Deputy Head of Fundraising at Erskine


Dependent on experience


Reporting into:
Head of Fundraising & Communications

Interview Date:
TBC  July 2019

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This role is critical in providing the leadership required to build fundraising capacity by identifying, approaching and relationship building with high profile/value individuals and organisations whose support is essential to Erskine’s financial sustainability and growth.

Strong communication and diplomatic skills are essential as the role requires a high level of confidence to be innovative and entrepreneurial in approach with enthusiasm, determination and resilience.  Clear strategic planning to reflect best practice with clear performance benchmarks in order to contribute to the effective management of the team and identifying any resource gaps in delivery income targets.

This post will be responsible for developing strategies for donor engagement and management of individual donor relationships, securing growth through inspiring acquisition and retention programmes and the development of new products that build long-term sustainable revenue which maximises supporter’s lifetime value.

The post-holder will work closely with managers across the Fundraising and Communications team to develop fundraising programmes for prospect identification and stewardship of high level supporters to deliver a portfolio of corporate and high value donors.

As Deputy Head of Department the post-holder will be responsible for the Fundraising and Communications Team in the absence of the Head of Department and will attend Executive Management Team Meetings, Board Committees and Board Meetings and will be required to report on the financial performance of fundraising campaigns and activities.


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