Fundraising Manager


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Reedham Children's Trust

Fundraising Manager

Reedham Children's Trust is looking for an experienced Fundraising Manager to take our fundraising strategy forward at this exciting point in Reedham’s history.

Reporting to: Deputy CEO
Hours: 28 hours per week – Monday to Thursday (with flexibility)
Location: Office based in Purley (with some home working)
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 (pro rata, part time)

In brief

You will be joining Reedham at an exciting time of change and expansion of the charity as we develop and expand our services to vulnerable young people.

We are seeking an outstanding individual who is excited at the prospect of helping to shape and sustain one of London’s oldest children’s charities, committed to providing the best possible services to vulnerable children in this new phase of our development.

Reporting to the Deputy CEO, the Fundraising Manager will be responsible for building and managing a small fundraising team and develop and lead all fundraising activity across the organisation.

Purpose of Role

Reporting to the Deputy CEO, the Fundraising Manager will be responsible for building and managing a small fundraising team and develop and lead all fundraising activity across the organisation.

The Fundraising Manager will devise and implement innovative fundraising programmes to significantly increase income and profile for Reedham Children’s Trust.

The Fundraising Manager will represent Reedham with key funders and will be supported by, and manage, two to three other positions in the team, covering fundraising, marketing and communications functions.

Values and Motivation
- Highly focused on delivery, results and an excellent return on investment
- Empathy with the mission, values and strategic aims of Reedham Children’s Trust
- Commitment to overall organisational success

- To recruit, lead and inspire a small fundraising team.
- To build relationships with major donors, trusts, corporates and community partners.
- To work with the Deputy CEO to establish a realistic and sustainable annual fundraising strategy.
- To work collaboratively with colleagues across all areas of the charity to achieve Reedham Children’s Trust overall strategic objectives.

Management of Fundraising
- Manage positions in the team covering marketing, communications & social media, corporate/community partnerships & events, and trusts & foundations.
- Research fundraising opportunities and write grant applications to charitable trusts or statutory bodies
- Prepare and deliver presentations
- Oversee the preparation of appropriate marketing and other promotional material
- Maintain, upgrade and optimise the use of the database of current and potential donors and funders
- Pro-actively research the feasibility of new fundraising events
- Develop and manage appropriate activities to expand the organisation’s donor base
- Maintain positive relationships with relevant stakeholders, arranging review meetings and providing regular communications with all sources of funding

Finance and Governance
- Ensure compliance across the fundraising team of GDPR and existing and new fundraising regulations
- Manage the fundraising budget, including planning and forecasting in line with the charity’s financial procedures
- Prepare regular management information reports in respect of the charity’s fundraising activity, including performance against income generation targets and funding forecasts for the CEO and Board of Trustees

The responsibilities and duties of the role as described may be changed following review by the CEO in consultation with the post holder.

Person Specification

• Educated to degree standard or equivalent
• Professional qualification or proven experience in fundraising with a high level of literacy and numeracy
• Excellent communication skills: both verbally and written
• Ability to manage people and with effective interpersonal skills
• Strategic, analytical and creative thinker with excellent influencing and persuading skills
• Good understanding of recognised best practice fundraising principles and their application in fundraising
• Effective at researching and devising strategies, as well as spotting and taking advantage of donation opportunities
• Excellent IT skills, particularly MS Office suite
• Strong budget management and organisational skills

Essential experience
- 3-5 years’ experience in fundraising setting
- Significant experience of developing and maintaining strong and lasting relationships with funders, as well as identifying and following up new fundraising opportunities
- Proven track record of raising income from the following disciplines (or extensive experience of one of the following disciplines)
• Trusts and foundations, statutory and other grant-making bodies such as Comic Relief, Big Lottery, Children in Need and/or;
• Corporate Foundations, Charity of the Year partnerships and/or;
• High Net Worth Individuals
- Management experience of staff or volunteers, with the ability to motivate and develop staff, setting and reviewing goals
- Skilled in quality bid and report writing in line with donor preferences and requirements and of preparing and interpreting project plans and budgets for funders
- Experience of producing effective marketing and promotional material
- Good understanding of implementing GDPR regulatory framework as it applies to fundraising and the requirements of the Fundraising Code of Practice
- Experience using a fundraising or CRM database

Desirable experience
- Experience of digital fundraising and online payment systems
- Demonstrable interest in own personal development, including new skills and experience

Working days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. (with some flexibility)

- 5% employers pension contribution
- 25 days holiday, excluding bank holidays, pro rata

The successful candidate will be required to undertake a basic DBS check. Reedham Children’s Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects allstaff, Trustees and volunteers to share this commitment. We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed on our website –

Key Dates

Closing date for applications: Monday 9th December 2019 at 5 pm
Stage 1 interviews will be held on 17th & 18th December at Reedham Children’s Trust offices
Candidate shortlisted for Stage 2 will be advised on 19th December for an interview in the week ending 10th January 2020

To apply for this role please download the application form via the apply button below and send your completed form to [email protected]