Head of Fundraising

Ruth Strauss Foundation
London
GBP 80,000 - 100,000
Job description

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced individual, to lead our fundraising initiatives and drive the organisation's financial growth. We are seeking an individual who embodies a strong work ethic, demonstrating resilience, determination, and a tenacious drive to achieve success. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive fundraising strategies, identifying new funding opportunities, managing donor relationships, cultivate major donors and be confident in making the ask, and oversee all fundraising income streams.

The ideal candidate will be proactive and ambitious with a proven track record, committed to surpassing fundraising goals and contributing to the sustained growth of our organisation.

Responsibilities:

· Develop and execute a strategic fundraising plan aligned with the organisation's goals and mission.

· Identify new fundraising opportunities and innovative approaches to maximise revenue.

2. Leadership and Team Management:

· Lead, mentor, and inspire the fundraising team to achieve targets and foster a collaborative and high-performance culture.

· Provide guidance on effective fundraising techniques and best practices.

3. Donor Cultivation and Stewardship:

· Build and maintain strong relationships with donors, ensuring effective communication and engagement, and foster repeat income.

· Drive revenue growth by meeting or exceeding income targets.

4. Grant Management (experience advantageous):

· Identify and oversee the preparation of compelling grant proposals and applications.

· Ensure timely and accurate reporting to grantors.

5. Data Analysis and Reporting:

· Utilise data and analytics to assess fundraising performance and make data-driven decisions.

· Prepare regular reports for leadership, highlighting key fundraising metrics and outcomes.

6. Budget Oversight:

· Develop and manage the fundraising budget, ensuring efficient use of resources and maximising ROI.

· Monitor financial performance against fundraising goals.

7. Networking:

· Represent the organisation at external events, conferences, and meetings to enhance the organisation's visibility and network with potential donors and supporters.

Some of the things we are looking for:

· Based in London or surrounding areas (expectation of 2+ days in the office)

· Proven track record of meeting or exceeding fundraising / income targets

· Experience managing a team / difference income streams

· A strategic thinker with the ability to influence at senior level

· A creative individual, with an eye for innovation, adaptability and opportunities

· Confidence in using CRM systems to drive fundraising

· Excellent leadership and project management skills, effectively prioritising and pursuing opportunities

· Diplomatic and tactful. Confidence to be assertive and address challenges. 


Please read the JD for full details of the role: https://ruthstraussfoundation.com/jobs/

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