VACANCY ALERT: Are you our new Head of Fundraising?

VACANCY ALERT: Are you our new Head of Fundraising?

Posted Monday 22nd April 2024...

This is an incredibly exciting, high-impact role within the organisation. As Head of Fundraising you will be part of the Senior Leadership Team and our key fundraiser, critical fundraising strategist and have the scope to influence and shape our programmes.  

You have a broad and well-established funder base to jump off from and will have the opportunity to bring in exciting new funders as more environmentally focused grant givers are starting to embrace diet change as a key tool for tackling the climate crisis. 

Hours:          Full-time,  5 days a week or part-time, 4 days per week considered.
Contract:     Permanent
Location:     Hybrid
Salary:         £43,000 per annum, full time (or pro rata for part time)
Holiday:       25 days per year full-time (or 20 days part-time, 4 days) plus bank holidays
Pension:      4% Employer contribution

We are looking for someone who can build on the relationships and initiatives developed over the last few years, to ensure Made In Hackney can fulfil its strategic goals and meet our annual income target. You will be instrumental in driving income development and in leading fundraising initiatives with an emphasis on Trusts and Foundations, individual giving, major gift fundraising, corporate giving and statutory bodies such. You will nurture key relationships with existing donors and potential new supporters and build and manage a robust pipeline of supporters.

Made In Hackney has always been a progressive organisation, seeking to change systems that have not served the world thus far, and, as such we seek to build a fair, equitable, inclusive and collaborative working culture. 

If you are a creative self-starter and thrive on a lot of freedom and self-direction against the backdrop of a hugely supportive and caring team of colleagues, all inspired to change the world in an inclusive and caring way – you have just found your dream work-home. 

Responsibilities include:


Leadership, Strategy and Governance

  • To be an active member of the Made in Hackney Senior Leadership Team, working together to galvanise the organisation behind our strategic plan.
  • To contribute to strategic discussions on the future direction of the organisation.
  • To participate and / or lead in team meetings as appropriate.
  • To act as the lead staff team representative on the Strategy and Fundraising Board Sub-committee, actively contributing and working with Trustees, as well as attending Board meetings.
  • To participate in organisational budget planning and monitoring meetings.


Fundraising and Development

  • To co-design and write grant applications and secure grant funding from Trusts, Foundations or Corporate entities in line with our annual target (likely to be in the range of £400k-£500k).
  • To work with the Partnerships Manager to secure Fundraising income from individual givers, major donors, Crowdfunding campaigns and other fundraising initiatives in line with our annual target (likely to be in the range of £200k).
  • To develop and execute an annual fundraising strategy: building a sustainable portfolio consisting of grants and donations from individuals, corporates, trusts and foundations, to ensure long-term sustainable funding of activities.
  • To research and prospect future funders.
  • To maintain precise and up-to-date records on current and potential supporters and prospects.
  • To create engaging fundraising communication tools.
  • To establish partnerships for joint programmes and funding bids where beneficial.


Donor stewardship & reporting

  • To retain current donors and maximise fundraising opportunities, including delivering a programme of appropriate stewardship opportunities with the core team.
  • To work with the team to co-design programmes and their evaluation requirements to ensure the organisation meets the grant funders' requirements. 
  • To complete reporting to grant funders, including developing report templates, creating reports, case studies, and other administrative requirements. 



  • To input into MIH’S communications strategy and the planning and implementation of improvements to marketing plans, digital presence and social media strategy to ensure impact and fundraising successes are communicated
  • To maintain a stock of impact-focused case studies and success stories and ensure fundraising successes are communicated on social media and online.
  • To ensure the robust monitoring and reporting on the effectiveness of fundraising strategies and campaigns; providing key input to the annual report and impact report.
  • To coordinate fundraising events with the Community Partnerships Manager. 


Line Management

  • To have direct line management responsibility for the Community Partnerships Manager and Social Media & Marketing Manager, creating a supportive environment for growth and development.


Download the full Job Description and Person Specification



The deadline for the receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 31st May 2024, though we encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will be scheduling interviews on a rolling basis as we receive applications.


To apply, send a CV outlining your career history and relevant experience for the role and a cover letter outlining what has attracted you to apply for the role of Head of Fundraising at Made In Hackney and what makes you the right candidate for the role.

Please send your application to:


If you have any questions about the recruitment process or the role please contact Rashmi Joshi, Operations Manager

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