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Director of Development

Gesundheit & Wohlbefinden
Soziale Dienste & Gemeinwohl
Wirtschaft & Fundraising
Dienstort UK
Dienstverhältnis Vollzeit
Veröffentlicht am 02.04.2024

Habitat for Humanity Great Britain

BACKGROUND

Habitat for Humanity Great Britain (Habitat GB) is part of the global Habitat for Humanity Federation fighting global poverty and homelessness. We believe that a decent home helps to permanently break the cycle of poverty and allows families to achieve strength, stability, and self-reliance.

Purpose of The role

To support Habitat for Humanity GB’s (HFHGB) vision of a decent home for everyone, the Director of Development is accountable for leading the development, implementation and performance monitoring of our partnerships, resource mobilisation, communication, and engagement strategies. The Director of Development is also responsible for leading a high performing team to deliver those strategies, and working collaboratively across HFHGB, the international Habitat network (HFHI), and with external partners.

Key responsibilities include the development of Habitat for Humanity’s positioning, fundraising, engagement and strategic partnerships with individuals, trusts, foundations, and corporates, including funds that are blended with institutional and investment income. Strategies will be delivered in a way that is sustainable and high impact, always aligned with our strategy and Habitat for Humanity’s mission. Externally the role develops the profile and positioning of HFHGB as a creative impact partner in development, bringing in new relationships as well as maintaining existing. Development requires creative idea generation and strong collaboration with the wider HFH network as well as partners in the UK.

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Director of Development works to ensure the impact, sustainability, diligence and productivity of the organisation, including engaging in organisational transformation, within the framework of a robust people and culture approach.

Main Responsibilities

1.Strategic development and leadership:

· Design, deliver and evaluate/adapt the partnerships and fundraising strategy, setting ambitious and achievable targets to increase impact, through growing income, mobilising other resources and increasing engagement for HFHGB.

· Design and deliver an impactful, opportunistic and responsive brand and communication extension strategy designed to grow the profile of HFHGB with key target audiences.

· Lead fundraising and partnership development across the organisation, leveraging the skills, networks and assets we have from across HFHGB and the Habitat Network to support our strategic goals.

· Maintain awareness of the relevant trends to inform organisational and team strategic planning. Create and maintain a learning culture which identifies opportunities to innovate and adapt.

· Engage with HFHI and the wider sector to inspire, innovate and influence the development of HFHGB partnerships and pro grammes, e.g. learning from other countries, joint approaches to multi-national and multi-stakeholder partnerships.

· Design, deliver and evaluate/adapt the communications and engagement strategy, focussing on activities which will enable HFHGB to deliver it’s strategy through impactful communication, increased brand, visibility, and cross-audience engagement.

2. Income and budget management, reporting and monitoring:

· Set quality standards and meaningful KPIs to encourage ownership and accountability within your team, and effectively monitor progress towards agreed targets.

· Work with the Director of Impact to oversee the active management of the prospect pipeline for the organisation, ensuring it is robust, strategically aligned, has a good spread across different income sources, and allows us to bring in the level and type of funding required.

· Be accountable for fundraising targets against agreed budgets, maintaining an excellent understanding of income (committed or expected).

· Work closely with the Director of Finance & Operations to track performance, and contribute to high quality reporting, income forecasting and budget management.

3. Leading external partnerships and relationships:

· Lead and model development activities with priority prospects, partners and influencers and work with the team to identify new income streams and opportunities.

· Lead and model productive partnering and relationships with Corporate partners, including the cultivation of new prospects.

· Act as senior relationship lead for prioritised high value relationships in coordination with other members of the team.

· Support relationship building with High-Net-Worth Individuals, Trusts and Foundations.

· Work closely with the Director of Impact and other colleagues to ensure the development of high-quality proposals, propositions and reports which leverage opportunities across institutional and non-institutional prospects and contribute to our credibility as a trusted and impactful organisation.

· Develop the profile and positioning of HFHGB in line with the strategic vision of a creative impact partner, among the public, media and supporters/prospects, through the development of resources, online presence and attendance at key events/networks.

· Ensure integrated stewardship, engagement and relationship development plans and activities for all supporters, and support for renewal and upgrade of engagement.

· Be responsive to external challenges as well as opportunities to raise the profile and impact of HFHGB.

4. Leadership and management:

· Lead a high performing and ambitious team, inspired to implement and grow the partnerships and fundraising strategy and the communication and engagement strategy.

· Manage, motivate and develop members of the team, with regular 1-2-1s, setting individual objectives, giving and receiving feedback, progressing people and plans.

