Director of Income Generation

Closed: Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Fundraising Major Donor Trusts

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  • Salary £41,976 - £44,976 per year
  • Location Remote
  • Job Type Permanent, Full-time
  • Sectors Environment
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Are you a talented and ambitious fundraiser who wants to catapult your career? Have you been struggling to break through and be seen as senior management potential?

HFTF has an amazing opportunity for someone to do just that. You will want to:

- Drive income generation and build sustainability

- Learn about becoming an effective Director at a charity

- Work with a supportive board and develop yourself for your next career step

About Us

Hope for the Future is a climate change charity that trains communities, groups and individuals to work with politicians on climate change. Our vision is to see politicians of all political persuasions joining together with each other and with communities across the UK to drive inclusive action on the climate and nature crises.

We operate nationally at a grassroots level, linking constituents with their elected representatives, running training and holding events.

We are currently seeking a Director of Income Generation to join our team on a full-time, permanent basis.

The Benefits

- Salary of £41,976 (with a £3,000 London weighting for qualifying postcode areas)

- 30 days' annual leave plus bank holidays

- Employers’ Pension Contribution

- Cycle to Work Scheme

- Season Ticket Loan Scheme

- Wellbeing support

This is a unique opportunity to make that all important step from manager to leader, learn on the job and develop while you deliver. Today, we expect you to have at least two-four years of fundraising experience with a demonstrable track record of managing income delivery. You have probably specialised in one form of fundraising but should also have an understanding of other income streams.

So, if you’re ready to lead transformative change and shape a better tomorrow for our planet and communities, we want to hear from you!

The Role

As our Director of Income Generation, you will oversee all aspects of our fundraising and income generation.

Leading the development and implementation of our fundraising strategy and operational plans, you will ensure we have sustainable funding sources whilst overseeing fundraising strategy bids, proposals and reporting, including the fundraising function on our CRM system.

You will also manage marketing and communications activities, ensuring effective external communication to showcase the impact and outcomes of our work, raising our presence and profile.

Additionally, you will:

- Oversee frameworks for monitoring, evaluation and impact measurement

- Deliver and manage key funding applications and activities

- Develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders, funders, supporters and partners

About You

To be considered as our Director of Income Generation, you will need:

  • Minimum 2 - 3 years of demonstrable fundraising experienceincluding raising £0.5 - £1m of funding per annum
  • A background in trusts and foundation fundraising
  • Experience of other broad fundraising activities to maximise income.
  • Experience working with budgets to optimise the utilisation of resources
  • Demonstrable involvement in the development, delivery and management of a successful fundraising strategy
  • Experience of working with budgets to optimise the utilisation of resources
  • Experience overseeing the delivery of programmes and projects, implementation of CRM systems and system development
  • Experience developing and managing a range of management information metrics
  • ​Experience and success in leading, supporting, motivating and managing and coordinating a team including objective setting, performance management of individuals and teams to work towards delivering an organisation's strategic goals
  • An understanding of acquisition mechanics for mass market support
  • Educated to a degree level in a related field and/or 2 - 3 years experience overseeing fundraising and communications functions preferably in a small-mid sized organisation or non-profit.
  • Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people and individuals.
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing successful fundraising proposals.
  • A high level of autonomy and self-motivation
  • Strong IT skills, understanding of digital communications, analysis of data and creating reports.
  • Ability to seamlessly operate at a strategic and tactical level, leading by example and rolling up sleeves when necessary

It would be great if you had some of the following:

  • Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) or another fundraising certification.
  • Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) or other relevant communications certification
  • Good public speaking skills, and a persuasive and passionate communicator with strong interpersonal and multidisciplinary project management skills.
  • Skilled in writing impact/outcome reports for funders
  • Up-to-date knowledge of working with G Drive and G Suite (Google Sheets, Docs.etc)
  • Experience of working with a range of software (HR, Finance, Canva, Slack, CRM), updating websites, creating social media posts, maintaining contact records and stewardship plans
  • Minimum 2 - 3 years in a senior role within a not-for-profit, NGO, social enterprise,charity or similar organisation.
  • Leadership of activities that support the movement on climate change and nature loss/ degradation.
  • Experience of change management
  • Understanding of national climate change and nature policy
  • Experience of working with a Board of Trustees
  • Marketing and Communications skills including PR, Media, Digital and F2F

Values/ behaviours

  • Promote a culture that promotes equality and values diversity, particularly in communication
  • Passionate commitment to the aims of Hope for the Future in tackling climate change and a strong interest in the role of democratic engagement in addressing the issue Values team working and seeks to work collaboratively 
  • Personal and professional integrity. 
  • Willingness to confront issues and make difficult decisions 
  • Personal resilience, confidence, agility, optimism and an openness to change. 
  • Resourcefulness and creativity. 
  • Ability to travel nationally dependant on the needs of the organisation 
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs of the charity 

For our perfect candidate, we prioritise ambition, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn, over ticking all the boxes. We know that the job description is looking for a lot, but don't let that put you off, if you think that you have most of what we are looking for and know you can do the rest then this might be just the opportunity you are looking for!

Hope for the Future is an equal opportunities employer, we value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and we will contact and interview candidates during March.  We may close this opportunity earliy if an exceptional candidate is identified.

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.

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