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Interim Director of Fundraising and Communications


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The Connection at St Martin’s is seeking an interim Director of Fundraising and Communications with a track record of delivering successful Individual Giving schemes to join us for 4 months (mid May – mid September maternity cover). The post will oversee a high performing fundraising and communications team. We welcome candidates looking for flexible/part time working arrangements (minimum of 21 hours a week) and freelancers/consultants, as well as individuals looking to gain short term experience at Director level.

In 2 the Fundraising and Communications team raised £3.6 million across a range income streams including Community, Legacies, Statutory Grants, Major Donors, Trusts and Foundations, Individual Giving and Events. On top of this, The Connection at St Martin’s benefits from our partner charities important and valued support, St Martin’s Charity (through the BBC Radio 4 Christmas Appeal) and the Friends of The Connection. In the last year, our partners raised £1.3 million. In total over the last year, fundraising income increased by 31%

We are seeking a candidate who can hit the ground running and support the team to continue on this impressive growth trajectory. We are interested in candidates who can also demonstrate experience of membership programmes and digital marketing.

About the Connection at St Martin’s – Being with people at the heart and on the edge

The Connection at St Martin’s exists to be with people as they recover from life on the streets and move on to meaningful, fulfilling futures. We work with people, not for them, and put every individual person at the centre of their recovery. As part of St Martin’s, we have been on the front line helping those in crisis for over one hundred years, right in the heart of Westminster – which has more rough sleepers than anywhere else in the UK. We have helped thousands of people to move away from, and stay off, the streets of London.

We empower people who are on the edge of society to take control of their lives by:

• Supporting people to build on their strengths, recover from crisis and move away from the streets for good;

• Collaborating with other specialist services to ensure that everyone receives the right support at the right time;

• Giving a voice to people we support and sharing their experiences with those in power, to create a society where nobody has to sleep rough.

To apply, please submit a CV highlighting that you meet the requirements of the role set out in the person specification attached.

Salary is dependent on experience.

Closing Date: Monday 3 May 2021 – 5pm

Remote Interview Date: Thursday 6 May 2021

Details of the role including the person specification can be found attached.

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