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Top job! Director of Fundraising

  • Full time
  • £52,942 – £60,642
  • Central belt/hybrid
  • Closing 9th June 2023

  • Advertised from 26th May 2023
  • Reference number: FR23/05


Are you a brilliant relationship builder, a talented strategic leader and an experienced fundraiser with a passion for improving children’s lives? Are you looking for that next opportunity to work for an inspirational cause? If this is you, then Children 1st is where you belong! We are proud of the way we do things at Children 1st and the culture we have created for our people. We offer a great working environment where values led leaders can thrive.

If you want to work within a creative, dynamic, and passionate executive leadership team, where you will further grow and develop as a charity leader, join us as our new Director of Fundraising. The role will be exciting, fast-paced and challenging. You will shape and lead a high performing fundraising team connected to cause and focussed on delivering a strategy which inspires our supporters to help us grow our impact through sustainable income. With opportunity to try new ways of engaging donors and partners, you will be creative, collaborative, inclusive and willing to work alongside our brilliant leaders across the charity to achieve our key strategic priorities and goals.

Children 1st is an incredible charity full of people who love what they do and the difference they make. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to join us and play a critical part in transforming the lives of children and families in Scotland, our ambition is for every child in Scotland to be safe, loved and well, together with their family. As a charity we offer emotional; and practical support and financial advice to help families to put children first and we campaign to uphold the rights of every child.

About the role

This is a strategic executive leadership role within one of the most respected children’s charities in Scotland. Working with other high performing leaders you will be responsible for developing and shaping a new fundraising strategy and providing inspirational leadership to the fundraising team.

Excellent quality stewardship of our existing supporters will be one of the key responsibilities, alongside developing new partnerships and relationships and managing a dynamic team of fundraisers and developing new income streams.

About you

You will have substantial experience of successful fundraising and partnership management. A brilliant leader, you will have a strong track record of motivating others to deliver excellent outcomes and impact. You will be a driver of innovation and transformation with an understanding of how to secure long term sustainable income.

You will:

  • Be passionate and informed about our work and inspire support from a range of audiences
  • Love building long term, strategic partnerships
  • Work collaboratively with stakeholders at all levels
  • Have success in delivering significant large gifts from donors
  • Thrive when motivating and leading teams
  • Have deep knowledge and understanding of fundraising, strategic marketing and brand positioning

You will have experience of developing and implementing multi-strand fundraising strategies; experience of successful negotiation and interaction at a senior level with a wide range of individuals, as well as experience of managing people in an ambition driven environment, helping team members to develop, achieve and exceed their own KPIs.

If this sounds like you and your values align with ours with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism then we would love to tell you more. An informal conversation with our CEO Mary Glasgow can be arranged for interested candidates. This a permanent, full-time role of 35 hours per week. You will be remote based with travel to our spaces and bases as required.

Application notes

Closing date: 09/06/2023 12:00

Interview date: To be confirmed.

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