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Head of Fundraising Internet Matters

Internet Matters is seeking a Head of Fundraising who will build partnerships with the world’s biggest tech companies to safeguard children’s digital well-being.

  • Location: London (Blackfriars) / Hybrid
  • Salary: £60,000 - £70,000
  • Closing date: 9 a.m. Monday 10th June

Who we are.

Internet Matters was established in response to the challenges of safeguarding children’s well-being as they access digital platforms and content. The internet is a vital tool for learning and communication and it’s right that children have access to it, but, like all tools, it must be used safely.

Internet Matters believes that by collaborating with industry leaders, such as Google, Samsung, Meta and TikTok, alongside experts in government norms and practices can be established which safeguard children while allowing their online lives to remain fun and fulfilling.

In order to achieve this goal, Internet Matters focuses on the following areas:

  • Supporting families and professionals – creating tailored and age-specific resources in collaboration with online safety experts for parents and schools.
  • Raising Awareness – running award-winning campaigns to highlight key issues children face online.
  • Sharing insights – carrying out regular research on important topics and sharing with child safety networks.
  • Working with policymakers – work with policymakers across the political spectrum to ensure child internet safety is prioritised.

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About the role.

Head of Fundraising is one of the most critical and most challenging roles in the organisation and requires a highly skilled relationship builder.

You’ll be responsible for all fundraising activities and will hold key relationships with the biggest companies in the world.

By providing excellent stewardship and engagement opportunities you’ll ensure these vital partners continue to contribute towards online child safety.

You’ll secure not only industry buy-in and participation but the funding required to carry out the research, advocacy and policy work Internet Matters carry out.

You’ll also develop and implement the fundraising strategy across core funding streams, primarily through existing partners but also:

  • Grants
  • Commissioned research and policy work
  • Securing new corporate partners

Each relationship with partners is bespoke and highly valued.

You’ll work to ensure these partnerships are long-term and mutually beneficial, spotting opportunities to deepen relationships and for business development to generate revenue for the charity outside of fundraised income.

This is a role that affords you a high degree of autonomy with a supportive team around you.

By its nature, the work of Internet Matters is fast-moving and responsive to new issues and technologies that emerge so this postholder must be adaptable.

Your creativity will be crucial in making this position a success.

Who we are looking for.

We are seeking an expert relationship and partnership builder. You will be adept at varying your tone and approach to suit all audiences, internal and external, as well as having the vision to spot and seize opportunities.

Ideal candidates will come from a small charity or corporate social responsibility background with experience in creating meaningful, long-term and mutually beneficial partnerships with significant public and private institutions.

Successful applicants will be comfortable operating at both a strategic and operational level and understand that in a small charity, close collaboration is critical.


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

Josh Larkin | josh@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07950 729373

If you would like to know more about this role please contact Josh Larkin

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Welcome from the CEO 

I’m so pleased that you are interested in the role of Head of Fundraising here at Internet Matters.

One of the many issues that society is currently grappling with is how to keep children and young people safe online. Whilst the digital world offers children a huge array of benefits, all too often children are exposed to harm when they are online, whether that is inappropriate content, bullying and abuse, grooming or any one of a multitude of other online harms.

This is where Internet Matters helps. We are a not for profit organisation that exists to ensure more positive actions are taken by parents, teachers, policymakers and industry to ensure children stay safe and well online.

You’ll find Internet Matters a unique organisation. Set up in 2014 by the UK’s leading Internet Service Providers, BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media O2 we provide free advice, support and help at our website internetmatters.org. We partner with many different corporate companies that support our ambition and they work collaboratively with us to deliver their own unique online safety programmes.

We are the largest organisation of our kind in the UK, regularly appear in the media, have won a number of awards, and our website attracts almost 1 million visitors per month.

We are a small and diverse team of about 20 people and have people working across Policy, Research Marketing, Digital & Content. We are based in central London and all our roles are hybrid with time spent working both in the office and at home. We have an entrepreneurial spirit, have regular team events and like nothing more than an impromptu game of ‘sink or float’!

The role of Head of Fundraising will be a key part of the senior leadership team here at Internet Matters. The type of person we are looking for will be an innovative thinker used to dealing with big corporate companies, who can tell compelling stories that connect corporate investment with tangible outcomes for children and young people. But because we are small and agile you won’t be afraid to lend a hand at every level of the business, some of our best work is done when we roll up our sleeves and have to respond to opportunities in a very short timescale.

Working at Internet Matters also provides a huge opportunity to work alongside some of the biggest UK and global brands, so more than anything you will be a consummate networker who can build great relationships at every level of a business.

So if you think you fit the bill, we would really love to hear from you. Working in a role that protects children has been the highlight of my career, and I hope if you were to join us you would get the same sense of satisfaction.

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    Timetable

    Closing date: 9 a.m. Monday 10th June 2024
    Candidates informed of outcome: Tuesday 11th June 2024
    First Stage Interviews: w/c 18th June 2024
    Second Stage Interviews: w/c 24th June 2024

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