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Head of Public Fundraising

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Head of Public Fundraising.

  • Salary: salary commensurate with experience
  • Location: our office in London (preferred) or our office in Frome.  Flexible working arrangements, including some working from home, may be possible. The role will also involve some international travel.
  • Contract: Permanent and full time though with flexible working hours.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.
Disabled candidates are particularly encouraged to apply and as a ‘disability confident employer’ ADD guarantees to interview all disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria.


To lead and oversee all ADD’s public fundraising programmes, increasing support and income from this area through new donor recruitment, deepening relationships with existing supporters, updating fundraising approaches including the use of social media and building on ADD’s networks to develop support from high net worth individuals. To do this, you will encourage our country teams, and the disability activists that we work with, to share powerful and motivating stories about their individual experiences and the nature of their work. You will develop, drive and deliver against a new ambitious 5-year public fundraising strategy.


We are looking for a candidate with the following skills and experience:

  • Proven track record meeting ambitious fundraising targets through raising funds from donors giving at all levels.
  • Experience of strategic planning of public fundraising portfolios using a range of approaches.
  • Demonstrated ability to harness the experiences of staff, partners and beneficiaries to motivate donors.
  • Experience motivating and leading staff teams and line managing individuals.
  • Experience writing and designing publications.
  • Experience working for an international development organisation in a fundraising role.

Please see the job description for more information.


This vacancy does not meet the minimum requirements for work permit recruitment therefore we can only accept applications from people who are currently eligible to work in the UK.

Interested applicants should send the following attachments by email:

  • CV (maximum 3 pages). Please indicate contact telephone number and email address.
  • Letter of motivation (maximum 2 pages). Please state your current or most recent salary
  • Completed equal opportunities form
  • The names, contact numbers and email addresses of 2 referees which must include most recent employer (please state if you are not happy for them to be contacted at this stage)

Please send your application to HR: by the closing date specified below.

If you need an accessible format please contact our HR department on +44 1373 473 064 or email


  • Application deadline: COB Monday March 2, 2020.
  • Interviews will take place in London on March 11, 2020.      


Incomplete applications will not be accepted. We are unfortunately only able to reply to those shortlisted.


Equal Opportunities.

We are keen to promote strong principles of equality and diversity and would welcome applications from all backgrounds. Disabled people are strongly encouraged to apply and as a ‘disability confident employer’ ADD guarantees to interview all disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria. For more information on this please see our Equal Opportunities Policy.

Our Commitment to Safeguarding.

The nature of ADD’s work is as an ally to the global disability movement promoting the rights of all people with disabilities. It does mean that our staff, consultants, trustees and volunteers may come into contact with children and vulnerable adults in some capacity or another. ADD is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, consultants, trustees and volunteers to share this commitment.

At ADD, we’re committed to creating a safe and rewarding environment for all of our people to work and volunteer, as well as for those we come into contact with through our work.

This means we have robust safeguarding policies and procedures to ensure everyone is treated properly, and a whistle-blowing policy and process so people can raise any concerns they have, confidentially. 

For more information on this please see the safeguarding pages on our website.

Data Protection.

ADD International is aware of its obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the UK Data Protection Bill and is committed to processing your data securely and transparently. For more information on this please see our ‘Job Applicant Privacy Notice’.

The nature of the recruitment process for this role means that it is necessary to send applications (and therefore personal data) electronically to our Tanzania country office for shortlisting and arranging interviews. Under GDPR legislation your consent is required to do this. By applying for this position, you are giving your consent for your personal data to be sent to a country outside the EU.