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Care for Wild UK is seeking an experienced fundraising professional to lead further growth of our UK-based fundraising activities.
This is a really exciting time for Care for Wild UK, having registered as a charity at the start of 2020, and following successful income growth over the past couple of years, we are now looking for someone to build on this and lead in developing and establishing a long-term fundraising portfolio.
We have been supporting the world’s largest Rhino sanctuary, based in South Africa, to rescue, rehabilitate and rewild orphaned White and Black Rhinos. As they look to further expand their operations and closer integrate with the local community, Care for Wild UK also plans to increase income through diversifying income streams. The successful candidate will work closely with Trustees and partners in South Africa to drive existing and new fundraising activities.
We are looking for a conservation-motivated, experienced professional with a track record of building fundraising portfolios and excellent stakeholder management. We offer 16-24 hours a week flexible working, and as we currently don’t have an office, we are looking for someone who can work remotely. This role is initially 9-12 months, but we will look to expand this, and potentially make it permanent, if it is successful. This is an amazing opportunity to be instrumental in establishing mass fundraising operations in the UK.
If this sounds like an exciting opportunity that you could lead forward for us then we would love to hear from you.
About the role:
The role of fundraising officer is a crucial one, engaging local communities to maximise income generation by developing a plan to gain more supporters, as well as developing and maintaining such relationships through effective communication, partnership working and stewardship.
You will provide fundraising and administrative support and will have a hands-on role within a busy fundraising team, focussing on supporting CRM activity, individual giving, stewardship, and events.
Duties of the role include, but are not limited to:
Develop an annual plan to maximise income from community fundraising and individual giving
Implement an ongoing campaign to attract, recruit and retain community fundraisers and individual givers
Maintain a research programme to identify and approach potential corporate partners and supporters
Ensure that all community fundraisers, supporters, corporate partners and event participants receive an excellent standard of customer care and feel that their contribution is recognised, valued and actively acknowledged to encourage and develop long term relationships
Develop and nurture relationships with all community fundraisers and supporters including providing support, advice and motivation to help ensure their fundraising is successful
Oversee and develop the charity’s events programme and recruit participants
Maintain accurate income and expenditure records for each event to ensure events are organised cost effectively and within agreed budget
Work with the PR and Marketing Team to develop fundraising materials suitable for the different target groups and that they are recognised on our social media channels
Please note that this is not a fully exhaustive list
A good general level of education including GCSE English and Maths
Experience of communicating with a wide range of individuals and organisations and across a variety of channels or media
Experience of using a fundraising or commercial CRM database
Experience of building supporter/customer relationships
Good IT skills including using word, excel and outlook packages
Experience of working in a charity or fundraising environment
An understanding of digital and social media channels
Basic understanding of fundraising regulations, data protection and best practice in capturing and recording data
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Working hours: Full time 36.5 hours Mon - Fri (plus some evening and weekend working)
Contract type: Permanent
Location: The Active Wellbeing Society Head Office - Hay Hall Manor House, Hay Hall Business Park, Redfern Road, Tyseley B11 2BE with travel around Birmingham and other locations as and when required. Note this is a hybrid working post to include some homeworking.
The Active Wellbeing Society are a community benefit society and cooperative working to tackle inequality and promote community wellbeing. Our work with communities cuts across a wide range of policy agendas – from health and social care to transport and planning, community cohesion to climate action, jobs and skills to physical activity – and is increasingly recognised nationally as demonstrating best practice in reaching and supporting those from our most disadvantaged communities and achieving significant system and behaviour change.
As Head of Funding, you will join the organisation at an exciting time as we develop our national profile and delivery. You will lead a team of Development Officers working across a wide range of programme areas, building on the work of the organisation over the last 4 years.
You will be an active member of our Senior Management Team and help shape ideas and thinking as the organisation embarks on the next phase of its future development and growth, including contributions to emerging shifts in our fundraising strategy.
1.Manage the funding & development team, oversee and strengthen our current funding operations
2.Build on our existing portfolio of funding, which includes statutory and commercial tenders, as well as grant funding
3.Ensure funding streams are consistent with TAWS’ core values and strategic goals
4.Ensure existing funding relationships are positively maintained, and relationships with commissioners are effectively managed, undertaking high-level representation when required
5.Lead on the preparation of major funding proposals
6.Track and report on external fundraising trends and help teams match opportunities with strategic priorities
7.Proactively manage the organisational funding pipeline of opportunities and rolling submissions, as a tool for planning and decision-making
8.Ensure funding perspectives are integrated into programme-level strategic plans
9.Support the organisation to realise its income targets
10.Inspire and manage the funding & development team so that they are motivated, flexible and collaborative in their approach, and are developing professionally
11.Cultivate relationships with programme leads and support them in:
12. Developing new projects and services with appropriate funding strategies
13.Achieving quality proposal submissions, including sign-off responsibility
14. Ensuring effective grant management
15. Work closely with colleagues in finance and HR to ensure funding proposals and submissions are fully costed and resource implications are understood.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Knowledge and Experience
·Extensive experience as a leader in a fundraising environment with strong managerial and leadership skills
·Track record of raising both unrestricted and restricted funds, and achieving high value contracts and grants
·Track record of successfully support, motivating, mentoring and managing colleagues
·Experience of developing and delivering on fundraising strategies
·A record in confidently developing networks, building alliances, nurturing ideas and relationships with individuals, new collaborators and funders – including avenues for income generation
·Involvement in at least one of the following: public sector commissioning, institutional/statutory grants, trusts and foundations or commercial bids.
