Head of Community & Events Fundraising

WR Fundraising Recruitment is proud to be working with an inspirational, regional charity in recruiting for a Head of Community & Events Fundraising to lead a small team in growing fundraising income through a portfolio of sports and challenge events, community fundraising activities and mass participation events.


This is a very exciting time for the charity with a new SMT, development / fundraising strategy and future plans to redevelop their facilities - therefore substantially increasing the services on offer.


As such, we’re looking for an experienced community and events fundraising professional to review and improve the existing activity, build on the success of newly-developed initiatives, and identify potential areas of growth.


You will be responsible for line management of the oversight of the operational delivery of the community and events programme, setting and managing budget and expenditure, and enabling the team to build solid relationships with community fundraising supporters, as well as personally maintaining networks.


Duties to include:

  • Lead team of at least 5 staff and a growing community fundraising volunteer team.

  • Develop and implement and lead a new community and events fundraising strategy

  • Support the community fundraisers in the development of new products and engagement mechanisms to deliver income through individuals and community groups.

  • Encourage organisations within the community to organise, sponsor and support fundraising activities

  • Organising and managing central mass participation events throughout the financial year to raise income and raise awareness

  • Steward event participants and community supporters, encouraging them to participate in challenge events, organise their own fundraiser or become a regular donor/lottery member/ legacy pledger 

  • Ensuring that all events are organised safely and comply with health and safety policy.

  • Ensuring that our events target a wide range of different/diverse audiences across all communities


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Fundraising leadership and strategic experience, and a strong track record of delivering successful community and events programmes

  • Confident ability with budget management and tracking and reporting on expenditure

  • Experience of working with a volunteer network

  • Proven events and/or community fundraising experience

  • Proven experience of identifying opportunities, planning new community based fundraising activities, supporter development and mass participation events

  • Proven experience of fundraising compliance requirements - including health and safety, data management (GDPR), income handling etc.

  • Experience of cultivating and growing supporters through community and event programs

  • Experience of managing personalised and mass communications through CRM systems

  • Experience of marketing fundraising activities to cold and warm supporters through a range of different channels

  • Experience in managing and motivating staff and/or volunteers


To register your interest and for further details, please email a copy of your up to date CV.


Due to the high number of applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard from one of our representatives within 1 week of applying, then your application has been unsuccessful.

Job Location

Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire – With flexible working and part home working available.


£35,000 - £40,000 per annum on experience.

Excellent range of benefits which include flexible and home working


Full Time.



Closing Date


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