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Head of Fundraising

  • Location:

    London

  • Sector:

    Fundraising

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    circa £55000.00

  • Contact:

    Philippa Randle

  • Contact email:

    philippa@charitypeople.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    J21377_1608721155

  • Published:

    25 days ago

  • Expiry Date:

    2021-01-17

Charity People is delighted to be partnering exclusively with Book Aid International to find a new Head of Fundraising to join their senior leadership team and lead the development and delivery of their new fundraising strategy.

Location: Denmark Hill, London
Contract: Full-time, permanent
Salary: circa £55,000

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 lock downs affect access to school and learning the need for books is greater than ever.

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 mind-set and high EQ, who will be excited by the opportunity of raising funds in support of this great cause.

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

To succeed in this role, you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience of working across a wide range of income streams

  • Personal experience of securing significant gifts

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

  • A 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

  • The ability to present the charity verbally to potential supporters

  • Strong financial acumen

To Apply

Please share your CV in the first instance with Philippa at Charity People. If your experience is suitable, we will send you the full candidate pack and will arrange for a call and/or Zoom meeting to brief you on the role. Following this conversation, you will have everything you need to formally apply. We look forward to hearing from you.

Please note, the closing date for applications is 17 January 2021.

Interviews TBC.

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.