·Experience of project design and development
·Experience of planning and managing budgets
Skills & Attributes
·Good interpersonal skills with an ability to lead a team, build effective working relationships and deal with senior level contacts, both internally and externally
·A collaborative team player who builds on colleagues’ knowledge and expertise to develop innovative ideas and positive learning
·A strategic thinker with the ability to spot opportunities, grasp ideas, generate solutions and operate with initiative, confidence and drive
·Good understanding of communications and an ability to convey the organisation’s mission and added value
·Proven ability in programme and project design, and the translation of complex ideas into fundable proposals
·Good writing skills with attention to detail
·An ability to prioritise and manage a diverse and demanding workload, meet deadlines, and deal with unexpected changes (including occasional evening and weekend work)
. Excellent written and spoken English
We offer our team members a comprehensive staff benefits offering to include:
- Nest Pension – 8% employer contribution - 3 % employee contribution.
- Heath Cash Plan – giving you discounts on everyday healthcare such as dental, optical, physio, prescriptions & more.
- Employee Assistance Programme (counselling and DRs on call 24hrs a day)
- Life Assurance – x4 your salary paid to beneficiary.
- Annual Leave – 25 days FTE (increasing to 29 days with service) plus 5 wellbeing days
- Flexible working
- Fantastic volunteering opportunities within The Active Wellbeing Society every month
Please submit a Cover Letter and CV addressing the experience you have had relevant to the 'Main Duties' and the 'Knowledge & Skills' sections of the advert, paying attention to the following:
- Extensive experience as a leader in a fundraising environment with strong managerial and leadership skills
- Track record of raising both unrestricted and restricted funds, and achieving high value contracts and grants
- A record in confidently developing networks, building alliances, nurturing ideas and relationships with individuals, new collaborators and funders – including avenues for income generation
- Involvement in at least one of the following: public sector commissioning, institutional/statutory grants, trusts and foundations or commercial bids.
- Track record of successfully support, motivating, mentoring and managing colleagues
Closing Date: Monday 18 July 2022 midnight
Due to the high numbers of applications we received for our job vacancies, we may close application windows early, so we would encourage you to submit your application ASAP
We will provide all applicants with an outcome on your application, this will usually be within 1 week of the application window closing.
Successful applicants will be required to be DBS checked prior to starting.
Our customers come from all walks of life and so do we, in recruiting for our team we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring. The Active Wellbeing Society is committed to being an equal opportunity employer, we recruit based upon capability and all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. At The Active Wellbeing Society we are searching for people who share the passion for what we do with different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences, collectively making a difference.
If there is anything we can do to assist you in your application or preparations to be interviewed for one of our job vacancies please let us know and we can ensure you have a positive and comfortable experience.
Thank you for your interest in working for The Active Wellbeing Society, we look forward to receiving your application.
This is an exciting time to join Muscular Dystrophy Support Centre (MDSC) as Head of Fundraising! We are a small charity that is looking to grow and is ambitious to increase our impact. We are a dynamic, supportive and committed team, and we offer a flexible working environment.
MDSC’s mission is to transform access to physical therapies for people with muscular dystrophy (MD) in the Midlands. Established in 2012, MDSC was set up and led by people with, or affected by, MD. From our main centre in Coventry, and with satellite clinics in Birmingham, the Black Country, and Leicester, we currently support over 450 adults with MD, by providing specialist physiotherapy, osteopathy and complementary therapies on a long-term basis. We are the only organisation in the Midlands region to do so, and one of only two in the UK.
In 2019 MDSC received monies from the National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) underpinning our 5-year strategy to increase our service user numbers and therapy hours offered. By 2025 we plan to be supporting over 1,100 people with MD and be providing therapy at two more satellite clinics in Worcestershire and Northamptonshire – improving access for people with MD in the Midlands to vital therapies that enable them to live well with their condition.
We currently receive around 37% of our income from NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (charitable activities income) and the remainder is voluntary income which the postholder will be responsible for (35% is from trusts and foundations, 19% from NLCF and the balance from service user donations / community fundraising).
The role of Head of Fundraising is a key leadership position, and its purpose is to inspire others and generate income. With the support of everyone within the Charity the post holder will be championed to meet income targets that will enable us to enhance and expand our services over the coming years.
This role would be great for an established Head of Fundraising, or a candidate who has deep trusts and foundations experience and who would like to build on and diversify their fundraising skills base, enhancing/ developing their leadership capabilities. The role offers a unique opportunity to work collaboratively with a small, highly dedicated team and to work with service users, allowing you to experience the direct impact of your work on the lives of our service users.
