Director of Fundraising and Development

Our client is a youth charity that uses the power of the sea to transform the lives of thousands of young people each year, funded in part by being one of the world’s largest providers of marine training, ranging from residential schools and groups, watersports instructor, through to training officers working on vessels up to 3,000 gross tonnes.

Director of Fundraising and Development
Salary: up to £60,000 pa
Full-time
Permanent
Cowes, Isle of Wight

Reporting to the board of Trustees on a quarterly basis on the fundraising strategy and targets, the Director of Fundraising and Development is a member of the senior executive team tasked with delivering the functions of Fundraising and Development.

Being accountable for the development of the organisation's fundraising strategy, the Director of Fundraising and Development will be responsible for the organisational planning to delivering the strategy and delivering new funding revenues. Whilst leading and developing the culture and performance of the fundraising department, the post holder will develop and grow youth development work and funding streams. Key to this role is to deliver the capital project campaign to raise £3m and to develop fundraising income.

The post holder will actively promote the charity to funders and potential donors, acting as spokesperson and managing the relationships with funders. Ensuring that the reputation of the charity is actively enhanced and managed and all fundraising opportunities are maximized.

With proven experience in a strategic leadership role with fundraising, the successful candidate educated to degree level with exceptional experience of building high performing fundraising teams. The post holder will have demonstrable experience of identifying new funding opportunities and of working with boards and senior figures to secure fundraising success.

Closing date: 9:30 am Friday 26th October 2018
Shortlisting calls via Skype/telephone: Thursday 1st November 2018
Date for interview/selection: Friday 16th November 2018

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