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Khulisa (meaning ‘to nurture’ in Zulu) is an award-winning national charity with South African roots. Since 2007, Khulisa have developed a reputation as experts in supporting young people at risk of exclusion through therapeutic, safe exploration of behaviour which is deemed as ‘disruptive’ or ‘challenging’, and in many cases is symptomatic of the impact of trauma, abuse and neglect.
We have worked in prisons since 2007 and in schools and pupil referral units (PRUs) since 2011, delivering SEL (social and emotional learning) programmes. It is now widely accepted that children’s social skills are more accurate predictors of their health, wealth and criminal history in later life than IQ or social background. Khulisa’s team of therapists and programme managers work with young people to provide a range of interventions, designed to build social and emotional skills. Over time we have also realised the importance of young people being in an environment which responds effectively to their emotional needs. As a result, we now take a whole-school approach, delivering our interventions in tandem with professionals, providing training and resources for teachers and parents/carers.
Khulisa is a charity funded predominantly by grants from Trusts and Foundations and sales. With a team of 18 staff and 11 freelance facilitators, we support over 1,000 young people and train over 3,000 professionals each year. Our key partners include schools, and local authorities. We are members of London Youth, Clinks, the SCYJ and other community groups which promote the wellbeing of vulnerable young people.
Khulisa is responding to rapidly increasing demand for services, caused in part by the impact of Covid-19 and subsequent lockdowns which left many vulnerable children isolating in harmful or disrupted environments. We’ve worked tirelessly to meet this heightened demand and our team is growing quickly. This year we’re looking at 50% growth, with an aim to provide 350 young people with intensive support, and thousands more through light touch interventions and systemic change.
In order to make this happen, and to continue expanding our delivery across both London, the North West and Midlands, we are looking for an exceptionally talented fundraiser to support our income generation, and growth. You’ll be joining us at an exciting time as we launch a series of innovative new services across new schools, and drive new strategies to on-board values-aligned funders. As a result you’ll have the opportunity to develop your skills in different areas of fundraising make as well as make a sustainable difference to young people as part of a team delivering long-term direct and systemic change.
We invest and nurture our team, providing regular opportunities for connection, learning and development. With rapid growth underway, there is also plenty of opportunity to also develop your career and skill set.
We can’t wait to meet you!
To Nurture: Supporting growth and capacity to enable greater emotional intelligence individually and as a team (self-awareness)
To Restore: Working effectively and restoratively as part of a team – a strengths-based approach to problem-solving and conflict resolution (Relational)
To Empower: Enabling others to thrive and make healthy choices for self, others and the organisation (Community)
To Guide: Leading projects, teams or people in pursuit of our purpose (Moments of Truth)
Role: Fundraising Manager (Trusts and Major Donors)
Contract: Permanent / Full time (we'll consider part time on a pro rata basis for experienced candidates)
Reports to: Head of Fundraising and Communications
Location: Mix of WFH and 2 days per week working from our Westminster Office (London). We will consider applications from candidates outside of London if they are able to travel in regularly.
Flexible working options (including compressed working)
Enhanced parental leave
25 days holiday per year + 8 public holidays, a discretionary 5 days off over Christmas and 1 day off for your birthday
£150 cash wellbeing allowance
Solid experience of building and managing a portfolio of major trust and grant funders
Demonstrable experience of closing successful multi-year bids on values over £30,000, and meeting ambitious fundraising targets
Experience of pipeline research, build and management, ideally using a CRM
Demonstrable ability to produce professionally written fundraising proposals that articulate the charity’s cause, demand for services and the organisation's impact and effectiveness
Awareness of the key major trust and grant fundraising prospects, relevant to Khulisa’s work
Ability to quickly assess funder’s priorities and fit to Khulisa’s values and cause
Keen and confident sense of initiative, able to hit the ground running and bring new ideas and opportunities to the fore
Strong research and opportunity pipeline building capabilities
Excellent reporting skills
Strong collaborator, able to work with colleagues in the delivery, operations and evidence teams to ensure bids and reports are accurate and within scope of the charity’s strategy
Strong written and verbal communication skills and an excellent eye for detail.
