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 Guy Scadding Building, Dovehouse Street, London SW3 6LY. Contact us at [email protected] or by phone on + 44 (0)20 7594 1605
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