Before you start an application for this post, please ensure that you:
- Have read and understood the requirements of the role
- Meet all the essential criteria in the Person Specification
- Are available for and able to take part in an interview (details as to whether this will be face to face or online will be confirmed at the time of shortlisting) on Tuesday 12 July 2022, and a second stage interview on Wednesday 20 July 2022
HEAD OF FUNDRAISING
About the role
We are looking for a full time Head of Fundraising to join the Fetcher Dog Charity at an exciting time of growth and development.
The role reports directly to the Chairman and will as such be a key member of the team, sharing the collective responsibility to deliver the organisation’s strategy and vision.
As the Head of Fundraising, you will be a self-starter and have the ability to work autonomously and as part of the wider team to provide the necessary fundraising skills which will enable the charity to achieve its fundraising targets and organisational development strategy.
You will have substantial fundraising and management experience, a talent for building relationships and a proven track record in securing funds from statutory resources, foundations, trusts, major donors, legacy, and many other avenues.
Most importantly you will be enthusiastic about pro-active action with compassion and empathy towards our cause.
Once established in the role, you will then be given the opportunity to build the fundraising team and experience in managing a team would be ideal but not essential.
As Head of Fundraising, you will need to:
- motivate and facilitate supporters to maximise the funds they raise
- inspire new supporters to raise money, while maintaining and developing relationships with existing supporters
- organise traditional activities, such as sponsored outdoor events and house-to-house collections of donated goods and money
- develop new and imaginative fundraising activities, many of which involve organising events
- raise awareness of the charity and its work at local and national levels, e.g. giving talks to groups or seeking photo opportunities with the media
- develop and coordinate web-based fundraising including merchandise partnerships and sales
- increase funds by researching and targeting charitable trusts whose criteria match the charity's aims and activities
- develop and implement a strategy for individual and corporate supporter recruitment and development
- recruit, organise and manage volunteers to carry out various functions within the charity
- oversee corporate fundraising, including employee giving and matched giving from employers
- manage and update databases to record donor contact and preference information
- write applications and mailshots, using direct mailing to reach a range of potential and current donors
- carry out risk analysis and balance time-cost ratios to focus effort on the fundraising activities that are most appropriate and will have the highest chance of success.
- At some point, implement a “Legacy” department within the charity
You will need to show:
- Communication skills
- Knowledge of not-for-profit charities
- An understanding of fundraising
- Confidence in exploring new ways to diversify our income
- The ability to work alone and in a team
- IT and social media skills
- Administrative and project management skills
- Creative thinking
- Ability to build and maintain professional relationships
- Good organisation and initiative
About the Charity – Our objective
Thousands of dogs are born on the streets of Bosnia every year, condemned to face cruel acts by locals, starvation, disease, and brutal and inhumane deaths. The dogs are rounded up by dog catchers and often placed into kill shelters that provide no care, food, or comfort, with many starving to death or dying of exposure.
Fetcher Dog aims to rescue as many of these dogs as possible. We have many local rescuers, picking up stray street dogs and removing as many as possible from kill shelters. All dogs are taken to safe and secure facilities where they no longer have to fear cruelty. They are fed and cared for and are taken to local veterinarians who help us nurse them back to health. We give them everything they need for a fresh start and the best possible chance of a happy, healthy life.
Fetcher Dog then finds forever homes for these dogs in the U.K. These dogs have been through so much that they desperately deserve wonderful families, and we aim to pair all of our dogs with the best forever homes that we can find.
Type: Full Time / Permanent
Salary: £30,000-£45,000 Dependant on experience
Location: Remote however there will be requirements to travel to our two locations in Kent and Birmingham as well as any other locations necessary to fulfil the requirements of the role.
Hours: 40 hours a week to include evenings and weekends where necessary
Fetcher Dog is a Charity Commission registered charity- Charity Number 1182392.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
- Job Title: Head of Fundraising and Partnerships
- Charity: Peer Power
- Salary: £45k – £50k
- Contract: Permanent, full time (p/t or job share considered)
- Location: Vauxhall, London. Office based/hybrid or home working
Peer Power is an empathy-led charity that helps to heal trauma and adversity through caring relationships, and transforms youth service systems by supporting the young people we partner with to influence and inspire action.
Our vision is a world where empathy-led services and systems support all children, teenagers and young adults to achieve their dreams and lead their best lives.
Our mission is to be a caring support network for young people, helping to change their lives through trusted, healthy relationships so they can change and inspire the lives of others and increase empathy in the services designed to help them.
You will deliver fundraising and income generation at Peer Power, focusing on increasing unrestricted income through philanthropy, grants and trusts, individual giving, events, legacy, community and major donor streams. You will have an individual track record of exceeding income targets and significant experience of developing partnerships that has resulted in generating new income.
You will build this role in the charity and work closely with the CEO, and the staff team, as well as building a team of junior fundraising positions over time.