Excellent time management and organisational skills
High level of numeracy
Good coordination/multi-tasking skills and an ability to liaise with people on all levels
Resourcefulness and being a self-starter who can manage their own workload whilst supporting the activities of others
Able to learn quickly, comfortable working under pressure to meet demanding deadlines.
Your day to day
Conducting comprehensive fundraising research amongst Charitable Trust and Grant Foundations, Corporate Foundations, and identifying strategically aligned partners and sourcing meetings where appropriate
Producing high quality funding bid applications in line with guidance, including templates for warm reporting, cold acquisition and bespoke written applications.
Liaising with the Head of Fundraising and Communications, COO and CEO to submit major, multi-year funding proposals
With the Head of Fundraising and Communications and COO, build and maintain relationships with trust and foundations through the production of detailed regular impact reports, sustaining potential for repeat donations
Managing relationships/stewardship with funders, including the timely submission of high quality impact reports and financial reports.
Creating budgets for new bids, in partnership with the Head of Finance and Head of Fundraising and Communications
Work with the Head of Fundraising and Communications to research and establish a pipeline of major donors
Support Head of Fundraising and Communications to develop new opportunities to engage major donors
Researching and collating new funding opportunities.
Updating Salesforce regularly, to reflect opportunities and workflow.
Ensuring the income pipeline is kept updated with correct bid status, ensuring all new bids are entered correctly.
Manage upcoming reporting deadlines, writing high quality reports in line with funder needs, and submitting them on time.
Liaising with Finance, and Impact and Evaluation colleagues to ensure that reporting reflects activity across the organisation and that targets are met.
Collating case studies and narratives to add flavor to reports.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Are you an expert at repositioning brands? Can you help Mothers’ Union reimagine how we talk about ourselves and ensure the right message is heard by the right audience? Do you want to shape the future of a 150 year old Charity at the same time as raising the voices of some of the worlds most marginalised communities to fight against poverty and injustice?
Are you a confident omni-channel operator - this role has a broad remit, so you will need to bring demonstrable experience of both offline and online communications channels.
If your answer is yes then read on as Mothers’ Union would love to hear from you
Mothers’ Union (MU) is a Christian women-led, volunteer movement founded in 1876, with a membership of over 4 million worldwide in 84 countries, some 45,000 of whom live in the UK and Ireland. Based on Christian fellowship, members express their faith through action in their local communities, aiming to create a world where every individual can reach their full potential, by stopping poverty, injustice and violence.
Overview of the role:
- Develop, implement and evaluate a multi platform communications and campaigns strategy.
- Update and share our impact with the existing membership and proactively engage with people who have no relationship with Mothers’ Union; To grow awareness, support and membership.
- Manage internal and external communications and provide communications advice, crisis management, media support and training.
- Develop and oversee multi-channel digital marketing and public engagement campaigns and projects, working alongside the policy and fundraising team members.
- Lead the strategic development of communications activities to develop key stakeholder partnerships, supporting fundraising and policy objectives.
- Create and manage a clear communications channels strategy ensuring that all audiences are defined and that channels are maximised for the optimal outcome.
- Support the team to continually improve content gathering and build the storytelling plan across the organisation, ensuring an ethical approach that adheres to the safeguarding policy.
- Write and deliver promotional materials and publications for the membership and wider needs of the Charity.
- Lead on campaigns that will help achieve policy goals – working with the small communications team and wider staff team, to build content that can be used on the website, social media and press (includes Budget management).
- Forge strong working relationships with other organisations whose campaigning priorities align, and work with them and to push for policy change.
- Write articles and blogs, create podcasts for our website and external publications, around our policy and campaign focus.
- Working across the Charity, develop multi-channel communications strategies to share our impact, events, income generation and campaigns with a goal of securing high quality media coverage and profile.
