Individual Giving Lead

Closed: Sunday, June 2, 2024
Advice Information Fundraising Marketing Management Project Management Business Development General/Other Individual Giving

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  • Salary £41,675 plus £3,520 London allowance if applicable
  • Location United Kingdom (Hybrid)
  • Job Type Permanent, Full-time
  • Sectors Social Welfare
  • Job Reference : 002298

Department: Business Development

Location: Blended between office and home (England and Wales). Time in office negotiable

Citizens Advice offers confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free. Through our national network of charities, we give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward – whoever they are, and whatever their problem.

Do you want to work for an organisation that makes a difference, every single day, to people from all walks of life? The people that turn to Citizens Advice need help overcoming an obstacle in their lives – from debt to evictions to trouble at work – and you can play an important role in making sure they get the support they need in the quickest, easiest, and most effective way.

Are you passionate about fundraising and using your skills to raise money that drives positive change? Citizens Advice is seeking an Individual Giving Lead to join our growing individual giving team. This pivotal role will focus on developing and leading our individual giving function and activities, with the ultimate aim of generating unrestricted income to help secure the long-term sustainability of Citizens Advice, so we can continue to shape a society where people face far fewer problems.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a passionate and dedicated team committed to making a meaningful difference in people's lives. As the Individual Giving Lead, you will play a crucial role in shaping the future of our organisation and driving sustainable growth.

To apply for this position, please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining how you meet the essential criteria below and your relevant experience and motivation for joining Citizens Advice.

  • Demonstrable experience of working in an individual giving, community, events or major donor fundraising role within the charity sector 
  • Experience of implementing stewardship journeys within any income stream. 
  • Experience of supporting campaigns within an individual giving, community, events or major donor fundraising role within the charity sector. 
  • Proven ability to manage a wide range of fundraising projects and campaigns involving multiple internal and external stakeholders, and to ensure activities are delivered within budget and to deadline.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write compelling copy for fundraising campaigns and an understanding of the power of storytelling.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is of strategic importance within the organisation and recognised as integral to all we do as a service. 

Central to pursuing our EDI mission is building diverse and inclusive teams in which everyone has a sense of belonging. We believe inclusion is a social justice issue - a principle that underpins our all EDI work. To that end, we particularly welcome applications from people we would like to see better represented in our organisation and sector - people of colour, LGBTQ+ people and disabled people. If you are disabled and meet our minimum criteria you will be guaranteed an interview for this role and we will provide reasonable adjustments as needed. We follow the social model of disability.

We’re a flexible employer, so this role may suit anyone who’d prefer a flexible arrangement to help their work/life balance, many of our colleagues spend most of their time working remotely. Whilst we prefer a blended approach between a local office, if one is near you, and home we’re open to being flexible on location, occasionally a role may require you to be based in a certain location if that's the case it will be detailed in the advert or job description. This can be discussed in more detail during your interview.

The National Citizens Advice Operates from offices in England and Wales, with 4 regional offices based in Cardiff, London, Birmingham and Leeds, therefore all successful applicants must be based within England or Wales. 

Our commitment to colleague wellbeing is reflected in us being awarded Gold in the Health & Wellbeing category, as well as Overall Winners, at the Employee Experience Awards 2022.

Citizens Advice seeks to redeploy internal staff who are at risk or under notice of redundancy and will prioritise them in the recruitment process where necessary. If you have been confirmed as at risk or under notice of redundancy please ensure you indicate this in the at-risk box in your application. 

In the event of a high number of applications, we reserve the right to close the application early. 

This vacancy closes at 23.59 on the closing date.