Digital Fundraising Lead

Employment type
Full time
£40000 - £50000 per annum

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with leads in Fundraising to develop an audience-led digital marketing strategy that aligns to the overall fundraising strategy. 
  • Work collaboratively with other teams to ensure we have the systems, people and processes to fully leverage online channels to drive engagement and income growth.
  • Develop relationships with teams across Fundraising, understanding their priorities and supporting them to use digital marketing to meet their objectives.
  • Develop strong relationships with central digital team to understand their priorities and play a key role working with them to ensure fundraising priorities are ‘baked into’ wider organisational priorities. 
  • Hands-on optimisation and management of digital fundraising elements  (in particular within individual giving), using data to make decisions and to make recommendations on when to increase or reduce our expenditure.
  • Develop a good understanding of how digital as a channel fits into our wider fundraising & be responsible for putting together an operational plan for how all of these digital components can be best optimised to work together including our website, email, SEO, organic social media and email. 
  • Provide strategic digital insight and analysis to support fundraising teams to be able to develop and deliver new fundraising products and then drive the delivery of these by developing and optimising digital marketing and retention strategies.
  • Be responsible for driving forward the income potential of fundraising campaigns and support fundraising and services teams in enhancing their understanding on how best to maximise the engagement of their campaigns, providing expert guidance on the use of digital channels.
  • Implement improvements for enhancing fundraising data collection, and ensure  our reporting and analysis through, for example, improved web tagging or behavioural tracking.
  • Lead on devising, implementing and monitoring a range of test activity that will enable us to learn more about how best to engage our supporters. 
  • Design, implement and maintain a suite of fundraising digital reports with a priority on email, providing timely and relevant business intelligence through reporting and dashboards, and conducing organisation-wide evaluations of our digital marketing activity.
  • Work to improve fundraising’s understanding of digital as a channel helping non-digital teams improve their understanding of it. Through training and support develop the digital marketing capabilities in fundraising that will help enable us to be a digitally mature team. 
  • Support on shaping best practice for ways of working between Fundraising & the central digital team. 
  • Keep up to date with fundraising sector wide trends, scoping opportunities for testing and trying new ideas.
  • Promote Blood Cancer UK’s vision, mission and core values 
  • We’re all fundraisers. This is slightly different for all roles, and your team will have fundraising KPIs and objectives we all work to
  • Attend and assist at Blood Cancer UK events and activities as required (NB this involves evening and weekend work)
  • Be an effective ambassador for Blood Cancer UK at any activity you attend
  • All staff are expected to adhere to Blood Cancer UK’s policies and procedures
  • Do any other reasonable things your manager needs you to do

Skills Knowledge and Expertise

  • Experience of delivering significant improvements in digital user journeys, and the ability to think strategically
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong working relationships with colleagues and external agencies and suppliers, working with and balancing the needs of multiple internal stakeholders simultaneously
  • Demonstrable understanding of how to use digital content across a number of channels in the context of a health charity and/or within a fundraising and/or customer relationship management context (and if you’ve not got experience in all of these, please make sure you address this in your application)
  • Knowledge of digital marketing approaches, including multichannel marketing solutions, email and digital best practice in delivering customer or supporter journeys. 
  • Good understanding of SEM and what content works for which audience, including the ability to design and implement digital content
  • Passion for a data-driven approach, with a commitment to enhancing existing and new products through digital analysis, optimising, testing and learning, and a deep knowledge of analytics platforms and techniques 
  • A commitment to equal opportunities and diversity and the aims and values of Blood Cancer UK 
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    Remote-first - With Office Locations

    Fully flexible hours