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Head of Fundraising, Helen & Douglas House

Helen & Douglas House
Post date
31 October 2018
Closing date
23 November 2018
£41,000-£45,000 per year depending on experience
37.5 hours per week
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This amazing children’s hospice in Oxford relies overwhelmingly on fundraising income to fund its work. The charity supports families through the most difficult times imaginable and works to help them create happy memories together. We need an experienced Head of Fundraising to lead a strategic review of activity, focusing on developing existing income streams, introducing new fundraising innovations and maximising net contribution for the charity.

We are looking for an experienced and inspirational fundraiser who has a natural ability to relate to people from all walks of life as well as the drive and enthusiasm to deliver outstanding performance across multiple income streams. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of community, events, and corporate fundraising, and have a working knowledge of individual giving, major donors, and trusts & foundations. You will also have experience of working as a senior manager in fundraising, and possess a strong record of delivering outstanding results.

You’ll be responsible for

Working closely with the Director of Income Generation and other department heads to review the fundraising strategy.
Working collaboratively across teams (marketing communications, clinical, retail, data, compliance and supporter services) to devise and deliver plans to grow income.
Managing a team of 8 fundraisers, monitoring and evaluating performance of staff and income streams and taking appropriate action
Acting in an advisory capacity to a team of Trusts & Foundations and Major Donor fundraisers
Managing a large income and expenditure budget
Developing plans for advocacy across our service users, staff and volunteers
Developing mutually beneficial relationships and partnerships
The work you do will have a significant impact on the lives of terminally ill children and their families, so if you’re looking for a role where you can actually see the difference you make, then Helen & Douglas House could be the place for you. Without a great team of staff and volunteers we could not provide the level of care and support that we do. If your next move is into a strategically important and senior leadership role in fundraising and you can demonstrate the right skills and experience, then we want to hear from you.

The closing date for this vacancy is midnight on Friday 23rd November and interviews will take place week commencing 3rd December 2018.

Helen & Douglas House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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