Head of Community Fundraising - Farringdon, Devon, United Kingdom,

12 Month fixed term contract

Based in the UK with minimum 2 days per week in the London office

We are looking for an experienced and strategic leader to join us as Head of Community Fundraising and be accountable for developing and driving forward the Community strategy focusing on growth in income over the next 3 years.

In our Marketing, Fundraising and Communications department, we fight for children every single day. We inspire millions of people, from individuals to large corporates, to support our quest for change. We go the extra mile - and we don't rest until the work is done.

As Head of Community Fundraising you will develop and lead a high performing nationwide team to inspire and engage, our supporters in great fundraising experiences. You will set stretching targets with the aim of significantly increasing income over the next 5 years, whilst evaluating and reviewing the strategy and making changes when necessary. Understanding the market opportunities for community fundraising, regional corporate and In Aid of Fundraising you will ensure Save the Children take a proactive approach to market growth.

In addition you will:

Oversee the development of supporter experience within the team, with the aim to deepen engagement and develop long term support and recognition
Be externally focused, building relationships across the sector and learning from the private sector
Identify new audiences and drive streams of income through new opportunities, companies and organisations.
Develop, inspire and lead a high performing team with ambitious goals and clear accountabilities
Act as a senior representative of Save the Children within the community, attending key events and activities when needed and managing relationships with key stakeholders.

To be successful you will have significant experience working in the community fundraising environment as well as experience working with volunteers and supporters, understanding exactly what motivates them to support a charity and engage with a brand. You will have experience leading teams to deliver ambitious income targets and have outstanding leadership skills with the ability to provide clear direction and challenges to the team. A confident public speaker with the ability to inspire others through communication, you will have a passionate commitment to the cause.

The willingness and ability to travel regularly across the UK and work outside core hours is also essential.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

If you share our belief in the power of children, join the fight. It takes relentless determination, creativity and a real commitment to real change. Because every child should be able to make their mark on their world, and help to build a better future. We look forward to hearing from you.

To apply please visit our website.

Closing date: 24 February 2019