Bloomsbury, Greater London
£55,000 - £60,000 per year for the right candidate
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

It is an exciting time for British sport, with the next Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo only one year away, the next edition of the Winter Olympics and Paralympics being in Beijing in 2022 and the next Commonwealth Games being on home soil in Birmingham in the same year.  It is an important time to be supporting Britain’s next generation of sporting talent.

For over forty years, SportsAid has been at the heart of British sport, recognising and helping talented, young sports people in over forty different sports to develop their potential and reach their personal best.  Working closely with the various national governing bodies of sport, with the talent team at Sport England, and with the charity’s various partners, SportsAid plays a vital role in the talent pathway, offering help and support to athletes and their parents at a crucial time.

This is a brilliant opportunity to join a committed and driven team at SportsAid, taking on the vital role of Head of Fundraising to review, refresh, lead and manage all aspects of SportsAid’s various fundraising and revenue generation activities and events.  It is a senior position with some managerial responsibility that requires significant, relevant experience.


  • To review and refresh the fundraising strategy for the charity to capitalise on existing opportunities and secure sustainable income growth from a range of income streams including corporate and charity of the year partnerships, major donors, special events, trusts and general fundraising. 

  • To lead and manage SportsAid’s fundraising and partnership activities and monitor and report progress.

  • To maintain a focus on retaining and growing existing funding partnerships as well as developing the charity’s means to seek and secure new partnerships. 

  • To ensure that the charity is making the most of its assets, especially in developing its active supporter base and particularly as part of SportsAid Week. 

  • Collate and present useful information and insight to support SportsAid’s strategy planning and to contribute to SportsAid’s communications activities.

  • Work directly with SportsAid’s various funding partners, including commercial partners and other grant-making trusts, as well as Sport England, to inform and involve them in the impact they are making through their support of SportsAid.

  • To develop a new strategy to better engage with SportsAid alumni to support the charity.

  • To protect and enhance SportsAid’s brand and reputation in delivering the role and follow best practice and strong ethical standards at all times.


Although based in London, the role will require periodic travel across England and occasionally to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. As the role may involve contact with young people and vulnerable adults, the appointee may be required to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent with significant fundraising experience and a strong track-record in securing new revenue on a large scale and developing new partnerships.

    • Experience of managing and motivating people in a fundraising environment; and

    • Experience of developing long term partnerships and fundraising strategies and activities.

  • An interest in, and some understanding of, the sporting and/or charity sectors; a passion for sport.

  • Excellent organisational and presentation skills; comfortable managing several different projects and activities at the same time.

  • Strong project management experience and able to adapt to emerging challenges and opportunities; ability to monitor and report progress.

  • Sound IT competency; strong database management and Excel skills; financially literate.

  • Committed to diversity and inclusion and upholding organisational values; of the utmost integrity and discretion.

  • Enthusiasm and willingness to work in a small team in a fast-paced environment.

  • A self-starter; enthusiastic, reliable, committed and motivated. A confident, effective communicator able to create and develop relationships with a range of different people.

Refreshed on: 24 July 2019
Closed date: 05 August 2019
Tags: Fundraising, Business Development

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