The British Heart Foundation raises money to research cures and treatments to beat heartbreak from heart and circulatory diseases like heart disease, stroke, vascular dementia and their risk factors like diabetes. These diseases can happen to anyone and everyone. By funding the research that will find cures and end the heartbreak they cause, we hope to realise our vision of a world without heart and circulatory diseases.
The British Heart Foundation was founded in 1961 and is the leading independent funder of cardiovascular research in the UK with annual income in excess of £135 million, an employee base of over 4,100, supported by a further 22,000 volunteers. The lifesaving work of the BHF is primarily advanced through long-term investment in medical research with an aspiration to invest £500 million in cardiovascular research over the next five years.
Our pioneering research has helped to transform the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions. The landscape of heart and circulatory disease is changing. More people survive a heart attack than ever before, and that combined with an ageing population means more people are now living with heart disease and need help. The BHF will continue our fight through pioneering heart research, vital prevention and survival activity and ensuring quality care and support for everyone living with a heart condition.
The British Heart Foundation is here to Beat Heartbreak Forever. Our vision is a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory disease. A world where families are not devastated by the sudden loss of a loved one. A world where every child born with a heart condition has a long and healthy life. A world where broken hearts are mended.
It’s a bold ambition, and we cannot achieve it alone. But by working towards game-changing research-driven milestones, and inspiring support from others, we believe the next ten years will see unparalleled progress. By 2030, we want to see advances across the spectrum of heart and circulatory diseases; we want to prevent these conditions from developing and we want those with existing conditions to have better, longer lives. These advances include better survival and recovery from heart disease, new and better treatments for circulatory diseases, better prevention and management of risk factors, and longer, better lives for everyone.
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Reports to: Director of Fundraising
Responsible for: Head of Fundraising Innovation, Head of Fundraising Planning & Performance & Head of Fundraising Compliance
There are currently 200 staff in the Fundraising directorate. Together with our supporters, a staggering £136.4m was raised for life saving cardiovascular research in the financial year 2017-18; this includes £83.4m generously being left to the British Heart Foundation in legacies; £19.5m from regular donations through our Individual Supporters and £13.8m through Community Fundraising.
The Fundraising Excellence and Innovation Team has an ambitious aim: to transform the way we work; to drive excellence in fundraising strategy, planning, performance and innovation and to ensure we embrace and embed a supporter-first, open, honest and compliant attitude in how we work.
Overall purpose of the role:
Key tasks & responsibilities:
Strategy and Planning
Budgeting and Reporting
Knowledge, training & qualifications
Ideally, the successful candidate will bring one or more of the following:
Skills & attributes
This role is being offered as a fixed term contract for up to 9 months. Key elements of the remuneration package are as follows:
Location: British Heart Foundation, Greater London House, 180 Hampstead Road, London, NW1 7AW
Salary: Highly competitive
Working hours: This is a full-time role. The BHF would consider a part home-working arrangement for the successful candidate.
Annual leave: 30 days plus bank holidays
Equality of Opportunity at the BHF: The BHF is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging inclusivity amongst our workforce. Our aim is that our employees will be truly representative of all sections of society and each person feels respected and able to give of their best.
The closing date for applications is noon, Friday 12th July; however we will be assessing applications upon receipt and reserve the right to bring forward the closing date.
Applications should consist of a comprehensive CV.
We would be grateful if you would follow the following link in order to complete an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. Please click here to complete form relating to the Director of Fundraising Excellence and Innovation position (AQ585).
If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, would like any further information or wish to have an informal discussion about this post, please contact the advising consultant at Anderson Quigley, Rob Hilyer on +44 (0)7719 325 771.
Completed applications should be uploaded at: www.andersonquigley.com/candidates using the reference AQ585.