You will promote and demonstrate the values of the charity by being positive, open and honest and showing empathy, love, respect and fairness.
Role responsibilities to include:
- Develop and deliver on the Fundraising Strategy, annual fundraising plans and income targets and meet the agreed income target.
- Lead the strategic direction for all philanthropic, fundraising and stewardship aspects of income generation. To lead and manage all fundraising activities related to trusts, corporates, individual giving, events, legacy, community and major donors.
- Cultivate, secure and steward funding and relationships through corporates, high net worth individuals, trusts and foundations with a focus on long- term relationships
- To identify potential corporate partners to approach with written proposals or pitch for new business.
- Work with the Senior Management Team to develop and deliver the annual grants and trust budget, income and expenditure budgets and re-forecasts. Update the overarching bid and reporting plan, and ensure the database is kept up to date
- Develop and manage relationships with existing and new funders in order to maximise fundraising potential and supporter retention.
- Working with our communications team to develop high-quality, engaging email marketing materials and communications that drive donor acquisition and retention.
- Generate income in order to build a Fundraising Team and manage junior staff to assist on all areas of fundraising, setting clear direction and leadership, and delegating tasks for them to deliver on.
- To identify new and innovative opportunities for income-generating activity amongst schools, community groups and youth networks.
Person Specification to include:
- Established track record of meeting income targets and building relationships with supporters at all levels
- Extensive proven experience of producing high quality and compelling proposals, reports and correspondence to inspire generous support.
- Experience of leading and overseeing budgets including setting, measuring and performing against KPIs
- Demonstrable evidence of meeting targets and maximising return on investment in a challenging environment
- Significant successful experience in a senior fundraising role, delivering income growth across multiple channels
- Significant experience of leadership with a focus on creating highly engaged and performing teams
- Inspiring and engaging communication skills, with the ability to influence and steward
- Ability to prioritise workloads, organise tasks effectively and involve other members of the team when needed
- Outstanding project management skills
- Skilled in connecting and building strong relationships, with a range of people, including funders, senior leaders and young people
- Enthusiasm and passion for working in partnership with young people and the team to share decision making
- Commitment to delivering high standards of work
- Patient, non-judgemental, compassionate and committed to anti-oppressive working
- Commitment to living the Peer Power values through behaviour, actions and communication
- Commitment to ongoing learning and development professionally and personally
Location: Remote, flexible location, Washington DC or Geneva, Switzerland, ideally.
Salary: Competitive salary, based on candidate´s location.
Reports to: CEO and Director of Global Affairs
Work Permits: The candidate must have the ability to legally work in the country where they reside.
About City Cancer Challenge (C/CAN):
City Cancer Challenge Foundation (C/Can) supports cities around the world as they work to improve access to equitable, quality cancer care.
The approach is built on the core principle that cities can drive impact at national level by crafting data-driven solutions with the support of a network of global, regional, and local partners that reflect an understanding of the unique local context.
C/Can was launched by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) at the 2017 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. It was established as a standalone Swiss foundation in January 2019.
In close collaboration with the Director of Global Affairs, the Head of Institutional Fundraising will support C/Can resource mobilisation efforts aimed at enhancing and building relationships within the Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) global health network as well as diversifying and opening up new funding opportunities.
The new Head of Institutional Fundraising will be a self-starter, relationship builder with international experience and already established networks within foundations and governmental field in the health sector. It will be someone who can open doors and unblock funding mechanisms to support C/CAN programmes at the city, country, and regional levels, and who will open and cultivate relationships with new funders and help diversify funding by acquiring new grants from governments and large foundations.
This is not the traditional institutional fundraising role, as there are not readily available funding mechanisms to apply to, so the post holder will need to steward funders to unlock funds to support C/CAN programmes, being a strong networker, with outstanding skills in establishing and growing relations. Ideal location is Washington DC, USA or Geneva Switzerland, but other locations could be evaluated.
- Open and develop new relationships and partnerships to position C/CAN within the right local and global health donors.
- Develop the messaging to open dialogue with the global and regional health community to position C/Can as the preferred implementation partner for improving access to cancer care.
- Research and develop cultivation strategies for new institutional donors.
- Identify and support institutional donor/prospect engagement opportunities.
- Build a donor pipeline and diversify C-CAN funding sources.
- Write briefing notes and other materials to lead on institutional donor relationships effectively.
- Steward institutions to unblock funding for health and coordinate and submit quality proposals to institutional prospects and donors.
- Maintain data on relationships with institutional prospects and donors up-to-date in C/Can’s CRM system.
Desired knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Minimum of 10 years of experience with fundraising/resource mobilisation, ideally in global health, with a relevant donor and stakeholder network.
- Experience in global development, with the ability to navigate the global health discussions.
- Experience in successfully managing a portfolio of funding opportunities from prospect research to grant agreement.
- Self-starter and independent worker with the ability to go out and pursue new prospects with minimum support, helping C-CAN build from zero a fundraising pipeline.
