Interim Head of Supporter Recruitment (1814)

Working at Oxfam

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.


Do you have experience of managing the performance of others and helping people to develop, grow and achieve their potential, and creating positive change in work culture, processes and practices?


Do you have significant experience of leading large scale, multi-channel, regular giving recruitment programmes to achieve ambitious goals?


Do you have demonstrable experience of digital supporter recruitment techniques and direct marketing practices?


We  are  looking  for  an interim  Head of Supporter Recruitment for a 6 month maternity cover at an exciting new phase for Oxfam while we launch our new Engagement Strategy. Our Engagement Strategy has challenging ambitions for Oxfam to grow its supporter base and income, and build a culture based on feminist values and principles. 


The Role:


In this role, you will be providing strategic direction and leadership in line with our feminist approach and values. To lead a digital fundraising team to meet ambitious goals for new supporter recruitment, with a focus on regular giving, and developing innovative new ways to inspire supporters to join us and provide long term support.


What we are looking for:


We’re looking for a candidate who cares about Oxfam’s mission to end poverty and is personally aligned to our feminist principles and values of empowerment, accountability and inclusion in all you do.


An ideal candidate for the role will also be / have:


  • A collaborative leader that encourages integration and supports their team to succeed.
  • Lived experience(s) or evidence of learning/taking action on anti-racism and inequalities.  
  • A data driven decision maker who can foster a culture of accountability, and continuous improvement through testing and learning. 
  • High levels of commercial acumen and understanding of investment strategies. Ability to rigorously assess performance across channels and adapt investment plans to maximise long-term return.
  • Demonstrable experience of audience listening, research and targeting techniques.    
  • High levels of curiosity and external awareness.   


We offer:


We offer a competitive salary and a range of additional benefits to staff including flexible working options, generous pension scheme, annual leave, additional leave allowances, company sick pay, life assurance and a range of other benefits. 


From the day you join Oxfam we invite you to stretch and learn in your role. Our wide range of Learning & Development opportunities includes in-house courses, e-learning modules, on-the job learning opportunities, coaching and mentoring, and much more. 


You can read more about all Oxfam has to offer here.




We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. We think this role would work particularly well as partially home-based.


How to apply:


As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and Cover Letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.  


Oxfam GB is a Disability Confident Employer. Should you be unable to submit your application online and would prefer an alternative method please contact our recruitment team ([email protected]). If you also want to discuss your application, please do contact us as well.


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