The Cares Family’s mission is to help people find connection in a disconnected age. Our objectives are to reduce loneliness and isolation; improve people’s connection, belonging, purpose and power in a changing world; and bring people together to reduce social, generational, digital, cultural and attitudinal divides.
Over the last decade our model has grown from a tiny idea in a single place into a national leader. Combined, North London Cares (founded in 2011), South London Cares (2014), Manchester Cares (2017), Liverpool Cares (2018) and East London Cares (2019), have connected some 25,000 older and younger neighbours to share nearly 1 million interactions and 250,000 hours.
As well as having an impact on individual lives and communities, in the past three years, The Cares Family has started to have an impact at the systemic and cultural levels too – through new projects, storytelling and campaigning that are rapidly increasing our profile and making an even bigger difference.
In order to deliver our fundraising strategy, we have re-shaped our team of 11 fundraisers to maximise return on investment and subsequently created the post of Head of Development (Major Gifts). This newly created role will report directly to the Director of Development and work closely with fellow senior fundraisers (including two further Heads of Development) to achieve our fundraising goals effectively and efficiently.
We are looking for an experienced major gifts fundraiser.
You will need to have a good understanding of the fundraising arena and of issues and innovations within major gift fundraising and philanthropy at a local and a national level. You will be a creative and proactive new business development manager with significant experience of developing high value relationships with major donors (and ideally corporates), along with excellent relationship management and communication skills.
This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic organisation with an entrepreneurial culture, to build our major donor programme, and to apply your ambition and tenacity to drive forward new business, with great autonomy and independence.
We are looking for someone who is ambitious about raising income, has the ability to engage and influence individuals at all levels, and enjoys working as part of a warm, collaborative and busy team.
To apply for this role, please read the job description and application task descriptions carefully, and submit your application by Wednesday 2nd February 2022, at 23:59.