Head of Fundraising & Communications

  • Job Reference: 473432924-2
  • Date Posted: 15 January 2022
  • Recruiter: Praxis
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £50,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: + benefits
  • Sector: Management & Supervisors
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Praxis is a vibrant human rights charity rooted in East London, providing pan-London services and contributing to national and European debate, policy and practice. We have over 35 years' experience of working with migrant communities. Every year we support over 2,000 people; providing expert legal advice, welfare projects and peer support. We build community, challenge exclusion and discrimination, influence policy, improve services and inspire solidarity with migrants. We played a leading role in exposing the Windrush scandal and have invested in advocacy and campaigning to achieve better outcomes for more people. We have a new Strategic Plan that sets out these ambitions.

This is an exciting time in our development and we're looking for an experienced, ambitious, dynamic Head of Fundraising and Communications to work with the Chief Executive as part of the senior leadership team.

You will have a proven track record in securing large multi-year awards, as well as experience of developing and expanding a trust fund portfolio and individual giving. You will work with the senior team and CEO to develop and implement an income strategy to underpin our strategic plan. You will lead on internal and external communications ensuring high standards and compelling copy that demonstrates our impact, reflects our policy aims and ensures Praxis can secure the funds and deliver the changes we want to see.

With a strong background in Trust fundraising, you will have a proven ability and passion for relationship management and producing successful and well written proposals. You will also have experience and enthusiasm to lead and oversee strategies to build our individual and corporate giving.

Income generation: the post holder will have a critical role in developing ambitious and achievable targets to match our vision for growth. In 2020/21 our income was £2.4 million; approximately 44% of this was from trusts and foundations. Our target is to increase the number of trusts that support us and substantially increase unrestricted income. In 2021 we created a new role of digital engagement manager, and you will ensure the postholder is well supported and directed to achieve a step-change in our individual giving.

Closing date: midday Monday 24 th January, please note we reserve the right to close this campaign as soon as we find the right candidate, so early application (by CV and covering letter setting out why you are applying and how you meet the person specification) is recommended.