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Job Vacancy – Head of Trusts and Statutory Fundraising

Job Title: Head of Trusts and Statutory Fundraising
Hours: Full time/ permanent - 35 Hours
Salary: Circa £40k
Location: Reading

We are working in partnership with Circles UK, a charity which works to reduce sexual reoffending through its innovative community-based approach. The charity has reached an exciting phase in its development and now seeks to appoint a dynamic Head of Trusts and Statutory Fundraising to further develop core charitable and statutory revenue streams to support expansion. You will have at least 5 years’ experience in successful trust fundraising, securing substantial voluntary income and you will demonstrate:

  • Experience in producing compelling and persuasive funding proposals
  • Proven planning and budgeting experience
  • Success in securing significant income from new funding sources
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills, with the ability to influence and motivate supporters and colleagues at the most senior level
  • Ability to proactively develop networks in support of trust applications
  • Strong research skills, preferably honed in a fundraising environment
  • Experience and understanding of managing donor relations
  • Proven ability to distil complex information and convey ideas effectively to a range of stakeholders
  • Excellent team working skills and ability to work across a number of briefs concurrently
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines taking a project management approach.

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for a talented and motivated individual who is a self-starter, interested in new ideas and who brings originality in approach.

If you feel you have the passion, skills and experience to succeed in this role, we very much look forward to hearing from you.

Please submit your CV in a word document, with a supporting statement, to Jill Livingstone, info@charismarecruitment.co.uk quoting our reference 1506-14.

Closing date: 7 July 2015
Interview date: 20 July 2015 – tbc

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