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Head of Fundraising
Jangala

Job Description

Jangala is looking for a creative and proven professional to lead Jangala’s fundraising activities, fuelling our ambitious plans to build a leading charitably-owned humanitarian technology organisation, whose first mission is to deliver internet access at scale to those in need. Your work will translate Jangala’s proposition - our ambitions and ideals, strong track record, and set of innovative and socially impactful products - into a polished fundraising strategy, and strong and diversified fundraising practice.

About Jangala 

Starting as a volunteer project that provided Wi-Fi across the Calais Jungle refugee camp, Jangala has evolved into a rapidly growing charity with a mission to provide internet access where it’s needed most. 

Using our self-developed technology we have provided Wi-Fi for over 60 socially valuable projects across 4 continents connecting more than 40,000 people, with partners ranging from small schools to major UN agencies. In the UK, we have helped schoolchildren, vulnerable NHS users, asylum seekers and those in insecure housing gain access to the internet at home.

In 2021, we won Cisco’s Digital Global Problem Solver challenge. Our goal is to become the world’s leading humanitarian technology organisation.

About the role 

Jangala has significantly increased its income every year since becoming an established charity, and we are looking for someone to support us to keep that momentum going and accelerate our growth even further in the coming years. 

We are looking for an ambitious and proven fundraiser to lead the fundraising activities that will secure our ability to deliver internet access at scale to those in need. 

The successful candidate will need to: 

  • Develop Jangala’s existing fundraising approach into a longer-term fundraising strategy that is well-evidenced, creative and ambitious 

  • Develop rapidly an understanding of Jangala, its goals, and the scale of the global connectivity problem

  • Show both initiative and creativity, and familiarity with best practice in the field of fundraising

Primary responsibilities

  • Build on and implement fundraising strategy for Jangala, ensuring significant and sustained income growth, through a combination of unrestricted funds and project-based funds 

  • Lead a broad range of fundraising activities, including making grant applications to trusts and foundations, preparing and delivering pitches, entering startup competitions, approaching major donors, and crowdfunding 

  • Manage a range of strategic partnerships with funders and corporate partners 

  • Support the Head of Operations to improve Jangala’s impact reporting systems and processes 

  • Support the Head of Finance to calculate cash flow and other income related projections

  • Plan and lead Jangala’s pro bono engagement strategy 

  • Lead the fundraising team (one Fundraising Associate currently) and next fundraising hires as we grow

  • Represent Jangala at conferences, events etc. 

Candidate requirements

Essential

  • 4+ years of experience, including demonstrable professional fundraising experience

  • Excellent track record of achievement in setting and meeting ambitious income targets 

  • Strategic, innovative and results-driven professional 

  • Proven track record consistently raising 5-7 figure sums across diverse income streams including individual giving, major donor, corporate and foundation fundraising 

  • Ability to thrive in fast-paced startup environment 

  • Willingness to contribute to and create systems and processes across fundraising and other related functions 

  • Ambitious, entrepreneurial, and flexible/creative approach in line with Jangala’s plans

  • Confident and inspiring communicator with the ability to quickly develop a strong portfolio of contacts 

Desirable

  • Knowledge and understanding of the humanitarian and development sectors

  • Experience of using social media and digital communication tools for fundraising purposes

  • Background or expertise in technology or STEM or willingness to learn quickly 

The details

We are committed to creating an environment that attracts, motivates, and supports the best people from all backgrounds. So far, this work includes: 

  • Flexible working

  • An emphasis on talent and motivation, rather than academic qualifications or CV specifics

  • The chance for all members of staff to contribute to the direction of Jangala and for any future commercial activities to have a component of employee-ownership

We welcome applications from people of all gender identities, ages, sexual orientations, nationalities, religions, and beliefs.

The salary for this role will be £36,000-£44,000 per annum (dependent on experience). Jangala provides 29 days paid leave per year.