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Head of Fundraising

Head of Fundraising

The Head of Fundraising is responsible for the development and implementation of the
organisational fundraising strategy. They are responsible for monitoring contributions and
providing outstanding support to potential and current supporters to maximise fundraising
activities and income. They work closely with staff across the organisation to liaise and
develop fundraising campaigns, pitches and events.

Roles and responsibilities:
● Lead the development and implementation of the organisation's overall fundraising strategy.
● Research and maintain intelligence on current and potential sources of funding, especially
high net worth individuals.
● Oversee the conception, delivery and assessment of fundraising appeals and events,
including future crowdfunding campaigns.
● Manage and build effective and lasting relationships with donors and stakeholders.
● Draft tailored communications for prospective and current donors.
● Oversee and ensure the integrity of the fundraising database, and ensure that up to date
information is maintained in accordance with the law.
● Produce regular donation reports, with updates and targets.
● Represent the organisation in approaches to and discussions with current and potential
donors.
● Ensure that all fundraising activity complies with legal requirements, including staying up to
date with changes to fundraising regulation and best practice.

Person specification:


● Experience of working in a large campaigning and membership organisation.
● Demonstrable track record in raising resources from a wide range of donors.
● Experience in building and leading a team of high-performance fundraisers.
● Experience of developing strong and lasting relationships with new and current major
donors.
● Experience of developing and implementing a fundraising strategy.
● Experience of financial planning and budgeting.

This is a highly confidential and extremely exciting organisation who are seeking to change the way that we think about the electorate and government. If you would like to be part of a movement who are seeking to create real and genuine change please contact Francesca Lord @ Hunter Merrifield for an informal conversation.

Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

Supporter Cultivation and Special Events Manager

  • Up to £39021 per annum

Supporter Cultivation and Special Events Manager

This is a fascinating opportunity to support veterans facing health issues by being a key player in the Philanthropy and Partnerships division.

What will I be responsible for?

To implement excellent cultivation activity to move prospects, in line with moves management process.

To implement excellent stewardship activity to retain donors and maximise value.

To achieve/surpass fundraising and marketing targets.

Main accountabilities of the post:


1. With the Senior Manager, work to deliver the high value giving aspect of the engagement strategy with accountability for operationalising the prospecting strand.

2. To support the Senior Manager Philanthropy & Special Projects to develop and implement cultivation and stewardship plans for prospects and donors.

3. With colleagues, develop and implement high value processes (identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship) to ensure that partnership opportunities are maximised.

4. To develop a suite of cultivation and stewardship activity to meet prospect and donor need, including written engagement, peer to peer activity and event activity.

5. To work with Senior Manager to engage senior staff and volunteers in cultivation and stewardship activity.

6. To lead on co-ordinating major donor cultivation events, working with the team to deliver inspiring events for donors and prospects.

7. To ensure that all prospects and donors have comprehensive and tailored donor solicitation plans in place and to maintain excellent records for all supporters in compliance with data protection legislation through proper use of the Raisers Edge fundraising database.

8. To provide HNWI prospects and donors and supporters (including volunteer networks) with an excellent experience of supporting Blind Veterans UK with a view to securing their long- term support for the organisation through first class stewardship.

9. To manage a budget to achieve the required ROI, year on year, taking remedial action as required.

10. To ensure GDPR compliance across all activity.

11. To monitor and evaluate all activity, seeking constant improvement.

What are you great at?

Happy to cope with day to day activity and it is essential that you have the proven ability to work under pressure, often with conflicting priorities, to drive tasks to successful conclusions.

Confident in the ability to work unsupervised and take initiative.

You will have a high level of interpersonal and communication skills and will be confident influencing decision making by others, this will include colleagues across the organisation, partners, supporters and potential supporters.

You will help to establish an engagement function that others across the organisation want to work with and receive professional assistance from.

What knowledge is essential?

A good understanding of the Major Donor fundraising market and trends

High value/philanthropic giving theory

Advanced understanding of the motivations and requirements of high value donors.

