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Head of Fundraising Action Duchenne was established in 2001 as the first national charity dedicated to supporting young people, adults and their families living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. 87p in every £1 we raise is invested in charitable activities; research, educational and support programmes, and life-changing campaigns. We are looking to appoint a Head of Fundraising, to make a real contribution to the lives of those living with Duchenne. We would like to provide all families living with Duchenne with free and widely available support that is not otherwise available. We want every family receiving this life-changing diagnosis to be able to immediately access whatever it is they need to help them at such a difficult time. This role is a vital part of that plan. About the role This is a great opportunity for you to make a significant contribution within our small yet vital patient organisation. We have launched a new two-year support programme, delivered with partner organisations, to bring people together in a physical and emotional sense, we will build our community and improve the communities and places that matter to our families. This role is a vital part of that plan. We must attract the appropriate fundraising to do this, and this role will lead the way forward, and set the right strategy in place, for how Action Duchenne can achieve this with the help of our corporate, community, individual and family fundraisers. Most importantly, we will support our wonderful Duchenne families to live a life that meets and exceeds their aspirations. Head of Fundraising Responsibilities: • Researching and submitting major funding applications to statutory sources and Trusts and Foundations, at a local, regional, and national level. • Leading on contract compliance across all grants and contracts including leading project initiation for new funding, funder stewardships, overseeing management of online systems (eTapestry) and to ensure that funds raised are accurately and efficiently transferred to the appropriate programmes: • Leading the Fundraising Team to prepare a workplan that will achieve agreed key performance indicators and work alongside all agreed organisational plans. • As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, working with the National Director to agree and implement an engagement strategy to raise the profile of Action Duchenne and increase the awareness of the Duchenne condition. • Preparing annual business plans and budgets, developing, and maintaining income and expenditure tracking and evaluation systems with the accountant and the Treasurer. • Providing leadership for the Fundraising Team strategy, working with the National Director to develop compelling projects capable of driving revenue generation. • Establishing an impactful external engagement strategy, including marketing, for the Fundraising Team that takes account of key audiences including Duchenne families, partner organisations and the wider community. • Evolving and enforcing the Action Duchenne communications and brand guidelines to ensure all communications are consistent and sensitive and effective. • Overseeing management of our fundraising platform to ensure that funds raised are accurately and efficiently transferred to the appropriate programmes. • Leading on the day-to-day community fundraising projects - developing work plans, liaising with funders and partner organisations. • Contributing to the development of the corporate, trusts, foundations, government agencies strategy to maximise opportunities which many span more than one income stream. Candidate specification The Head of Fundraising will have a strong commitment to Action Duchenne s aims and objectives and a drive to deliver tangible outcomes. You will be a self-starter with a hands-on, operations-focused approach. As Head of Fundraising, you will work in a collaborative and flexible manner with our team of staff, volunteers, committees, and trustees. Essential criteria • A solid understanding of the role charities, like Action Duchenne, play in improving the lives of life-limited children, young people, adults, and their families. • Understanding and experience of the process of grant-making and monitoring • Proven understanding and experience of the process of fundraising and monitoring • A good understanding of organisational dynamics including business planning, financial reporting, performance management and governance • Strong project management skills and experience of delivering successful projects • Experience of overseeing budgets and confidence in dealing with financial reports • Ability to analyse and synthesise complex information effectively. How to apply Send your CV and cover letter explaining why you are the best candidate for the Head of Fundraising and what is your connection, if any, to Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Successful applicants will be invited to attend a face to face first interview via video, with further interviews arranged as appropriate. If this sounds like an opportunity you would succeed in, please get in touch! EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES STATEMENT As part of its recruitment policy, Action Duchenne intends to ensure that no prospective or actual employee is discriminated against on the basis of race, sex nationality, marital status, sexual orientation, employment status, class, disability, age, religious belief, or political persuasion, or is disadvantaged by any condition or requirement which is not demonstrably justifiable. Location: Home Contract Type: 12-month FTC Hours: 22.5hrs, 3 days/week, days to be agreed Salary: 40-£45k per annum, pro rata equates to £24 - £27k per annum. Benefits: Flexible working hours, home-working and an innovative and supportive working environment. You may also have experience in the following: Fundraising Manager, Senior Fundraising Manager, Fundraising Engagement Manager, Fundraising Engagement, Senior Fundraising Officer, Fundraising, Fundraiser, Senior Fundraiser, Business Development, Business Development Manager, Account Manager, Account Management, Supporter Engagement Customer Relationship Manager, Client Relationship Manager, Charity, NFP, etc. REF-(Apply online only)
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