- Demonstrable fundraising track record (> USD1 million gifts), including cultivating corporate and individual gifts or sponsorships at local, regional, and ideally international level.
- Experience of working in a multicultural environment with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to multi-task.
- Native or near-native English, both written and spoken fluency is required, other languages will be an advantage, especially Spanish.
- Minimum of Bachelor’s, Master’s level preferred, or equivalent experience in Global health, International Development and/or Business Administration.
- Attitudes supporting an agile working environment.
- Transparency, openness, good verbal and written communication, and accountability.
- Strong sense of ethics in fundraising and handling complex grants.
- Responsiveness to changing priorities and to capitalise on emerging opportunities, in a fast-paced work environment.
- Strong relationship building and advocacy skills.
- Flexible and adaptable.
- Entrepreneurial and Independent worker.
- Good Analysis, Judgement and Decision-Making skills.
- Strong Teamwork and Collaboration skills.
- Supports inclusive Learning and Knowledge Sharing.
- Negotiates and influences effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.
- Strong interpersonal skills and enthusiasm for working collaboratively with a range of multisectoral partners.
- Strong self-motivation and innovative skills, with capacity to work independently and meet deadlines.
- Good skills in health advocacy and relationship building skills.
- Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.
- Knowledge of grant management, monitoring, and evaluation practices.
- Ability to identify key stakeholders for a project/organisation, understand their interests / influence and engage with them to achieve productive results.
- Ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment.
- Ability to produce high quality outputs under pressure and to tight deadlines.
- Ability to engage, develop and deepen relationships among diverse stakeholders.
- Agility with digital tools (GSuite, Salesforce, etc).
About New Local
“An ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE bunch of change-makers.
New Local puts me and my team at the heart of an exciting movement
that’s genuinely transforming our relationships with our communities”
Sandra Farquharson, Assistant Director, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
“It’s rare to work for an organisation as committed and positive as this one.
There’s an energy, focus and enthusiasm that runs through everything – from
the core mission of community power down to their innovative events”
Simon Kaye, former team member, New Local
“We recruit nice people and encourage them to be friendly, caring colleagues and the senior management model this. Does this make us soft under performers?
Absolutely not. Our membership, revenues and impact grow every year. That's because what drives performance is not whip-cracking managers but clarity of vision, a sense of shared mission and skilled, motivated people.”
Adam Lent, Chief Executive, New Local (view the Twitter thread)
New Local is the proud host of Stronger Things, an annual event that’s become known as the place for equipping and inspiring those that believe the future of public services is community-powered (watch the videos from 2020 and 2022).
The profile of this event has grown massively in recent years and we now want to take it to the next level. Our vision for Stronger Things 2023 is an international festival of community power, a must-attend for professionals and activists from across the globe.
We’re also eager to launch a second event under the Stronger Things banner, as well as work with our network of local authorities and other organisations to increase the income-generating events that help resource our work.
You and your role
This new role is an exciting opportunity for an events professional who wants to build on the work we’ve already done and make Stronger Things their own.
We’re looking for someone who already has extensive experience of events planning, management and delivery. We need a doer as well as a thinker, not afraid to embrace both direction-setting strategic thinking as well as hands-on tasks.
As we move to make Stronger Things financially self-supporting you’ll also need a strong track-record of growing income – a natural at starting and sustaining positive relationships with the fantastic organisations that support community power.
Our brilliant network and events team will support your work and, as the Stronger Things approaches, you’ll be expected to lead staff from across the organisation as everyone pitches in.
Just as important as all the above is someone with the imagination and rigour to keep our events standing out. ‘Keeping the quirky’ might sound cheesy, but for us, it’s a fundamental part of creating the warm, safe and fun space that enables people to share and learn with vulnerability.
Location: New Local operates a highly flexible approach to work location and welcomes applications from across the UK. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.
Key tasks and responsibilities
- Envision and innovate - Lead the conversation across our members, stakeholders and team about what they need from our flagship event. Use this to develop its theme and format, combining virtual and real-life aspects.
- Plan & Deliver - Do the legwork that’s needed to deliver this event, including, managing budgets, attendee registration mechanics and supplier liaison.
- Grow the audience - Bring in new people from different sectors and communities as well as make our digital audience a global one.
- Develop our income - Bring in new sponsors and partners (and increase their opportunities for engagement) to help pay to the costs of this event.
- Secure speakers with something to say – Find us rock star speakers who will inspire our audience.
- Keep the quirky – Don't lose sight of the little things that make our events special. This year we ditched our registration desks, had a big pink sofa centre stage and hosted an after-hours jazz band. You’ll beat that.
- Establish and deliver new events - Use the Stronger Things banner to introduce an events programme from scratch.
- Develop our business - Work with our organisation partners to develop new, income-generating, events that help fund our work.
- Protect our data - Use processes, software and systems in a way that protects our event registration data.
- Collaborate with colleagues - Work closely with our research, practice and communications teams, ensuring our events are an asset to their work.
- Muck in - Work alongside the rest of your team (and the rest of the organisation!), sharing in event and member admin, never afraid of getting involved in even the most basic jobs.
