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Freedom from Torture Director of Fundraising and Communications

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Freedom from Torture

Director of Fundraising and Communications

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Location: London, N7 with significant opportunity for remote working

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £77,000

Freedom from Torture, which helps survivors to rehabilitate and campaigns for their rights, is seeking a Director of Fundraising and Communications to further grow its fundraising income, supporter base and public profile.

Freedom from Torture is dedicated to healing and protecting people who have survived torture. It provides therapies to improve physical and mental health, medically documents torture and provides legal and welfare help. It exposes torture globally. It fights to hold torturing states to account and campaigns for fairer treatment of torture survivors in the UK.

Survivors of torture, active and empowered, are at the centre of all of the charity’s work.

This senior management role will lead the charity’s Fundraising and Communications directorate, driving strategies to increase fundraised income and optimise long-term growth in line with a new approach to supporter engagement and mobilisation aimed at uniting survivors and members of the public in a revitalised movement against torture and for the UK as a place of safety for survivors.

The role is also responsible for Freedom from Torture’s communications, brand, celebrity and patron strategies to strengthen the charity’s profile and brand recognition and increase the impact of its fundraising and campaigning work.

Freedom from Torture is looking for candidates with extensive fundraising leadership and management experience in a national and/or medium size charity. You will have experience of setting and delivering multimillion pound income targets, managing donor bases of at least 10,000 donors, as well as six figure grants and/or gifts.

You will have exceptional relationship building and negotiation skills with a proven ability to influence and persuade at the highest levels. You will also have a track record of driving digital transformation and working with traditional and digital media to promote influencing campaigns, support fundraising and drive supporter engagement. Finally, you will need sensitivity and resilience in engaging with people who have suffered trauma.

Freedom from Torture is strongly committed to diversity, equality and inclusion and welcomes applications from those who also have direct experience of torture, the asylum system or overcoming personal adversity and/or who come from Black, Asian, ethnic minority and/or other under-represented groups.

For more details of this opportunity, including how to apply, please click through to our candidate pack.

PLEASE NOTE: We will be longlisting applications as soon as we receive them, so please apply early to register your interest. 
Monday 20th September, 9am (GMT). 

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