Position title
Head of Fundraising and Marketing

About the job

Position Title: Head of Fundraising and Marketing

Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer

Location: Hybrid/Portsmouth office base (min 50% time spent within the office)

Contract: Perm

Salary: £38,822 - £42,462 per annum

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Holidays: 24 (Excl bank holidays) increasing to 27 after 5 years

A bit about the role: Motiv8 is a vibrant local youth charity which supports young people and their families who may be lacking in opprtunities, are marginalised and experiencing disadvantage.  our vision is to create safer communities where young people feel inspired and empowered to reach their potential and thrive.

Our work takes place in the heart of the community, with teams based from Motiv8 centre's in Portsmouth, Havant, Gosport and Fareham.  Motiv8 provides free access to youth mentoring, family support, group work, wellbeing provision, youth clubs, street based outh work, employability programmes and much more!


We pride ourselves on working collaboratively, building upon the individual, family and communities strengths.  We are a values led organisation and this transcends all we do.


Over the past 5 years, Motiv8 have successfully grown its support and we have seen a huge increase in young people and families who are seeking support.  As we embark on the next stage of our journey, we are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, self starter to join our dedicated team who wants to be part of a charity that passionately believes in making a long term positive difference.


This is an exciting time to join us and help increase the amount of non statutory funding the charity receives and grow our unrestricted income. to better support our communities.  You will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer and Head of Operations to develop and lead on the Fundraising and Marketing Strategy.  You will play a pivotal role in achieving fundraising targets (typically 3:1 on investment) and bring the charity's aims to life.


You will have excellent communication, networking and relationship building skills and be able to engage different audiences, such as potential donors, existing supporters, staff, media and the public.


You will have strong people management skills to lead a high performing team and be comfortable managing multiple tasks and projects alongside meeting income generation targets.  You will have previous experience in securing income, fundraising, marketing and/or sales

Job Benefits

In return for your hard work, we offer:

  • Positive, supportive work culture.  We are an IIP provider with strong leadership and a supportive 'can do' culture cited in our independent evaluation
  • Continued wellbeing and welfare support to staff, with 24 hour counselling access through the Employee Assistance Program
  • Comprehensive training package and job role progression routes
  • A rewarding work environment where you can make a difference

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To apply for this role, please submit a CV and a completed supporting statement to marina.tuck@motiv8south.org.uk.  For any queries on this role, please e mail Marina Tuck on this e mail address.


The closing date for this role is 24 September 2023


What happens next?


Successful candidates will be asked to attend a 30 minute virtual interview on 28 September 2023, to outline their interest in the role and their reasons for applying, to provide a brief overview of their experience and to ask any questions.


If successful at Stage 1, you will be given a short assessment to complete and return before the Stage 2 interview on 5 October 2023.  This will be a short overview of what you think are the priority funding areas to develop in the first 6 months in the role.


The Stage 2 interview will take place at the Motiv8 office at Unit 2 Cumberland Gate, Cumberland Business Park, Portsmouth, Hants, PO5 1AG.  Interview questions for this interview will be provided to you before you attend.  You will also be asked to come with a prepared short presentation on "what do you think are the fundraising opportunities for medium sized organisations (£1.5 million) and how would you focus on these".

Employment Type
Duration of employment
Job Location
Units 2 and 3 Cumberland Gate, Cumberland Business Centre, Portsmouth, Hants, PO5 1AG
Working Hours
Hybrid/Portsmouth office base (min 50% time spent within the office)
Base Salary
£38,822 - 42,462 Per year
Date posted
September 8, 2023
Valid through
September 24, 2023
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