Knowledge, skills and experience needed
- Experienced events professional, with a deep understanding and demonstrable background in delivering amazing high-profile events for large audiences.
- Broad-ranging and adaptable, equally comfortable in front of a potential sponsor, attendee spreadsheet and strategy planning session.
- Great communicator, with an ability to write compelling emails and pitch persuasively in-person.
- Relationship-builder, a natural friend-maker for an organisation that relies on strong professional connections
- Data-lover, who is not just an excellent record keeper, but someone who pushes data to spot gaps and opportunities for our organisation.
- Innovative and entrepreneurial, committed to evolving the experience of our members and event participants
- A champion for our mission, bringing an understanding of community power and a commitment to its principles.
Above all, a friendly and supportive colleague able to work in a highly creative and collaborative environment that encourages autonomy and excellence from all members of the team.
In addition to the advertised salary, we offer:
- A minimum of 27 days’ holiday a year and ten days holiday over Christmas/New Year
- Highly flexible working and work location arrangements
- Regular training opportunities
- A number of other benefits listed in the job description.
For further details of the role and benefits on offer, and how to apply please refer to the attachment. Full information about the role including the Head of Events Job Description / Person Specification can also be found on the jobs page of the New Local website.
If you wish to discuss this role, please get in touch to arrange a discussion to take place before Thursday 16 June. After this date we will be happy to explore your questions at the interview stage.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
At Rainbows we have ambitious plans for growth so that we can reach more children, young people and families. We have two exciting opportunities to join the team at Rainbows and help us realise those plans. Rainbows is the only hospice in the East Midlands for life-limited children and young people. We are here to make life brighter with amazing care and support for them and their families – you can be part of it too.
Job Title Community Fundraiser (Northamptonshire / Leicestershire)
Community Fundraiser (Derbyshire)
Full time 37.5 hours per week , home based
Circa £25,090 - £29,790
Are you looking for a career where no two days are the same, where you’ll be working with a friendly, supportive and caring team? If so, we’ve got the perfect role for you! Each day you’ll be helping us go the extra mile to be here for the children, young people and families who rely on us. This is a great opportunity to work for Rainbows, the only hospice in the East Midlands for life-limited children and young people.
The successful applicant will have a proven track record of working as a community fundraiser for another charity or be able to demonstrate the relevant skills required through a similar role, where building and maintaining strong relationships with supporters and donors, being team focused and possessing the drive to increase income, is par for the course.
As part of a community fundraising team that covers the East Midlands, you will be responsible for supporting and developing both existing and new supporter relationships, community-based fundraising appeals and events, with a proactive approach to increasing income.
The successful candidate will also be an exceptional and confident communicator, able to prioritise a sometimes demanding and shifting workload, work well under pressure independently and as part of a team, and demonstrate a good understanding of best fundraising practice.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Ali Furlong (Head of Community and Events) For further details on how to apply for the position and details about the person specification and job description please go to Rainbows website.
Rainbows is an equal opportunities employer. No agencies.
Registered as a charity no 1014051
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Head of Partnerships
Dated: June 2022
Contract: Full time, permanent
Salary: £48,000-50,000 per annum
Start date: Immediate
Location: Home based with potential access to desk space in central London, if required; travel across the UK may be required from time to time as part of role (subject to covid guidance)
Reporting to: Director of Strategy and Learning
Direct reports: None at this time
Annual leave: 25 days per year plus bank holidays
About the role
The Head of Partnerships is a new and critical role, created as part of our merger with the YMCA George Williams College. We hope the merger will see our quality improvement and training work grow, alongside extending our communities of practice and our offer to them. As such, we created a dedicated post to hold, nurture and grow our approach to working with and through networks, and to oversee our partnership projects.
Networks have long been at the heart of the Centre for Youth Impact’s approach. Built over the last eight years, we deeply value our relationships with our Regional Impact Networks across England, and are excited by the emergence of new relationships in Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland – and indeed internationally, particularly building on the legacy of the College. There is now the opportunity to revisit our approach to working with and through networks, particularly in developing a more responsive and ‘tiered’ offer that reflects and responds to the needs, ambitions, and experiences of our different stakeholders.
The Head of Partnerships will be responsible for implementing a new network strategy, strengthening these relationships (including transitioning existing network leads to potentially new ways of working), and framing the support that we offer to network ‘members’ across the UK (further details on our existing networks can be found here). This will include scoping, defining and implementing our approach to supporting/collaborating with members of the YMCA Federation in England and Wales alongside building relationships with the Federations in Scotland and the island of Ireland, as part of the merger with YMCA George Williams College. There is also the potential to work closely with the Director of Strategy and Learning to consider new international learning partnerships.
Over the past few years in particular, the Centre has been increasing its partnership projects: significant programmes of work with one major partner or funder, including cohort-level evaluation, capacity building and learning partnerships.The Head of Partnerships will also manage a range of partnership projects, working alongside other members of the team to initiate, design, and deliver cutting-edge programmes of work. The post-holder will work closely with the Director of Programmes and Director of Strategy and Learning to ensure that we are integrating our learning from our networks into our wider strategy and programmes of work focused on research, evaluation, and organisational learning.
