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Just Like Us, the LGBT+ charity for young people, is recruiting a Head of Development. As a member of the leadership team, your primary responsibility will be to help develop our new funding strategy, work across different income streams and increase donations from individuals, appeals and trusts. We’re looking for a candidate excited about growing with the organisation, and with the potential to become our Director of Development. You’ll help prepare Just Like Us for a period of growth, building on the achievements of our first three years: over £500,000 raised, thousands of young people empowered, hundreds of schools engaged, recognition from the Prime Minister, and widespread media coverage.
Salary: £40,000 pro rata
Location: (London with flexibility to work from home)
Leave: 25 days pro rata
Other benefits: generous pension scheme
Hours: 4 days/week (0930-1730)
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
leading the annual fundraising planning process to devise strategies to achieve income targets across the range of revenue streams
prospecting, building and managing major donor relationships
identifying, researching and approaching prospective trusts and foundations and corporate partnerships
writing compelling applications to trusts and foundations
identifying new potential income streams and produce strategies to access these fund
maintaining donor lists and regular updates about our work
devising and delivering individual giving programmes, including ambassadors, appeals etc
balancing time-cost ratios to target fundraising activities with the highest chance of success.
supporting social media around fundraising activities
Skills & Abilities
You will have:
a commitment to our vision and mission for LGBT+ young people
a minimum of 3 years’ experience fundraising
experience in developing and implementing a fundraising strategy
excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
outstanding networking skills
the confidence to represent and promote Just Like Us and our work
the ability to empathise with LGBT+ young people
experience of writing successful fundraising applications and materials
a demonstrable track record of income generation
proven ability to build, manage and develop key stakeholder, client and donor relationships in order to maximise income
the ability to work and communicate effectively with a range of donors, including individuals, community groups and trusts
an ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve fundraising targets
proficiency in using email, google sheets and google docs
How to apply
Applicants must send a CV and cover letter online by 5 July 2019. JLU will invite successful applicants for a telephone interview with the Chief Executive and a member of the leadership team. Final round interviews will take place in London with the CEO and trustees.