London, Greater London
£50,000 pa + excellent benefits including flexible working
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Closing date: Sunday 10th November 2019 at 11.30 pm

If the idea of leading on and delivering exciting initiatives in a brand new role that will make a fast and visible difference to Shelter’s community fundraising efforts sounds like the kind of career challenge you’d rise to, here’s your chance. Join us in this key role as Head of Community Fundraising and we’ll provide the infrastructure, the strategy and the rewards, including flexible working. All you need to bring is proven fundraising or marketing experience, a passion for the cause and a real desire to make things happen.

About the role

This is a rare opportunity to make your mark by leading the considerable growth of Shelter’s community fundraising team - both locally and nationally.  By aligning with the core principles of the organisational strategy, you will drive the expansion of the current team of six members to over 20 in the next 18 months. The charity’s network of hubs, across England and Scotland, are ideally placed for engaging local communities with the impact Shelter has on homelessness and bad housing. As the team grows, you will need to work with key internal stakeholders to identify the best way to build relationships with local audiences through a supporter centric approach.

Managing this growth, while at the same time maintaining a positive culture and developing a strategy that keeps the team motivated is, however, just one aspect of the role. You will also need to build a team that will create and develop new fundraising mass activity products to engage national audiences and increase income.

In short, this high profile role will see you inspire a growing team, develop exciting new initiatives, significantly grow a relatively new income stream and further raise our profile.

About you
So, if you’re an excellent team builder and leader, with the diplomacy and influencing skills it takes to bring people along on the journey we’d love to hear from you.

The wide range of benefits we offer include 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme. You’ll have the opportunity to create a personal development plan too, as well as receive external mentoring support if you want it. And, as mentioned above, flexible working is a definite possibility.

To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to join our award-winning Fundraising team and be the change you want to see in society.

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.

Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.

Shelter promotes equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We make employment decisions by matching business needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities),gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit. 

Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

Refreshed on: 01 November 2019
Closed date: 10 November 2019
Tags: Fundraising, Senior Management