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Head of Fundraising

Summary Details

  • Salary £40,000-£45,000 (depending on experience)
  • Full time (37.5 hours per week)
  • London Office
  • Reporting to Safe Passage CEO

What is the role about?

  • Do you have experience securing great partnerships between Trusts, major donors and charities?
  • Do you want to help child refugees access safe, legal routes to sanctuary?
  • Do you want to join a ground-breaking, determined and compassionate charity that is leading the fight for child refugees caught in limbo in Europe?

Safe Passage is looking for a Head of Fundraising to lead our vibrant fundraising team (2.5 FTE). This role is exciting and varied. You will enjoy meeting new people, pitching and writing applications, and building mutually beneficial partnerships with Trusts, Foundations and Major Donors. Is this you? We hope so!

As our Head of Fundraising, you will lead our fundraising strategy, practically developing partnerships with funders and philanthropists, alongside supporting our fundraising team to fulfil their potential. We are looking for someone with experience, a can-do attitude, an ability to learn, adapt and innovate, and who always delivers work to a high standard. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must (formal proposals, in-person, online and social media). We are passionate about digital and therefore always looking to use existing and emerging digital tools to grow our income.

Safe Passage grew out of the urgent need for child refugees to access their legal right to reach a place of safety. From the initial aim of helping children in Calais to reach the UK at the height of the refugee crisis in 2015, Safe Passage now has teams in Greece, France and the UK. We work to open and strengthen safe and legal routes to protection for refugee children, and then support their first steps to rebuilding their lives. Since we started work in 2015, we have directly helped 200 child refugees to safety and more than 1,800 children have travelled through the safe and legal routes we have helped open.

Safe Passage started life as a project of Citizens UK. In 2019 we formally de-merged to enable Safe Passage to expand its exciting cross-border legal work. This is a fantastic time for a dynamic Head of Fundraising to join our team!

How do I apply?

Apply by sending your CV and a cover letter that addresses each point of the Person Specification (listed in the Job Description accessed through the link below) and tell us why you would love this role and working for Safe Passage. Send your application to with the Email Subject Line: Head of Fundraising APPLICATION

The deadline for applications is midnight, Monday 29th April 2019. We will conduct interviews w/c 6th May 2019.

For an informal discussion about the role, please email Eleanor Harrison


Head of Fundraising Job Description