London, Greater London (Hybrid)
£46,000 - £50,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

This is an exciting time to be joining our small and dedicated team due to recent breakthroughs in migraine research and treatment. We are a charity that is looking to grow and is ambitious to increase its impact and we are delighted that you are considering joining us.

The Migraine Trust is the UK’s leading migraine charity, there for the 10 million people living with migraine. We provide, information and support, campaign for awareness and change to reduce the inequity surrounding migraine as well as funding and promoting medical research.

With one in seven people in the UK living with migraine, we see on a daily basis how this complex and debilitating neurological disorder significantly affects so many aspects of their lives, from work, school, and personal relationships, and feelings of isolation. We have been leading and bringing the migraine community together to change this since 1965.

The purpose of this key position is to inspire others in order to generate income and with the support of everyone within The Migraine Trust the post holder will be championed to meet an income target of £750,000 to £800,00 in year one and an aim of reaching £1m by year three.


Key responsibilities:

  • To establish and lead a fundraising team providing inspiration, support and guidance which will enable the team to reach it’s full potential.
  • To champion our values and be guided by them.
  • Ensuring that transparency, honesty, impartiality and trust are at the heart of all internal and external relationships.
  • To develop a culture of support within the organisation.
  • To development and take ownership of a new fundraising strategy
  • Develop a pipeline of non pharmaceutical corporate prospects.
  • Account manage relationships with existing companies, trusts and individuals.
  • To agree, monitor and meet targets.
  • Work with the service delivery team to create compelling and persuasive cases of support.
  • Attend internal and external meetings, events and presentations as required.
  • To be aware of and operate within charity law, GDPR legislation and our policies and guidelines.


Person Specification

Essential knowledge and experience

  • Proven experience of developing corporate fundraising partnerships
  • Demonstrable experience of successful trusts and foundations fundraising
  • Experience of income generation via individual giving
  • An understanding of other areas of fundraising including events and major donors
  • Experience of carrying out prospect research
  • Experience of successfully pitching to organisations
  • Experience of providing excellent supporter care.
  • Experience of working with and presenting financial information
  • Computer literate with the capability of using Microsoft Office applications
  • Confident at working remotely
  • Knowledge of GDPR compliance


Essential skills

  • Ability to build strong relationships within the team and with funders
  • Enthusiastic, creative and self-motivated with good time management skills
  • Inspiring and engaging communications skills
  • Confident and competent at approaching new business prospects on the telephone, face-to-face and in writing
  • Confident networker
  • Ability to understand and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to recognise what motivates a supporter to ensure they have a meaningful relationship with The Migraine Trust.
More about The Migraine Trust

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Refreshed on: 02 June 2022
Closed date: 10 June 2022 at 23:30
Tags: Fundraising

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