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Coventry, West Midlands (Hybrid)
£41,000 - £45,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

This is an exciting time to join Muscular Dystrophy Support Centre (MDSC) as Head of Fundraising! We are a small charity that is looking to grow and is ambitious to increase our impact. We are a dynamic, supportive and committed team, and we offer a flexible working environment.

MDSC’s mission is to transform access to physical therapies for people with muscular dystrophy (MD) in the Midlands. Established in 2012, MDSC was set up and led by people with, or affected by, MD. From our main centre in Coventry, and with satellite clinics in Birmingham, the Black Country, and Leicester, we currently support over 450 adults with MD, by providing specialist physiotherapy, osteopathy and complementary therapies on a long-term basis.  We are the only organisation in the Midlands region to do so, and one of only two in the UK.

In 2019 MDSC received monies from the National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) underpinning our 5-year strategy to increase our service user numbers and therapy hours offered.  By 2025 we plan to be supporting over 1,100 people with MD and be providing therapy at two more satellite clinics in Worcestershire and Northamptonshire – improving access for people with MD in the Midlands to vital therapies that enable them to live well with their condition. 

We currently receive around 37% of our income from NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (charitable activities income) and the remainder is voluntary income which the postholder will be responsible for (35% is from trusts and foundations, 19% from NLCF and the balance from service user donations / community fundraising).

The role of Head of Fundraising is a key leadership position, and its purpose is to inspire others and generate income. With the support of everyone within the Charity the post holder will be championed to meet income targets that will enable us to enhance and expand our services over the coming years.

This role would be great for an established Head of Fundraising, or a candidate who has deep trusts and foundations experience and who would like to build on and diversify their fundraising skills base, enhancing/ developing their leadership capabilities. The role offers a unique opportunity to work collaboratively with a small, highly dedicated team and to work with service users, allowing you to experience the direct impact of your work on the lives of our service users. 

Before you start an application for this post, please ensure that you:

  • Have read and understood the requirements of the role
  • Meet all the essential criteria in the Person Specification
  • Are available for and able to take part in an interview (details as to whether this will be face to face or online will be confirmed at the time of shortlisting) on Tuesday 12 July 2022, and a second stage interview on Wednesday 20 July 2022
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More about Muscular Dystrophy Support Centre

Our mission is to transform access to physical therapies for people with muscular dystrophy (MD) in the Midlands. MD Support Centre was set up ... Read more

Refreshed on: 23 June 2022
Closing date: 05 July 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Fundraising, Business Development