· Develop, lead and focus the Development Team, its budget, activities and performance, to ensure the delivery against funding and impact targets.

· Role model our values in line with HFHGB’s inclusive approach to people and culture.

5. Organisational Leadership

· Support the National Director in leading the organisation to deliver HFHGB’s strategy and vision, acting as a collaborative and supportive member of a shared leadership team.

· As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, provide oversight of organisational priorities, productivity, performance, risk and due diligence.

· Be an active leader across the organisation, collaborating effectively with teams, and contributing fully to organisational wide initiatives and opportunities.

· Co-create ways of working to enable an adaptive, collaborative and high performing organisational team.

· Deputise for the National Director when required and represent HFHGB in national and international meetings and forums

Person Specification

· Expert knowledge of multiple fundraising streams, cultivating and stewarding strategic partnerships and best practice in prospect/business development.

· Proven track record of developing and leading innovative partnership and fundraising strategies which deliver ambitious targets.

· Substantial experience of developing audience-centric communication strategies and knowledge of diverse types of communication channels.

· Understanding of charity governance, relevant legal and accounting frameworks and compliance.

· Experience of working in a similar organisation, collaborating across teams and operating in a highly effective way across a diverse, networked structure.

· Significant and successful experience in senior management roles, encompassing strategic management and team leadership.

· Strong budget and financial management skills.

Skills and competencies:

· You have excellent interpersonal, influencing and networking skills and can communicate with impact across diverse audiences.

· You are a strategic, analytical and entrepreneurial thinker who is focussed on increasing impact in line with HFHGB’s mission.

· You are resilient, able to lead positively in a role which carries significant responsibility and requires you to prioritise effectively across multiple areas of work, problem solve and demonstrate strong organisational and planning skills.

· You are a values-led leader, who demonstrates integrity, respect for others and a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.

· You are an experienced manager, able to lead and inspire others, offering kind and constructive support to others enabling them to improve their impact and performance.

The role and responsibilities will be carried out in a way which reflects:

· HFHGB’s commitment to safeguarding children in accordance with the Safeguarding

Policy.

· A commitment to HFHGB’s vision, mission, values and approach.

· A commitment to effective management of risk, by operating within the Charity’s code of conduct, policies, procedures and controls and by carrying out the risk management and assurance responsibilities of the role as set out in relevant Policy and Procedures.

This is not intended to be an exhaustive list. Job descriptions may be subject to change.

Flexibility

HFHGB is seeking to rapidly expand its activities and impact to fight poverty across the world. This means that the organisation must be adaptable and flexible and have an ambitious, dynamic and flexible team. It is a requirement of the post holder to be flexible in terms of location (within reason), line management, and duties and responsibilities.

This role is not eligible for UK Visa Sponsorship – the successful applicant will need to have a pre-existing Right to Work in the UK in order to be offered an employment contract.

Start your Habitat journey.

We want the recruitment process to give you the opportunity to share your skills and experience, and to find out more about Habitat. You are welcome to get in touch and arrange an informal chat with a member of the team before submitting an application. To apply for the role, please send us your CV and a cover letter telling us about yourself, how you meet the person specification, and your motivation for applying – we don’t expect this to be more than two sides of A4.

The deadline for applications is 08 April 2024 (at 11:59 pm).

Interviews will take place online from the week beginning 15th April 2024. Selected candidates will be contacted to agree a suitable time for interview.

Please note that we do not reimburse any expenses incurred during interviews.

We’d prefer to hear directly from applicants – we won’t be working with third party recruiters on this role.

This post profile is not set in stone. It gives insight into the main purpose of the role, and expected responsibilities, but it might be reviewed in the future to meet the changing requirements of Habitat for Humanity GB – any changes will be made in discussion with the post-holder.

Habitat for Humanity requires that all employees take seriously their ethical responsibilities to safeguard our intended beneficiaries, their communities, and all those with whom we work. Managers at all levels have responsibilities to support and develop systems that create and maintain an environment that prevents harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse, safeguards the rights of beneficiaries and community members (especially children), and promotes the implementation of our code of conduct.

At Habitat for Humanity GB, we aim to build, develop and retain a talented workforce that represents a variety of backgrounds, skills and experiences. We welcome and actively encourage applications from anyone who feels they’d be a good fit for our organisation, regardless of race, religion, colour, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, neurodiversity or any other protected characteristics.

Unfortunately, because of high volume of applications we will not be able to contact unsuccessful applicants. If you haven’t heard from us within a month of the application deadline, please assume that your application has not been successful.

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