Director of Fundraising and Communications

  • Job Reference: 00001035-1
  • Date posted: 22 March 2024
  • Recruiter: Variety, the Children’s Charity
  • Location: Camden, London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £60,000 to £65,000
  • Sector: Children & Young People
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Full Time

Job description

Are you looking for a new role for a charity that believes that every child has a right to live their best life, whoever they are? Are you an experienced fundraiser looking for a new role as a Director of Fundraising and Communications?

Charity People are delighted to be partnering with Variety, the Children’s Charity. We are looking for a Director of Fundraising and Communications to join their passionate and dedicated team. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive, the successful candidate will lead the Fundraising and Marketing & Communications team to achieve the charity’s communication and fundraising objectives.

Director of Fundraising and Communications
London/Hybrid with ideally 2/3 days a week in the office in Camden.
Full time 35 hours a week
Salary £60,000-£65,000 pro-rata depending on experience

About the role

As the Director of Fundraising and Communications, you will be responsible for the oversight and management of London special events, challenge and community fundraising, trusts and foundations, legacies, individual giving, Patrons, PR, and web. You will work closely with the senior management team, staff teams across the UK, Crew (committee members), Trustees, and Volunteers to deliver Variety’s mission “to fund and deliver life-changing programmes that give children and young people across the UK a better future.”

The impact of the Covid pandemic on Variety’s event income has highlighted the importance of growing even further our other income streams, and . They aim to double non-event fundraising income over the coming five years, create a sustainable fundraising programme for the long-term, and bring about a culture change that sees non-event fundraising income take an equally important role alongside their event fundraising income.

About You

As the Director of Fundraising and Communications, you will be pivotal in achieving that ambition. You will lead the fundraising team, excel at relationships fundraising, and have strong leadership and communication skills with multi-income stream experience and expertise. You will develop the charity’s fundraising income, manage and grow the fundraising and communications team, and be a key member of the senior management team. It is important to highlight that this is a hands-on role because of the small team, and you will need to be prepared to be actively involved in all aspects of fundraising and communications.

To be successful in this role, you will have significant experience in a senior fundraising role, experience of fundraising and management across a diverse range of income streams, particularly in the area of Corporate and Major Donor fundraising, and the ability to develop and implement strategic fundraising plans. You should also have excellent written and verbal communication skills at all levels, the ability to build, develop and maintain key stakeholder, client, and donor relationships, and be highly self-motivated and able to work autonomously when required, as well as within a team.

If you are an impact-focused, results-driven, and resilient individual with a flair for fundraising and communications, then we want to hear from you.

If you are enthusiastic about this opportunity and possess the necessary qualifications and skills, we encourage you to apply.

The application process is CV and Supporting Statement. In the first instance, please click the 'Apply for this job now' button. You will be redirected to Charity People's website where you will be able to send your updated CV. For more information or contact Katharine for an informal confidential chat about the role and to hear more about the next steps. We are operating on a rolling basis so do get in touch asap as the role may close early.

Charity People actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. We match charity needs with the skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities we work with.

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