Head of Fundraising and Engagement

Join a charity that has been providing high-quality free education to millions of people since 1597. Gresham College is seeking an experienced charity fundraiser who is committed to engaging new audiences and developing a range of income generation activities as the next Head of Fundraising and Engagement.

Applications close at: 9 a.m. Friday 17th May 2024.

Location: Hybrid/London (3 days minimum on site)

About Gresham College

Gresham College is a charity that provides high-quality free education to the public across a broad range of subjects. The College aims to stimulate a love of learning and intellectual curiosity while championing academic rigor, professional expertise and freedom of expression.

Gresham College has been providing free lectures within the City of London for over 400 years. Lectures are attended by in-person audiences and are live-streamed around the world.

About the role

As we continue to build on the successes achieved over the last 3 years, Gresham College is seeking a new Head of Fundraising and Engagement, who will be responsible for driving income generation for the College and for engaging our audiences through traditional and digital means.

The Head of Fundraising and Engagement will play the central role in continuing to draw new forms of income to support the College’s educational mission. You will lead on a portfolio of income-generating activities, including individual giving and legacies, corporate sponsorship, events, trusts and foundations, business development, venue hire and collaborative partnerships.

You will build on the success of the 6.5 million annual views of our YouTube channel to generate income from small donations and memberships, as well as play the lead role in growing relationships with high-net-worth individuals and corporations.

As Head of Fundraising and Engagement, you will have responsibility for the College’s wider profile and engagement, in owned, earned and paid-for media, including traditional and digital channels.

You will be responsible for brand management and development, including management of the College’s online and PR presence to grow our profile and reputation.

The Head of Fundraising and Engagement will line manage a team of four.

Who we are looking for

You will have a track record of success in raising income in a charity environment, alongside knowledge of the requirements of the fundraising regulator and best practice in the sector.

You will bring experience of working across a range of income generation areas and activities, including membership, HNWIs, corporate, and trusts and foundations. It is essential that candidates demonstrate their ability to identify, build and maintain strong donor, sponsor and supporter relationships. You should also be familiar with managing engagement and communications programmes, particularly through digital means.

Candidates should bring experience of managing individuals or teams focused on income generation within a relevant setting and be able to demonstrate the impact of their leadership through the achievement of successful income generation activities.

Gresham College encourages applications from those of diverse backgrounds who meet the role specification brief. The College is committed to fairness, consistency and transparency in selection decisions.

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