Head of Fundraising

Application deadline: 23/05/2018

Website huntermerrifield Hunter Merrifield

Placing Membership and Engagement Professionals first

Job Seniority: Senior Management
Job Function: Development

Head of Fundraising

The Head of Fundraising is responsible for the development and implementation of the
organisational fundraising strategy. They are responsible for monitoring contributions and
providing outstanding support to potential and current supporters to maximise fundraising
activities and income. They work closely with staff across the organisation to liaise and
develop fundraising campaigns, pitches and events.

Roles and responsibilities:
● Lead the development and implementation of the organisation’s overall fundraising strategy.
● Research and maintain intelligence on current and potential sources of funding, especially
high net worth individuals.
● Oversee the conception, delivery and assessment of fundraising appeals and events,
including future crowdfunding campaigns.
● Manage and build effective and lasting relationships with donors and stakeholders.
● Draft tailored communications for prospective and current donors.
● Oversee and ensure the integrity of the fundraising database, and ensure that up to date
information is maintained in accordance with the law.
● Produce regular donation reports, with updates and targets.
● Represent the organisation in approaches to and discussions with current and potential
● Ensure that all fundraising activity complies with legal requirements, including staying up to
date with changes to fundraising regulation and best practice.

Person specification:
● Experience of working in a large campaigning and membership organisation.
● Demonstrable track record in raising resources from a wide range of donors.
● Experience in building and leading a team of high-performance fundraisers.
● Experience of developing strong and lasting relationships with new and current major
● Experience of developing and implementing a fundraising strategy.
● Experience of financial planning and budgeting

We are working with an exciting political project looking to hire people from outside of the traditional political bubble who are interested in bringing a new, different and fresh approach to politics nationally. They are a growing team here at the central London office and are looking for brilliant candidates to join this dynamic, flexible and ambitious team.  This is highly confidential so please do contact Francesca Lord @ Hunter Merrifield for an informal discussion about the role.

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