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Top job! Head of Fundraising

  • Full time
  • £30,000 – £35,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st November 2019

  • Advertised from 10th October 2019


Kids Operating Room is a global health charity focused on delivering safe surgical services for children in the developing world.

Currently working in 22 countries and committed to developing an ambitious program of growth across Africa in particular, but elsewhere too, we are seeking a Head of Fundraising to join our team, deliver our income generation strategy and help hundreds of thousands of children access the emergency and urgent care they need.

Our founders currently fund all of our work and will continue to fund our running costs as well as a wide range of our charitable activities. However, as we now look to grow our impact beyond this we are looking for someone who can deliver a broad fundraising strategy that will see more regular donors, more trusts and foundations and more community fundraising contribute to our work.

The successful candidate will be able to build a team to help them achieve this but will be expected to have experience in these fundraising areas and to be personally responsible for generating income too. In time, and once a solid foundation of income has been achieved, we expect to develop corporate fundraising, legacy income and will be open to developing other income streams too.

Working closely with the Chief Executive and the Chair, you will also contribute to a major donor strategy that is currently underway.

Skills and experience:

  • You will likely be an existing senior fundraiser or high performing fundraising manager looking for an opportunity to lead a team.
  • You will have a results-focused mindset and a proven track record of achieving exceptional income results. High standards of donor care, an understanding of the need to build long-term relationships with our donors and a clear understanding of GDPR in fundraising are essential.
  • You’ll also know the Code of Fundraising and the importance of its role in ensuring our fundraising is of the highest standard.


You will almost certainly be degree educated and may well have completed fundraising qualifications with the Institute of Fundraising.

Role location:

The job is located in our Head Office in Edinburgh. Occasional travel elsewhere in the UK or abroad is expected.


A wide range of benefits are available to the successful candidate including private healthcare, opportunities to travel and a fully paid sabbatical after certain lengths of service. The salary applicable for the role is £30 - £35K per annum.

Application notes

Applicants should submit a covering letter and a CV, convincing us that they are the right person for the job.

The letter should showcase your skills in writing fundraising applications. It ought to capture our attention, make it clear that you are the right person for us and make you stand out from the crowd.

We look forward to reading your application and to welcoming the successful candidate into our team.

CV can be sent by post to:


107/4 George Street



Or by email to Ashley Horsham on or call 0131 2970092 for further information.