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Head of Fundraising & Communications Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity

Join the magical and life changing Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity as there new Head of Fundraising and Communications as they embark on a journey of growth.

  • Location: Hybrid working. Office based in Amersham
  • Salary: c£55,000
  • Closing date: by 9 a.m. Monday 30th May 2022

About Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity

At Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, our vision is that every seriously ill child has a Roald Dahl Specialist Nurse to help them to lead a more marvellous life.

Our mission is to provide specialist nurses and support for seriously ill children living with complex, lifelong conditions.

As a charity that works in partnership with the NHS, we find innovative ways to ensure that children and families have the care and support they need. We do this through improving the healthcare outcomes and resilience of children and families, and we focus on complex, lifelong conditions that are underfunded and under resourced. The outcomes we are aiming to achieve are:

  • Improved quality of care
  • Improved experience of care
  • Improved efficiency and cost effectiveness of care
  • Improved resilience of seriously ill children and their families

Key focus areas of the role

  • Leading the fundraising and communications team including 5 direct reports.
  • Personally responsible for growing income from new and developing income streams as well as managing an existing portfolio of high-net-worth individuals and senior volunteers.
  • Devising, implementing, and developing strategies for fundraising across multiple income streams.
  • Overseeing the development of and implementation of strategies for marketing and communications.
  • Act as an ambassador for the charity and deputise for the Chief Executive when required.
  • Manage budgeting and forecasting for fundraising, marketing and communications.
  • Playing a full part as a member of the SLT.

Who we are looking for

We are searching for an exceptional and successful senior fundraiser, who possesses multi-income stream experience ideally in MD, T&F and Corporate high-value support.

We are looking for candidates who excel at relationship fundraising and are interested in deputising for the Chief Executive and playing an ambassadorial role as you engage with high profile and varied audiences.

Relationship, communication, and leadership skills are required to make this role a success along with creativity, innovation, and drive.

This is an amazing chance to join an iconic charity who have a genuine national presence, this could be the opportunity to take your career to the next level.

For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultant at Peridot Partners:

Eddie Taylor | eddie@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07904 814273

Eddie Taylor, Head of Fundraising Appointments, Peridot Partners

If you would like to know more about this role please contact Eddie Taylor

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Thank you for considering applying to Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity. We believe that very seriously ill children and their families deserve to live the best life possible.

We have a committed, dedicated, focused and a hard-working team, and I am proud of each and every person for the contribution they each make to achieving our goals. Whilst we work with children and families who find themselves in devastating circumstances, we also strive to sprinkle the Roald Dahl magic in what we do. We aim to value all our staff and ensure everyone who works for the organisation is happy, supported, has a work/life balance and importantly, has fun!

In the last 3 years we have strived to ensure the charity maintains a robust and sustainable position, and we have achieved this. We now need to continue to maintain this whilst also now having the opportunity to explore growth plans and how we can do more to enable us to help many more children. To do this, we need an experienced fundraiser and marketeer who can work with our stakeholders and team to deliver on our objectives. Importantly, we need someone who is empathetic to the cause, goal-focused and is exceptional at building relationships at all levels. We look forward to meeting you soon.

Louise Griew

Chief Executive

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    Closing date: 9 a.m. Monday 30th May 2022


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