Head of Fundraising

Rachel Berry

The Talent Set are delighted to be partnering with Kidney Care UK to recruit their next Head of Fundraising to lead an exciting fundraising strategy to increase fundraising income to £4m per year by 2025 to help support the 3 million people living with chronic kidney disease, many of which come from underrepresented backgrounds and are uniquely affected by the current cost of living crisis.

This role is a career-defining opportunity lead a talented, high-potential team to develop compelling and impactful cases for support to deliver fundraising growth across a variety of streams, enabling the charity to sustain and extend its critical support for patients and their families.

Main duties include:

  • Overseeing and developing a multi-discipline fundraising team encompassing Individual Giving, Legacies, Community Fundraising, Challenge Events, Trusts, Corporates and Major Donors to achieve ambitious but achievable fundraising targets.
  • Utilising expertise across Individual Giving, Legacy, Challenge Events and Community Fundraising to drive the growth of the Charity’s supporter base, leading by example to develop the lifetime value of existing supporters and reaching new ones outside of KCUK’s core constituency.
  • Collaborating with the Director of Fundraising, Marketing & Communications to develop and refine the long-term strategic plan, including the development of new and existing income streams.
  • Developing and maintaining effective supporter journeys across a range of traditional and digital platforms
  • Building relationships with colleagues at all levels in the charity to develop and refine cases of support to represent patients and families authentically. 

We’re looking for an ambitious fundraising leader with the following qualities:

  • Significant and recent hands-on experience of leading the growth of public fundraising programmes across a wide range of online and offline channels, raising sums of £1m+ per annum.
  • Extensive experience of leading, building and developing fundraising teams to achieve income and career growth.
  • Proven track record of growing and maximising income in previous fundraising roles, with demonstrable evidence of meeting and exceeding targets.
  • Experience of developing fundraising strategies and implementing them successfully.
  • Strong knowledge of individual giving, events, and community fundraising.
  • A strong interest or experience of fundraising in the health sector. Previous experience in health isn’t necessary, however an ability to learn, empathise and advocate for kidney disease patients and families is a must.
  • Knowledge and/or experience of trusts, major donors or corporate fundraising is an advantage.

Kidney Care UK is the UK’s leading patient support charity, supporting 100 patients every week and investing over £3m per year in patient support grants to those most in need. Their “Priced out of Existence” campaign received UK-wide coverage this year, highlighting the unique and stark challenges that the 3 million kidney patients face amid the current cost of living crisis. This drives the charity’s ambition to grow their income to over £4m per year by 2025, enabling them to support more patients and families than ever before.

Kidney Care UK are based in Alton, Hampshire and are operating on a hybrid working structure with 2 days per week in the office. The office is easily accessible from Hampshire, Surrey & Berkshire locations and is roughly 1 hour 20 minutes on the train from London Waterloo. The salary for this opportunity is £45-55,000 per annum dependant on experience. 

To be considered for this position please apply with your CV as soon as possible, regrettably please note we may not be able to reply to each and every application.

Along with Kidney Care UK we are committed to diverse and inclusive recruitment practises that ensure equal opportunity for everyone, regardless of race, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age or gender. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and will happily make reasonable adjustments to always ensure a fair process.