We're hiring: Head of Fundraising and Marketing

11th June 2021

At Befriend a Child we believe every child deserves a happy childhood and is given the best chance in life to thrive.  We support children and young people growing up in difficult life circumstances across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire helping them to develop into confident young adults and achieve their full potential.  We match them with trained volunteers who deliver 1:1 befriending and mentoring which over time has a transformational effect. 

We are looking for a dynamic and compelling individual to be our new Head of Fundraising and Marketing at Befriend a Child.  The role will provide strategic direction and ensure effective delivery of fundraising, marketing and communications. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of income generation including corporate, community, individual giving and charitable trusts.  Leading a team of three, the postholder will grow and develop existing income streams as well as take on the challenge of diversifying into new income channels to fund emerging plans.  The role is also pivotal in raising our profile through overseeing our Marketing and Communications activities. 

We’re looking for an energetic self-starter who can demonstrate previous success in income generation, particularly from corporates and individuals, as well as  marketing and leading a team.   Our ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal, communication and managerial skills.   

It is an exciting time to join the charity.  Over the next three years we have an ambition to grow in scope and scale and central to this growth will be our ability to develop and diversify our income streams as well as raise our profile.  The Head of Fundraising and Marketing is a key senior role that has the opportunity to help shape our future.   

If you are inspired by our cause, can demonstrate success achieved in a similar role and have a passion for what you do, we would love to hear from you.

The role is full time and based in our office at 9 Bon Accord Square.

If you would like more information about this role please contact Sarah Misra, CEO on 01224 210060 or sarah@befriendachild.org.uk

To find out more and for information on how to apply please download our Head of Fundraising and Marketing Recruitment pack:


Head of Fundraising and Marketing Recruitment pack


Interview date: First interviews are due to be held on Friday 2nd July 2021.