Head of Fundraising & Engagement - Bowel Research UK

  • Job Reference: 00000586-1
  • Date posted: 28 April 2022
  • Recruiter: Bowel Research UK
  • Location: London - we currently operate on a hybrid/flexible working model.
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £45,000 to £50,000
  • Sector: Health
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Full Time

Job description

We are looking for a committed, ambitious individual to lead Bowel Research UK’s Fundraising and Engagement team.

Bowel Research UK is the UK’s leading specialist bowel cancer and bowel disease research charity. We are a small and dynamic team that consistently punches above its weight and has substantially increased income generation and its profile over recent years.  We have a compelling cause and do work that really makes a difference. We have a welcoming and collaborative culture and a team passionately committed to improving outcomes for patients with bowel cancer and disease and their families.

We believe in empowering our team in their work and giving team members the autonomy and ownership of what they do. We want everyone at BRUK to own their story and their successes - and come together to collaborate and support one another. Working with us means you’ll not just be another cog in the machine.


What you will be doing?

As Head of Fundraising and Engagement, you will play a key role in providing leadership within the small charity, and be a key external representative championing all fundraising, communication and supporter activities. This is a new role in BRUK which was founded in 2020 following the merger between two well-respected charities: Bowel & Cancer Research and Bowel Disease Research Foundation (BDRF).

An essential part of the role will be to establish strong and long-lasting relationships with new and existing partners and increase the levels of research grants awarded each year to end bowel cancer and bowel disease. You will lead the implementation of a robust and ambitious fundraising strategy and developing a supporters’ network to inspire, connect and contribute.

You will be responsible for transforming our communications and marketing activity - both online and offline and develop a high performing team that supports one another to ensure their full potential is achieved.


What are we looking for?


We are looking for an experienced fundraising professional with an understanding of or empathy with the issues facing individuals with bowel cancer and disease.

You will have an in-depth knowledge of the fundraising environment with the proven track record of securing high value gifts from major donors, trusts and legacies. You will have demonstrable experience of driving significant income growth where supporter engagement is key, as is experience of integrating communications and fundraising functions to improve profile, strengthen the brand and attract support.

It’s essential to have effective leadership skills to collaborate, creatively and efficiently, to execute and deliver fundraising targets within both the fundraising & engagement team and the senior management team.


What you will get

You will form a key part of BRUK's Senior Management Team and will help shape the future of BRUK. Our culture is welcoming, and we value diversity of perspectives and experience. The work can be challenging, and humbling at times, but it’s also hugely rewarding and meaningful.


How to Apply

Eastside Primetimers is supporting us in recruiting for this role. Please download the candidate information pack for further information before you apply. Application is by CV and a covering letter which should indicate why you are interested in applying for the Head of Fundraising & Engagement role and how you meet the essential requirements of the role. Please click the 'Apply for this job now' button to submit your application. If you would like a call to discuss the role in more detail, please click the 'Apply for this job now' button email Renu to arrange a convenient time.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 18th May 2022, with shortlisting telephone or online interviews taking place the next couple of weeks thereafter. Interviews with Bowel Research UK will take place on Wednesday 8th June 2022.

In line with our ongoing commitment to inclusiveness and diversity at Bowel Research UK, we actively and warmly encourage applications from a broad range of backgrounds. We value diversity of all types, and as a small team operate with integrity and openness.

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