Rushden, Northamptonshire

£50,515 per year

Permanent, Full-time

1913

About the organisation

Spurgeons is one of the UK's leading children's charities, supporting children and their families for almost 150 years.

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Job Description

Spurgeons Children’s Charity supports some of the most vulnerable children and families across England. Two years ago, we celebrated our 150th anniversary: marking an important milestone in our charity’s history, and laying foundations for the future.

Following a recent restructure, we have an opportunity for an experienced fundraising professional to join our team and help us fulfil our vision to give every child the opportunity of a hope filled life. The Head of Engagement post combines both operational and strategic level work. To succeed, you will need to be driven, with a positive forward-looking attitude. You will play a key part in our growth and diversification and help to further build our reputation and impact through the engagement of key supporter groups, individuals, organisations and institutions including Christian churches. This will be done by ensuring relationships are meaningful, beneficial and contribute to the sustainability of the charity’s work and mission.

To perform well in this role you’ll need:

  • To apply your professional experience so far, adapt to this setting, and effectively lead and manage our engagement function (church partnerships, fundraising and marketing / communications activity)

  • To be a coherent thinker, with financial acumen and good situational judgement skills, able to make sense of information quickly and take sound decisions

  • To really want the job so you can play a part in the next chapter of our 150 year story.

Please note the role has an Occupational Requirement (Equality Act 2010, pursuant to Schedule 9 part 1) – the post holder must be a committed Christian in line with the statements in our faith basis and ethos.

The role is central office based (in Rushden, East Northants), working predominantly ‘office hours’ with occasional evening and weekend work. Our current services portfolio includes work across England (including Norfolk, Kent, Sussex, London, Peterborough, Wiltshire and Birmingham). You will need to be able to travel nationally at short notice and adopt a flexible approach to ensure sound supporter relationship management; and be an effective ambassador and advocate with external organisations.