Fundraising Director - IJM UK

Fundraising Director - IJM UK

Location: London 

Salary: Competitive 


About the Organisation 

IJM is the world’s largest anti-slavery organisation working to end modern day slavery, human trafficking, and other forms of violence against the poor.

Our mission is to protect the poor from violence by partnering with local officials to rescue victims, bring the criminals to justice, restore survivors to safety and strength, and help local law enforcement build a safe future that lasts.

IJM UK supports this global mission by: raising awareness; raising funds to support our operational work around the world; mobilising a movement of abolitionists across all parts of society, including the Christian Church; and providing thought leadership, leveraging our unique global experience to influence leaders across Government, businesses and institutions.

We are a Christian organisation inspired by God’s call to love all people and to seek justice for the oppressed. We protect the poor from violence, without regard to religion or any other factor, and seek to work alongside all people of goodwill.

From a solid foundation we are in a major growth phase and are looking for an outstanding fundraiser to help lead the organisation into the next chapter. We have a big vision, big aspirations and a big heart.


Role Description 

Summary Aims of the Role

• Member of the Senior Leadership Team
• Lead the fundraising function for the organisation across the five major revenue streams of
o Individual donors
o Major donors
o Trusts and institutional
o Corporate
o Churches
• Responsibility for the Supporter journey and Champions (volunteer) programme
• Responsibility for the corporate events function (principally fundraising and prayer events)
• Lead the England support raising team
• Support the fundraising work in Scotland and Northern Ireland

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Leadership
• Proactively contribute to strategic development and decision making for IJM UK as a member of the Leadership team.
• Responsibility for setting and achieving fundraising targets
• Provide analysis and support decision making regarding fundraising and other support raising activity for IJM UK.
• Line management of 3 staff members focused on fundraising and church mobilisation in England
• Support the National Directors for IJM in Scotland and Northern Ireland in their revenue goals
• Develop and shape verbal and written messaging frameworks for fundraising activity alongside the Communications team
• Develop and implement strategies and products to increase unrestricted forms of giving
• Develop opportunities for extraordinary funding and partnership for key potential donors and foundations
• Determine the strategy and philosophy for leveraging the CEO and senior leaders in the organization in fundraising with key donors and foundations
• Develop and execute strategies to inspire IJM’s key donors and foundations to promote IJM’s work and to assist in securing new financial partners
• Establish world class vision trips for donors to see the work first hand and develop the recruitment strategies necessary to ensure high capacity participants

2. Data Management
• Ensure accurate and timely revenue information and data to track performance and inform decision making
• Ensure compliance with the various codes of conduct, best practice and regulations

3. Portfolio management
• Manage a small portfolio of key individual donors, churches and trusts working closely with the CEO and leadership team with a particular focus on England

4. Public Speaking
• Serve as an ambassador and public face of IJM as needed
• Speak at strategic forums to increase awareness and interest in the work of IJM


More info & How to Apply

• Covering letter of maximum two pages, explaining why you are suitable for and interested in this post. Please demonstrate how your skills, experience and personal qualities meet the requirements of this role and why you are interested about the work of IJM.
• Curriculum Vitae with relevant experience.
• Statement of Christian Faith up to one-page, describing your faith journey, current spiritual disciplines and how you see your faith as relevant to your involvement with IJM.
• Closing date for applications: 7 December 2018
Email: David Westlake, CEO at
Subject line: Fundraising Director


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