Brighton, Brighton and Hove
£43,000 - £46,000 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We have a new exciting opportunity for a Head of Fundraising to join our team based in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex. You will join us on a full-time, permanent basis (37.5 hours per week) and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £43,000 - £46,000 per annum.

Are you a natural and persuasive communicator who is looking to apply your skills in a charity setting? 

About us and the role:

As part of our organisation’s investment, YMCA DownsLink Group are now seeking a Head of Fundraising to support us to continue to develop and deliver our ambitious fundraising and communications plans. 

We achieved our first year’s income target and are now looking for an experienced, commercial, target driven, fundraiser to help drive us towards generating an annual income of £1 million in five years-time.  We adapted our fundraising plans last year due to the restrictions of covid but as the country prepares to open up, so will the opportunity to generate fundraising partnerships and relationships. We are looking for a natural and persuasive communicator who flourishes in external facing forums and who is able to develop relationships at all levels. 

What we are looking for as our ideal Head of Fundraising:

The successful candidate will be target driven, enjoys making connections and building relationships and will have natural commercial acumen and a positive, creative energy. ?Someone who is brave enough to sometimes take the more challenging path because this is the right path towards real change. This person will enjoy the challenge of creating shape where there may be ambiguity and creating a sense of possibility across an organisation. 

Key Requirements for our Head of Fundraising: 

- Demonstrable experience of growing fundraised income across all fundraising streams including specific experience of individual and high net worth income fundraising
- Very strong, persuasive, communication skills, able to influence audiences at all different levels of seniority and experience
- Previous sales training is desirable but no essential 

Closing date for applications: Monday 9th August 2021

Interview Date: Monday 23rd August 2021

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns. Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

If you feel like you have what it takes to become our Head of Fundraising click apply today, we would love to hear from you!

Posted on: 21 July 2021
Closed date: 09 August 2021
Job ref: KSBriHOF2107
Tags: Fundraising