Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Up to £45000 per annum
Job description

Prospectus is pleased to be partnering with a literacy charity to recruit their new Head of Fundraising. This organisation believes that everyone should have the pleasure of reading and that being blind or partially sighted, dyslexic or unable to hold a book should not be barriers to the written word. With an amazing collection of over 11,000 titles and with the dedicated support of a team of volunteers they provide an extensive audiobook lending service to their members, with around 37,000 books being sent out each month!

It's an exciting time to join the charity as they progress with the development of a new and ambitious fundraising strategy which will see the introduction of new funding streams, enabling them to diversify their offer and reach to more members. The purpose of this charity is to change lives through reading, and there could not be a better time to join.

The Head of Fundraising will contribute to the new strategy and will manage a small and dedicated team of four fundraisers across the areas of legacy, trusts and grants. Key to creating a transformational programme of fundraising will be developing the areas of major giving, corporate partnerships, individual giving and creating a strong digital offer for members and supporters.

To be successful in this role, you will need to have significant fundraising experience and will be adept at developing and growing functions in order to increase income. Excellent leadership skills will be key as will a positive and 'can do' attitude!

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 and begin to prepare your supporting statement. 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 will then have all the information you need to formally apply. We are looking forward to speaking with you soon.

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Posted on: 10 February 2020
Closed date: 02 March 2020
Job ref: HQ00177121
Tags: Fundraising, Senior Management