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Director of Fundraising & Supporter Engagement

Post date
24 April 2018
Closing date
21 May 2018

About Acorns
Acorns is the UK’s largest children’s hospice charity, measured by the number of children and families it supports. Our reputation for excellence and high clinical standards are recognised nationally, which are confirmed by our ratings with the Care Quality Commission. Acorns is well-known and respected across Birmingham and the West Midlands region. It is an incredibly exciting time to join the organisation, as we celebrate our 30th year anniversary and are embarking on a new three-year strategy, Making Every Day Count.

Acorns has 3 hospices in Birmingham, Walsall and Worcester. With over 400 staff and 1600 volunteers we provide a range of holistic, specialist and palliative care services to babies, children, young people and their families, in the hospices but also in children’s homes. Over the last year, we have cared for 876 children and supported 1097 families across Birmingham and the West Midlands, including Coventry & Warwickshire, Walsall, Sandwell, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Staffordshire and Shropshire regions.

About the role
This is a key leadership role with responsibilities to lead an ambitious and successful fundraising, marketing and retail portfolio, currently delivering over £6m a year to the charity. The new Director will build on a diverse and successful fundraising and retail base, and look to deliver a further step change in voluntary income, whilst maximising engagement with supporters through effective brand management and communications. This post will report into the Chief Executive and be a key member of the Executive Director Team.

About you
You will have a flair for inspirational leadership, acting as a role model and able to demonstrate the achievement of results by actively creating buy-in across a multi-disciplinary team. You will be a high-performing fundraising professional with a proven track record in developing a voluntary income portfolio ideally across corporate partnerships, individual giving and/or community fundraising. You will also have a talent for effective and integrated marketing and communications.

You will operate in a collaborative manner, setting and reviewing strategy and operations for your areas of accountability. You will have first class communication and influencing skills with the gravitas to engage with a wide range of stakeholders including Acorns’ most important supporters, and at Board level.

If you have the ambition, skill and enthusiasm to lead their fundraising to the next level, and the passion for truly making a difference to the lives of children and their families then we would love to hear from you.

Applications would be welcomed if you were considering relocation, taking the next step in your already successful career.

How to apply
To find out more about this unique opportunity, please contact Will Worthington our retained consultant at Morgan Hunt Executive on 0207 419 8921 or 07779 004407 for a confidential conversation. Closing date for applications – Monday 21st May 2018 at 9.00am

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