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Director of Fundraising and Operations

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Director of Fundraising and Operations

  • Location:

    Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

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  • Salary:

    £45- £55k per annum

  • Contact:

    Amelia Lee

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

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  • Start Date:

    After notice

We're over the moon to be heading up the search party for a brand-new Director of Fundraising and Operations for CHUF (Children's Heart Unit Fund). Based in Newcastle, the charity has big ambitions for the future and this exciting new role, reporting directly into the Board of Trustees, heads up income generation and drives operational excellence as a key part of those plans.

CHUF has been on an incredible journey over the past few years. With a mission to improve the lives of children and young people with heart conditions by providing lifelong support, CHUF funds equipment, facilities, aftercare, salaries and research that run alongside holistic care projects. CHUF's reach extends across the Northern region, which offers a unique opportunity for expanded fundraising capacity and growth.

We are looking for a fundraising leader who will help to create and drive CHUF's long-term vision, enthusing and motivating the team to deliver results. With proven experience of increasing and diversifying fundraising income, you'll be someone who consistently smashes set targets. You'll also have a broad understanding of fundraising across a range of income streams including major donor, community, individual, corporate, events, legacy and trusts.

In terms of operational remit, you'll be responsible to the Board of Trustees for the overall financial health of the charity and need to be well-versed in budgets, accurate reporting, policy writing and governance. You'll be a strategic thinker who sees the bigger picture. Most importantly, you'll have the ability to create a happy, healthy culture where individuals can thrive, reach their potential and perform successfully as a team.

CHUF is a flexible employer and happy to offer life and family-friendly working. You'll be supported by a collaborative and passionate Board and offered opportunities for personal and professional growth and development.

For more information about this special opportunity, please apply initially with a copy of your CV to Charity People's North East consultant, Amelia Lee, who has lots more detail:

Please note, due to tight timescales before Christmas we are accepting CVs on a rolling basis so please do get in touch ASAP. Final deadline is 12th December and interviews planned for Thursday 19th December.

Charity People actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. We match charity needs with 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.