Fundraising and Communications Specialist

Circa. £40k
Hiring Organisation: 
Keeping Children Safe

Every five minutes, a child dies from violence. Every day, in every country, children are abused, beaten, raped, and more. Too often, the abuser is someone the child knows and trusts. They may even work for an organisation that’s meant to help children. A sports club, school, aid organisation or peacekeeping force. But they abuse their power, and the child’s trust. Keeping Children Safe sets tough International Child Safeguarding Standards to ensure all organisations protect children from abuse. As a result of our services and through our network of members in over 120 countries, millions of children worldwide are now better protected. The Fundraising and Communications Specialist will report directly to the Director and will lead on the development and implementation of an ambitious and effective fundraising strategy in line with the aims and objectives laid out in our new three-year Strategic Plan Main Duties: Key Responsibilities will include:

  • To develop and execute fundraising strategies, targets and monitoring to deliver sustained income growth through the development of a diverse and sustainable income generation portfolio.
  • To ensure that all fundraising activity complies with legal requirements and policies, including staying up to date with changes to fundraising regulation and best practice.
  • To develop and deliver high-impact communications strategies across the entire spectrum of communication disciplines including: digital, media and public relations, brand, marketing, internal communications, events and publications.
  • To champion communication and fundraising providing appropriate interpretation to Trustees, the Director and the KCS team

Person specification Essential

  • A clear commitment to and understanding of child safeguarding and child rights.
  • A good understanding of international development
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development relevant to the role purpose and level.
  • Significant track record of leading successful strategic fundraising, marketing and communications initiatives within an NGO.

Skills and experience:

  • Significant experience of successful international fundraising across multiple channels with a track record of securing major gifts.
  • Experience of leading the development of large bids to trusts and foundations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • A proven track record of developing and promoting high-impact charity brands and campaigns. Including: digital, media and public relations, brand, marketing, internal communications, events and publications.
  • Significant experience of, and aptitude for copy-writing and editing including the creation of compelling and professional fundraising and campaign materials.
  • Experience of web development and management.
  • Excellent media handling skills with the ability to act as a spokesperson.
  • Proven ability to build, manage and develop key stakeholder, client and donor relationships.
  • Experience of business planning, including setting and managing a budget.
  • Track record of bringing innovative creative thinking and fresh ideas to an organisation and / or its services.

Personal qualities:

  • A commitment to the vision, aims and approach of the organisation.
  • A team player, able to manage their own workload as well as, work with and support others and deliver to agreed standards and targets
  • A positive, solution-focused approach to work
  • A dynamic self-starter.
  • Integrity with appropriate ethics and behaviors 


  • Fluency in Spanish, French or Arabic 

The Appointment

  • The appointment will be on a full-time basis. Start date September 2017
  • The leave allowance is 25 working days per annum.
  • In view of the nature of the work involved, any offer of appointment will be conditional on a satisfactory Disclosure Barring Scheme checks.

You will be asked to prepare a short presentation about strategic fundraising if you are invited for interview. Interviews will take place on a rolling basis. The position is open until filled. Keeping Children Safe values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. Keeping Children Safe welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and will select employees on their individual merits and abilities, irrespective of the person’s gender, sexual orientation, caring responsibilities, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic background, religion or belief, age or disability.

experienced practitioner (an expert or specialist or a junior manager managing a few people)
Job type: 
paid job within an organisation
Contract type: 
full time
Org Type: 
Job Location: 
London/Flexible, England, UK
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Closing date for applications: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 18:00

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