Head of Fundraising

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Head of Fundraising

Job Overview:
This newly created job will be looking to greatly expand the fundraising and event programme of the Foundation. The person will lead on delivering agreed fundraising targets, setting, and delivering a full and varied calendar of events, raising the profile of the Foundation. The role will also run community cricket outreach events.

Main Duties:
• Lead on all fundraising activities for the Foundation with specific focus on the agreed targets. This will include partnership arrangements, pursuing available grants and identifying opportunities for enhancing community activity of whatever nature especially with health and wellbeing in mind, and at games and specific fundraising events.
• Agree an annual Fundraising and Events Strategy for the Foundation in partnership with the DCF Finance committee.
• Build relationship with associated fundraising partners to broaden the reach and impact of the work of the Foundation.
• Sell tickets for events, working in partnership with Durham Cricket where applicable.
• Maximise fundraising through new and innovative methods.
• Promote the work of the Foundation at Fundraising events and through associated media and literature.
• Manage and deliver events or other activities that aim to generate donations or more generally increase awareness of the Foundation.
• Secure funding by approaching trusts, businesses, or individuals.
• Create and deliver campaigns for donations.
• Create and maintain performance reports to ensure clear visibility of the efforts required to reach the target.

Job Details

Depending on experience
Required Skills & Experience
• Experience in a similar role, either paid or voluntary.
• Track record of event management.
• Passion for working within the charitable sector.
• Being creative and innovative to constantly find new ways to raise funds.
• Track record of meeting fundraising targets.
• Strong planning and organisational skills.
• Ability to work in a busy environment with financial targets.
• Ability to respond to tight deadlines.
• Excellent communication skills, ability to create and maintain relationships, and thrives on teamwork.


Contact Information

Durham Cricket, Chester-le-Street, UK