Interim Director of Fundraising 

How to apply 

Apply online: New Israel Fund – Interim Director of Fundraising

For an informal and confidential discussion about the role, please contact our recruitment partner: 

Simon Lloyd, Director, NFP Consulting 


Application is by way of a CV and a Supporting Statement. 

Closing date: Tuesday 26th January 


Please let us know if you have any special requirements which we might need to consider in relation to the selection process, e.g. attending interview. Any requests will not be taken into account in the selection process. 2 New Israel Fund – Interim Director of Fundraising – NFP Consulting 

Interim Director of Fundraising 

(Extended maternity cover – 12 months) 

Working Hours: 4 days a week. Occasional weekend, early morning and evening work. 

Salary: £40,000 – £45,000 per annum 

Reporting To: CEO 

Location: NIF Offices, Star House, 104 Grafton Rd, Kentish Town, London NW5 4BA 

In response to current COVID-19 regulations, team members are working from home. 

Position Overview 

The Director of Fundraising will lead on the delivery of our ambitious fundraising strategy. 

They will work closely with the Chief Executive, Chair and Trustees in the generation of high-level donations from individuals and trusts. The Director of Fundraising will also oversee and contribute to other fundraising activities and projects for example fundraising campaigns, legacy giving and donor events. 

You will have considerable experience of developing high-value relationships with donors, project management skills and excellent communications skills. You will have line management responsibilities for the newly appointed Legacy Fundraiser. 

Main Responsibilities 

1. Execution of the fundraising workplan 

  • Manage and deliver the fundraising workplan to achieve NIF’s fundraising targets and ambitious plans for growth. 
  • Manage relationships and oversee stewardship for a portfolio of existing and new donors in order to maximise fundraising potential and supporter retention. This will include 1:1 meetings either face to face or via videocalls. 
  • Manage NIF prospect lists and oversee the development of this piece of work. 
  • Oversee the management of all Trusts and Foundations including reporting, relationships with trustees and researching new prospect trusts. 
  • Oversee the delivery of our 25th Anniversary Legacy Campaign launching in January 2021 (to be led by the newly appointed Legacy Fundraiser) 
  • Work with the Fundraising Executive and Office Administrator to embed ways of working as we roll out our new CRM system. 
  • Work with the Programme Director to ensure NIF’s programme of events best serves our fundraising strategy. 
  • Ensure the implementation of new digital fundraising strategy. 
  • Work with the Communication’s Manager to oversee all fundraising output including our direct mail and online fundraising campaigns. 
  • Ensure efficient and effective processes underpin our fundraising efforts. 
  • Support the CEO in planning for the new 2022-2025 organisational and fundraising strategy. 
  • Oversee other ad hoc fundraising projects. 

2. Management and leadership 

  • Develop and provide professional leadership for NIF’s Board Fundraising Committee in order to maximise the potential of their experience, knowledge and networks. 
  • Prepare regular management reports for the Board and CEO. 
  • Ensure that systems are in place to ensure all relevant information is accurately recorded, working closely with the Fundraising Executive. 
  • Ensure project plans and timelines are set for all fundraising activities. 
  • Contribute to the development of NIF as a senior member of staff. 

Person Specification 

You must strongly identify with the mission and values of New Israel Fund. 

Essential Skills and Experience 

  • Demonstrable experience of successful fundraising, including managing a portfolio of major donors and managing trusts and foundations. 
  • Experience of researching donors and developing fundraising propositions. 
  • Significant experience of developing and leading successful direct mail and online fundraising campaigns. 
  • Hands on involvement in the planning, development and implementation of strategic plans and achievement of time-dependent targets 
  • Developing successful, effective relationships with trustees and other lay leaders. 
  • Able to build relationships with a wide range of contacts at all levels – whether junior staff, senior colleagues, donors or members of the public. 
  • Understanding of relevant legal and regulatory requirements applicable to fundraising. 
  • Successfully working under pressure, with multiple demands and in a changing environment. 
  • Robust and confident decision making skills together with effective management skills. 
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication, presentation and numeracy skills. 
  • Motivated, highly organised, with initiative and very good time management skills. 
  • Extremely thorough – with attention to detail, consistently high levels of follow-through (a ‘completer-finisher’) and strong organisational skills, being both efficient and effective. 
  • Outgoing, friendly and willing to pitch in and help others within the wider team. 
  • Flexibility with a pro-active and creative approach to problem solving 
  • Solid, appropriate level of IT skills, including using Fundraising/CRM databases, spreadsheets (Excel), Word, PowerPoint, Internet, Outlook etc. Comfortable and able to learn new software as needed. 

Desirable Skills and Experience 

  • Experience of fundraising within the British-Jewish community (which is where the majority of our donors do and will come from) 
  • Knowledge of trends in charitable giving, including by high wealth individuals. 
  • Understanding of innovative approaches in fundraising. 
  • Experience of working in a small team. 
  • A demonstrable personal interest in the issues NIF addresses. 
  • Experience of working successfully with Raiser’s Edge /NXT (CRM database). 
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