26 days ago
  • Level Senior
  • Professions Event Manager, Project Manager
  • Type Full Time
  • Location London, United Kingdom

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Description

Head of Campaign (12-month FTC, maternity cover)
Location: London (Stratford) – we appreciate not everyone has the same working needs and can offer this role full-time, part-time (4 days per week) and with flexible working patterns.
Salary: Please discuss your salary expectations at application or enquire for a confidential conversation
Are you an experienced major gifts fundraising professional looking to develop your career? Help us to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured by joining us in this exciting and role.
We are the world’s largest cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research. Thanks to our supporters, we’ve saved millions of lives by discovering new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
We are in the planning phase to deliver our new and comprehensive philanthropic campaign. As Head of Campaign you will unite the organisation around high value fundraising, ultimately delivering increased funds for research which will be transformational for CRUK.
Our new campaign will be a first of its kind in the charity sector and a significant step up from previous activity within our major giving team. Operating within the UK’s largest charity, this will be a high-profile role that will require you to articulate the campaign vision and strategic direction in an inspirational way, driving high levels of engagement & internal adoption throughout our large, and sometimes complex organisation.
What will you be doing?
Reporting to the Director of Philanthropy & Campaign, you will be responsible for galvanising Cancer Research UK behind our high value fundraising activity, enabling us to deliver results on a scale never seen before in the UK charity sector.
The campaign is not something that can be delivered by one team – moreover, it will rely on the effective collaboration of a huge number of people from across the organisation over a sustained period. You will be:
  • Developing a clear strategy for the public phase of the Campaign, as the planned launch date approaches.
  • Build on the work done to get CRUK “Campaign Ready” and ensure this change is sustained and fully embedded, in the context of programme of organisational change.
  • Positioning the campaign at the top of the organisations’ agenda and working with senior internal partners to understand how they will need to adapt to make the campaign a success. Notably, this will include securing the buy-in of scientists throughout the organisation
  • Leading necessary change initiatives as identified in the strategy, and in response to emerging risks and opportunities
  • Leading (and growing as required) a core team of campaign experts, building a positive, collaborative and supportive culture within this core team
  • Managing and monitoring the overall campaign investment, ensuring the highest standards of cost efficiency are achieved for CRUK, and driving this culture through the team
Who are you?
Your ability to engage and win people over will be critical in this role. You’ll also be effective at explaining complex ideas succinctly and will have a tenacious and driven approach to your work. Your skills & experience will also include:
  • A clear understanding and/or experience within High-value fundraising experience. You will have direct experience of working with senior volunteers and high-value donors
  • Demonstrable leadership experience ideally spanning cross-functional project teams
  • Thorough understanding and experience of the principles of campaign fundraising
  • Proven ability to unite diverse groups of individuals behind specific projects or initiatives
  • Experience of developing, reviewing and delivering strategies and associated change programmes
  • Experience in building effective working relationships both internally and externally, and the ability to influence at all levels.
  • Ability to influence senior stakeholders and board level colleagues.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and the ability to problem solve
Closing date: Sunday 20th October (midnight)

Skills Required

  • Event Management
  • Project Management

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