Head of Fundraising

Remuneration: Circa £40,000 per annum
Hours of Work: Full time (36.25hrs per wk)
Location: Hybrid working between home, in the field & the Kidscan Office based in Salford.

About Us:

Kidscan Children’s Cancer Research funds research across the UK dedicated to finding new and improved treatments for children diagnosed with cancer.

After years of fundraising success in the North West Region, we are now in a position to drive the charity forward with the goal of becoming a national charity. We are now looking for an experienced Head of Fundraising who has the drive and ambition to help steer Kidscan through this exciting time.

Your main responsibility in this role will be to take a hands-on approach to Corporate Fundraising whilst having an oversight of the fundraising team.  You will be target driven, and proactive in developing a pipeline of leads through both networking and prospecting activities. Using your experience and working collaboratively with the team, you will be able to confidently develop and deliver engaging, inspiring and winning presentations in order to secure income. In addition to securing new partnerships you will develop a series of stewardships plans in order to support and develop long term income generating partnerships.


  • Secure new corporate partnerships in order to achieve a fundraising income of at least 3 times salary
  • Manage and nurture existing partnerships & relationships
  • Oversight of fundraising team

To do this you will be expected to:

  • Develop a pipeline of leads to support the achievement of fundraising targets
  • Attend networking events and conferences to support lead generation and stewardship
  • Research and formulate a strategic approach to each new corporate partnership including collaboration with other stakeholders to ensure all income streams are considered
  • Write and produce engaging, inspiring and winning applications and pitches
  • Work collaboratively with the Head of Operations & Marketing and wider team to develop compelling proposals for key corporate partners
  • Draw on your experience in the charity sector to offer insight into other fundraising streams including Community Fundraising, Trusts & Foundations fundraising and Major Donor Fundraising.
  • Frequently report on progress of corporate fundraising and general fundraising to the board of trustees
  • Maintain support information through Kidscan CRM system in line with policies and GDPR guidelines
  • Work collaboratively with the marketing team to; provide insight for the development of lead generation campaigns, ensure a smooth stewardships process in in place, identify PR opportunities and key stories and utilise social media to support stewardship and acquisition.

The Person

As a small team Kidscan are looking for someone who is highly ambitious and thrives in a busy environment. As a friendly and outgoing fundraiser you will enjoy networking and confidently engaging with stakeholders at all levels. You will be highly driven and tenacious, with the ability to hit the ground running and to maximise every opportunity presented to you.

Most importantly you will have experience in Corporate fundraising and will be able to demonstrate:

  • Success securing five or six figure corporate partnerships
  • Superior stewardships and account management of corporate partners and supporters
  • The skills to deliver presentations with confidence (verbal and written)
  • Excellent understanding of corporate fundraising and a commercial awareness of fundraising trends in the UK
  • A working knowledge of fundraising regulations and guidelines
  • Management experience within a non-profit setting

Please note successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced CRB check.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please send either a copy of your CV or overview of your profile in the first instance to Amelia Lee at Charity People, our recruitment partner for this role. She’ll then be in touch to arrange a call.

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