JOB OPPORTUNITY: SportsAid is seeking to recruit a Head of Fundraising

SportsAid is looking to appoint a Head of Fundraising to lead its work in developing new income and resources to help the talented young sports people that the charity supports. Reporting directly to, and working closely with, the charity’s chief executive, as Head of Fundraising you will lead a review and refresh of SportsAid’s fundraising strategy and have responsibility to develop and grow fundraising income from new and existing partners.
12 July, 2019

SportsAid is looking to appoint a Head of Fundraising to lead its work in developing new income and resources to help the talented young sports people that the charity supports. Reporting directly to, and working closely with, the charity’s Chief Executive, as Head of Fundraising you will lead a review and refresh of SportsAid’s fundraising strategy and have responsibility to develop and grow fundraising income from new and existing partners and other revenue sources. This is a senior position with some managerial responsibility that requires significant, relevant experience.

This is an exciting role directly connected to the purpose and passion of the charity’s work and a rare opportunity to join a committed and driven team. It will require a passion to help young people, an interest in sport, a good understanding of the charity sector and strong interpersonal skills. You will be based in central London with a national brief. You will be responsible for the development and implementation of all aspects of the charity’s fundraising and revenue generation activities, including:

  • To ensure the charity is making the most of its assets, especially in developing its supporter base and particularly as part of SportsAid Week
  • Retain and grow existing partnerships as well as developing new ones
  • Refresh and expand SportsAid’s schedule of events
  • Lead and manage SportsAid’s fundraising and partnerships team (of 2-3 people)

You should be educated to degree level (or recognised equivalent) with significant fundraising experience and a strong track-record in securing new revenue on a large scale and in developing long-term partnerships, including with the commercial sector. You will have good project management experience and the ability to plan and report progress. You will have excellent organisational and presentation skills and will be an effective communicator with lots of enthusiasm. Sound IT skills and a working-knowledge of database management and Excel is essential.

The salary is in the range of £55,000 to £60,000 p.a. for the right candidate; opportunities for flexible working are available. You can download the full job description here.

SportsAid believes that diversity drives excellence and that representation is important in order to reflect diverse communities in 21st century Britain. SportsAid therefore positively welcomes and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment. We positively encourage applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, disability, marriage and civil partnership status, gender identity, background, religion, faith, sexual orientation, maternity status, pregnancy, belief or nationality. All applicants will be asked to complete SportsAid’s equal opportunities form. This will be sent upon receipt of your application.

If you have the skills and experience to join SportsAid at this exciting time for British sport, send your CV with a short cover letter outlining why you would be suitable for the role, to jobs@sportsaid.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is 12pm (noon) on Monday 5 August 2019.