- Manage the reputation of Mothers’ Union through crisis communications planning, working closely with the Director of Fundraising, Communications and Retail.
- Responsible for the development and leadership of internal (membership as well as staff team) communications plans and functions across the organisation.
- Ensure that the strategic development of our brand is effectively led and managed, building strong, collaborative relationships with internal partners and affiliated Mothers’ Unions as well as with our external suppliers.
- Grow the Charity's profile, credibility and influence through the implementation and management of our key brand messages.
- Responsibility for the Mothers’ Union’s long-term communications strategy, objective setting and budget planning.
- Continue to develop clear measures of success for communications activities and continually monitor, evaluate and report on progress.
- Direct line management of the Communications Officer and the Digital Marketing and Communications Officer, plus consultants and freelancers as required.
- Undertake any other reasonable duties as requested.
- Exceptional ability, understanding and experience of the digital communications landscape.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including strong ability to write at speed for different audiences and channels, and in editing and proof-reading, as well as ability to clearly and effectively negotiate changes with technical experts, authors and designers.
- Excellent “news sense”, the ability to identify compelling stories that will inspire and engage target audiences.
- High level of ability to analyse and interpret complex information and present this in a simple and easy to understand way.
- experience of devising and using a range campaign tactics (both online and offline) and evidencing the effectiveness of these through detailed monitoring processes.
- Exceptional interpersonal and networking skills and ability to build good working relationships with a wide range of people and colleagues and members at all levels.
- Adaptable and flexible with the ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment; a “can-do” attitude and excellent problem solving skills.
- Experience of developing and implementing multi-channel communications plans, including to support advocacy, influencing and relationships with members and funders.
- Experience of working in a communications function in an international development, campaigning against gender based violence or in a Christian setting.
- In depth knowledge and understanding of the Christian community in the UK (preferably worldwide), and ability to provide expert advice to guide colleagues in engaging effectively with church leaders and Christians across the Anglican Communion and beyond.
- Experience of successfully developing and delivering initiatives and resources designed for a Christian / church context.
Mothers’ Union operates a hybrid working model, with a minimum of 2 days per week in the Head office based in Westminster, London. This role may require some UK travel and may require limited International travel (max 2 weeks in any one year).
Period and Hours
Full time, permanent position with a 12 week probation period. The role will require out of hours communications cover on a rota basis.
How to Apply
If you are interested in this position, please apply by sending your CV and a Cover Letter (max 2 pages), that clearly demonstrates how your skills and experience meet the role description and attributes via Charity Jobs.
The closing date for applications is 6th June 2022. Due to the number of applications we receive, we may not be able to individually respond to each applicant. If we do not get in touch with you within 4 weeks from the application deadline, then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for this position. However, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to reduce the application window should the role be filled.
Mothers’ Union is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to create an inclusive environment for all employees.
Head of Marketing, Digital and Communication
(Maternity cover – 12 months interim role)
Salary: £52,000 per annum + Benefits
Location: Remote working
Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week)
Start date – mid-late July 2022
This is an exciting time to be joining SeeAbility! We’re about to launch a new 5 year strategy with ambitious goals to support more people to live independently and to participate and contribute as equal citizens in an inclusive society.
Our success will depend on raising awareness of SeeAbility’s work so that we can reach and impact the lives of many more people, attract talented colleagues and inspire communities to volunteer and fundraise for our charity.
As the strategic lead for all marketing including digital, and external communications, this role reports into the Executive Director of Innovation and Social Impact and manages a small and high performing team. You will be responsible for defining and achieving a clear strategy for campaigns and communications to all external stakeholders, working across platforms to grow reach and engagement.
Your team will support marketing, design and content creation across the charity, covering a wide variety of functions including those that deliver ambitious and specialist social care, recruitment, fundraising, volunteering as well as our innovative programmes around advocacy, supported employment and digital skills.
