Reports to: Chief Executive
Direct reports:
Corporate Partnerships Director, Senior Grant Fundraiser
Member of:
Senior Management Team, Leadership Team
Office location:
Kennington SE11 4AS
Work arrangements
: Office-based. Hybrid working arrangements considered (minimum 2 days in office)
Full time, permanent
£60,000-£70,000 per annum

the role

The Fundraising Director is responsible for setting the long-term fundraising vision for the charity and leading the fundraising strategy to generate income from grant-making trusts and foundations, corporate partners and major donors in line with the strategic 3-year plan and annual business plan.

This role is responsible for creating, developing and implementing fundraising plans to support delivery of all projects and programmes. This involves leading partnerships with funders including proactive approaches to drive further income growth, packaging our programmes and services to attract new funding relationships, and maintaining our competitiveness in the market.

Reporting directly to the CEO, the Fundraising Director plays a key role in the Senior Leadership Team by providing thoughtful and creative leadership and productive working relationships with other Directors and teams, helping to set the direction for the charity and tackle strategic challenges.

You will provide strategic and inspirational leadership of the fundraising team to foster a culture of mutual support, trust, commitment and professional behaviour.

how to apply

To apply to become our Fundraising Director, please complete and send your CV and supporting statement (no longer than 2 sides), outlining why you are interested and how you meet the points on the Person Specification to with the subject heading “Fundraising Director”.

To have an informal discussion about the opportunity, please contact Sylvia Linton, Head of HR at Trees for Cities on

Closing Date: 11 June

Short initial zoom conversations with long listed candidates
: 16-21 June

Informal phone conversations with the CEO for shortlisted candidates:
26-27 June

Panel Interview Dates:
29 and 30 June 2023

Trees for Cities is committed to attracting, developing, motivating and retaining exceptional talent and to a work environment that recognises contribution, fosters respect and teamwork, and facilitates strong performance. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, recognising that diversity enriches all staff and our work across the UK and internationally. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic including race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or faith, or physical ability.