Website Gambling with Lives

Could you lead the development and delivery of our fundraising strategy and have a lasting impact on the issues surrounding gambling-related harm and suicide at Gambling with Lives? 

Salary £50-60k plus benefits
Location Flexible/remote working with the offer of a budget to pay for a hot desk in a convenient location
Reports to Director of People and Operations
Key internal relationships Executive Chairs’, Director of Strategy, Head of External Affairs, Head of Education & The Big Step, Principal Clinician – Head of Family Services and Support
Direct reports None but with a possibility to grow a team in the future
Target start date ASAP
Tenure Permanent and ideally full time, however flexible arrangements would be considered for the right candidate.

 Appointment of a Head of Fundraising

Every day someone in the UK takes their life because of gambling. Gambling with Lives (GwL) was set up by bereaved families in 2018 and since then it has had a remarkable impact on the discourse around the dangers of gambling and the case for gambling reform.  The charity is also developing innovative programmes around supporting bereaved families, education provision, information and research.

The purpose of this newly created role is to develop and deliver a fundraising strategy for the long-term sustainability of the charity which will allow it to grow its impact.  The charity’s financial position is strong, however its ambitions are such that new and sustainable income is required. The challenge for the successful candidate will be to find and develop sources of income that are free from the influence of the gambling industry and fit the charity’s values, goals and ambitions. The charity’s leadership believe these will likely lie within trusts and foundations with interests in the charity’s programmes (mental health, family support, research, education and treatment) as well as corporate giving.

What we are looking for

We are looking for someone with a significant track record of raising funds from multiple income streams, including trusts and foundations, corporates, high net worth individuals, government and public bodies, as well as experience of growing and developing an organisation’s fundraising and income generation capability.  The role holder will work as part of a senior management team and will become an important advocate in their own right. They will take a leadership role in steering the charity’s strategy and development.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a flourishing organisation, and to create a role with the backing of a charity that has substantial resources for its stage of development.  We are looking for a Head of Fundraising who shares our passion and determination for the work we are doing. If you want to play a leading part in shaping the future of GwL, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

How to apply

Please ensure that the read the Candidate Information Pack before applying. Application is by CV and a covering letter which should indicate why you are interested in applying for the role and how you meet the role requirements. Please ensure that you provide specific examples to demonstrate your competencies, achievements and skills addressing the specific criteria set out.

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Eastside Primetimers are supporting us in recruiting to this role and applications should be sent to

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please email Paul Venning, to arrange a convenient time.

The closing date for applications is Friday 7th October but applications will be considered as they come in so please do apply at your earliest convenience.  Shortlisting telephone or online interviews will take place early Oct and interviews with GwL will be mid-late October.

We would look favourably upon candidates who are experts by experience of either gambling related harm or suicide.  GwL is fully committed to equality of opportunity and diversity. We strongly believe that diversity brings fresh perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the stronger our work will be. Please let us know how we can best support you to demonstrate your skills, experience, and potential during the recruitment process.

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