6th January 2014

Trust Fundraising Manager – Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research

Salary: £36,826 – £41,850 Location: Holborn, Central London THE OPPORTUNITY Our vision is to beat blood cancer—anything short of 100% survival is unacceptable. We know we’re going to have to raise at least £50m a year to achieve our vision, an ambitious 150% rise from where we are now. So we want to transform the way we think about and “do” fundraising. Income from trusts and foundations is a key area of growth for us and this role will be responsible for helping to develop and implement a new trust fundraising strategy. To do this, you will need to be a creative trust fundraiser who can work very strategically across the whole charity. More than this, we need you to be externally focussed and comfortable engaging existing and potential new donors face-to-face and over the phone. Our call to action is powerful. There is currently no single comprehensive and authoritative source of data that evidences the needs of blood cancer patients. We are embarking on ground-breaking work on prioritising patient need which will change this, whilst maintaining our position of authority in the field of blood cancer research. Our potential is matched only by our appetite for growth, and this role […]
11th December 2013

Assistant Director Services & Innovation, Family Action

Home based Salary – £41,542 – £47,110 This is an exciting time to be joining Family Action. We have embarked on a new and forward looking strategy of modernisation and growth and this new role will play a key part in delivering this. It will  enable us to reach and empower more families and children, strengthen families and communities, build skills and resilience and to improve outcomes for children and their parents. Ultimately our services transform lives. As our Assistant Director Services & Innovation you will lead the East regional team to grow and expand a wide portfolio of services. We are looking for a can-do and energetic leader who will build and sustain positive working relationships with key commissioners and future funders and develop partnerships that will continue to evolve to effectively meet our service users needs. With a strong track record in service delivery and a focus on quality and customer service you will have a passion for engaging our service users in all aspects of our work including co-production. We are forward looking, ambitious and with a commitment to continuous improvement.  We are a child and family focused, can-do organisation, which strives for excellence in all we […]
11th December 2013

Head of Major Gifts, Head of Development Imperial College Business School and Head of Development Faculty of Medicine – Imperial College London

Highly competitive salaries                                  Imperial College London is one of the world’s leading STEM universities, committed to making advances in research and education, and lasting contributions to society. The College is now growing its development division to lead the expansion of its fundraising activities. Imperial College has recently committed to a long-term strategic investment to enhance its development and fund raising function aimed at increasing philanthropic support and in preparation for a significant capital campaign. The successful candidates for these roles will lead and optimise Imperial’s engagement with donors and prospects, and grow its ability to attract philanthropic support in the UK and internationally. The Head of Major Gifts, reporting to the Deputy Director of Development, will be responsible for securing philanthropic income, leading a team to achieve the College’s development goals, and assist in the planning and delivering of major fundraising programmes. Key aspects of this role include managing a portfolio of significant prospects and critical relationships with internal stakeholders, and engaging with alumni, donors and academics amongst other external stakeholders. The Head of Development, Faculty of Medicine, reporting to the President’s Office, Vice […]
28th November 2013

Project Co-ordinator, Peridot Partners Ltd Permanent

Full-Time Covent Garden £22,000 About Peridot Partners Since September 2009 we have established an excellent reputation for bespoke high quality services through close working relationships with our clients. These relationships are based on integrity, our ability to really listen to their needs, and to understand their aspirations. Our services include executive search, interim management and board consulting for charity, public sector and educational organisations; our clients include some of the best universities in the world, the largest charities and some of the most innovative local authorities in the UK. We currently have 12 permanent staff and continue to grow organically, due mainly to the demand from our current clients who want our people to do more and more for them.  We also have increasing numbers of new clients who come to us mainly through recommendations. We are confident in our ability to make every client feel like they are our  only client through designing bespoke services and our unerring customer focus. We don’t have a standard service offer or a fixed pricing mechanism; to us it’s more important to be  able to  provide exactly what is required.  We are truly unconstrained by the typical recruitment process –imagine working with that […]
19th November 2013

External Trustee and Independent Directors of UNU Services Ltd

At the University of Nottingham Students’ Union (UoNSU) our students lie right at the heart of what we do. The Union not only represents and supports students throughout their time at university, but we help them to enjoy themselves, as well as build skills and experience, by offering a diverse range of events, sports clubs, societies and activities. Our Student Advice Centre helps students with concerns about academic, legal, financial and personal problems and we finance societies, sports, a magazine, a theatre company, and even radio and TV stations. We currently have around 34,000 members and our student-elected Officers act as figureheads for the diverse areas of student life, from education and welfare to sports and activities. In our retail outlets and across the Union we employ over two hundred staff, around half of which are students. In 2010 we attained charitable status, and as a charitable organisation we have a Board of Trustees who oversee the decisions to ensure that we are organised effectively and efficiently and most importantly accountable for what we do and how we spend our income. UNU Services is the trading arm of UoNSU, through which we provide our retail services and social activities. With turnover in […]
18th November 2013

External Trustees – University of Derby Students’ Union

The University of Derby Students’ Union (UDSU) is a registered charity striving to make life better for around 20,000 higher and further education students studying at the University of Derby and Buxton College.   We have a staff team of c40 permanent staff and 20 part-time student staff, and a budget to spend of circa £800,000 from the university Block-Grant, commercial income and external fundraising. We are a wonderfully diverse organisation with the age range of students from 14 to over 70.  Over two-thirds of our student population are from Derby or neighbouring counties and currently 34% students are mature classified as mature.  This presents interesting opportunities and challenges for student engagement. UDSU is a genuinely open and friendly place to work. Relationships between staff, elected officers and volunteers are positive and we are a cohesive and supportive team. We are particularly proud of our excellent relationship with The University of Derby and as a result the student voice and participation in university decision making is exceptional.  We have an approach to co-producing the student experience and influencing everything from facilities to academic quality that is quite outstanding. This is not a standard Trustee role.  Just turning up to meetings and reading […]
13th November 2013

Chief Executive, Action for Blind People

Salary c£100k plus London allowance Action for Blind People is a national charity with local reach, providing expert practical help and support to blind and partially-sighted people of all ages. With a turnover of £21m and a staff team of 600, Action works with some 30,000 blind and partially-sighted people every year. We work with these individuals in many aspects of their lives and help them to find the right opportunities they need to live independently. Our services range from technology and employment advice, through to Actionnaires clubs offering a range of activities to blind and partially-sighted children, and our Vision hotels. Blind and partially-sighted people are and will always be at the heart of everything we do, and Action is committed to the principle of co-production – seeking our customers’ views to inform and influence the way we design and deliver our services. Action has been part of the RNIB Group since 2009, and this collaboration with RNIB enables us to provide a unique combination of complementary strengths and complementary expertise to help an ever increasing number of people with sight loss. We also have a strong network of partners with whom we work to provide services beyond our […]
8th November 2013

Director of Fundraising, Mencap

Salary: Excellent Location:  London EC1 We are the largest learning disability charity in the UK and a powerful voice for those with learning disability, their families and carers. Our vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included. We want everyone to have the opportunity to achieve the things they want out of life. To achieve this mission we campaign, lobby and deliver amazing services helping thousands of people with a learning disability, along with their families and carers. The last year has seen significant change throughout our charity. We have restructured our regional services and revised our set of campaigning priorities. We have also devised a clear direction for our service provision so we have never been better placed to develop our fundraising contribution. We realise that we have not always got this right in the past, but learning from that we are ready to develop our fundraising function and leverage the organisational changes to create a new future.  We realise this will be challenging, and we can’t do it without outstanding leadership. That’s where you come in.  We have some fantastic opportunities ahead, backed by an appetite for growth and […]