Work for us: Development Director

Published: 3 Sep 2019

Work for us: Development Director

Create positive change in communities across the UK as our first Development Director, maximising opportunities for income generation to support the prestigious Churchill Fellowship.

About the role

We’re seeking to appoint our first Development Director, with the aim of increasing voluntary income from £250,000 to £1m pa. This will support our 150 life-changing Fellowships, which fund inspiring UK citizens from all areas of society to travel the world in search of today's best solutions for society's key problems.

Reporting to the CEO, the Development Director will work very closely with senior leadership and trustees. We are committed to its investment in developing voluntary income streams, with a supportive Board who understand their role in fundraising and can be utilised for support.

You will proactively seek new funding opportunities, leverage existing support and establish the systems, processes and policies required to create an efficient fundraising operation. Your focus will be on high value income sources (primarily trusts and major gifts).

There will be an element of working closely with ambassadors, increasing engagement and converting appropriate prospects into funders. We have benefitted from the support of a consultant for the past nine months who has reviewed historical fundraising activity, and made recommendations based on this, to form an operationally detailed strategy. This will act as a framework for the postholder, with the opportunity to review and make changes as necessary to establish fundraising.

We have expanded our communications team to better support Fellows in terms of planning their own campaigns (policy, press, social media, webinars), maximising the impact of the programme by sharing their experiences more widely. With this comes incredibly rich content and stories, which can be utilised to inspire donor support. 

This position also plays a significant role in the overall leadership and management of the organisation.

How to apply

More details about the position and an application form are live on the QuaterFive website. Candidates will be shortlisted from 14 October.

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