• Head of Fundraising
  • Permanent
  • Preston, Lancashire
  • Up to £40000 per annum USD / Year
  • Salary: £40,000 per annum
  • Consultant: Ellen Drummond
  • Contact Number: 020 7939 7439
  • Expiry Date: 2024-06-20

Are you a motivated senior fundraising leader who wants to use their skills to help people experience the best possible quality of life, to the end of life?

As the new Head of Fundraising at St Catherine’s Hospice, you’ll enjoy the best of both worlds. The chance to nurture a growing team towards high-performance, as well as flexing your own fundraising muscles cultivating high-value relationships.

Salary: £40,000
Contract: Permanent, full time
Location: Preston, with hybrid option with up to 2 days homeworking
Key Benefits: 36 days holiday (including bank) and an additional wellbeing day off for your birthday, up to 8% employer pension contribution, life insurance and an employee assistance programme.
Culture: Supportive, collaborative and flexible

About the hospice

St Catherine’s cares for patients and families across Chorley, Preston and South Ribble who are affected by life-shortening conditions like cancer, motor neurone disease and heart failure. Their specialised palliative and end of life care allows people to enjoy the best possible quality of life, to the end of life. They work with patients and their loved ones at the hospice and in their own homes to help them achieve what’s important to them in the time they have.

It’s a values-led organisation with care, compassion and commitment at the heart of everything it does.

About the role

The hospice has ambitious growth plans for fundraising, to enable as many people as possible to access their crucial services. You’ll lead the Community Engagement team to successfully deliver across a diverse fundraising portfolio, including corporate partnerships, major donors and individual giving, trusts and foundations, legacies and community.

Taking the lead on developing and delivering an innovative fundraising strategy, your task will be to diversify income streams in a way that aligns with the hospice’s overall purpose, vision and values. You’ll also provide empowering and encouraging leadership that inspires the team to flourish.

About you

This is a leadership role at heart, so you’ll need to be strategically-minded with a management style that brings out the best in people, and takes them on a journey with you.

We’re looking for someone with a significant fundraising track record in their own right. It’s a small but mighty fundraising team, so you’ll still get a kick from hands-on fundraising and engagement with supporters.

You’ll balance ambition and drive with the creativity and curiosity to try new things, and at the same time, honour the success and history of the hospice’s fundraising to date.

To apply, we’ll definitely need to see:

  • A proven track record of meeting or exceeding fundraising targets.
  • Knowledge across a range of fundraising income streams, ideally with personal high-value experience (corporate or individuals).
  • Strategic thinking, with the ability to lead from the front.
  • A keen eye for numbers when it comes to budgeting and forecasting.
  • Tact and diplomacy when it comes to influencing – an all-round brilliant communicator.
  • Emotional intelligence in both internal and external relationships.

If you know you’re the right person to bring positive energy to the team and increase fundraising while you’re at it, then we need to hear from you!

To apply, please send a copy of your CV or profile to Ellen Drummond as the first step and we’ll be back in touch with further details on the application process.

Closing date: Thursday 20th June 2024
First stage: Thursday 27th June 2024
Second stage interview: Thursday 11th July 2024

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