Job Description

Head of Fundraising Job Specification

iheart is an innovative and dynamic charity that has been providing much needed resilience and wellbeing programmes for the past five years to young people, teachers, and parents throughout the UK and other countries. We have a big vision: to create a shift in the way we understand and address mental health and wellbeing. Owing to a continued demand for our services, we currently require a Head of Fundraising to join the team. We require somebody with a very strong background in fundraising and evidence of successful income generation. Working alongside the CEO, you will be responsible for helping to further shape our fundraising strategy and execute on this to meet the charity’s income objectives.

Key Tasks

pink-droplet     Develop and implement the charity’s fundraising strategy in order to grow income and achieve the fundraising target.

pink-droplet     Identify and cultivate major donor relationships including setting up meetings, securing donations, and informing them of key charity activities and progress.

pink-droplet     Manage the Annual Fundraising campaign including identifying and reaching out to major donors, managing a team of ambassadors, oversee the operational elements of the campaign, and ensuring the charity reaches and surpasses the campaign’s financial target.

pink-droplet     Identify, develop and implement fundraising challenges and other, new ideas to generate charitable donations.

pink-droplet     Working closely with our Grants Manager, you will help to identify new partnerships with trusts, family foundations and corporate giving programmes.

pink-droplet     Keeping the donor CRM up to date and ensuring all activity is logged.

pink-droplet     Managing all relevant 3rd party suppliers.

About you

pink-droplet     Minimum of 3 years in a fundraising role with a proven track record of income generation

pink-droplet     Demonstrable experience of growing fundraising income year on year

pink-droplet     A background in helping to shape, develop and execute on a fundraising strategy

pink-droplet     Highly skilled in developing, nurturing and maintaining major donor relationships

pink-droplet     A collaborative working style whilst also being a self-starter

pink-droplet     An in-depth knowledge of the fundraising landscape and best practices

pink-droplet     Able to manage and plan your workload

pink-droplet    Experience in working with Salesforce or other fundraising databases