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Head of Fundraising

Create positive change for the environment and communities as you help UKHarvest prevent food waste and food insecurity. You’ll be at the heart of our strategic team, driving our fundraising to new heights as our organisation enters a new period of growth. If you're ready to make a lasting impact and lead with purpose in this senior role, we want to hear from you!

Responsible to: CEO

Responsible for: Fundraising; Grants Trusts & Foundations, Corporate Partnerships and Individual Giving

Location: UKH Central Hub, Donnington, Chichester, West Sussex & Nourish Hub, London

Salary: circa £35,000 to £40,000

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How to apply: Please apply with a Covering Letter outlining why you are the best candidate for the role and a copy of your CV to

Job Background

We are looking for a Head of Fundraising who can work with the service delivery team to link earned income into the Fundraising Strategy, secure both unrestricted and restricted income and through grants, trusts and foundations as well as with corporate partners and individual donors. You will work collaboratively with teams across the charity and won’t be phased by the inevitable challenges that this will bring, or the constantly changing environment that the charity will be operating in the next few years.

In this pivotal role UKHarvest is seeking a strategic Head of Fundraising to lead the charity’s efforts in generating vital financial support and building meaningful relationships with donors, partners, and stakeholders. You will have a proven track record designing and implementing fundraising strategies that achieve revenue targets and have the charity’s ethos at the heart of everything you do.

Main Objectives

With responsibility for the Fundraising at UKHarvest, the post holder will:

  • Research and manage a pipeline of trusts and foundation applications that offer restricted and unrestricted funding.
  • Write applications, using information and expertise from colleagues as necessary.
  • Identify new fundraising opportunities from a range of sources, including national and local government; individual supporters and commercial opportunities.
  • Organise, plan and implement a fundraising strategy, yet be flexible enough to adapt to changing priorities and deliver against tight deadlines when required.
  • Lead and manage the process of reporting to existing funders and Trustees.
  • Nurturing relationships with existing supporters and partners.
  • Align fundraising campaigns using your excellent communication skills to deliver broader organisational messaging and branding.
  • Demonstrate excellent writing skills and attention to detail, capturing beneficiaries’ experiences and the ability to tailor messages to different audiences.
  • Embed a culture of fundraising and effective storytelling throughout the organisation.
  • Organise and lead regular fundraising meetings with the CEO.
  • Proactively improve the processes and optimise the use of the CRM system to record funding opportunities and track income against targets.
  • Develop strong relationships with all departments and at all levels across the charity.

Required experience

The successful applicant will have at least 5 years fundraising experience as a Head of Fundraising, managing and leading a fundraising team. A strategic thinker with the ability to identify opportunities, set priorities and drive results, you will have experience in developing and sustaining funding streams using a variety of techniques to secure restricted and unrestricted funding, major gifts, grants, events, and corporate partnerships; combined with exceptional communication skills to engage and inspire donors, volunteers and stakeholders. You will be able to motivate and develop a high performing team, set targets, and promote a collaborative culture. You will care about social justice, environmental sustainability and food waste as these pillars underpin all UKHarvest activities. The role will be predominantly based in the UKHarvest Chichester Hub with regular visits to the Nourish Hub in London.


Download the full Job Description here

Deadline: 30 April. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Please apply with a Covering Letter outlining why you are the best candidate for the role and a copy of your CV to