Community & Sport

Fundraising Manager

Not Specified

This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious and enthusiastic fundraising manager to join our passionate team. The foundations have been put in place, the team has settled in and now we need an experienced fundraiser to take us to the next level.

In this role you will be leading our corporate, major donor, community, and events teams to implement a fundraising strategy focusing on major donors, corporate partners, special events, legacies and community fundraising. Youll also be responsible for developing our memberships, trusts and foundations income streams.

Job Description:

Contribute to the development and delivery of a fundraising strategy focusing on existing income streams of major donors, corporate partners, special events, challenge events, legacies, community fundraising and membership, and to and diversify into new streams
Lead and manage the Fundraising Team, supporting their professional development
Agree challenging but realistic annual targets and to lead the Fundraising Team in their achievement
Work with the team to create compelling and persuasive cases of support
Lead on the process of reporting back to funders; working with internal programme staff to collate and produce high quality information for reports.
Champion and role model kindness, empathy and trust with all internal and external relationships
Develop a culture of collaboration and support within the Fundraising Team
Encourage creativity and innovation ensuring that good ideas are encouraged and captured from across the team
Attend internal and external meetings, events and presentations as required, working flexible hours at busy times, with occasional overnight stays
Ensure donors are promptly thanked and their gift is accurately recorded.
Person Specification:

Demonstrable experience of successful fundraising
Proven experience of developing corporate fundraising partnerships or major donor programs
An understanding of multiple types of fundraising including individual giving, community, events, legacies, corporate, trusts and foundations and major donors
Experience of carrying out prospect research
Experience of successfully pitching to organisations
Experience of working with and presenting financial information
Computer literate with the capability of using Microsoft Office applications
Experience of line management and staff development
Experience of collaborating to develop strategies and setting insight-based targets.
Experience of prioritising a busy workload and managing multiple projects.
Additional Information:

Based in Leatherhead (hybrid wfh considered)
£40,000 – £45,000
Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm plus weekends and overnight stays (time in lieu given)
25 days holiday plus bank holidays (increases with service)
Pension scheme
Death in service
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