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Head of Fundraising Planning

Royal British Legion
London, United Kingdom
GBP 64,122.00 - 65,780.00 per year
Closing date
7 May 2024

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Do you want a role driving strategic, impactful change, leading an exciting and developing team to work across fundraising?

Right now, we are looking for a high performing senior fundraising leader to take on the role of Head of Fundraising Planning (maternity cover) at Royal British Legion. This senior role is an essential part of the fundraising leadership team, working to drive our strategic development and the implementation of some key projects across the department.

Leading a team of 7 with four managers, as Head of Fundraising Planning you will lead our approach to Customer Journeys, Case for Support, Portfolio Review, Innovation, Integrated Planning and Compliance.

It is an exciting time for fundraising at RBL. We are now one year into our Fundraising Strategy and have been evolving our ways of working and programme to drive growth. This role will help drive further change, championing supporter experience and bringing together organisational and sector insight.

The Royal British Legion holds a special place in the hearts and minds of generations of people in society. As the largest military charity in the UK and home of the Poppy Appeal it has provided support to members of the Armed Forces community for over 100 years.

Today is no different. The needs of veterans, young and old, serving personal and their families are growing. To support them we must raise awareness and donations, and that is where you could come in.

As Head of Fundraising Planning, you will help deliver significant income growth to enable RBL to support more veterans and their families. With exceptional communication skills, a commitment to a great supporter experience and a strong ability to influence and bring people onside, you will use your highly developed programme and project management skills to align multiple team demands to meet the strategic need.

We are home of the extraordinary Poppy Appeal and you will work alongside a dedicated fundraising team who help to bring to life this nationwide remembrance activity each year, which is the largest, longest and most memorable appeal in society.

Come and be part of the leading Armed Forces charity, making a difference to the lives of those who have served to keep us safe and protect our way of life.

In your application and interview, demonstrate your empathy with the Legion's mission, strong strategic planning skills, proficiency in program management, and ability to identify and address risks effectively. Showcase your excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership abilities, along with your track record of driving continuous improvement and delivering results.

Here at RBL, we aim to support our people and their wellbeing, with a package including generous paid holiday allowance and pension scheme contributions, and a range of optional benefits and discounts.

You will be contracted to our London Hub, Haig House. Under our Future Working framework, there will be some flexibility for working remotely/at home, using our collaboration tools to work with colleagues, but with a minimum expectation of two days/week connecting directly face-to-face with colleagues at the hub

For more detailed information about the role, please see our Vacancy Information Pack attached to our direct advert.

RBL is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive organisation, reflecting the diversity of the armed forces community and of wider society. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and personal characteristics.

Closing Date: 6th May 2024

We may close this vacancy early if we believe we have enough strong applications to be able to successfully fill the role(s). Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

If you require the job advert or job description in an alternative format, please contact 0808 802 8080.


As the largest charity of our kind, we have 180,000 members, 60,000 volunteers and a network of partners all helping us give support wherever and whenever it’s needed.

It’s this mission, this scale, this challenge and the values we all live by, that makes RBL such a fulfilling place to work. Full of stories of purpose, passion and collaboration.

The Royal British Legion is at the heart of a national network that supports our Armed Forces community. We’re here through thick and thin – ensuring their unique contribution is never forgotten. We’ve been here since 1921 and we’ll be here as long as they need us. We are the country’s largest Armed Forces charity, with over 200,000 members, 110,000 volunteers and a network of partners and charities; helping us give support wherever and whenever it’s needed. Our mission is to provide welfare, comradeship, representation and Remembrance for the Armed Forces Community.

Every Autumn you’ll see us out on the streets during the Poppy Appeal. But there’s far more to the work we do.

In every town and on every street the impact of our work can be felt, and the scale can be seen. Whether it’s in our Care Homes, Battle Back centre or Haig House in London. Whether it’s through our nurses, case officers or war pensions advisors.

So, whatever your interests and ambitions, we think you’ll find a role that works for you.

Take a look and learn more about where you could join us.

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