Head of Fundraising
The Head of Fundraising will be responsible for the development and management of the London Fundraising team ensuring that the annual financial targets, as agreed with the CEO, are met. He/She will be responsible for the effective and efficient management of the London office, which largely comprises the London Fundraising Team.
The success of this role will be dependent on possessing a proven track record of successful income generation. Knowledge of fundraising techniques; including appeals, major gifts, legacies, corporate and trusts. An understanding of setting strategy, budgeting, forecasting and financial reporting. It is important to have at least five years experience in this field in addition to a degree or equivalent through relevant training / experience. A working knowledge of Raisers Edge would be advantageous to this role. Please see the job description for more understanding about the responsibilities of the roles and the criteria needed for the post holder.
St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group (SJEHG) is the only charitable provider of expert eye care in the Palestinian Territories and East Jerusalem. We have been treating patients regardless of their ethnicity, religion, or ability to pay for over 135 years. Our sight-saving work is carried out against challenging and difficult odds to the highest international standards.
As a charitable entity, we are faced with financial challenges as our direct patient related income is insufficient to cover the costs necessary to provide services of the highest quality and thus our fundraising teams, both in London and Jerusalem, have a vital role in the organisation. The Fundraising team in London is well established and has a clear strategy coupled with annual targets and plans. It is also responsible for external communication and marketing. We are looking for an outstanding candidate able to fit seamlessly into the existing near-term plans, manage the London team, as well as bring fresh ideas and experience.
The Head of Fundraising will be a member of the senior management team, with responsibilities to drive income generation, contribute to strategic planning and cement long term goals. As such, their duties will include reporting directly to the Jerusalem based CEO, working with the Chair, Trustees and Chair of the Fundraising Committee.
Additional aspects of the role include representing the charity at key networking events, providing support to the CEO and Chair on matters relating to fundraising and marketing, and working with specialist external fundraising advisers to generate and implement the fundraising strategy. The role will require exceptional political and cultural sensitivity in relation to Israel, the Occupied Palestinian Territory and the Middle East generally.
We offer an attractive benefits package including 25 days of annual leave, pension scheme, life insurance, season ticket loan, and training and development opportunities. We have a dynamic and hardworking employee environment based in a well-equipped attractive building only a 5 minutes’ walk away from Barbican and Farringdon station.
The closing date for receipt of application is 22nd September 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.