Job title: Director of Fundraising
Reports to: CEO
Direct reports: Team of 5
Location: Cannock, Staffordshire and home based
Salary: £65,000 – £75,000
At Newlife we believe that disabled children should get the better future they deserve. For 30 years we have provided disabled children and their families with specialist protective equipment, growing to become the biggest charitable provider of essential specialist equipment for disabled children in the UK and the only one offering an emergency response, delivering items directly to family homes within just 72 hours. We also run a free, national nurse-staffed helpline.
As well as providing specialist equipment we campaign strongly for better rights for disabled children and their families. Our campaigning is informed by academic research into the lived experience and needs of disabled children and their families, funded and commissioned by Newlife.
Our work is made possible by two main income streams, generating annual turnover of c. £11m p.a. The first is our successful discount clothing retail operation which provides valuable CSR-focused recycling benefits for our network of high-street brand retail partners, as well as employment for many disabled people. Fundraising is our other vital income stream, focused primarily on trust and major donor fundraising, child-focused media appeals and a highly successful corporate partnership with River island. With the right leadership and investment we believe there is opportunity to significantly grow the latter to help meet the increasing demands on our services.
About the role
The Director of Fundraising is a pivotal new appointment for Newlife. The Director will join our senior leadership team and be responsible for delivering a transformation in our fundraising activity, performance and positioning, with the full support of the CEO, the senior leadership team and the trustee board.
This will include leadership and management of the fundraising team and its programmes and growth, development and implementation of the fundraising strategy, and financial management. This is a hands-on role and the Director will lead by example, undertaking as well as directing the fundraising, and managing relationships with a pool of corporate partners, major donors and other key stakeholders. The role would suit an experienced fundraising leader with a track record in growing charitable income from high value sources.
Closing date: 9am Monday 15th March 2021
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