Haven House Children’s Hospice is looking for an accomplished individual giving and community fundraiser to join their team as they continue to grow their income to fund the brilliant work of the hospice.
Sue Irwin (1937-2008) was a woman of passion and vision. She realised a dream on behalf of hundreds of families of children with life-limiting conditions when she founded Haven House Children’s Hospice. Sue had a wide range of experience working with children, from her time as a registered general nurse, a registered midwife and a health visitor. It was while she was working as a health visitor in Dagenham in the early 1990s that she became aware of the need for a local children’s hospice.
In particular, she worked closely with a young boy, Gary, who had severe disabilities. Sue recognised that he and his mother needed respite from the rigorous demands of care that were placed on them. There was nowhere close to home that could offer this kind of support. She realised the isolation that resulted from caring for a child with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition and sought to provide a place of beauty and tranquillity that could offer professional support for all the family.
In January 1999, Sue suffered two severe strokes which made the fulfilment of her vision even more challenging, but she was not deterred. Sue was able to see Haven House emerge as a place of excellence serving children in North and North East London, West Essex and East Hertfordshire.
In 2021-2022, Haven House supported 404 children and spent over 36,000 hours taking care of them.
As Head of Mass Giving, you will be responsible and accountable for the leadership and performance of your team, ensuring colleagues are enabled and supported in their roles, and empowering them to achieve their agreed targets. You will retain a critical overview of all mass fundraising products and deliver a successful fundraising program, including a digital supporter journey. Working closely with the Director of IGM and Head of Marketing you will assist in the creation of an IGM strategy, ensuring that Haven House strategically aligns with its supporters.
You will lead and motivate the development of the team, ensuring regular 121s and appraisals are put in place to effectively monitor performance. You will ensure there is strong communication and collaboration between all teams in income generation and marketing. Finally, you will direct resources strategically, to maximise ROI and ensure all fundraising opportunities are utilised to their maximum potential.
The ideal candidate will have experience working at a senior leadership level, with a strong track record of success within IG and community fundraising. You will be strategically focused, able to utilise data to create a seamless supporter journey and understand the importance of supporter care. You will also have experience in digital fundraising and utilising marketing solutions within fundraising.
In addition, you will have experience in managing a marketing and PR function, with a solid understanding of audience segmentation, and comfortable delivering effective individual giving campaigns. You will also possess experience in developing fundraising strategies and managing them to delivery. Finally, you will have demonstrable and significant experience in line managing a team, able to effectively performance manage and provide motivation and leadership to a team.
To formally apply, please submit a CV and supporting statement (ideally maximum 2 sides of A4 each) that clearly outlines your suitability for the role against the criteria provided in the person specification, including your interest and motivation in applying for this position.
Please ensure that your application is emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org inserting “Head of Mass Fundraising – Haven House Children’s Hospice” into the subject field.
For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultant at Peridot Partners:
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Eddie Taylor | firstname.lastname@example.org | 07904 814273
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Closing date: 9 a.m. Monday 5th February 2024
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