Prospectus is delighted to be supporting Lumos in the search for a Head of Partnerships (maternity cover contract) position to join their new fundraising team.
Lumos is an international children's charity founded by J.K. Rowling to end the systematic and harmful practice of the institutionalisation of children. Our vision is a world in which all children have the opportunity to grow up and thrive in a safe and caring family or, where there is no alternative, in specialist placements that meet all their needs, respect their rights and ensure they can fulfill their potential.
As Head of Partnerships, you will be responsible for overseeing income generation from Trusts and Foundations, Major Donors, and Corporate Partnerships. With some existing six-figure relationships in place, this role will manage a small portfolio of relationships, whilst developing existing strategy to diversify and grow income generation across these fundraising streams. With a relatively new team in place and with three direct reports, this person will have a leading and strategic role. Working closely with the Deputy Director of Fundraising and Engagement, this role will also be a part of yearly fundraising planning.
To be successful as the Head of Partnerships, this person will need to have proven experience in securing funding from high-value income streams including, trusts and foundations, corporate and major giving. This person will also be a confident team leader and know how to motivate a new team to achieve key strategic and income goals. With strong communication skills, this person will also be able to demonstrate confidence in developing relationships with internal senior stakeholders and developing fundraising strategies to achieve organisational goals.
This role is a full-time contract position for 5-6 months, that will be homebased with occasional travel.
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If you are interested in applying to this Head of Partnerships position, 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 connecting with you soon.