Head of Events and Partnerships





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Head of Events and Partnerships

Closing date: Wednesday 15th January, midnight

Salary: £38,000 - £48,000, dependent on experience (+ benefits)

Location: London

We are happy to consider applicants that wish to work part-time. Reform is committed to diversity, and so if you require any reasonable adjustments to be made at any stage of the application process please let us know.

Reform is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic fundraiser to join our brilliant team. This is a senior and exciting role within a busy and influential think tank, and the successful candidate will play a major role in expanding the charity’s reach.

The successful candidate will have at least four years’ experience in fundraising for a not-for-profit organisation, and a proven-track record in securing income. They will develop and lead an ambitious fundraising strategy, with a key focus on expanding and diversifying the charity’s revenue base.

They will be entrepreneurial in their thinking, driven and ambitious in their approach, and passionate about public services. They will be skilled at building long-lasting partnerships and have excellent attention to detail.

The successful candidate will report to the Director and manage the events and corporate partnerships team. They will have responsibility for the day-to-day management and administration of fundraising processes and activities, as well as developing new business opportunities and identifying creative ways to improve our engagement. They will oversee, and at particularly busy times help to deliver, Reform’s annual events programme (around 60 per year). It is desirable but not essential that candidates have experience in events management.

If you’re a team player who thrives under pressure, shares Reform’s mission, and relishes the opportunity to join a fun, dynamic team then please apply.

About Reform

As Westminster’s leading public services think tank, Reform’s mission is to set out ideas that will lead to better outcomes for citizens and value for money for taxpayers. We believe excellent public services have the power to transform lives, strengthen communities and help build a strong, dynamic economy.

We are strictly non-partisan in our approach. Our research is robustly evidence-led and independent. We shape the debate through our policy papers and best-in-class events programme. Through our extensive network we bring together policy-makers; parliamentarians; public, private and third sector leaders and other experts to identify practical ways to improve services.

It is the generous support of individuals, corporates and foundations who share our vision of smart, people-centric services that makes Reform’s pioneering work possible.

Candidate specification

It is essential that candidates are able to demonstrate:

- Significant experience of fundraising or business development, ideally including working with individual donors, foundations and corporates
- Knowledge of fundraising best practice and standards
- Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
- Excellent communication skills, both spoken and written, and attention to detail
- An ability to think creatively and generate ideas for improving organisational outputs and processes
- Strong management skills, including people and project management
- Strong organisational and problem-solving skills
- An ability to work autonomously, as part of a small team, and under pressure
- An understanding of the broader public policy debate


Interviews will be held on Monday 20th January 2020 and applicants are asked to be available on that date – early and late slots are available. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

How to apply

As part of our commitment to diversity, Reform has developed a name- and university-blind application form. All applications should be submitted using this link https://cutt.ly/7roaqU5

We do not accept cover letters or CVs.

The application form contains four sections which you will have to complete in one sitting – please note there is not an option to pause and save your responses. We highly recommend that you copy and paste your responses in a separate document to avoid losing your work in the event of a technical glitch!

You will be asked questions on your education, work experience, skills and motivation to work at Reform. This includes a competency-based task.

Thank you for considering applying for a job at Reform. We are really looking forward to reading your application.