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Orange Recruitment
Basic Salary: £35,000-£40,000 (dependant on experience)
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Business sector: B2B
Contact: Orange Recruitment
Category: Charity Sales Jobs
Head of Fundraising
Reports to: CEO
Location: Client Central Office (Shoreditch) with travel as required in the UK

Our client is looking for an experienced and energetic Fundraiser to lead their fundraising efforts.

Our client is an education charity which partners experienced teachers with small groups of highly able and disadvantaged young people to improve their academic attainment and future options.

Our client's expert tutors have worked with over 1300 pupils across England since 2012. Over the last year they have secured significant grants and investment, and they have clear, ambitious plans to grow. This role will be critical to TalentEd's success.

Key Responsibilities

This new role will take the lead on fundraising at our client, reporting directly to the CEO. You will manage a small portfolio of existing supporters, win new funding, and manage relationships with those funders as their portfolio increases in size and range.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic team. Therefore, aspects of the job specification may evolve over time. While not exhaustive, the following list of responsibilities gives an overview of the key aspects of the role:

• Work with the CEO and Fundraising Trustee to refresh and deliver fundraising strategy.
• Refine the existing fundraising systems and processes to ensure a fit for purpose fundraising operation
• Manage and enhance relationships with current trust, foundation and corporate supporters with the aim of securing larger and longer-term support
• Build a strong pipeline of potential new supporters and expand the clients network and relationships with prospects
• Submit high-quality proposals for funds, and secure significant new funding.
• Produce cases for support, development plans and other fundraising documents.
• Prepare reports for all supporters.
• Manage and develop stewardship systems for all supporters, including recognition, employee engagement, publicity and events.


This is an exciting time to join a developing team, and to shape fundraising at our client. The role will play a key part in meeting the organisation's ambitious growth targets. The priority will be to build support for the expansion of their core programme. As a charity, the programmes are self- financing through income from schools and the voluntary sector. However, with school budgets continuing to be reduced voluntary funding will enable them to accelerate the establishment of programmes across the UK. You will be based in the London Head office.

Person Specification

A proactive self-starter, dynamic and ambitious, with a strong track record of successful fundraising. You will be comfortable working in a small and dynamic team, at times working independently and at others in close collaboration with colleagues. You will be excited at the prospect of shaping the fundraising strategy, and committed to building a fit for purpose fundraising function.

It is important that candidates share our clients desire to give every young person the support, skills and aspirations to realise their potential.

Essential Skills and Experience

• Strong knowledge and experience of sales or fundraising, ideally from trusts and foundations and corporates, covering both new business development and account management.
• Experience researching and identifying supporters likely to support an initiative.
• Experience producing high quality funding applications and grant monitoring reports
• Evidence of securing large grants (£20,000+) or other forms of funding.
• Experience of managing, delivering, and growing supporter relationships.
• A highly developed persuasive writing style with experience of successfully writing professional bid and grant report documents.
• Strong communication, presentation and project management skills, with exceptional attention to detail.
• Excellent relationship management skills across a diverse mix of people and organisations.
• Strong organisational skills and ability to assess, prioritise and manage a varied workload.
• Commitment to our clients mission; and a strong belief in your capacity to make a positive impact towards it.


Desirable Skills and Experience

• Experience of creating a fundraising strategy, particularly within the education sector.
• Experience fundraising from corporates, high net-worth individuals, and/or events.
• Experience of using CRMs to record and track partnerships.
• Experience of monitoring and evaluating funded programmes.
• A network of contacts in relevant sectors.


Terms and Conditions

• Working hours: Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
• Pay: £35,000-£40,000 (dependant on experience)
• Holidays: 25 days per year, plus eight public holidays
• Flexible working: We will consider requests for flexible hours, an element of working from home and compressed hours
• Contract length: 12 months initially, with the expectation of becoming permanent thereafter
• Closing date: 15th September


To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter of up to two pages online today.

Orange Recruitment is advertising this position on behalf of our client. By clicking apply you accept that your application will be forwarded to only this client in order for them to consider you for the role.

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