1.     Background

A background in marketing, public relations, sales, fundraising

2.     Role Summary

To assist the Board to bring a fresh perspective to fundraising plans and strategy and to support the Trust’s fundraising staff and activities

3.     Main Responsibilities

·       To ensure fundraising is of the highest standard and priority

·       An ability to monitor progress and hold fundraisers to account and to ask the right questions about fundraising strategy and implementation

·       Strategically assess where fundraising fits into the overall organisation strategy and to work with staff to ensure effective income generation is being achieved

·       Contributing knowledge of fundraising techniques and strategies, understanding results and approving budgets with real insight

·       Network on behalf of the charity to solicit funds on a peer to peer basis

·       Support and encourage the fundraising team in their work

·       Oversee fundraising and make sure it is carried out in legal, honest and accountable ways.

4.     Skills and Experience


·       Someone with fundraising/income-generation knowledge and/or business development background or having run a medium size business

·       An understanding of the charity sector, good governance, Charities Commission and Companies House requirements, relevant legislations and statutory requirements

·       An understanding of the challenges facing small to medium sized charities in maximising income and donor cultivation

·       Experience of diverse fundraising practices, including statutory funds, corporate and philanthropic giving would be valuable

·       Excellent networking skills, influencing and communication skills.


·       Knowledge of digital and social media

·       A thorough understanding of the Code of Fundraising Practice

The Marfan Trust is registered in England and Wales under charity number 328070 at c/o 24 Oakfield Lane, Keston, Kent, BR2 6BY. Contact us at [email protected] or by phone on + 44 (0)333 011 5256
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