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Job Title: Head of Fundraising and Partnerships
Location: IARS Institute office, Bermondsey, London
Salary: £40,000 – £45,000 depending on experience
Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours a week
Contract type: Permanent
Closing Date: Monday 30th August, 11.59pm

• 24 days annual leave plus the Bank Holiday (pro-rated)
• 5.5% pension contribution (after completion of probation)

The Role
This is an exciting time to join IARS and a great opportunity to make a lasting and tangible impact on the future success of the charity. We’re looking for a Head of Fundraising to join our team and lead at a time of organisational and strategic change.

You will be responsible for generating IARS charitable income in the years ahead from corporates, trusts, individual giving and the public sector. You’ll bring leadership and creativity to an entire new role within the organisation, with an opportunity to shape IARS fundraising efforts, processes and priorities. You’ll deliver our three-year fundraising strategy to diversify and grow the income required to further IARS charitable mission. You’ll build capacity across the organisation and deliver ambitious KPIs. This is a senior role within the organisation, reporting to the CEO and working really closely with the Trustees’ Fundraising and Communication group.
About the IARS International Institute

The IARS International Institute has a charitable mission to give everyone a chance to forge a safer, fairer and more inclusive society. We achieve our charitable aims by producing evidence-based solutions to current social problems, sharing best practice and by supporting young people and the community to shape decision making. We aspire to be a leader in creating new knowledge and forming public and expert opinion internationally. Over 85% of the Institute’s work takes the form of world class academic inputs (e.g. peer reviewed articles, eBooks, reports, consultation responses, policy papers, conference presentations, conference papers). We deliver our charitable mission:
• By empowering marginalised individuals of our society through accredited training, educational programmes, mentoring and one-to-one support;
• By acting as an international network of NGOS bringing together people and ideas to share best practice and engage in debates on current social problems
• By carrying out action research and evaluation that is independent, credible, peer-reviewed, user-led, focused and current
• By supporting individuals and grass roots organisations to carry out their own initiatives to shape decision-making and society, and by helping them to maximise their social impact
• By being an authoritative, independent and evidence-based voice on current social policy matters.

Application Process
There are two stages in the application process.
Stage 1:
Please send: (a) your CV (b) a covering letter addressing the Person Specification  to Dr. Claire Bonham, IARS Director via (c) and and  complete  the IARS Diversity Form
The application deadline for this stage is Monday 30th August, 11.59pm.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. We regret not having the resources to respond to unsuccessful candidates.
Stage 2:
• Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a zoom/face-to-face interview in the week commencing 6th September.
For an informal chat about the role please contact Dr. Claire Bonham via