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Fundraising and Communications Director - Church Mission Society

Oxford, United Kingdom
Circa £65k plus excellent benefits
Closing on 21 April 2024

We are delighted to be partnering with Church Mission Society (CMS), who have spent over 200 years following Jesus' example, reaching those on the fringes – of the church, society, and even our own comfort zones. Today, CMS support close to 200 people in mission across 37 countries, empowering communities and transforming lives through the love of Jesus.

We are seeking a Fundraising and Communications Director who as part of the Senior Leadership Team will lead the Fundraising and Communications team to inspire UK Christians, churches, and Trusts to sustainably support CMS through giving and prayer. In this high-profile role, your leadership will motivate, empower, and enable the team to acquire new supporters to the mission of CMS and significantly grow income and engagement.

To be successful in your application, you will need to demonstrate: 

  • Significant proven experience in a fundraising role at a leadership level
  • Leading multi-disciplinary teams, for example individual giving, trusts, major donors, communications
  • Proven experience of change management
  • Experience of creating, implementing, and monitoring strategy at leadership level
  • Proven experience of developing and delivering on ambitious fundraising income targets 
  • Delivery of successful integrated marketing/fundraising campaigns

You will be part of a charity where prayer is at the heart of what they do.  If you are an excellent communicator, target driven and goal focused, and a team player who can inspire and motivate others then we want to hear from you.  

If you would like an informal conversation, please contact Adam Stacey, Managing Director at Charisma Charity Recruitment.

Applications should include your CV and supporting statement. Please see candidate pack for full details. 

All applicants must be wholeheartedly committed to the aims, ethos, and values of Church Mission Society. This post is subject to an Occupational Requirement that the post holder is a practising Christian, under Part 1 of Schedule 9 to the Equality Act 2010.

Hours: Full-time (35 hours per week) with occasional international travel and regular UK wide travel overnight for speaking engagements and events
Location: Oxford/Hybrid

Closing date:  21 April 2024
First stage interviews with CMS: 7 May (online)
Second stage interviews with CMS: 23 May (in person)

A note from Charisma
Don’t feel like you meet all the requirements?  We’d still love to chat, as we’re a people first recruitment partner.  We specialise in charity recruitment, with over 22 years working as a consultancy who support inspiring professionals find the perfect roles in transformational organisations.  

If you have transferable skills and suitable experience, then please don’t feel put off from applying for the role or giving us a call.

Adam Stacey
Managing Director
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