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Global Lead - Public Fundraising

Type of role:Communications and fundraising
Location:United Kingdom - Kingston and The Netherlands - Utrecht, Various Countries
Salary:Utrecht - €65k and UK £66,486.
Contract type:Permanent
Full Time:35 hours per week
Application Closing Date:16 Dec 2018
Interview date:To be decided
Start date:ASAP

At VSO we pride ourselves on doing development differently. We fight poverty not by sending aid, but by working through volunteers and partners to create long-lasting change in the some of the world’s poorest regions. By bringing the right people together we can build stronger, fairer and more inclusive communities, breaking the cycle of poverty and ensuring our impact lasts for generations to come. We need someone who can work with us to do more, to drive forward a crucial agenda to increase our impact and influence.

Role overview

You will be in charge of driving voluntary income growth in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands and building sustainable voluntary income steams internationally. You will bring wide-ranging Public Fundraising expertise and an innovative mind-set to make growth happen. It’s a truly exciting time for a fundraiser to join as we aim to double our unrestricted income in the next 3 years and are undertaking a significant project to review and articulate our organisational vision, purpose and values.

You will report directly to the Executive Director of Business Development (Executive Board member) and work very closely with the rest of the Senior Management Team.

Skills, qualifications and experience

The ideal candidate will bring significant experience and a track record of developing voluntary income streams in Europe and internationally, setting and meeting ambitious targets. You will be passionate about inspiring new and existing donors to support VSO’s work. As an experienced leader, you will be effective at motivating and managing high performing teams and developing strong relationships with non-fundraising teams internationally.

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce. We also offer a range of benefits, including;

• A friendly and supportive office environment
• Opportunities for flexible working and working from home
• Generous annual leave of 37 days (inclusive of public holidays)
• Competitive pension with Scottish Widows
• Employee and Volunteer Assistance Programme
• Personal accident insurance
• Opportunities for professional development, including a range of online self-study modules, coaching and workshops

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

This role will be based in either the UK London (Kingston upon Thames) or Utrecht (The Netherlands) – all applicants should have the right to work in one of these locations, no sponsorship is available for this position.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

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VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy (PDF).

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