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Head of Fundraising

  • Location:

    London

  • Sector:

    Fundraising

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Circa £55000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Philippa Randle

  • Contact email:

    philippa@charitypeople.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    J21208_1602659149

  • Published:

    6 days ago

  • Expiry Date:

    2020-11-02

Head of Fundraising

Would you like to make a difference to the lives of the millions of people across the globe who live in a world without books?

A book is a transformational tool, offering people the opportunity to shape their futures and enrich, improve and change their own lives. The brand-new books that Book Aid International provides every year reach an estimated 20 million people, many of whom would otherwise have very few opportunities to read.

Book Aid International is now looking for an inspiring Head of Fundraising to join its team.

The charity, which is funded entirely through voluntary income, has a strong and well-established individual giving programme alongside funding from corporate partners, trusts and foundations, community and major donors. The charity is looking for a strategic fundraiser with across-the-board experience, including in digital donor acquisition. The successful candidate will be a natural leader with a growth mindset and high EQ, who will be excited by the opportunity of raising funds in support of this great cause.

Location: England based (working from home and from the London office).
Contract: Full-time, permanent
Salary: circa £55,000

About Book Aid International

Book Aid International is the UK's leading book donation and library development charity, working to bring the gift of reading to millions who would otherwise have little or no access to books. In 2019 the charity provided 1,211,423 books to over 120 organisations in 26 countries and raised over £2 million to fund its work. As Covid-19 and regional lockdowns affect access to school and learning the need for books is greater than ever.

The Head of Fundraising will lead a team of five, covering all income streams, and will support BAI's ambition to grow its work and benefit more people worldwide.

About you

  • Experience of working across a wide range of income streams

  • Evidence of personally securing significant gifts

  • Experience of managing an income portfolio of at least £2m

  • Strong background in individual donor acquisition (traditional and digital)

  • Experience of relationship-based income generation

  • Campaign management experience

  • Evidence of developing and empowering a team

  • Excellent copy-writing and written skills

  • Ability to present the charity verbally to potential supporters

  • Demonstrable financial acumen

  • Creative, innovative thinker with a strong work ethic and ability to get things done

To find out more about this fantastic opportunity and receive an application pack, please send your CV (Word format) to Philippa Randle at Charity People.

Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 2 November.
First round interviews: w/c 16 Nov
Second round interviews: w/c 23 Nov

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.