The Poppy Factory – Director of Fundraising


Location: London (Richmond)

Contract: Permanent

Salary: Competitive

The Poppy Factory is the country’s leading employment charity for veterans with health conditions or impairments. The charity works with businesses across the country to provide bespoke opportunities and ongoing employment support for hundreds of disabled veterans of all ages and from all Services, helping to restore their financial independence through sustainable and rewarding work.

The Poppy Factory relies on its generous supporters to continue its life-changing work and the charity’s fundraising team has grown in recent years in order to access additional funding sources.

The charity is now seeking a Director of Fundraising to develop and deliver its fundraising strategy, accelerating the growth of income across a diverse range of streams and helping the charity achieve long-term sustainable income to support service delivery.

The role also involves working in close partnership with the Director of Operations and the Head of Communications to develop an integrated approach to fundraising, communications and marketing.

This position requires significant experience of developing and implementing successful fundraising strategies, as well as a demonstrable track record of success in a broad-based fundraising role. You will also need a proven record of meeting challenging income targets and of experience of developing and implementing innovative fundraising and income generation programmes, e.g. donor acquisition and major gifts.

This is an exciting time of growth at The Poppy Factory and this is an amazing opportunity to drive fundraising growth that can help transform the lives of many more wounded, injured and sick veterans.

If you meet our meet our requirements and are a positive-minded self-starter who is comfortable working in a diverse environment, then we are keen to hear from you.

Please contact:

Anton Packheiser +44 (0) 7749 858597 or;

Suzie Spooner +44 (0) 7960 932 3215

at Astarita Aldrich & Ward for an informal conversation about this role.

Please apply by submitting a copy of your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter, highlighting your suitability for the position and why you are interested, by email to:

Closing date: 17th October – 9am

Interview date: week commencing 29th October

Click here for the Application Pack.

Please note that we will be shortlisting as we receive applications, so please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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