Head of Fundraising

Work Relief Charity Recruitment is recruiting a Head of Fundraising for a medium sized charity with big ambitions to drive the income generation strategy forward and enable the charity to achieve its next stage of growth.


At an exciting time of development, we are looking for an experienced fundraising professional with a proven ability to lead a small team and increase voluntary income.


With an ambitious (but realistic) strategy to increase levels of funding over the next 2 years, we are looking for an experienced fundraising professional to actively implement key individual giving and community strategies while working with senior management in developing corporate, trusts and major giving campaigns.

Membership funding is pivotal to the charity’s strategy and we are looking for someone who can understand and utilise relevant data to its maximum potential.


This is a hands-on leadership position, where the successful candidate will be expected to generate income via the individual giving and community channels while managing a small fundraising team of 3 who manage the trusts, major donors, lottery, legacy and events fundraising.


Duties will include:

  • Lead on activity to diversify income from individuals and community organisations

  • Work closely with the director of fundraising and others to develop support from major donors, charitable trusts and corporate supporters

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the fundraising strategy

  • Analyse and review all fundraising streams to ensure they are fit for purpose

  • Monitor all fundraising activities and ensure that they comply with the current regulations

  • Provide strong leadership and management of direct report employees within fundraising ensuring each employee is supported


We are seeking candidates with a strong record of achievement in fundraising with the ability to develop existing strategies to increase funding streams


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Demonstrable fundraising experience and achievements; particularly in individual and community giving

  • Ability to understand and utilise member and supporter information  data

  • Experience and ability in budget management and the interpretation of financial information and reports

  • The ability to represent the charity at a senior level

  • Experience of leading, motivating and developing teams

  • Personable approach with the ability to build relationships at all levels

  • Understanding and experience of implementing varied fundraising techniques including memberships

  • Budget development and management


To apply 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. f you have not heard from one of our representatives within 1 week of applying, then your application has been unsuccessful.

Job Location

High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire


£38,000 per annum


Full Time



Closing Date


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