Head of Fundraising

An exciting new opportunity for an experienced and passionate Head of Fundraising to lead a team to deliver growth across all areas of fundraising to scale our charitable impact and reach new audiences

The outside of the Ri's building, with columns at the front and a flag flying on the roof
Image credit: Paul Wilkinson

Job Title:                   Head of Fundraising (Part-time)

Accountable to:        Director of Fundraising, Marketing, Digital & Communications

Location:                   Albemarle Street, London, with some remote working

Contract type:           Permanent, Part-time, 21-28 hours   a week, Requests for flexible work are welcome.

Salary:                        c. £58k to £61k per annum pro-rata

About the role

The Royal Institution (Ri) is an independent charity which has been connecting people with science for over 200 years. Founded in 1799 through the wonderful generosity of 58 patrons, to this day we remain based in our original, magnificent, Georgian home in central London. Thanks to the support of those early philanthropists, the Ri has inspired generations of scientists over the years whose discoveries have helped shape our modern world.

The Ri has a clear vision that ‘Science is for Everyone’ and it is our belief that everyone should have equitable access to science. Through our packed event programme available in person or online, our UK schools outreach and social impact initiatives, and our global digital reach including 1.3m YouTube subscribers we achieve our mission by connecting people with scientists to explore science together.

With a new 5-year strategy in place, the Ri is looking for an experienced and passionate fundraiser to lead a team to deliver growth across all areas of fundraising to scale our charitable impact and reach new audiences. This is a critical role in developing and executing our fundraising strategy, and driving the charity’s financial sustainability.

Leading and working alongside a team of four fundraisers; you will identify and deliver funding sources; including but not limited to major donors, patrons, individual giving, grants, and corporate partnerships. You will deliver exceptional supporter relationship management and by using your entrepreneurial style will realise new funding opportunities.

About you

Are you hungry for growth and success and have a sales orientated approach to securing new funding?

Do you have:

Significant demonstrable experience of fundraising growth and success?

Experience of creating a fundraising strategy and action plan across all main funding sources?

Experience of Ultra/High Net Worth Individual (UHNWI) and Major Donor relationship management?

Exceptional communication and people skills with experience of networking, building relationshipsand influencing senior stakeholders ?

Experience of people management, financial management and business planning?

Interested?

Please review the full job description and person specification (download below), and send your CV and a supporting statement (no more than 800 words explaining why you are interested in the role and how you meet the criteria set out in the person spec) to recruitment@ri.ac.uk by 9.00am on Monday 12 February.

We plan to interview as applications come in and may close the application process early.

Equal opportunities

We ask applicants to complete and return the recruitment monitoring form along with their application. The Ri is committed to equality of opportunity at all stages of the recruitment process. The information supplied in this form will be treated in strict confidence and not form part of the selection process. You may choose not to disclose some or all of the information requested in the form, and this will not affect your application in any way.

About the Royal Institution

The purpose of the Royal Institution is to connect as many people as possible with science. We've been doing it for well over 200 years and have an international reach, working with world-leading scientists, from Hannah Fry to Carlo Rovelli.

We talk, and listen, to the public. We help scientists talk, and listen, to the public. We develop critical thinking and a spirit of exploration in young people through our educational work.

In our historic Grade I listed Mayfair building, discoveries were made that literally changed the world. Today it acts as base for the Ri team and tenants as well as a busy and vibrant event space for private and corporate events.