Working knowledge of GDPR regulations.

Raisers Edge or similar CRM

What skills are essential?

HNWI fundraising and relationship building

Able to motivate and influence others

Engage colleagues on a daily basis.

Excellent interpersonal skills.

What experience is essential?

Track record of cultivation or stewardship

Event organisation and management

Developing communications

Working with senior and influential people

Experience pf producing written reports and delivering qualitative and quantitative styles.

What personal skills will help me make the most of this role?

Enthusiastic and proactive

Confident and positive

Tactful and diplomatic

Team plater

Committed to the purpose of the organisation

Prepared to travel

If you would like to play a crucial part in defining the support and care that we can offer our veterans and their families, please contact me today.

Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

Major Donor Manager

  • Up to £39000 per annum

Major Donor Manager

A great opportunity has risen for a major donor manager to work within the Philanthropy department of a highly regarded charity supporting UK Veterans.

You will be responsible for delivering an effective and systematic High value donor programme, building on existing relationships with supporters and identifying new prospect major donors.

Responsibilities:

  1. The role will require the post holder to contribute to the development of the major donor fundraising strategy and generate income targets from high value donors.
  1. The post holder is responsible for initiating, building and sustaining productive fundraising relationships with a range of new major donor prospects, producing and managing detailed cultivation and stewardship plans and overseeing budgets.

Main responsibilities of the post:

  1. To support the Senior Manager Philanthropy & Special Projects to deliver the overall High Value Relationships Business Plans and deliver against income targets
  2. To oversee the development of individual high value donor relationships, and to personally manage a portfolio of prospects and donors.
  3. To ensure the delivery of the highest standards of support, service and stewardship to high value and major donors, ensuring compliance with donor monitoring and reporting requirements.
  4. To be accountable for the analysis and evaluation of performance information, income & expenditure, monitoring and reporting against objectives, outcomes and KPIs for internal and external audiences
  5. Work with the Prospect Researcher to lead on the identification and research of potential new major donors to produce a pipeline of prospects and income opportunities
  6. To keep up to date with best practice in fundraising and comply with relevant legislation and regulation ensuring that good practice is observed.
  7. Line manage staff.

The post will use high degree of communication skills on a regular basis to influence decision making by others, this will include a wide range of external audience's.

What Knowledge is Essential?

  1. Good level of computer literacy; knowledge of Microsoft Office and databases.
  2. A thorough understanding of tax efficiencies relating to significant donations.
  3. A good understanding of the Major Donor fundraising market and trends.
  4. Knowledge of Raiser's Edge or similar CRM database.

What skills are Essential?

  1. Demonstrable and highly developed interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal.
  2. Excellent networking and influencing skills at the highest level.
  3. Excellent organisation, prioritisation and time management skills with the ability to deliver to a deadline under pressure within a context of competing demands.
  4. Proficient in Raiser's Edge or similar database.
  5. Ability to apply a broad range of communication skills to influence, motivate and persuade a wide range of people to donate.
  6. Ability to manage relationships effectively
  1. Ability to motivate others
  2. Good project management skills
  3. Good budgeting skills

Qualifications

Degree or marketing qualification (or equivalent vocational experience)

What Experience is Essential?

1.Proven track record of personally securing five figure gifts

2.Demonstrable experience of achieving income against agreed targets

3.Demonstrable experience of recruiting new donors.

4. Experience of developing and delivering exceptional donor stewardship programme

5.Experience of producing written reports and proposals, delivering quantitative and qualitative information in both formal and informal styles

Personal Qualities

  1. Enthusiastic and proactive
  2. Confident and positive
  3. Tactful and diplomatic
  4. Thorough and Resourceful
  5. Ability to multi-task and juggle competing demands
  6. Team player
  7. Enjoys working with a diverse range of people
  8. Quality and attention to detail
  9. Commitment to the purpose of Blind Veterans UK
  10. Prepared to travel

If you would like to play a crucial part in defining the support and care that we can offer our veterans and their families, please contact me today.

Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

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