CB8, Newmarket
£35,000 - £45,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Head of Fundraising

Racing Welfare is a registered charity supporting the workforce of British horseracing.  It offers professional guidance and practical help to all of racing’s people – including stud, stable and racecourse staff, alongside those working in associated professions – whose dedication is vital for the wellbeing of racing.  The charity aims to help people, from recruitment to retirement, to thrive in day to day life and through a range of life’s challenges.

Racing Welfare is seeking a Head of Fundraising to lead it’s high-performing and dynamic fundraising team.  Forming part of the charity’s senior management team, this is a key role in the organisation which would suit a progressive and highly motivated individual to help Racing Welfare achieve its ambitious plans for the future. 

As Head of Fundraising you will report at board level, attending Trustee meetings throughout the year.  You will be responsible for steering the strategic direction of the charity’s growing fundraising portfolio, including a variety of fundraising events and initiatives, empowering your team to innovate new sources of charitable income. 

Other key responsibilities include:

  • devising and implementing the charity’s fundraising strategy, in conjunction with the Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer, and ensuring that all appropriate measures are taken to ensure its success;
  • evaluating campaigns and managing budgets;
  • line managing the fundraising team, ensuring their personal and professional development; 
  • supervising applications to trusts and foundations;
  • overseeing our partnerships function to develop sustainable and mutual benefit corporate associations and relationships

You will need:

  • demonstrable experience of working within fundraising or commercial management/marketing and recruiting donors/sponsors;
  • to be a motivational leading and people manager;
  • experience of managing budgets, both income and expenditure;
  • excellent communication skills and be highly driven.

Experience of the horseracing industry is desirable.

The role is home based with flexibility to work from our Newmarket office if desired, although some travelling should be expected across the UK including some evening and weekend work.

If you wish to play a pivotal role in the future of Racing Welfare, please submit your covering letter and CV.

We want to hear from all interested candidates, and to be considered for the position we strongly recommend submitting a detailed covering letter along with your CV, outlining why you're right for the role.

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Closing date for applications is 31 January 2021.

Racing Welfare is committed to safeguarding and will always recruit all personnel in line with government guidelines, relevant legislation, and the Charity Commission's best practice guidance.

This post is not exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. We only ask applicants to disclose convictions which are not yet spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

Racing Welfare’s Safeguarding Statement of Intent can be found on our website 

Racing Welfare is an equal opportunities employer.

Refreshed on: 26 January 2021
Closed date: 31 January 2021
Tags: Fundraising, Senior Management