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Villiers Park Educational Trust (Villiers Park) is looking for a Director of Fundraising to join our innovative team.
This pivotal role will provide strategic insight into how and what fundraising looks like at Villiers Park. The Director of Fundraising will work closely with the CEO to develop the fundraising strategy and lead all fundraising activity to generate sufficient income to enable Villiers Park to achieve its sustainable growth strategy and materially impact social disadvantage for young people and children in the UK. The Director of Fundraising will develop and execute the fundraising strategy with the CEO to build a robust pipeline of income across a diversified portfolio of both new and substantial repeat income. This post holder will work in partnership with the CEO, as an integral member of the Senior Leadership Team, to grow, lead and develop Villiers Park and be the role model to enable the Fundraising team to flourish.
The successful candidate will have a good understanding of the UK fundraising landscape, governance, and legal requirements. They will also be a successful senior executive with evidence of achieving challenging financial targets; leading and developing Philanthropy and Partnership teams; and embedding efficient systems and processes. The successful candidate will also be a leader who shares the values and purpose of Villiers Park and who is ambitious to transform the organisation for greater impact. They will also be a naturally dynamic and motivational personality who is energised at the opportunity to raise annual income of more than £1.5 million, share insights then go further.
As part of the Villiers Park senior leadership team this role has a key part to play in supporting the charity to achieve ambitious growth to meet its strategic objectives by ensuring targets are developed and met for funding.
Leading by example, the post holder will ensure an excellent donor experience and oversee the co-ordination of donor development plans across all elements of funding.