Ultimately, we will rely on your expertise to make all the difference to people we support so that they can live, love, thrive and belong as equal members of their communities.
- Modelling inclusive leadership, you will ensure a learning and supportive culture for your team and one that champions wellbeing and celebrates their many achievements.
- Responsible for leadership, performance and direction of the Marcomms team.
- As part of SeeAbility’s Leadership Group, taking a key role in collaborating to deliver our 5 year strategy and building a one team culture.
- Working across teams within SeeAbility and implementing an integrated marketing and communications strategy that will build external engagement, drive brand awareness and support the growth of income.
- Working with all SeeAbility teams with an external output (including social care, recruitment, eye care, fundraising and our innovative programmes) to ensure marketing and external communications are coordinated within the above strategy, engagement is raised, and a good ROI is achieved.
- Ensuring all of the charity’s communications promote the brand. Developing and embedding a coherent organisation-wide narrative that tells the story of what SeeAbility does and is trying to achieve over the strategy period.
- Managing the copywriting process for a wide breadth of material including the yearly impact and annual reports, briefings for key stakeholders, stories, articles, campaigns and newsletters.
- Supporting the digital marketing manager to maximise SeeAbility’s ability to reach audiences digitally across the marketing mix. You must be skilled in digital marketing to provide strategic input and support where needed.
- Ensuring all digital provision including website and social media content promotes the brand and our reputation. Be able to use the website Contents Management System to make timely changes to material where needed.
- Providing strategic management of the team’s workload, prioritising and scheduling activities and directing the allocation of work to meet deadlines for multiple marketing activities across a variety of teams.
- Leading on all crisis communications for the charity, preparing proactive and reactive media lines, drafting press releases and pitching ideas to the press – print, digital and TV where required. Manage SeeAbility’s media strategy and relationships and develop relationships with media partners for marketing purposes.
- Approving production of media releases/statements, briefing materials, video and audio and features material.
- Acting as spokesperson for the organisation, when required.
- Building relationships with third party partners to maximise the organisation's effectiveness and reach.
- Managing the marketing and communication budget. Maintaining good relationships with key partners and contractors.
- Assist in maintaining a safe working environment and follow the requirements of SeeAbility’s Health and Safety Manual (policies and procedures) and any codes of set working practices.
- Carry out other duties commensurate with this post as requested by the Executive Director of Innovation and Social Impact.
- Liaise effectively and efficiently with other departments and SeeAbility locations, undertaking tasks as required to support requests.
- Provide confidentiality at all times, working appropriately with sensitive documentation and in line with GDPR regulation.
- Adhere to all relevant regulatory guidelines.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
SALARY: £36,422 to £40,616 per annum (FTE for 37 hours a week)
Carers in Hertfordshire is a well-respected, independent, carer-led charity, established in 1995. We work to ensure that all Hertfordshire’s unpaid carers are recognised, valued and supported in their caring role, have the opportunity for a life outside caring and can exercise a collective voice in the county. We support adult carers and young carers and provide information and advice, opportunities to meet other carers, and enable a collective voice for carers in the county.
The charity has experienced significant growth over recent years with over 110 staff and over 37,000 registered unpaid carers. We have expanded our range of services and income streams, as well as innovating to improve our services and invested in infrastructure including our database. We retain a strong connection to the local communities we work in, with a wide range of partners.
Its costs around £3 million a year to provide our services and support. Government contracts account for approximately £2.25 million of our income every year. This post will help us to further develop, drive and implement our Fundraising Strategy and Plan, which will supplement this income in order to better serve unpaid carers across Hertfordshire. Covid-19 affected the charity in various ways. As we emerge from the pandemic, we want to ensure that fundraising plays an integral role in the future of the charity.
