The Humane League UK is a charity ending the abuse of animals raised for food by influencing the policies of the world’s biggest companies, demanding legislation, and empowering others to take action. We’re a mission-driven, energetic team focussed on problem-solving and effective teamwork, and have grown significantly over the last few years. Thanks to our targeted approach, our effectiveness in reducing animal suffering and our efficient use of donations, The Humane League has been named Top Charity by the independent evaluator Animal Charity Evaluators for every rating period.
We are seeking a senior fundraising professional to make their mark in ending the abuse of animals raised for food.
If you would like to learn more about the Head of Development role and want to ask any questions, join us by registering for our webinar, on Thursday 11th February 2021 at 6:30 PM GMT. You can attend this whether you have applied already or are considering the role and want to find out more. Please click here to register.
This is an ideal position for an experienced individual to build our development work in the UK with a current predicted annual turnover of nearly £1 million in 2021/22. You will have at least 5 years of experience managing a team and working with large donors and have a detailed understanding of how to manage grants from end to end. A credible influencer and communicator, you have an inclusive, consultative and adaptive approach to decision-making, and a strong alignment to the work of THL UK.
This role requires exceptional interpersonal skills: tactful, diplomatic and confident in managing and developing relationships with a diverse range of donors and volunteers while managing a growing team of fundraisers.
We are looking to speak to a wide range of candidates with diverse backgrounds – #NonGraduatesWelcome
This role reports to the Managing Director and is a full-time, remote position, however, travel to London and the US may be necessary occasionally.
Ideally, you will have all of the following attributes, but if you have most of them, we would still be keen to hear from you.
The key focus of the role will be:
Developing and implementing a comprehensive annual fundraising plan and timeline to include:
Major gifts program (40%)
Effective Altruism Grants, Charitable Trusts & Corporate Foundations (25%)
Strategising and managing a growing team (35%)
Our employees all work remotely but still enjoy a supportive, collaborative environment. You will have access to a workplace pension, 25 days leave plus Public Holidays, flexible working hours, internet reimbursement, and family-friendly policies. Professional learning and development is actively encouraged.
At The Humane League, animal welfare is at the forefront of our everyday work and as such, many of our employees are vegan by personal choice. All of our events and workshops offer only vegan meals and refreshments.
The Humane League is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment and being an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of colour and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with laws and in furtherance of our commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, all applicants will receive unbiased consideration for employment without discrimination based on race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. To enable us to monitor our progress, we would be grateful if you would complete the short anonymous survey that will be sent to you after you have completed your application.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding accessibility, contact us and we will endeavour to work with you to make adjustments throughout the process.
We welcome applications from all mission-aligned candidates wherever you are in your journey to end the abuse of animals raised for food, so if you don’t feel you match all of the requirements, and are unsure whether you should apply, we would be happy to chat through your concerns.
Don’t forget, we are holding a webinar on Thursday 11th February 2021 at 6:30 PM GMT. You can attend this whether you have applied already or are considering the role and want to find out more.
Please click here to register.
Once your application has been received and reviewed and we want to take it forward, our thorough interview process will follow this route:
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