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Head of Fundraising

Wirtschaft & Fundraising
Dienstort London
Dienstverhältnis Vollzeit
Veröffentlicht am 25.06.2024

Chance to Shine

Job title – Head of Fundraising

Department – Strategy & Fundraising
Salary – £55-62k
Benefits – 8% non-contributary pension, private medical healthcare, life insurance, 25 days annual leave (with additional non-contractual time at Christmas when the office is closed), season ticket loan scheme.
Contract Type – Permanent (Full time), 37.5 hour/week
Location – London Office, The Kia Oval
Reporting to – Director of Strategy & Fundraising

1. Background

Chance to Shine is a national children’s charity. We change young people’s lives through cricket giving them the opportunity to play, learn and develop through the sport. We keep them physically active, teach them vital skills like teamwork, communication and leadership. And above all, they have fun.

Since 2005 our Chance to Shine Schools programme has helped reverse the decline of cricket in state schools with millions of boys and girls in over 13,000 state schools playing and learning through cricket. Chance to Shine Street supports young people in under-served communities to access and benefit from cricket in a free, inclusive, fun and fast-paced tape ball environment.

The Fundraising Team is tasked with helping Chance to Shine achieve its ambition. Securing new funding partnerships and the stewardship of existing donors across a range of funding streams: Corporate, Events, Trusts and Foundations, Individual giving, and statutory funding to support the delivery of Chance to Shine programmes.

The Head of Fundraising role will play a key part in leading the Fundraising team to success.

This is an exciting time to be joining the Fundraising team as our programmes are well established with excellent support from key stakeholders, especially ECB and Sport England.

We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic and pro-active individual with a strong track record in fundraising to help drive the charity forward. The role does not require an understanding of cricket but does require an enthusiasm towards changing children and young people’s lives. The role is office based at The Kia Oval, London, however we operate flexible working and as such team members currently work from the office on average about 2 days per week. The role of Head of Fundraising will need to be flexible to attend meetings with prospective supporters and stakeholders.

2. Purpose of the role

The Head of Fundraising will report into the Director of Strategy & Fundraising and will lead the Fundraising team to successfully deliver ambitious departmental plans which will form the cornerstone of what the charity is able to achieve.

The Head of Fundraising will work closely with the Director of Strategy & Fundraising to ensure that the Fundraising department’s work is well-aligned to wider organisational strategy. This will include setting ambitious, but realistic targets with clear implementation plans.

The core function of this role will be to lead and support each strand of the fundraising team; Individual Giving, Events, Trusts & Foundations and Corporates whilst being proactive in helping to source new opportunities to enable the team to thrive.

This role will be expected to deliver advice and guidance across all fundraising areas, helping to get the most out of a dynamic and passionate team.

In order to extend and enhance our work, the postholder will work closely other departments, partners and stakeholders.

3. Key Responsibilities

The Head of Fundraising responsibilities include:

  • To develop and ambitiously build upon an annual income base of around £2.5m in private fundraising across all areas within the Fundraising team.
  • To lead and manage the Fundraising team (currently seven employees) to achieve ambitious targets. With specific line management responsibilities for four team members in the areas of Corporate partnerships, Individual Giving, Trusts & Foundations and Events.
  • To pro-actively source and secure new opportunities across all areas of Fundraising
  • To support the CEO and Directory of Strategy & Fundraising to establish high-level partnerships, deputising where required.
  • To work with the Director of Strategy & Fundraising to continually develop, manage and assess performance against plans within our Fundraising strategy.
  • To identify and engage with other charity partners and organisations to find opportunities of mutual benefit to our income and programmes.
  • Work with all other departments as necessary to ensure we successfully achieve our aims and ambitions both within Fundraising and the wider team.

4. Key relationships

The job holder will liaise with:

  • Director of Strategy & Fundraising
  • Operations Team
  • Impact & Evaluation, Communications and Finance & Resources teams
  • Current and potential supporters across all departmental areas
  • Other charities and sport-for-good organisations

5. Skills, knowledge & personal competencies

  • Significant experience of fundraising from Major Donors and Corporates or Trusts, with a track record of growing income
  • Ideally experience of either delivering or managing successful fundraising events
  • Successful long-term relationship building skills, putting supporter/stakeholder experience front and centre
  • Robust experience of implementing successful strategic fundraising plans to grow income
  • Experience of identifying and delivering successful new commercial/sponsorship partnerships
  • Experienced line manager, with the ability to lead and motivate teams to achieve ambitious goals
  • Good organisation and administrative skills and an ability to forward plan
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and IT skills with strong attention to detail
  • Comfortable dealing with stakeholders at all levels
  • Tenacious self-starter with strong motivation to succeed and ability to work independently
  • Good team player
  • Good project management skills
  • Creative, energetic, proactive and outgoing
  • Good time management skills, able to work to tight deadlines and an ability to work under pressure
  • Enthusiasm to embrace Chance to Shine values: Inspiring, ambitious, passionate, inclusive and fun
  • Full UK driving license and able and willing to travel throughout the UK


– 25 days annual leave (with additional non-contractual time at Christmas when the office is closed)
– 8% non-contributory employer pension
– Private medical healthcare
– Employee health cash-back plan
– Long-term sickness insurance
– Life assurance – four times your annual basic salary
– Season ticket loan scheme
– Flexible working
– Enhanced maternity/paternity pay
– Generous sick pay
– Volunteering 2 days per year
– OpenBlend – an innovative coaching and performance management tool
– WeCare – 24/7 UK-based online GP, mental health counselling, a get fit programme, legal and financial guidance
– Cycle 2 Work Scheme

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