Head of Fundraising and Partnerships | Breast Cancer UK

Head of Fundraising and Partnerships

Breast Cancer UK is known for its campaigns and research on the link between environmental chemicals and breast cancer. We have grown in size and impact over the last 5 years and we have ambitious plans to do even more. As well as tackling the environmental causes of breast cancer, we aim to promote awareness and understanding of the preventable lifestyle risk factors too.

The Head of Fundraising and Partnerships will play a key role in developing and delivering a fundraising strategy that will diversify our income streams, grow fundraising across business partnerships, legacies, appeals and individual donors and promote long term income sustainability so that we can deliver real impact in the area of breast cancer prevention.  We are looking for a creative, confident and self-motivated fundraising professional with a proven ability and track record of driving income growth across different funding streams within the voluntary sector.   

Salary and benefits

  • £36-42k depending on experience (+ up to £3200 London weighting)
  • 2 year fixed term contract (with potential to extend)
  • 25 days holiday per year plus public holidays, plus three days when the office is closed over the Christmas period (when holiday time must be taken).
  • Supportive and positive working environment.
  • Good opportunities for learning and development.
  • Flexible working hours and home working.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the Board of Trustees and CEO to contribute to and help deliver Breast Cancer UK’s strategic and organisational objectives.
  • Develop and implement an income generation strategy that helps to identify and meet targets for growth.
  • Line manage direct reports, helping to define their operational objectives, support professional development and effective delivery.
  • Ensure Breast Cancer UK’s fundraising activities are transparent, adhere to industry best practice, our own high ethical standardshave a and are compliant with relevant charity legislation and codes of practice.
  • Develop, monitor and provide regular reports to the Board and subject specific Committees on impact measurement and key performance indicators.

A full job description and break down of responsibilities can be found here

Person Specification

You will :

  • Be educated to degree level or have equivalent experience/professional qualifications
  • Have significant experience of growing income streams within the voluntary sector or similar context. 
  • Have a proven record of ability to build new and existing strategic partnerships for income generation purposes
  • Have an excellent understanding of how to develop fundraising strategies, action plans and performance indicators. 
  • Have exceptional written and verbal communications skills, with ability to adapt style to suit different fundraising audiences.
  • Have strong people management skills and an ability to inspire and support others.
  • Be experienced in the use of CRM or support management systems to develop supporter relationships, insights and campaigns. 
  • Be adepts at communicating complex/sensitive or complicated themes and adapting style for specific target audiences.
  • Be able to work under pressure and multi task – to work at both a strategic and operational level.
  • and be proficient in using Word, Excel, PowerPoint and databases.

A general understanding of the not-for-profit sector; health sector and/or cancer prevention policy would also be desirable.

Other Information

This job description helps the post holder to understand her/his main duties.

It is not exhaustive and the role’s duties may change from time to time, in discussion with the post holder and consistent with the level of responsibility of the post.

Breast Cancer UK is committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone, regardless of background.  Please help us monitor the effectiveness of our equal opportunities policy by completing our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.  This will be seperated from your application on receipt and any information gathered anonymised and used only for statistical purposes. 

Breast Cancer UK has no head office and all staff are expected to be able to work from home.

The post holder will be required to travel within the UK, for example to attend meetings or conferences in other parts of the country. This may occasionally require overnight stays. The post holder may also be required to undertake occasional evening and weekend work where, for example, we hold events or conferences.

Please forward a completed application form to recruitment@breastcanceruk.org.uk by 5p.m on the 7th November 2018.

Provisional dates of interviews are as follows: 1st interviews will be held in the week of the 19th November via conference call.  A 2nd round of interviews in which will candidates will be expected to prepare a short presentation will be held towards the end of the following week.     

Please note CVs will not be accepted.

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