The Head of Partnerships will play a strong role in supporting income generation, particularly for our network support activities. The post holder will also contribute significantly to our communications activities, amplifying the work and voices of our networks, and offering our platform in contribution to greater collective impact.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for an outstanding candidate who is imaginative and responsive, with strong interest and high-level skills in building alliances and collaborations, alongside capacity building for social sector organisations. You will need to have an appetite for understanding and navigating complexity, with an inquisitive mind and interest in youth-focused public policy and system dynamics. An interest and solid understanding of evaluation would be a distinct plus. You will also need to be a strong and confident project manager, with exceptional relationship skills. We take a coaching approach to all of our work, so skills and experience in this area will be a distinct advantage.
You will have the ability to engage with humility and authenticity with a wide range of people and organisations working to support young people. You will be able to spot and make connections between relationships and areas of work and be alive to changes and patterns in the external policy and practice context and the opportunities they present for our charity.
Finally, you will be a skilled facilitator, experienced in both designing and delivering workshops and training. You will also be a compelling and confident writer and presenter who can communicate the breadth of our work. You will be comfortable representing us externally and acting as a ‘thought leader’: openly reflecting the evolution of your ideas and thinking, and generously sharing your learning with others.
Please follow the link to our website for the full JD and person specification.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
The Parent-Infant Foundation is seeking an experienced communications, campaigning and public affairs professional to help us make a difference for babies across the UK. Our vision is that all babies have a sensitive, nurturing relationship to lay the foundation for lifelong mental and physical health.
As our Head of Policy and Communications, you will be responsible for developing and implementing our strategy to embed infant mental health and parent-infant relationships into policy and services in the UK. You will lead all aspects of our external communications.
In Parliament, you will work with the Chair of of the APPG for Conception to Age Two to develop and deliver their programme of work. In the wider community, you will spearhead the First 1001 Days Movement, a campaigning alliance of over 200 charities and professional bodies who work together to inspire, support and challenge national and local decision makers to value and invest in babies’ emotional wellbeing and development.
The Parent-Infant Foundation may be a small charity but we are influential. Part of your role will be to continue to produce and disseminate high quality reports and briefings which will be noticed at all levels of government across the four nations of the UK.
You will also lead on our flagship Infant Mental Health Awareness Week, which brings together professionals and other stakeholders in the field to widen and deepen understanding of infant mental health and the importance of early relationships.
You will have line management responsibility for the Communications Manager, Scottish Policy Officer the Campaigns and Communications Officer.
You will be joining a small but friendly team who are all deeply committed to improving and supporting the emotional and social development and wellbeing of babies. The team understands the importance of communications to support their work with parent-infant teams so you will work across the whole team to ensure our communications are always high quality and evidence based. The team largely works part-time and remotely with flexibility embedded in our way of working.Please note this role will require frequent travel to London.
For a full description of the responsibilities please see the job description and person specification.
To apply for this role please submit a CV and a Supporting Statement via CharityJob. In your supporting statement, please describe why you want this role and demonstrate, with examples, how you meet elements 1-10 of the experience and skills. Please ensure that your CV and Supporting Statement are each no more than two pages long.
Interviews will be taking place in Central London. The Parent-Infant Foundation is committed to diversity and inclusion, and we actively encourage applications from a broad range of experiences and backgrounds. Please tell us if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you in your application or attendance at interview.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Prospectus is delighted to be supporting the Sustainability Hospitality Alliance (SHA) in its search for a permanent Fundraising Officer (full-time or part-time) to join its supportive and friendly fundraising team.
Sustainable Hospitality Alliance builds on the strong legacy of its predecessor organisation International Tourism Partnership (ITP) which was founded in 1992 (originally named the International Hotels Environment Initiative) as part of the International Business Leaders Forum. Now an independent charity, SHA focuses on working with the hospitality sector to address key challenges affecting the planet and its people and creating sustainable growth programmes within the hospitality sector.
As the Fundraising Officer, you will be responsible for supporting the Head of Business Development to deliver a broad fundraising strategy. This will include securing income from existing donors and developing new relationships with trusts and foundations and high-value partnerships. Already well connected to the hospitality sector, this role will have the opportunity to maintain key relationships with several hospitality foundations to secure repeat funding and secure funding for a range of youth employment, human rights, and environmental programmes.
To be successful as the Fundraising Officer, this person will have proven experience in securing income from trusts and foundations through compelling grant applications. This person will be confident in maintaining existing relationships, as well as prospecting for new donors and engaging them through various communication methods. They will have strong writing skills and ideally have some knowledge or a passion for sustainability issues.
This role can be either full-time or part-time for 3 days per week. It will also be a permanent home-based role with some occasional travel to London in the future.
