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Head of Development - JO3137

  • Location: Leatherhead, with flexible home-based working
  • Salary: £50,000 to £53,000 depending on experience
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 6 days ago

  • Sector: Fundraising, Health and Social Care
  • Contact: Sandra Smith
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01962 813300
  • Duration: Full time - 35 hours per week
  • Expiry Date: 03 September 2022
  • Job Ref: JO3137

We are working in partnership with a care provider, who are one of the region’s leading charities providing respite breaks for carers. They enable Carers to benefit from respite breaks with the peace of mind from knowing that loved ones are in the safe, reliable hands of professional carer support workers who are trained in all aspects of care delivery.

They are now seeing a Head of Development who will be part of the Senior Management Team and manage the Development Team to fulfil the organisation's Marketing, fundraising and business development strategy and to create a working strategy to ensure that key objectives pertaining to income generation and supporter relationships are delivered.

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • At least 3 years’ experience in fundraising at a senior level with an excellent fundraising track record, with particular experience across a range of donors, corporate sponsors, charitable trusts in the UK

  • Experience in devising campaigns and plans to generate increased revenue

  • Strategic thinker and planner with experience of developing and implementing fundraising strategies

  • Possess good knowledge in numeracy and proven management of significant budgets

  • To have exceptional communication, influencing, negotiation and presentation skills

  • Have a proven ability to create and communicate a compelling written case for support

The successful candidate will engage and lead the Development Team to maximise fundraising opportunities and implement a refreshed development strategy to strengthen the intrinsic loyalty of existing supporters, whilst building a new and diverse donor and supporter base for the future. Priorities include increasing levels of development income from individual donors, community groups, corporates and Trusts and Foundations; stewarding key donor relationships; devising strategies to grow new areas of development income; and delivering an annual programme of fundraising events. You will have excellent leadership skills and be able to motivate a team. You will approachable and confident and have excellent communications skills.

For more information, please contact Sandra Smith, Charisma Charity Recruitment, or 01962 813300. Application should be submitted through the Charisma website and include your CV and supporting statement.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law.

Our client is looking to interview as soon as possible so please apply without delay.