Head of Fundraising Events

Salary - £55k - £60k
Location - London
Type - Perm
Discipline - Fundraising

Organisation - Youth Charity
Agency Contact - Philippa Bryant
Reference - J20098

Head of Fundraising Events – The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award - £55-60k – Victoria, London, Permanent, Full-time

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is a world-leading youth charity which gives all 14-24 year olds the chance to develop skills for life and work. The charity engages, inspires and empowers over 400,000 young people each year across the UK and from every possible background, giving them a sense of self-worth and achievement through their inclusive programs.

Charity People is working closely with DofE to help them find a new Head of Fundraising Events. Reporting into the Director of Fundraising, you will manage a team of six, and deliver a wide range of fundraising events. Working alongside the CEO and senior management team you will also help develop and deliver the charity’s fundraising strategy.

With responsibility for a busy and diverse events programme, covering challenge, mass participation and special events, you will have significant experience of fundraising, team management and events, and be comfortable setting targets and delivering against them. You will be an exceptional leader, with the warmth, resilience and tenacity. You will have experience of managing teams through change, excellent influencing and negotiation skills and the ability to build rapport quickly with both internal and external stakeholders.

We are looking for a natural communicator who is comfortable managing relationships at all levels, and who relishes a challenge. Experience of managing a team of 3 or 4 direct reports is essential for this role, alongside a track record of designing and delivering a diverse events program, driving participant engagement and hitting fundraising targets.

Our client is looking to speak with suitable candidates asap, so if you have the skills and experience we’re looking for then please apply with your CV in the first instance.

This a full-time permanent position, based in Victoria, London, with a salary of £55,000-£60,000 per annum.

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Philippa Bryant

Philippa Bryant

Fundraising Appointments

+44 (0) 20 7939 7443