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Vacancy: Head of Fundraising

Location: Hybrid/Flexible 

Salary: £38,890 – £44,863 (NJC, per year pro rata) plus statutory pension contributions; initial salary based on experience

Hours: Between 30-37.5 hours per week (80%- 100% FTE / 4 or 5 days per week)

Contract: Permanent

There hasn’t been a more exciting time to be joining Grassroots Suicide Prevention as the Head of Fundraising; a critical role in the organisation and Senior Leadership/Management Team. As we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, fundraising at Grassroots has performed exceptionally well and we are now looking to recruit an experienced, dynamic and innovative Head of Fundraising to deliver our ambitious income growth plans in the coming years.

You will lead a passionate fundraising team and have full responsibility for leading and growing income across our fundraising streams: Events, Community, Corporate, Grants and Individual Giving. You will bring a passion for donor and supporter engagement, building relationships, digital fundraising techniques, and innovation. In turn, you will have the creative flair and practical approach to bring new ideas and plans to fruition to shape the exciting future of fundraising at Grassroots.

As a Head of Fundraising in a high performing team you will be able to comfortably operate at a strategic, board level whilst seamlessly moving to being ‘on the ground’. You will be a confident public figure, working with your team, supporting events, meeting supporters, volunteers and corporate partners, and working with staff and teams from across the organisation. You will bring strong fundraising experience along with sound financial acumen; the ability to plan and strategise, the ability to measure and drive performance, all whilst fostering a positive and supportive team culture.

The role of Head of Fundraising at Grassroots is a demanding yet exciting role that can provide significant personal and professional development opportunities, as we continue on our journey as a national leader in suicide prevention.

The purpose of the role:

  • To lead
  • To inspire
  • To shape the fundraising future at Grassroots

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Rachael Swann, CEO on

Please apply with CV and cover letter (setting out how your knowledge and skills meet the job specification) to Rachael Swann, CEO on by 25 March 2022Please note, we will be considering applications on a rolling basis.

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