head of individual giving

title: head of individual giving
TYPE: permanent full time
salary: c. £55,000
DEPT: individual giving                                                                                          
START: IMMEDIATE                                                                                                           
REPORTS TO: Director of development                                                         
LOCATION: mansell st, london e1

Job Purpose

London’s Air Ambulance has an exciting and ambitious strategy in place to enable us to provide rapid response and cutting-edge care to more of the people in London who need us. Our patients are at the heart of everything we do, and our clinical, operations and charity teams are working collectively, alongside our partners Barts Health NHS Trust and the London Ambulance Service, to deliver on our vision of ending preventable deaths in London from severe injury.

To continue our work and deliver on our ambitious plans, our fundraising function is undergoing a period of significant growth. One of our key strategic aims is to double income over the next 5 years with a strong focus on growing our support from regular givers, one-off donors, lottery and raffle players. Individual giving is well established at London’s Air Ambulance, principally through face-to-face fundraising and our lottery programme. Testing new channels and reaching new supporters are key to our growth plans. There is considerable scope to engage more of our supporters in our individual giving programmes, given the strength of support for London’s Air Ambulance, and our well respected public profile.

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and experienced individual giving professional to lead and manage a team that plays a pivotal role in driving income and securing our future plans to help save lives in London.

London's Air Ambulance

London's Air Ambulance is the charity that delivers an advanced trauma team within the boundaries of the M25, for the 10 million people who live, work and travel within London each day. We deliver a senior trauma doctor and a specially trained paramedic to the site of the incident using a helicopter in daylight hours and a rapid response car at night, bringing the operating room to the patient. Our advanced medical trauma team treats on average five people a day in life threatening situations. We attend only the most seriously injured people who may not survive the journey to hospital without urgent treatment. We carry out critical care procedures at the scene of an incident that are normally only found in a hospital emergency department.

London's Air Ambulance charity was established because of a group of committed, determined and pioneering individuals who saw a way to save more lives, despite the medical establishment view at the time that patients with critical injuries could only be treated effectively in hospital. Today the service has been transformed from an anti-establishment pioneer, operating at the margins of emergency medicine, to a global leader of rapid response and critical care, providing support in moments of greatest need, such as advanced trauma response to a terrorist attack.

Our pioneering spirit continues to drive our constant self-evaluation and innovation to understand what we can do to save more lives. We continue to use our pioneering spirit to look for new ways to save more lives. We research and develop new innovations in treating severely injured patients before they get to hospital.

We are determined to search for ways to reduce the time taken to give patients the life-saving treatments they need, providing a knowledge platform for both civilian and military clinical innovations.

Our Values

We care about people and put them at the heart of everything we do. We are kind, respectful and always keen to listen to feedback.

We are prepared to achieve our mission in challenging environments. We are authentic, honest and not afraid to challenge and take calculated risks.

We embrace and lead change through our innovation and creativity. We are constantly learning, both from our successes and from our failures to make sure we are always striving to improve.

Key Responsibilities

The Head of Individual Giving is responsible for leading the Individual Giving team and developing the strategy to grow our donations from our individual givers, who generate the largest proportion of income for London’s Air Ambulance. The challenge is to build on current success and maintain relationships with existing donors and to develop significant opportunities to sustainably generate new income so that we can invest in saving more lives.

The role will be responsible for devising and implementing the Individual Giving strategy in alignment with London’s Air Ambulance’s 5-year fundraising strategy and goals to ensure that we deliver long-term growth and sustainability with phased expansion over the next 5 years. The role will additionally identify and implement programmes that will enhance the experience of our supporters, encouraging them to increase their involvement, or donations and identify and implement new fundraising channels, including DRTV and digital, to support these programmes.

For more details on the key responsibilities and requirements, please see below.

Application Details

We are delighted to be working with Ryan Burdock at Prospectus on the recruitment of this role. For more information on the role and how to apply, please click here - https://www.prospect-us.co.uk/jobs/details/hq00173554

Closing date for applications is the 1st October 2018.

London's Air Ambulance Limited is committed to eliminating any discrimination and promoting diversity and equality of opportunity in all it does. It is therefore London's Air Ambulance Limited's commitment to provide equal opportunities in employment and we will not unlawfully discriminate against job applicants, employees of the Company, volunteers, workers or contract workers on the grounds of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race (which includes colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation (unless, as in the case of pilots or fire crew physical fitness is essential to the performance of their duties).