Engineering is at the cutting edge: from robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence, to mobile phones, medical technology, advanced sports equipment and driverless cars, engineering is shaping the future all around us.
The Academy brings together the most successful and talented engineers from across the profession to advance excellence in engineering for the benefit of society, not just nationally but globally.
The Development Team is expanding. You will play an influential, essential role in shaping and delivering a 50th anniversary campaign, as well as realising the Academy's goal of building a better world through engineering.
We are looking for a Head of Fundraising who will work with the Development Team and the Academy's most senior stakeholders to lead a team in the development and delivery of a philanthropic and individual giving strategy. You will on occasion deputise for the Development Director and will be an ambassador for the Academy at an impressive portfolio of events.
You will develop the Academy's philanthropy activity and individual giving programmes (major giving, annual fund, legacies and bequests). You will work closely with Trustees and the Development Advisory Board to create and deliver successful donor strategies and outcomes. This includes developing engaging marketing and communication strategies for all supporters. With research support available, you will focus on initiating, cultivating and stewarding a portfolio of donors and high value prospects capable of making six figure gifts and higher.
You will be an experienced senior fundraiser with a track record across a range of high value income streams, securing major gifts and legacy commitments through face to face cultivation. You will be able to influence with diplomacy and gravitas, at the most senior levels across the Academy and with key external stakeholders.
The best person for this role will be highly professional, willing to learn and tenacious in their drive to succeed.
Process to apply
To learn more about the campaign and this role, read the welcome letter and understand why the Royal Academy of Engineering is an amazing place to work, visit the dedicated recruitment site via the Apply button.
The Royal Academy of Engineering is partnering with Prospectus to support these appointments. For an informal and confidential discussion about any position please contact Femke Vorstman at Prospectus.