Executive Director of Fundraising and Communications - Refugee Council

Executive Director of Fundraising and Communications

The Refugee Council is celebrating its 70th anniversary as the oldest and most established organisation working with those who come to the UK seeking protection. We are the largest single service provider working with children and adults seeking asylum and granted refugee status. Our transformative services provide us with a strong evidence base to speak out as a leading and influential advocate of asylum and refugee reform.

We are looking for a new Executive Director of Fundraising and Communications to join our Senior Management Team to achieve a step change in our external profile and income generation. You will be a dynamic and growth-oriented fundraising leader with a truly impressive track record of inspiring teams to bring in higher levels of income. You will also have a successful track record of combining this with a real flair and ability to oversee powerful communications that drives donor acquisition and extends influence to achieve real change for our organisation’s beneficiaries.

Our work depends on successful fundraising. This newly created role will build on recent achievements to further grow our supporter base, increase our network of high net worth donors and reach out to more trusts, foundations and corporates with a compelling case for support. At the same time we want to achieve an up lift in our communications across all platforms so we can achieve a more prominent external profile to benefit all our income generation activity.

You will be both passionate and creative with a strong desire to make a big impact. An emotionally intelligent and motivational leader you will have demonstrable experience building high performing and creative teams. You will not be afraid to experiment and strive for innovation across all areas of our fundraising and communications. Critically, you will promote collaborative and integrated working with colleagues from across the organisation in our services directorate and our advocacy directorate.

You will have a genuine passion for the rights of asylum seekers and refugees, be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the ongoing political, financial and practical challenges that the Refugee Council faces. If you are excited about what you can achieve in the role and want to make a real difference to the lives of refugees and asylum seekers then we’d love to hear from you.

We are committed to equality and diversity at the Refugee Council and actively encourage applicants from underrepresented groups. If you need any adjustments made to the application process to accommodate your needs, please let us know.

For more information about the role please see the Candidate Information Pack

To apply please complete the online Application Form

Please note that we can only consider applications submitted via our application form. If you have any problems applying online please contact recruitment@refugeecouncil.org.uk