The Orchard Project: Head of Fundraising

The Orchard Project is recruiting for a Head of Fundraising to develop the charity’s income strategy, bringing orchards into the heart of urban communities.

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The Orchard Project is a national charity, dedicated to the creation, restoration and celebration of community orchards. Due to urban development, many orchards – which are hubs of biodiversity, have disappeared. The Orchard Project’s mission is to reverse this decline and ensure everyone in cities across the UK is within easy reach of a thriving community orchard. The charity working across the country with bases in London, Manchester, Bristol, Swansea, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

As Head of Fundraising, the candidate will be a key member of the Senior Leadership Team, and will work closely with the CEO to devise the organisation’s fundraising strategy as they enter a positive and ambitious new five-year plan. A member of a small and dedicated team, you will be leading the delivery of the fundraising strategy across the organisation, to raise as much money as possible for the charity. You will work to continue, expand and build on the existing relationships and develop new partnerships with relevant funders, and expand the fundraising strategy to incorporate new income streams.

The candidate must be an experienced fundraiser, emotionally intelligent manager with expertise in imaginative bid-writing for significant multiyear grants. A combined strategic and operational outlook will be crucial to this role and the success of fundraising. You will be process-driven but creative with a desire to try new things and collaborate with colleagues to create new and exciting projects to attract funders and expand the charity’s impact. Suitable candidates will be passionate about the environment and uplifting marginalised communities, with a willingness to influence and shape the charity for years to come.

Job details

  • Location: UK-wide Salary: £42,505 – £46,505 (depending on location, higher salary includes London weighting)
  • Hours: 4 days per week
  • Application closing date: 9 a.m. Monday 13th of May

Full job and application details can be found here.