Prospectus is excited to be partnering with DFN Project SEARCH to source their new Head of Development (Major Donor and Trusts and Foundations fundraising). This organisation hold equity, diversity and inclusion at the centre of their work and reflect that in this recruitment process.
DFN Project SEARCH believes that all people with learning disabilities and autism should have the opportunity to access evidence based, high quality transition to work support and training, in their local community, in order to secure full time paid employment. If you are passionate about reducing the employment gap between those with learning difficulties and autism and the rest of the population then this role could be your chance to make a substantial difference.
As Head of Development, you will design and deliver a new fundraising strategy in line with the organisational strategy. You will establish fundraising systems, policies and procedures and will work closely with the Trustees and CEO to expand DFN Project SEARCH's network of supporters and advocates at the highest levels of influence. You will increase funding relationships through cultivation and stewardship of high net worth individuals and trusts and foundations. Your successes will enable the programme to consistently deliver the best employment outcomes for students with learning disabilities and autism.
DFN Project SEARCH take an evidence-based approach, they have strong data on their impact and a robust plan for the future. This, in addition to great potential of high value networks, makes for an incredible opportunity for an ambitious fundraiser.
DFN Project SEARCH is looking for their new Head of Development to have prior experience of designing and delivering a successful fundraising strategy encompassing grant and high net worth individual income. You will need to have expertise in building high value relationships and experience of securing 6+ figure gifts. Crucially, you need to have a real enthusiasm for supporting DFN Project SEARCH's mission and want to be a true advocate for the cause.
DFN Project SEARCH offer a flexible working policy as well as other benefits.
At Prospectus we invest in your journey as a candidate and are committed to supporting you in your application. In order to apply please submit your CV in the first instance. Should your experience be suitable, we will send you the full job description and will arrange for a call and/or meeting to brief you on the role. You'll then have all the information you need to formally apply. We are looking forward to speaking with you soon