Head of Fundraising

Job Title: Head of Fundraising

Location: Brighton, East Sussex

Salary: £43,000 to £45,000 per annum (pro-rata)

Hours: 37

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing date: 17th May 2021

Interview date: 24th May 2021

This is a fantastic opportunity to support YMCA DownsLink Group to transform the lives of vulnerable young people across Sussex and Surrey. The Head of Fundraising is a key role in helping us to achieve our mission by growing fundraised income from individuals, organisations and other funding bodies.

We are an ambitious organisation, seeking to make a big difference to the lives of vulnerable young people in our community and we are now looking for a dedicated, fundraising professional to support our fundraising ambitions.

We are looking for an individual who is target driven, enjoys making connections and building relationships and who has natural commercial acumen and a positive, creative energy.

We are looking for a passionate, driven individual who wants to make a real difference. Someone who is brave enough to sometimes take the more challenging path because this is the right path towards real change.
This person will enjoy the challenge of creating shape where there may be ambiguity and creating a sense of possibility across an organisation.

Key Requirements:
Demonstrable experience of growing fundraised income across all fundraising streams including specific experience of individual and high net worth income fundraising. Must have very strong, persuasive, communication skills, able to influence audiences at all different levels of seniority and experience.

The position comes with excellent benefits, including 27 days annual leave per annum (plus bank holidays), a company sick pay scheme, a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, a health and wellbeing cash plan, and a cycle to work scheme. Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.

If you are an applicant interested in this post and would like an informal discussion having read the job pack, you can speak to Nikki Mason [email protected] or email [email protected] and your query will be forwarded.

YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns.

Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

How to apply

Download an application pack below.

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