Head of Fundraising

WR Fundraising Recruitment is proud to be working with an international charity at a very exciting time of development. We have a fantastic opportunity for you to take on a new role as Head of Fundraising – working closely with the CEO and leading on developing a diverse income generation portfolio, helping to shape strategy, inspire supporters, and lead by example, getting the best from your small team and colleagues.


Fundraising at the charity focusses on (but not limited to) corporate partnerships and events – both nationally and internationally, and we’re looking for an experienced fundraising professional from a similar role or who’s ready for the next step up in their career to take responsibility for the charity’s fundraising strategy and successes.


You will take a lead in implementing, improving and delivering the international fundraising strategy working with multiple direct line reports.


Key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Shape and deliver the fundraising strategy, in line with organisational objectives and budgets with corporate partnerships and events as a key focus

  • Provide support at senior level and motivate a growing fundraising team

  • Develop new fundraising streams across community fundraising

  • Oversee budgets, prepare reports and deliver presentations on fundraising progress to the senior leadership team and executive board

  • Provide overall long-term direction, personal development goals and oversee set performance objectives including specific income targets for the team

  • Support the overall evaluation strategy, developing reports on fundraising income and impact


The ideal candidate for this role will:

  • Have demonstrable experience of fundraising and management, with responsibility for income generation

  • Have a proven track record in achieving fundraising targets (particularly from corporate partnerships and events)

  • Have line management and team development experience with a proven ability to lead a multi-disciplinary fundraising team

  • Have budget management skills to deliver net income and ROI

  • Experience of managing a variety of fundraising income streams.

  • Experience of setting and successfully implementing innovative fundraising strategies to deliver significant income growth.

  • Experience of financial management and planning, producing budgets and management reports which enable effective evaluation and monitoring of fundraising income.

  • Ability to work with the communications team to use digital and social media to drive engagement and income.


To apply or for further information, please email a copy of your up to date CV in the first instance.


The team at WR Fundraising Recruitment are passionate about bringing together talented fundraising professionals with fantastic organisations. We’d love to hear from you if you are looking for a new fundraising opportunity.

Job Location

Southampton, Hampshire


£40,000 - £45,000 per annum on experience


Full Time



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