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Director of Philanthropy - £80k +

 

Salary:                                £80,000 p.a.

Contract:                           Permanent, full time

Location:                           Angel, Central London

We have an opportunity for an exceptional relationship fundraising professional to really make a difference to the lives of children in the UK.

I CAN, the UK’s leading children’s communication charity, believes that language is a fundamental life skill, essential for all learning and for making friends.  Over 50 per cent of children in disadvantaged areas arrive at school without the basic language skills they need for learning. Through its Talk Programme, specialists’ schools and valuable resources and information outputs, I CAN supports children from 0-19 through.  It works in nurseries and schools across the UK with evidence-based programmes and runs two special schools for children with the most severe and complex needs.

I CAN has ambitious plans for growth over the next 3 years and needs to grow its voluntary fundraising income to allow the charity to develop pioneering new approaches to supporting children who have trouble communicating. It seeks a Director of Philanthropy who is committed to this cause and who will significantly improve our performance in raising funds from our two main sources of income: major donors and businesses, and trusts and foundations.  They will personally drive I CAN’s major donor development as well as lead all other aspects of the charity’s fundraising

We want to hear from you if you have:

  • Significant experience in and extensive knowledge of major gift fundraising, including having personally solicited major (six or seven figure) gifts from individuals.
  • Track record of successfully achieving stretching income targets in a pressurised environment.
  • Exceptional leadership skills with excellent communication, budgetary and negation skills
  • Strategic approach and a track record of innovation and delivering results.

For full details and to apply: Please download the application pack here

Closing date: 9am, Sunday March 26th 2017

For more information about I CAN, please go to www.ican.org.uk