Head of Development and Marketing

Memcom Executive on behalf of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Contract type
Permanent, full-time
Closing date
02 Dec 2021
London (with the potential for flexible working)
£65,587 - £74,226 pa, plus excellent benefits

Reporting directly to Chief Executive of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych), you will lead on all fundraising matters and advise on revenue generating opportunities, helping to identify and design major projects in order to support the College’s strategic objectives, using your broad skills and knowledge of income generation and programme development.

This is a varied and exciting role, combining everything from leading on customer insight and marketing data, through to merchandising, working closely with College departments to help them develop commercial income streams, and identifying, engaging and developing long-term, high-level relationships with College officers, members, potential donors, grant awarding bodies and strategic partners.

The post-holder will ensure the College formulates and implements a development strategy, incorporating fundraising and commercial development (including appropriate fundraising, commercial opportunities, communications, prospect lists, marketing outputs and fundraising timelines).

As a skilled fundraiser and income generator, you will combine a deep understanding of effective fundraising and business development techniques with a proven track record of raising substantial funds from trusts, foundations and high-net-worth individuals and managing strategic partnerships with commercial organisations. You will also have experience of running successful marketing campaigns and a natural flair for business development.

The successful candidate will be a natural communicator and have the ability to build good working relationships with other departments, and people at all levels, across the organisation and the membership. The post-holder will be determined to give psychiatrists an excellent level of service, in order to help them deliver excellent patient care.

We live by our values, which means you will share a passion for RCPsych’ s approach and content, across the range of our activity, as well as personal commitment to drive social change and to influence key parliamentarians and other senior stakeholders. 

The College values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, reflecting the population it serves. We will consider putting into place appropriate reasonable adjustments for candidates who may have a disability.

We are committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and supportive culture, a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.  We aim to promote a more inclusive environment, which attracts all candidates and signals our commitment to celebrate and promote diversity.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is the professional membership body for psychiatrists and promotes excellent care for people with mental illness. It has 19,000 members and engages with government and the media as the leading voice of the UK’s mental health services. The College is a values-based organisation and, in 2019, was named Charity of the Year in the European Diversity Awards.

For further information and to request a candidate application pack, please contact our specialist, retained consultant Julian Smith at memcom executive, at [email protected]

Application is by Cover letter and CV. See candidate application pack for more details. 

The deadline for applications is 10am on Thursday 2nd December 2021. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 14 December 2021.

Why choose memcom? Our recruitment services offer unrivalled sector knowledge and access to a large network of candidates. Whether you need an executive appointment, specialist recruitment or simply ad-hoc, temporary support to cover sickness or restructuring, contact [email protected] to find out how we can help. We recruit for all levels and functions within the sector, including membership, marketing, digital, education, finance, IT, HR and corporate services. 

Disclaimer note: Whilst we endeavour to treat all applications with the respect they deserve, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide feedback for unsuccessful applicants.