Fundraising Lead

Save the Children

£39,100 – £46,000 pa

Full time (flexible working options available)

Fixed Term Contract – 9 months

Farringdon, London/Home-based

Closing Date: 28 September 2023

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Save the Children UK has an exciting opportunity for an innovative and influential individual with experience in institutional/philanthropic fundraising through a variety of donors to join us as our Fundraising Lead for our Humanitarian Leadership Academy (HLA) where you will work to support on the development of new innovative income streams for a global team.

About Us

Save the Children UK believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children’s unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.

About the role

As the Fundraising Lead, you will identify and develop strategic funding opportunities and partnerships to enable the successful delivery of learning solutions, products and services across Save the Children and the wider sector. Working collaboratively with colleagues from across the team you will identify, develop and nurture current and new partnerships to enable the successful growth and sustainability of the HLA’s offer. This will include working to generate both trading income (providing services to other organisations) and awards income.

In this role, you will:

  • Oversee the HLA’s business development pipeline, ensuring we have the right mix of funding to meet our programmatic objectives and identified funding gaps.
  • Support colleagues from across the wider team to identify, build and manage relationships with partners, and identify new opportunities in the market for the HLA’s learning solutions, products and services. In this role you will be responsible for leading the development of new opportunities, often working in collaboration with other colleagues who hold these relationships to develop opportunities together.
  • Manage a portfolio of relationships with existing and/or new strategic partners and donors, with oversight of the wider relationships held at a regional level and across other parts of the team and SCUK.
  • Develop and build strong relationships and collaborative ways of working with key departments across Save the Children I the UK and internationally including fundraising, philanthropy, corporate partnerships.
  • Explore and identify innovative funding mechanisms that allow donors to fund as part of a mutually beneficial arrangement for both the HLA and the donor.
  • Proactively seek out new funding opportunities in line with the implementation of a Go-To-Market Strategy for the HLA’s platforms, products and services, as well as securing new opportunities to raise unrestricted income through trading activity.

About you

To be successful, it is important that you have:

  • A passion for shifting power in the humanitarian system and transforming humanitarian action through capacity strengthening
  • Strong demonstrable experience in institutional/philanthropic fundraising through a variety of donors, with proven ability to generate six figure sums.
  • Experience of partnership and account management with partners, particularly across different sectors (humanitarian, academia etc.) and the ability to develop partnerships from scratch and develop positive impact relationships that lead to funded proposals
  • Experience of developing strategic partnerships as well as developing funding proposals and budgets
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s vision, mission and values.

What we offer you:

Working for a charity provides one of the best benefits there is – a sense of purpose and reward for helping others. However, we understand the importance of giving back to our employees to ensure a happy and healthy working environment and work/life balance.

  • We focus on flexibility, inclusion, collaboration, health and wellbeing both in and outside of work.
  • We provide a wide range of benefits which will reward your hard work, motivate you, and inspire you to work to improve the lives of children every day.

Closing date: 28/09/23

Please note:

To avoid disappointment, you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a high volume of applications are received. This is to ensure that we can manage application levels whilst maintaining a positive candidate experience. Unfortunately once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications.

Ways of Working:

Remote First – The majority of our roles can be performed remotely, however you may work from the office as often as you wish. Whilst you will be predominantly working from home, we may at times require you to come to your contracted office (up to 2-4 days per month or 6-8 days per quarter). Note: This will be agreed with your Line Manager and team. This is intended to be time spent on collaborating with colleagues and relationship building.

On-site – There are certain roles that cannot be performed remotely and so your role will be based in an office location and you may occasionally be able to work from home.

Flexible Working – We are happy to discuss flexible working options at interview**.**

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

Save the Children UK believes in a world that is fair, inclusive and equitable where all children have the opportunity to change their world. We apply this to our workforce and we are committed to developing and supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organisation where all employees have a sense of belonging and feel that they can be “Free to Be Me”. We are not looking for just one type of person – we want to recruit people who can add fresh perspectives, innovative ideas or challenge that disrupts the risk of group think.

We are especially interested in people whose childhood experiences – of life on a low income, of migration, of being in a racialised community, of the care system, of being LGBT+ or in an LGBT+ family or living with (or with someone with) a disability – help us to see things we might otherwise miss. Whatever your story is we want to hear it because we know that different voices, ideas, perspectives and knowledge, working together will enable us to better the lives of children around the world. This is the reason why we are all here.

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