Director of Fundraising and Communications

  • Job Reference: 00000140-1
  • Date posted: 24 January 2019
  • Recruiter: Muslim Aid
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: International Development & Disaster Relief, Public Relations/Media, Donor Relations & Stewardship
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Full Time

Job description

Title: Director of Fundraising and Communications

Employment Type: Permanent

Contract Type: Full Time

Hours per Week: 35

Salary: Competitive

Location: London

Application Deadline: 22/02/2019

Who we are:

Muslim Aid is a British, faith-based international development organisation that provides support to communities around the world affected by disasters, conflict or endemic poverty without regard to their social, religious, or ethnic background.

What you’ll be doing:

The Director of Fundraising & Communications  is a key member of Muslim Aid’s leadership team with responsibility for developing our fundraising, marketing and communications strategy and overseeing all marketing activities across the organisation. 

This leader will be responsible for raising and growing revenue, will design and implement a sustainable development strategy to increase philanthropic revenue from a diverse portfolio of supporters across the UK. The Director will mentor and lead a team of fundraisers to achieve ambitious revenue and renewal goals year over year, while delivering excellent stewardship experiences for our supporters.

In particular, the post holder will take overall responsibility for:

  • Fundraising leadership in order to increase and diversify revenue.
  • Marketing and Communications leadership ensuring we meet our organisation strategic priorities, in addition to our goals for awareness and supporter engagement.
  • Planning, budgeting and developing the communications and fundraising function.
  • Promoting effective and collaborative team working and a culture of professionalism, learning and development.
  • Leading the development and implementation of a 3-year fundraising and communications strategy to support our ambition of significantly increasing voluntary income.  This will include key activities, areas of required investment, KPIs and milestones as well as the projected growth of fundraising income.

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for an exceptional leader who has extensive experience of leading a team, planning and implementing operational plans preferably in both the charity and commercial sector. You will be educated to degree level and preferably have a relevant professional qualification in Communication and Marketing i.e. CIM.

You will have experience of setting and meeting income targets and extensive experience at a senior level in fundraising as well as managing major donors and securing and managing corporate partnerships. You will have a deep understanding and experience of developing community fundraising events, developing direct mail, particularly committed giving and experience of trust fundraising. You will have a high level understanding of strategic marketing processes and techniques, current developments and trends.

The post holder will have well-honed skills, a positive attitude, and possess the ability to thrive in a high-energy, fast-paced and entrepreneurial organization as part of a collaborative, cross-matrixed and committed team. 

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How to apply:

To apply please submit your cover letter (no more than 1 page) and CV to us.

Muslim Aid’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children and vulnerable adults in our care/employment. Successful candidates will be expected to undergo a DBS check (Basic, Standard or Enhanced depending on the role). In addition, all successful candidates for finance roles will undergo an Experian Credit Check