Head of Fundraising

Job Ref: Alder Hey Family House Trust ('Mac House')
Type: Permanent, full time
Location: Liverpool
Salary: c.£40,000 (plus employee benefits scheme)
Closing Date: Monday 9th July 2018

Full Description

About this opportunity

This is a rare opportunity to join a much-loved family-focussed charity as their first ever Head of Fundraising.

For the past 25 years, Alder Hey Family House Trust (affectionately known to the families it supports as ‘Mac House’) has provided the parents and siblings of children staying in Alder Hey Children’s Hospital with a home away from home close to their sick child, during an incredibly difficult period.

Mac House gets its name from one of its largest supporters and partners, the Ronald McDonald Charity, and is situated in the grounds of Alder Hey Hospital, but is an entirely independent charity with it owns board of Trustees, strategic direction and loyal following of supporters.

This is an exciting time for the charity - in the last few years they have gained a new Chair and Chief Executive who are bringing a new energy to their plans, and throughout 2018 they are celebrating their 25th Anniversary.

The charity benefits from the fundraising efforts of a strong regular following of families, event participants, and local companies, and has taken the decision to invest in a new senior role to take Mac House’s fundraising to the next stage of growth.

Who we are looking for

As Head of Fundraising, you will be tasked with diversifying, consolidating and growing the charity’s fundraising income, working closely with the board and fundraising committee to do so.

You will have proven experience of raising funds from corporate, community, trusts and foundations or individuals in a not for profit context, and will be able to draw on your strong negotiation skills, a head for strategy, and a confident approach to your work. You will be able to communicate well on all levels, from managing and developing a small team, to holding your own with a senior corporate supporter, to articulating a more complex cause to donors.

You will be comfortable working within a small and friendly charity environment, making creative use of limited resources and happy to chip in on reception when the House team needs your help!

Above all you will have a passion for using your skills to make a difference to families in their greatest time of need.

How to apply If this role excites you and you’d like to request a candidate information pack please email us at recruitment@charitycareersnorthwest.com or call us on 0151 709 3214. You are advised to get in touch in advance of the closing date to give us time to consider your application and pre-interview the strongest applicants.

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 9th July 2018. Interviews will be held week commencing the 16th July 2018.

This search is being conducted exclusively for Alder Hey Family House Trust (‘Mac House’) by Charity Careers North West. We use our extensive experience of the Charity Sector to recruit great staff for organisations in the North West.