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Head of Fundraising and Communications

Permanent, Full Time
£37,000 to £40,000 per annum
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As a successful Head of Fundraising and Communications you will have experience to lead trusts and individual giving income for an inspiring human rights charity.

The Charity

Provide practical, legal and emotional support for vulnerable people in crisis or at- risk. Flexible hours and some home working possible.

The Role
Develop a three year strategy and targets for trust fundraising, identifying multiyear funds and ensuring the continuation of key projects.
Develop and maintain grant application and reporting systems and work with staff to ensure appropriate reporting, relationship building and provision of timely information to funders.
Ensure effective mechanisms are in place to thank and support individual donors and ensure regular effective communications, in partnership with the communications manager.
Provide in-depth analysis of giving trends across the database and to explore new ways of refining data analysis, in order to drive and inform our forward planning. Specifically looking at LTV of cash and regular donors by recruitment channel.
Work with and line-manage the work of the communications manager that supports fundraising to ensure fundraising is embedded within our communications, properly targeted and that messaging is clear, compelling and respectful of our beneficiaries.
Take responsibility for online fundraising via the website and social media platforms supporting the communications manager to develop and deliver effective on-line campaigns.
Recruit and manage volunteers and interns as appropriate to support fundraising activities.

The Candidate

You will have a proven track record in securing large multi-year awards, as well as experience of developing and expanding a trust fund portfolio and individual giving.

Experience of developing and implementing fundraising strategies and plans.
Demonstrable ability to develop relationships with trusts and corporate partners.
Proven record of successful applications for substantial funding from trusts, foundations and other grant-making bodies.
Excellent written skills with the ability to produce concise and creative bids and submit a regular stream of effective applications.
Highly numerate with strong analytical skills and confidence in handling financial data, forecasting, building budgets and reporting.


Our aim is to respond to all successful applications within 5 days. If you havent been contacted within 5 days your application has been unsuccessful and your details will not be held further but we positively encourage you to apply for any other positions that you may see in the future.

We apologise that we cannot contact everybody in person but thank you in advance for your interest.

Third Solutions encourages applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Third Solutions acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003.

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