The post holder will be required to implement and deliver a robust, high-quality Fundraising Strategy and Plan. They will work across teams within Carers in Hertfordshire and develop a broad portfolio of fundraising. This will be underpinned by a programme of trusts and grant applications, with the post-holder co-ordinating and writing applications and reporting to grant-making trusts. The post holder will supplement this with a programme of work including organising and supporting community fundraising events, working with local donors such as for Charity of the Year partnerships, and growing our approach to corporate fundraising. The post-holder will have the opportunity to shape this programme based on their experience and the strengths of the charity.
We are looking for a self-motivated and tenacious individual, who has a demonstrable record of raising income and profile at a local level and who has a passion for building quality long-term relationships with a variety of different types of donor.
A good standard of IT Skills is required, including use of databases, Microsoft office and the internet. Our principle database is Salesforce, though experience of this is not essential. The role will require travel across Hertfordshire, so you will need the ability to travel independently, have access to a car and have a full valid driving license.
This is an exciting time to join us as we develop a new Fundraising Strategy in order to grow our fundraised income and develop new income streams.
For informal discussion about the role, please contact Tim Napper at Carers in Hertfordshire
Closes: 9am, Monday 13th June
Interviews: Monday 20th June
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
FoodCycle currently runs 50 Projects across England and Wales providing nutritious meals and social connections for those at risk of food poverty and loneliness. Our fundraising team has developed exceptional growth in fundraising income over the past few years and we have exciting and ambitious plans to expand our programme reach over the next two years, requiring us to double our income.
To support this growth, we are seeking a candidate with ambitions to further their fundraising experience to join our small and talented Fundraising Team. You will already have some events, fundraising or marketing experience under your belt and be keen to further develop your skills by managing our corporate volunteering events and smaller value corporate donor and community fundraising relationships.
Additionally, you will support the Head of Fundraising and Fundraising and Corporate Partnerships Manager, providing event and administrative support that underpins our successful donor and funder relationships. We are in the process of planning our 2023 Gala Dinner and you will play a key role in ensuring this event is successfully delivered.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Head of Fundraising & Communications
Yellow Door prevents and responds to domestic and sexual abuse. We have a successful fundraising history and we have recently secured two long term contracts. Would you like to be part of our amazing team that is changing lives for the better in the Southampton area?
We are looking for someone with excellent and proven fundraising/ income diversification skills. You will have the ability to identify and pursue opportunities to ensure we maintain and grow the charity’s income. You will possess strong written skills with excellent attention to detail. You will have the ability to build positive working relationships with funders, partners, supporters and donors. You will also have experience in leading and developing communications and marketing.
We pride ourselves on being an inclusive place to work, where everyone can feel they belong and has something valuable to contribute. We warmly welcome applicants from all parts of our rich and diverse community, particularly those from under-represented groups.
30 to 37.5 hours p/w on a permanent contract
£37,500 - £ 43,957 pro rata
Please note there is no closing date for this post, we will keep the vacancy open until we have successfully appointed to the role. Once your application has been reviewed we will contact you to let you know if you have been shortlisted for an interview.
Yellow Door works across Southampton & Hampshire and is based near central Southampton with free staff parking and opportunities for professional development. We operate a TOIL system to support flexible and hybrid working.
If you think you might be what we are looking for but want to know a bit more, we would love to hear from you. Ring our CEO Nicci for an informal chat.
Applications are via BreatheHR - details and link are on the advert which is available to download below along with the application form. Please ensure you have submitted a completed application when you apply via BreatheHR.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Hours per week: 22.5 or 30 (flexible to what suits the candidate)
Salary for 22.5 per week: £18,243 - £19.459 (£30,000 - £32,000 FTE)
Salary for 30 hours per week: £24,324 - £25,945 (£30,000 - £32,000 FTE)
Are you passionate about fundraising? Perhaps you are currently an individual giving officer and would like to step into a management position? We would love to hear from you!
Hybrid working - option to work from home up to 2 days per week
Life Insurance Scheme
An additional annual leave day on your Birthday
Monthly draws to win ‘lunch on your manager’ or ‘leave work early’
Comprehensive induction to HYH and your role
Ongoing training relevant to your role
Employee Assistance Programme - support with wellbeing & personal struggles
Herts Young Homeless work with 16-24 year olds who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, those aged 10-15 whose families are at risk of relationship breakdown and those aged 18+ who are in housing need and have mental health and substance misuse problems.
