SW4, London
£40,000 - £44,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Head of Fundraising

Safe Child Thailand

Reports to: C.E.O.

Responsible for: Leading the fundraising team to significantly grow fundraising income.

Start date: As soon as possible

Term: Full-time permanent, 35 Hours Week

Based in: London, Clapham Common

Salary:   £40,000 to £44,000 depending on experience

Pension:  Employer Pension Contribution 4%

Application closes:   Sunday 30th June 2019




About Safe Child Thailand

For over 35 years Safe Child Thailand has worked with the most vulnerable of children and their families living in Thailand. We have worked with a wide variety of partners working in the fields of residential care, education and child protection. Following an organisational review in May 2019 we have developed a new strategy providing the charity with new opportunities and ambitious goals. The Operational Strategy will focus on our new direction of Care Reform and over the next three years our key priorities will be: Building Our Capacity, Empowering Our Partners and Applying Our Learning. This is an exciting time for Safe Child Thailand and key to our future success is the need for a dynamic and creative Head of Fundraising to secure income for our charitable cause keeping children and their families safe in Thailand. 


The role

The Head of Fundraising will lead SCT’S funding proposals to large Donors, Foundations and Trusts and have significant experience of writing successful concept notes and proposals.  You will have a significant track record of successful fundraising and meeting substantial targets. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced senior fundraiser with the drive to get things done and the flexibility to work effectively within a small and effective team consisting of ten people. As a member of the Senior Management Team you will work closely with the Head of Programmes and the C.E.O. This role offers excellent benefits, a competitive salary, interesting travel opportunities and a varied and exciting range of responsibilities for the right candidate.

Key Responsibilities:


Develop and implement annual and three year fundraising business plans which have KPI’s and achieve income targets for each fundraising element as well as a personal income target.

Take responsibility for the fundraising budget and expand upon a range of activities to ensure targets are met. Maintain a clear view of income and expenditure forecast at all times, in line with charity and funder requirements. Provide regular reports as and when required, to support delivery, provide insight and inform the board of trustees.

Identify and cultivate new and existing Corporate Partners and Major Donors.

Lead on all fundraising pitches and activity to new and current partners.

Create compelling fundraising propositions and content in conjunction with the Communications Manager. 

Lead the fundraising team to develop fundraising materials, appeals, newsletters and products ensuring these are in line with the organisation’s brand guidelines and child safeguarding policy.

Ensure grant reporting is carried out to a high standard and delivered to agreed time scales.

Represent SCT as requested by the C.E.O. and support relationships developed through SCT fundraising activity.

Work closely with SCT’s Head of Programmes to ensure fundraising matches project funding requirements and priorities.


Formulate the annual income and expenditure budget with support from the C.E.O., fundraising team and accountant.

Report on income against budgets; provide commentary on variances and take action to address shortfalls.


Attend and contribute to board and committee meetings.

Be an effective member of the senior management team, acting as a role model for all employees and be an ambassador for the company in all external engagements.

Line manage a team of three fundraisers and support these staff including monitoring training needs and managing performance reviews / appraisals.

In partnership with the Database Administrator, ensure the database is able to effectively carry out all fundraising processes, relationship management and income reporting.

Develop and implement policies and procedures that ensure that all fundraising activity is undertaken in line with relevant legislation.

Other duties:

Remain flexible and adaptable to any additional duties as directed by the C.E.O. and to be available to work different hours including weekends / evenings as required.

Be prepared to travel regularly across London, Nationwide and occasionally travel to Thailand as directed by the C.E.O.

Additional Comments:

Required to travel to Thailand on an occasional basis in order to be conversant with SCT’s work, stakeholders and partner organisations.

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties to be performed by the employee.  This job description may be altered to reflect the business needs of SCT. Staff must be committed to SCT’s aims and objectives.

Person specification

Required knowledge, skills and experience

  1. Extensive experience of securing funding from large funders including Foundations and Trusts
  2. An excellent track record of achieving or exceeding income targets with evidence of successfully attracting six figure sums.
  3. Evidence of developing and successfully implementing innovative and sustainable income streams.
  4. Thorough understanding of how to use supporter databases and how to interpret fundraising data generated by such databases.
  5. Strong intellectual ability, as evidenced by a good degree, similar qualifications or extensive appropriate experience in a relevant field and performance at interview.
  6. Substantial experience of writing proposals, presentations or analytical reports.
  7. Outstanding writing skills in English. The successful candidate must be able to communicate concisely, clearly and with flair.
  8. Self-motivated and dynamic. High capacity for work, and resilient and good-humoured under pressure.
  9. Excellent general communication skills, with an ability to conduct meetings authoritatively, to present well in public and excellent networking skills to enthuse donors.
  10. Excellent IT skills, including the ability to use web-based content management systems. Proficiency on common office applications and general web literacy.
  11. Ability to develop complex project budgets.
  12. Ability to manage effective collaboration between partners and stakeholders.
  13. Permission to live and work in the UK.

Desirable knowledge, skills and experience

  1. Experience of staff management and team leadership.
  2. Knowledge of Thailand.
  3. Experience of working in developing countries, for an NGO or in international development.
  4. Full (MInstF) Membership Institute of Fundraising.



If you would like to apply for this position, please click the apply button and attach your CV and Supporting Statement (No more than two sides of A4) addressing the Person Specification.


Closing date: Sunday 30th June 2019

Refreshed on: 21 June 2019
Closed date: 30 June 2019
Job ref: SCT-HOF19
Tags: Fundraising

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