At Prospectus we invest in your journey as a candidate and are committed to supporting you with your application. We welcome candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds. Please let us know if we can help you with the application process in any way. We are more than happy to make any reasonable adjustments to enable all interested candidates to apply. If you have any disability and would like assistance with completing an application then please contact Rhiannon Mehta at Prospectus.
If you are interested in applying to this Fundraising Officer position, please submit your CV in the first instance. Should your experience be suitable, we will send you the full job description and will arrange for a call and/or meeting to brief you on the role. You'll then have all the information you need to formally apply. We are looking forward to connecting with you soon.
Charity People are thrilled to be working with the British Heart Foundation to recruit a Fundraising Manager to join their busy and successful team in Cheshire.
Location: Field based role covering Cheshire
Contract: 12-Month FTC (maternity)
Salary: £32,050 - £33,050 including car allowance (basic salary £27,500 - £28,500) + benefits
Flexible working, life and family-friendly
This is a really exciting opportunity for someone to join a super successful fundraising team. As this role is maternity cover you will be doing a real mix of community and corporate fundraising. The COTY relationships are up and running so this will be a great opportunity to account manage and steward some regional corporates! This is a diverse role where no two days are the same. You'll focus on achieving ambitious income targets through identifying, securing and managing community fundraising partnerships. You'll also lead on the recruitment, management and support of fundraising group networks, supporters, and volunteer fundraisers within the community to maximise income in Cheshire.
This is such a fantastic opportunity for someone who is tenacious and driven, with a proven track record of fundraising at a community level and delivering significant income. You'll be a relationship builder at heart, someone who thrives on forging new relationships through meaningful and authentic connections, whether that be from fundraising groups, committees or new volunteer groups in your area.
Life and family-friendly culture with flexible working. You will be joining a brave and ambitious team, every one of them as passionate as you are about making an impact on funding life-saving science.
Generous benefits include 30 days holiday plus public/bank holidays, private medical insurance, dental health cover and contribution towards your gym membership, learning & development training, Pension - 8% employee and 10% employer contributions.
To apply: Please get in touch with a copy of your CV or profile in the first instance to Ellen Drummond at Charity People.
Closing date: ASAP
Charity People actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. We match charity needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities we work with.
Charity People are excited to be working with a fantastic National Charity to recruit a Fundraising Manager to join their Community & Corporate Fundraising team.
Location - London (Homebased) in the patch (ideally within striking distance of London),
Full time - 35 hours per week
Salary - £33,050 - £34,550 including car allowance (basic salary £28,500 - £30,000) + benefits
- 30 days holiday plus public/bank holidays
- Private medical insurance
- Dental health cover and contribution towards your gym membership
- Learning & development training
- Pension - 8% employee and 10% employer contributions.
About the role
No two days are the same in this thrilling role. This role will focus on motivating, inspiring and influencing a range of support from a growing portfolio of individuals, community groups, fundraising groups, and corporate partnerships. You'll also recruit, manage and support volunteer fundraisers within the community and inspire them to reach their potential.
All about you
- Track record in fundraising at a community level or track record in sales account management
- Demonstratable experience of building and delivering successful partnerships and relationships with companies and groups
- Experience of successfully recruiting and managing volunteers and fundraisers or transferable skills
- Experience or working with fundraising committees and/or groups or transferable skills
- Demonstratable experience of PR, Communication and/or marketing activity
- Ability to motivate people
- Excellent communication, networking and a relationship builder at heart
Location: Life and family-friendly culture with flexible working. You will be joining a brave and ambitious team, every one of them as passionate as you are about making an impact on funding life-saving science.
Closing date: Please get in touch asap with your up to date CV and I will send you the JD, and we can also arrange a chat. All applications MUST be made via charity people. Applications will be shortlisted on a rolling basis so please submit asap.
Charity People actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. We match charity needs with the skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), race, religion or belief, gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities we work with.
Experience of Product Development OR have a fundraising background in Community Fundraising, Challenge Events or Mass Participation, this role offers a unique opportunity to transfer and develop your skills in Product Management - Mass Participation. This is an excellent opportunity not to be missed!
You will join a National Charity, London Head Office, with remote offices in Edinburgh, Cardiff, Newcastle, or York. Offering Remote or Hybrid Working.
As the Fundraising Product Manager, working with the Senior Fundraising Product Manager, you will deliver fundraising products that provide exceptional supporter experience, increase participation and income.
Working with the Senior Fundraising Product Managers, you will:
- Manage selected products in the portfolio, ensuring they are delivered standard.
- Based on market and audience insight, you will maximise the fundraising potential of each product by planning activities to increase participation and income raised.
- Act as the main point of contact across the charity related to your products, providing advice, guidance, and support to other teams.
Our client is looking for you to have previously worked within a fundraising capacity, either product development, community fundraising, challenge events or campaigns marketing. Have excellent project management skills and proven ability to co-ordinated multiple projects with excellent analytical skills.
Salary depending on location; £23,440 - £26,044 + LW (£3,500 if applicable - £26,940 - £29,544).
Deadline is ASAP, please apply/contact us immediately if of interest.