The Fundraising Manager will:
- Contribute to hyh’s overall Fundraising strategy as a member of the Fundraising Team
- Manage a portfolio of existing supporters, providing exceptional supporter care and building relationships, stewarding and nurturing existing donors
- Improve supporter retention and maximise donors’ lifetime value to hyh
- Manage and develop the use of hyh’s CRM effectively to segment data and make insight-led decisions
- Acquire and develop new donors through solicitation and stewardship plans using a supporter journey programme to build engagement and loyalty
- Inspire, motivate and develop the team’s staff and volunteer workforce and maximise their contribution
- Develop all marketing and comms materials through digital and other channels to deliver the programme
- Line manage the Digital Communications Officer
- Deputise for the Head of Fundraising & Communications as required.
- Relevant charity fundraising experience with understanding of supporter acquisition and retention, supporter journey development and understanding of emotional and behavioural motivations for giving.
- Successful track record of generating income and achieving targets
- Experience of developing fundraising or communications initiatives to achieve targets
- Proven ability to engage, inspire and motivate individuals to donate through any chosen channel, with an excellent understanding of online giving and digital channels
- An understanding and commitment to equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice
- Preparing and monitoring income and expenditure budgets, financial projections and financial management information
- Excellent communicator in formal and informal communications, both verbally and in writing, to all stakeholders
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport and communicate sensitively; negotiating effectively to generate support among people from diverse backgrounds and all levels
- Strong analytical and methodical IT skills
- Approachable, creative, ‘can-do’ attitude
- Excellent relationship management skills, with ability to motivate and inspire others
- Creative thinking, imaginative and entrepreneurial attitude towards fundraising
- Ability to motivate others and work as part of a team
- Good numerical skills
- Experience line managing at least one person - desirable but not essential
If you are hardworking, conscientious and take pride in doing a job well, then we would like to hear from you.
If you are shortlisted, an initial interview will be arranged followed by a second (final) interview stage if you are successful.
*please submit a cover letter with your CV or your application may not be successful*
We treat everyone with equal dignity and respect, and promote equal opportunity for all and challenge any behaviour or practice which discriminates against any person on the grounds of race, colour, sex, marital status, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or any other perceived difference.
Join our team as our new Fundraising Manager
Location: Kingston upon Thames - Hybird - remote and office based
Hours: Part-time - 21 hours per week (flexible working, and job share considered)
Salary: £33,000 – 39,000 pro-rata (£23,000-28,000 for 21 hours)
Leave: 26 days per annum plus bank holidays
Reports to: Director
Staff reporting: Bid Writer, Digital Engagement Coordinator
We are looking for a Fundraising Manager to lead RAK’s fundraising functions across multiple income streams. With the support from the Director and Board of Trustees Fundraising Manager is responsible for developing, overseeing and delivering fundraising initiatives.
The Fundraising Manager will play an active part in strategic direction of the charity and decision making on a senior management level.
This is an exciting time to join Refugee Action Kingston with an established fundraising team and strong pull of supporters to build new successes on. The charity is under-going transformation with growing team, re-branding and exciting local partnership projects.
Refugee Action Kingston:
Refugee Action Kingston is a frontline charity that supports people from the asylum-seeking and refugee communities to integrate into the local area. We deliver a range of services including welfare, immigration and legal advice, education, counselling, and careers guidance.
Purpose of the role:
To hold lead responsibility across fundraising functions of the charity to generate income and meet organisational targets and ensuring development opportunities are effectively maximised.
This role requires proven experience of successful grant writing and the ability to demonstrate record of fundraising achievements across multiple income streams.
Main Areas of Accountability
- Responsible for the development and the implementation of RAK’s Fundraising Strategy, in line with organisational strategy and resources.
