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Top job! Head of Fundraising Development and Operations

  • Full time
  • £38,382 – £43,863
  • Nationwide with frequent travel to Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd May 2021

  • Advertised from 7th May 2021
  • 35 hours per week
  • FR21/05


This terrible COVID19 pandemic has created previously unimaginable levels of need. In fundraising we’ve retained our focus. Relationships and innovations have been central to our ability to not only deliver but grow income.

As we move forward our Heads need to be brilliant cross-organisational leaders with stacks of emotional intelligence and stakeholder engagement skills. You need to be a role model, inspiring other teams to deliver their best, as well as your own.

This role doesn’t carry an income target, but we cannot generate income without it. You’ll work with your internal customers to help them deliver. You’ll bring an understanding of the role of digital technologies, brand, marketing & audience segmentation to inform income growth.

We work at a fast pace, and the Head of Development & Operations ensures the operational delivery of our strategy.

Key focuses of the role are:

  • Strategic planning and delivery
  • Supporter insight and experience
  • Marketing and development of fundraising propositions

This is permanent, full time post of 35 hours per week. The successful candidate can be based anywhere in Scotland. The post requires frequent travel to Edinburgh.

Application notes

Closing date: Sunday 23 May 2021. It is anticipated that the first interview will be held on Monday 31 May 2021 followed by a second interview on Monday 07 June 2021

For further information and to apply, please visit

Children 1st has a long tradition of valuing and involving sessional and volunteer workers. To find out more about volunteering with us, please visit our website.

The selection process will include seeking PVG Scheme

Children 1st is the working name of the Royal Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Registered Charity No: SC 016092

Equal opportunities matter to Children 1st