Director of Philanthropy

Closing date: 10 February 2022
Fundraising Management Corporate Major Donor
  • Salary £50,000 per year
  • Location Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Job Type Permanent, Full-time
  • Sectors Disability
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Calibre Audio is the only national charity in the UK to provide a completely free for life audiobook service to everyone who has a disability that makes reading print difficult. We exist to connect our members to the books they love; to provide stimulation, companionship, inclusion, learning and escape. We need skilled, motivated and brilliant people to join us in our vision of an inclusive society where everyone with a reading disability can enjoy free and accessible books.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic individual to join our team as Director of Philanthropy. This is a key role in the CEO’s leadership team, responsible for planning, implementing and growing a successful philanthropy programme for the organisation. Our charity is in the middle of an exciting period of development, and the successful candidate will be joining us at a fantastic time.

To fulfil the role, you will need to show a passion for philanthropy and an understanding of the importance of fundraising within the challenging world of a not-for profit organisation. You will ideally hold a certificate/diploma in Fundraising (IOF) but a background in a similar position and a demonstrable understanding of fundraising to a high level will also be considered. You will be ambitious and creative, with outstanding written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. You will also have the ability to build lasting relationships with donors and hold exceptional stewardship skills.

Based in our offices in Buckinghamshire (we are also happy to discuss flexible working options) you will receive a salary of £50,000 plus benefits and work with a small but dynamic leadership team.  The post holder will also be required to manage a team of four experienced fundraisers including Small to Medium Trusts and Foundations, Legacy and In Memoriam, Individual Giving and Prospect Research so the ability to manage others and to recognise and nurture potential is also required.

As a member of the Executive Management Team, you ensure collective leadership and development of Calibre Audio as a customer centric business and contribute to making the organisation a fantastic place to work. So, if you think that this exciting role could be for you, please send in your application via charity jobs; we look forward to hearing from you.

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