Director of Fundraising

Leeds Cares


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Not for Profit

  • Salary/Remuneration


  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    25 October 2019

  • Client

    Leeds Cares

Ref: GSe58574

Leeds Cares is the official charity partner of Leeds Teaching Hospitals, dedicated to supporting the provision of exceptional healthcare for everyone in Leeds, across Yorkshire and the surrounding regions.

We are now seeking a new Director of Fundraising to join our senior leadership team and to lead and inspire our fundraising team to deliver our aspirational targets to meet our growth strategy. This is a unique opportunity for someone who wants to make a difference in a vibrant and exciting city, with one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in the country delivering pioneering work.

You will be a fundraiser with a strong track record in leading teams to deliver stretching targets. The growth of our income though strengthening and broadening our networks and relationships, securing exceptional grants and awards and engaging communities both within the hospital and across our city, is critical to our success. You will be someone who invests in meaningful and sustainable relationships and you will bring the ability to influence and collaborate across complex organisations. Strong communication and relationship skills will be critical as the role will require you to work with a wide range of stakeholders, including senior managers, clinicians and other hospital staff, key donors, businesses, community supporters and volunteers.

For a confidential discussion please contact our advising consultants Juliet Brown on 0113 205 6089 or Rebecca O’Connor on 020 7426 3373.

Closing date is 10am Friday 25th October 2019.

Closing date10am Friday 25th October 2019
Preliminary interviews with GatenbySanderson w/c 11th November 2019
Referencing/profiling w/c 25th November 2019
Final Panel with Leeds Caresw/c 2nd December 2019

To apply for this post, please submit: 

  • A comprehensive CV. 
  • A supporting statement that addresses the criteria set out in Part One of the person specification (maximum 3 sides of A4) and tells us why you are particularly interested in this role. 
  • Details of two referees who we would be able to contact at shortlist stage. 
  • Please also tell us about any dates provided in this pack on which you would not be available to participate in the selection process. 

Please also ensure you have completed and submitted the equal opportunities monitoring form that appears on the GatenbySanderson website as you submit your application. The information you provide will be treated as confidential and used for statistical purposes only. The form will not be treated as part of your application. 

Contact details
Rebecca O'Connor: 0207 426 3373

Michelle Sander: 020 7426 3377