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Public fundraising lead job description

Job title: Public fundraising lead maternity cover

Reports to: Head of people

Location: Here East, Stratford, London preferred with flexibility to travel

Role purpose

To lead on the strategic development and delivery of the Public Fundraising programme at Scope, working in collaboration with the retail and communities teams to optimise Scope’s public fundraising opportunities. Oversee and lead on the creation and delivery of a new integrated community fundraising strategy and portfolio of strategically aligned special and cultivation events to maximise net income generation to the business and increase lifetime value by developing quality engagement and supporter communications.

Main responsibilities and accountabilities

  • Strategic direction and management for: Community fundraising, Special and Cultivation events
  • Management and Performance: PDP and KPI setting, monitoring, forecasting and contingency setting relating to agreed performance metrics, identifying risk and prioritising workload
  • Budget: In collaboration with the Head of Public Fundraising, lead on budget creation. Responsible for income and expenditure budgets, monitoring and compliance with all financial procedures, identifying financial risk and leading team to complete quarterly forecasts and monthly reporting
  • Governance: Complying with all Scope policy and procedure and external compliance such as GDPR, complaints and best fundraising practice
  • Stakeholder Management: Negotiating and managing internal and external stakeholders to ensure positive programme performance
  • Leadership and Development: Lead the team, by example, to achieve Scope’s organisational objectives, live Scope’s values and provide a safe working space which nurtures employee potential.

Key contacts


  • All stakeholders across the business, especially:
  • Heads of Engagement enterprise and delivery
  • Retail and Communities ED and Managers
  • Head of Campaigns and Policy
  • Finance Business Partner
  • Digital Marketing, Planning and Creative ED and Managers.


  • Caterers
  • Suppliers
  • Agencies
  • Venues
  • Production
  • Community groups and forums

Person specification

Knowledge and experience

Relevant experience of

  • Inputting to Public Fundraising team strategy
  • Managing income and expenditure budgets
  • Project and Event Management
  • Driving, developing and delivering Community Fundraising programme
  • Managing internal stakeholders to deliver strategically aligned cultivation programme that meets the organisations needs
  • Delivering high profile and high value events
  • Delivery of public fundraising programme
  • Managing high performance teams
  • Success in building relationships internally at all levels
  • Managing high net-worth relationships
  • Managing relationships with external suppliers
  • Fundraising compliance and best practice.

Wider Knowledge of

  • Challenge Events market
  • Social Model of Disability
  • Marketing
  • Innovation principles

Skills and competencies

  • Demonstrates creativity and innovation to identify and exploit opportunities
  • Develops clear frameworks, processes and procedures
  • Willingness to take calculated risks
  • Ability to manage conflict and negotiate effectively
  • Excellent communicator, able to adopt style to audience and medium
  • Works proactively to explore and exploit opportunity
  • Demonstrates excellent emotional intelligence to build relationships internally and externally
  • Strong leadership and management skills
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