Head of Fundraising


  • Location Leicester, LE1
  • Hours 30 hrs per week
  • Pay £40,554.52 per annum
  • Closing date: 1 May 2024, noon

The person chosen will be passionate about supporting people affected by sight loss, enabling them to live independently and realise their ambitions. You will know how to engage with people from all walks of life and work with them to deliver solutions that drive Vista forward.

You will be required to work 30 hours per week flexibly Monday – Friday. There may be a requirement for some evening/weekend work due to the nature of the role. This is a hybrid-based role.

Our new team member will have experience of developing and growing a multitude of income streams with the ability to identify potential opportunities and work alongside senior management to steer strategy. They will be a strong, innovative communicator and be experienced at building relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Reporting to the Director of Finance and Governance, the successful candidate will sit on the Extended Leadership Team and will be a leading voice on driving forward our growth and ensuring financial sustainability.

The Head of Fundraising & Development will lead two teams, fundraising and retail, providing the vision, leadership, and skills which will enable the us to achieve our organisational objectives.

Benefits: 31 days annual leave (pro rota for part time), inclusive of bank holidays, enhanced maternity and paternity pay, your birthday off, full training for the role, hybrid working, excellent health benefits, wellbeing - access to an independent and confidential Employee Assistance Programme. 

Working for Vista means you will be working for one of the oldest and largest local charities in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. We are an independent organisation working with people with sight loss and their families across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We welcome applications from all candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic and are an equal opportunity employer. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with disabilities including visual impairments, and we encourage applications from such people who are under-represented in our workforce and face disadvantage on account of disability. 

All candidates will be treated equally, and we will base decisions on appointments on the merits of the candidates.  

Closing date:  Wednesday 1st May 2024 - Noon. 

Interviews:  Week Commencing Monday 6th May 2024. 

If you do not hear from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume you have regrettably not been selected for interview on this occasion.

In the event of high volume of applications, Vista has the right to close the advert early.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS. 

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