Director of Engagement (including Fundraising)

We are looking for a resilient, creative team player who will be able to lead and develop our engagement directorate to deliver on the agreed strategy.

Attractive package with incentives
Contract Type
London (flexible)
Closing Date
Closing date is midday on 04 October 2017

At Blind Veterans UK, we believe that no one who has served our country should have to battle blindness alone. It is our mission to ensure that blind ex-Servicemen and women have access to the finest quality of services to help them discover life beyond sight loss.

The number of veterans we help is increasing rapidly as we implement our overall strategy to embed a national footprint and take our exceptional services to the beneficiary. To support this strategy we have developed an ambitious fundraising and engagement strategy to develop our brand and significantly grow our income over the next 5 years.  We need an exceptional individual to lead and develop a talented and skilled team to deliver the fundraising and engagement strategy.

The successful candidate will need to be an emotionally intelligent, visionary leader who has a demonstrable and successful track record of transforming brand awareness and income streams for a complex, multi-site organisation with a nationwide remit.

We are looking for a resilient, creative team player who will be able to lead and develop our engagement directorate to deliver on the agreed strategy. This team will include a set of technical experts responsible for Community Engagement, Brand and Marketing, Individual Giving, High Value Relationships, and Customer Experience and Data Management.  We need someone who will inspire others to develop themselves in order to provide excellence in all aspects of their work.

The successful candidate will have experience with matrix management of diverse teams in a complex organisation. Experience in the charity sector is not essential; but excellent internal and external networking and communication skill, creative and analytical thinking and well developed ability to increase income and build the public profile of a Charity that celebrated its centenary in 2015 certainly is. 

How to apply:

We want to make this process as straightforward as possible. To this end, we ask that you provide the following documents:

  • A covering letter that addresses and provides evidence against the essential criteria set out in the Person specification. The covering letter provides you with the opportunity to explain your motivation, as well as highlighting how your experience and achievements fit with the requirements of the role.
  • An up to date CV, that brings out the relevance of your experience.

All documentation should be emailed to by no later than Wednesday 4 October at noon.

If you want to know more about the role or selection process, please contact our employment agency advisors, Green Park on or 0207 399 3993 and ask for Kai Adams or Jaimi Keemer.

All applications will be acknowledged via the domain name Charities& Please check spam filters to ensure no communication is lost.


Search and advert ws/c 28 August to 25 September
Search and advert close w/c 2 October
Longlist meeting w/c 9 October
Green Park interviews ws/c 16 and 23 October
Shortlist meeting w/c 30 October
1st Final Panel interviews w/c 6 November
2nd Final Panel interviews w/c 13 November


Please indicate at your earliest convenience if you are unable to attend meetings/interviews in this week.

Director of Engagement - Job Description