Interview date: Wednesday 17 or Thursday 18 February 2021

There will be two stages of interviews. Successful candidates after the first round will be invited to a second interview which will take place week commencing Monday 22 February.

The Director of Fundraising and Engagement role at JDRF UK is an amazing internationally-focused opportunity for an ambitious and successful senior-level fundraiser with a proven track record of success. JDRF UK is a medical research charity that is part of a global network of partner charities. The funds we raise go towards our global research programme which funds world-class research to improve treatments and find cures for type 1 diabetes.

As the Director of Fundraising and Engagement, you will have the vision, determination and entrepreneurial flair to lead our award-winning fundraising team to deliver in excess of £8 million year on year, working towards the goal of £10 million voluntary income.

You will have a thorough understanding of a number of fundraising streams and have a track record of delivering income growth. You will be a leader who can motivate, drive and inspire a large fundraising team.

Not only is our research programme global, this role, unlike others, will provide you with the opportunity to work collaboratively with international colleagues and donors. The role and the organisation are international in every sense of the word.

You will need to be able to generate new ideas and ways of working that bring out the best in your people.

You will need to be a strategic thinker and have experience of delivering an income generation strategy. You will be a member of the Senior Management Team, supporting colleagues and working collaboratively across the organisation to deliver the best outcomes for JDRF.

You will be skilled at networking, building external relationships and have proven experience of nurturing and maintaining relationships with key donors, supporters and board directors. Most importantly, you will be a visionary leader, motivating the fundraising directorate to reach new heights in accordance with our organisation values.

You will find a supportive, collaborative and highly motivated team at JDRF, always striving to improve lives for people living with type 1. In 2020, we were voted as one of the top 10 Charities to Work For in Third Sector’s inaugural Best Charities to Work For list.

In return we offer flexible working, a generous annual leave entitlement rising with length of service, a salary sacrifice pension scheme, an interest-free season ticket/bike loan and an Employee Assistance Programme.

To apply for the role, please submit your CV and covering letter below.  Your application should clearly demonstrate how you meet the person specification with examples.

JDRF is the world’s leading charitable research funder into type 1 diabetes, improving lives until we find the cure. We are dedicated to our 400,000 strong type 1 community in the UK and work closely with our international affiliates across the world, including the US, Canada and Australia.

‘JDRF is an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all individuals regardless of race, gender, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age.’ 

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Refreshed on: 31 January 2021
Closed date: 08 February 2021
Tags: Fundraising

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