Head of Acquisition

London (Central), London (Greater)
£47,155 - £50,050
12 Nov 2020
24 Nov 2020
Marketing Disciplines
Industry Sector
Charity / Not for Profit
Contract Type
Work Experience Level
Head of
Agency-side or Client-side
Client Side
Job Role

ActionAid has an amazing opportunity for an experienced Fundraising professional - to come and work in our Individual Giving team as Head of Acquisition.

ActionAid is an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty. Our dedicated local staff are ending violence against women and girls and helping change lives, for good. We won’t stop until women and girls are out of danger, out of poverty and on track to create the future they want.

This is a key strategic role in our fundraising team and you will have the opportunity to influence and transform the programme.
Your passion and fundraising experience mean that you will thrive in taking on a challenging and rewarding role.

As an experienced manager, you’ll be a natural leader and driven to develop an outstanding environment in which your team can flourish. It is very important to us to have a great environment for fundraisers to work in.

Equally important is a commitment to excellence in Direct Marketing. With natural strategic flair, and excellent numeracy, you will also have the ability to ensure superb quality in all aspects of operational management across the full range of supporter acquisition activity.

Our fundraising culture is supporter focused and every supporter matters, so you must be able to demonstrate an ability treat all supporters with transparency and dignity.

You will ensure that ActionAid is able to respond quickly and effectively in times of humanitarian crisis by leading on our cold emergency fundraising appeals.

In summary we are looking for an outstanding Direct Marketing professional with the talent and enthusiasm to transform the lives of the poorest, most disadvantaged women and children in the world, for good.

This is a maternity cover role, so we are offering the role as a 12 month fixed term contract.

In return, we offer a competitive salary, 27 days annual leave per year – plus the opportunity to purchase an additional 5 days of annual leave per year, as well as many other workplace benefits.

You will also have plenty of opportunities to learn and further develop your career.

If you have the skills and experience we are looking for and you want to work in a fast paced environment leading a talented and ambitious team then please apply.

Please note that previous applicants need not apply and all applicants must have a fundraising background.

Interview dates:
First round interviews: W/C the 30th of November.
Second round interviews: W/C the 7th of December.

ActionAid is committed to driving improvement through digital channels, tools and ways of working.  We will ensure that we provide the technology and the training to enable all staff to perform their roles to the best of their abilities. In return, we ask that all staff are committed to continually improving their digital skills and knowledge within the working environment. Our recruitment processes will evaluate the digital skills of all applicants. 

ActionAid is committed to supporting flexible working. If you would like to discuss flexible working options, including the possibility of a job share for this role, there will be space to do so during the interview process.

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