Application Deadline

Reference: HFC/09/14

Salary: C£46,000, dependent on experience (Plus £3,300 London Weighting Allowance)

Hours: Full time – 35 hours per week (9.30am – 5.30pm)

Contract: Permanent

Location: Sands Head Office – 28 Portland Place, London, W1B 1LY

Sands, the Stillbirth and neonatal charity is a well respected national charity that:

  • Supports anyone affected by the death of a baby.
  • Works in partnership with health professionals to ensure that bereaved parents and families receive the best possible care.
  • Promotes and funds research that could help to reduce loss of babies’ lives.

We are seeking an experienced senior Fundraising and Communications specialist to join us in this the newly created post of Head of Fundraising & Communications.

The successful candidate will lead and develop these multi disciplinary functions at a time of development change and growth.  This is a diverse and challenging opportunity for an experienced professional who has the ability to balance a wide range of responsibilities.

You will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and management in creating, developing, maintaining and implementing the organisations fundraising, marketing and communications strategies to fulfil our strategic aims.

You will be educated to degree level with experience of leading and managing Fundraising and Communications teams; you must have significant experience of developing people and developing relationships with a range of difference stakeholders.

You should also have a proven record of contributing creative solutions within tight budgets; ideally you will also have a good working knowledge of the voluntary sector, of building successful fundraising programmes and in developing our media and PR work.  Adaptability and excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must.

Closing date:  5.30pm pm on Monday 6th October 2014

Please review the job description below and return the completed application form and equal opportunities form to

Job description. 

Application form. 

Equal opportunities form.