Fundraising and Communications Manager


20 – 30k GBP



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The Kenyan Children's Project

Job Title: Fundraising and Communications Manager
Job Location: London/Norfolk, UK
Salary: £22,000 - £30,000 Pro-rata
Working hours: 4/5 days per week
Closing Date: 22 January 2020
Contract: Permanent contract (the post is offered subject to a successful three-month probationary period).

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About The Kenyan Children’s Project:

The Kenyan Children’s Project is a highly impactful, fast paced and growing UK-based charity that believes all children deserve a chance to live in a safe and loving family. Our mission is to partner with families and communities to see the lives of vulnerable children transformed in Kenya. We impact lives by rescuing children at risk of death and working to see every child restored, rehabilitated and reintegrated. We work with local authorities running an urgent rescue centre, and run community transformation projects to aid families in being strengthened and self-sustaining. We are currently building a new base in Western
Kenya, which will expand our capacity to bring further transformation to the communities we work within. This is a time of great expansion and of broadening our impact.

Job Purpose:

To develop and implement an effective fundraising and communications strategy in order to raise the profile of The KCP and increase its sustainability. The post-holder will be proactive, have the ability to prioritise well and work well with minimal supervision.


This is a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic, experienced and entrepreneurial fundraiser to join a growing charity. We’re looking for an individual with experience working in a fundraising and communications capacity who wants to add value to the work of The KCP. As our work is rapidly expanding, we need someone to lead on our fundraising and stakeholder communications in order to develop sustainability and maintain relationships with our supporters. This is an exciting challenge for someone with creativity, passion and an ability to discover and chase opportunities. The ideal candidate would also have to have a positive and flexible approach to working in a small team, and taking initiative on their own fundraising projects.

Key Tasks:

Grant/bid writing

Develop a fundraising strategy in line with The KCP overall long-term strategy.

Research grant and bid opportunities.

Collaborate with The KCP team to determine needs and produce information to be used for grants.

Work with The KCP team to develop grant budgets as they relate to specific proposals.

Manage grant award budgets and goals; provide reports as needed.

Provide oversight to maintain seamless coordination of applications, awards, grant implementation, reporting, and invoicing.

Oversee and manage contracts and grants to ensure compliance with requirements; provide technical assistance to staff regarding contract requirements.

Ensure grant and report deadlines are met.

Keep relevant staff informed about upcoming deadlines and deliverables, providing ample time to gather relevant information.

Communications with donors and supporters

Communicate comprehensively the story of The KCP/ CTP-K: mission, vision, culture, values (i.e. deinstitutionalisation, transformation and family reunification).

Organise, attend and speak publicly at promotional events such as open days, fundraisers, exhibitions, presentations, and missions.

Travel around the UK will be required to manage and attend events and to meet with donors and other supporters (candidates will ideally hold a full driving licence and possess their own means of transportation).

Build alliances, partnerships and long-term relationships with all donors and relevant stakeholders, such as local government, media and press, politicians, and other organisations.

Report-writing and communication with key donors.

Organise and manage fundraising events and campaigns.

Marketing and Design

Identify opportunities in digital media marketing and develop effective ways of communicating the work of The KCP.

Develop and execute a marketing and communications strategy for the project.

Manage all digital campaigns and petitions for advocacy, fundraising, and building the brand of The KCP.

Manage and oversee external communications including; social media, e-news, donor reports and mail outs.

Create leaflets, posters, graphics and other promotional marketing materials.

Reviewing The KCP’s website on a regular basis to ensure all information is up to date and working to improve it and keep it up-to-date and relevant.


Knowledge of and experience with legal requirements and best practice guidelines for fundraising.

To undertake such tasks as requested by the Operations Manager and CEO as within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job.

To be an active member of the team, attending team meetings and representing the work of The KCP with integrity.

Person Specification

The post holder should ideally have at least 2+ years professional fundraising experience.
We would however consider a very able career changer from a relevant field such as
Marketing, Events, PR or Communications.


Proven experience of developing and implementing successful fundraising and communication strategies.

Experience of successful grant/bid writing.

Experience of creating impactful marketing materials and campaigns utilising multiple channels and platforms.

Excellent oral communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.

Excellent written communication skills with the ability to write accurate, engaging content for a range of different channels.

Experience of managing websites and social media pages and growing an online audience.

Excellent digital skills and ability to understand new software systems quickly.

Good organisational and time-management skills.

A flexible approach to work and ability to adapt to rapid change.

Tact, patience and empathy with a non-judgmental attitude.

The ability to work in a team, think creatively and take your own initiative.

Methodical and consistent, with a keen eye for detail.


An understanding of issues surrounding sexual exploitation and trafficking.

Experience of working with corporate partners.

Experience of working in a small team.

Experience of working for a charity or social enterprise.

Experience of using fundraising CRM systems (we use Salesforce)

Experience in working with vulnerable children, women and families.

Willingness to travel abroad.

Media and graphic design skills.

Experience in working with volunteers.

Ideally the charity would like this role to be full-time based at their office in Wembley,
London. However, they would be happy to hear from applicants that need flexible working arrangements, based in the South West of England/Norfolk or candidates looking for 4 days per week.

To apply for this position please submit your CV (cover letter not required) along with a filled out application form (visit to us at [email protected] We will then send you an application form which you will be expected to complete and return before the closing date.

If you have questions or would like to discuss the role further, please either email [email protected] or call 0208 904 8610.

Only suitable candidates will be contacted.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date: 22nd January 2020.
Interview date: 27th January 2020.