Director of Fundraising

St Elizabeth's Centre

Hertfordshire

  • Location

    Hertfordshire

  • Job type

    Permanent

  • Sector

    Not for Profit

  • Salary/Remuneration

    Circa £100,000 per annum

  • Job ref

    GSe84518

  • Expiry date

    28 March 2022

  • Client

    St Elizabeth's Centre

Ref: GSe84518

St Elizabeth's is a charitable organisation that supports children, young people and adults with severe epilepsy and other complex medical conditions and learning disabilities. We provide support through holistic care, health and education services in a safe environment that enables vulnerable individuals to maximise their personal potential in all areas of life. We are about to embark on an exciting investment programme that is designed to further enhance our service offerings and residential space for our clients.

We are looking for an exceptional Head of Fundraising to join our Senior Leadership Team to manage and develop the charity’s new relationships with large charitable trusts, major donors and high value individuals to deliver against the fundraising strategy for St Elizabeth’s that maximises sustainable net voluntary income.

The Director of Fundraising also has a wider strategic role in helping deliver a leading-edge Fundraising strategy to raise the profile of St Elizabeth’s, which is instrumental in developing the underlying operational plans to achieve a multi-million target over the next 3 years. This role will oversee the management of the day to day operations of the charity’s Fundraising department, will lead on the brand and marketing function and will play a critical role in driving a culture that embraces change, innovation and forward-thinking.

We are looking for someone with a proven track record in Fundraising Management, along with substantive experience of developing and expanding trust fund portfolios, major donor and corporate and individual giving. You will ideally have an existing network and will be aware of charity and fundraising legislation that would affect St Elizabeth’s.

You will have excellent communication and networking skills as you will be required to represent the organisation to high profile donors and work closely with the CEO as part of the Senior Leadership Team. You will be a value-driven professional, with experience of working within a similar role and environment with the ability to exhibit strong fundraising and commercial nous but at the same time, willingness, and commitment to support the ethos and values of St. Elizabeth’s.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Mark Bate on: 07482 721078

St Elizabeth’s Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, vulnerable adults and young people. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service. St Elizabeth’s is proud to be recognised as an Investor in People and to hold Disability Confident status. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from across the community.

Recruitment Timetable


Closing Date
Monday 28th March 2022 at 9am


Longlist Meeting
Monday 4th April 2022


GatenbySanderson preliminary interviews
6th, 13th and 14th April 2022


Shortlist Meeting
Thursday 21st April 2022


First Stage Panel
Monday 25th April 2022


Second Stage Panel
Thursday 5th May 2022


How to Apply

  • Please submit your CV along with a Supporting Statement addressing the person specification criteria, evidencing how you meet the criteria.
  • Detail any employment or education gaps.
  • Be ready to provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees; one should be your current or most recent employer. Referees will be contacted for those proceeding to final stages. We will always gain your permission before we contact referees.
  • Let us know any difficulty you may have with the indicative timetable.
  • Check that your contact details are correct before you submit.

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