Head of Fundraising

Head of Fundraising Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Head of Fundraising to join our team.


  • To represent the charity at fundraising events and third party events, including public speaking, as required;
  • To maintain and grow the income from the company membership base;
  • To monitor the progress of fundraising and maintain and update the fundraising strategy on an annual basis;
  • To comply with all stated policies of the charity, including Equality of Opportunity, Health and Safety, data protection and others as may be required;
  • To lead the diversification of the charity’s income away from reliance on legacies by developing new, additional income streams;
  • To support the Fundraising Lead in revamping the company established legacy campaign;
  • To maintain knowledge of current fundraising practice on an ongoing basis;
  • To lead fundraising at the charity and be responsible for establishing and implementing fundraising strategy and achieving income targets;
  • To lead on copy writing fundraising materials, including both traditional print and web copy;
  • To undertake such other reasonable tasks as may, from time to time, be deemed necessary by the CEO or Trustees;
  • To be available and willing on occasion to work at evenings or weekends, when required (for which time in lieu will be granted);
  • To prepare regular fundraising reports for the CEO and Trustees;
  • To prepare an agreed case for support, which will underpin all fundraising activity at the charity;
  • To advise and support the CEO and Trustees in all matters relating to fundraising;
  • To network effectively for the charity at a national level.


  • Smart, reliable and punctual;
  • Knowledge and experience of implementing digital fundraising an advantage;
  • The ability to prioritise demanding workloads and work under pressure to meet strict deadlines;
  • A creative and innovative thinker with the ability to research, develop and successfully implement new fundraising initiatives;
  • At least five years’ paid fundraising experience, including ideally experience of individual giving, corporate fundraising and major gifts;
  • Willing to undertake additional responsibilities in line with the development needs of the charity;
  • A high level of numeracy and literacy required;
  • A positive attitude with a ‘can do’ approach and the ability to work under your own initiative and “go the extra mile”
  • A flexible team player, able to work well with volunteers, colleagues, senior management and Trustees;
  • The ability to work to and meet income and expenditure budgets;
  • Educated to degree level;
  • Driving licence required;
  • Partnerships;
  • Management;
  • Strategic Partnerships.