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News - 12th July 2022

We’re hiring for our next Head of Commercial and Fundraising!


We’re recruiting! 


From quiet beginnings, parkrun has grown into a worldwide social movement with community at its beating heart.


Committed to breaking down barriers to participation in regular physical activity and bringing communities together, we deliver free, weekly timed events that people of all ages and backgrounds can take part in – as walkers, joggers, runners, volunteers and spectators.


Our mission is to create a healthier and happier planet. Now in our 18th year, parkruns are delivered in over 2,200 locations across 22 countries.


The role


We are looking for a Head of Commercial and Fundraising to join the team in our London office.


Do you have a sound knowledge of the legislation, regulation and financial issues relating to fundraising standards? Are you able to demonstrate positive leadership attributes? We would love to hear from you!


This is a full-time, permanent role, based in London, offering a hybrid working pattern and competitive salary.


Key activities will include:


  • Develop and direct the organisation’s commercial and fundraising strategy to create a balanced portfolio of income that underpins sustainable growth.
  • Working with the Head of Retail, oversee the development of parkrun’s retail strategy, including ID Bands and associated products, apricot, CONTRA and milestone clubs.
  • Lead the development and implementation of an annual fundraising plan to include key activities, areas of required investment and KPIs to achieve fundraising growth
  • As a key member of the parkrun SLT, contribute to wider strategic and business development plans including input into developing the overarching organisational strategy.
  • Develop strong internal and external relationships, including with all commercial partners (sponsors and supporters)
  • Provide strategic input into commercial partner activity, campaigns, and lead on contract negotiations and renewals
  • Create and manage a platform to attract legacy donations
  • Oversee the development of the parkrun Forever donations platform
  • Working with the Head of Finance, set and manage commercial and fundraising targets, and provide accurate forecasting and analysis.


We’re looking for:


  • Excellent interpersonal skills and comfortable maintaining positive relationships at all levels.
  • Ability to communicate and establish rapport at all levels, internally and externally.
  • Able to demonstrate positive leadership attributes.
  • Ability to recognise and respond creatively to emerging fundraising/business opportunities.
  • Ability to analyse, evaluate and utilise complex information.


The full job description can be found here.

Please email your tailored CV and cover letter, outlining why you would like to work for parkrun and what you would bring to the role, to our recruitment partner Hunter Adams, by Friday 22 July.


Interviews with Hunter Adams will take place during the week commencing 1 August. Hunter Adams and parkrun are committed to creating an inclusive and barrier free recruitment process. If we can support you in anyway, please do let us know.



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