- To provide the highest standard of stewardship to existing donors and supporters to maximise income and ensure long-term funding relationships.
- Contributing to the monitoring and evaluation of the impact of the services provided at Refugee Action Kingston.
Trusts & Foundations, Statutory
- Securing regular income by producing and submitting appealing fundraising applications to trusts & foundations or statutory funding.
- Working with a Bid Writer to ensure successful funding pipeline for the needs of RAK’s services.
- Researching, monitoring, and identifying new funding opportunities for the developments of existing or new services and organisational capacity.
- Reporting to funders in line with funding criteria, objectives and the specified outcomes conditional to the funding.
- Ensuring that donations are acknowledged in an appropriate and timely manner in line with the stewardship policy
- Managing the charity’s supporter database and online donations
- Developing an excellent supporters journey via digital means and channels
- Preparing appealing fundraising campaigns and cases for support to the general public
- Working with Digital Community Engagement Officer to maximise income from the online charity shop, social media channels and other digital channels.
- Keeping up to date with professional best practice and recent trends, identifying developments that impact the organisation, and sharing knowledge appropriately across teams and departments
- To lead the expansion of RAK’s Corporate Giving initiatives, identifying and developing opportunities for engagement.
- Support the Bid Writer with implementing Corporate Giving action plan and stewardship.
We are looking for a candidate who can demonstrate:
- Significant fundraising successes across different income streams
- Persuasive written and spoken communication skill
- A strong track record of achieving established targets and KPIs
- Experience of developing and building high-value partnerships
- Excellent leadership and management skills
- Experience of delivering effective stewardship for a variety of stakeholder audiences
- A track record of managing budgets, complex report writing and data analysis
- Knowledge and experience of using digital fundraising tools and resources to maximise fundraising income
- Good time management skills including good sense of priorities and project development timelines
- Knowledge of the regulatory frameworks for fundraising activity for charities in the UK
- Commitment to working within an equality and diversity framework
We want Refugee Action Kingston to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thought. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of other ethnicities, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities and neurodiverse communities, to make a real difference to the refugees that we serve so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.
Asking for adjustments
RAK is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for neurodiverse people, people with disabilities or with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please use the message function to get in contact.
To make an application please submit your CV, no longer than 2 A4 pages and a short covering letter addressing the person specification. We invite you to complete our Equality Monitoring form.
Closing date: 6th June 2022
Assessment and interviews: Week commencing 13 June 2022
* All posts working for Refugee Action Kingston require an understanding of the needs of refugees and issues facing ethnic minorities in the UK. In addition, we require a strong commitment to equal opportunities from anyone who works for us.
Refugee Action Kingston is obliged to comply with the Asylum and Immigration Act (1996) and this requires certain documents to be presented by candidates before an offer of employment can be made. If you are invited to interview, we will ask you to bring these documents with you.
For jobs which involve, for example, working with, or having access to children and/or vulnerable adults and their records, we will require an Enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau and need to have information from you regarding any previous, existing or pending convictions or cautions. This will form part of the recruitment process if you are successful after interview.
This post is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and you will need to declare any spent or unspent convictions to us. Please ask for a declaration form, if applicable.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
This role is a great opportunity to harness your community fundraising experience to shape and expand a fundraising programme.
* You will be supporting an established group of fundraising guilds, as well as a network of committed young fundraising volunteers training to be doctors.
* You will help attract more individual and group supporters from in and around the medical community via medical conferences, workplace fundraising, social media activity, challenge events and more.
* This role also assists with the individual giving programme and developing the charity's social media channels to reach more supporters and beneficiaries.
Key aims of the Post:
* Identify target fundraising groups in and around the medical profession including medical students, doctors and employees from partner organisations.
* Test the effectiveness of different fundraiser acquisition channels, taking a creative approach to digital and social media to attract new supporters.
* Provide dedicated support for all individual fundraisers and fundraising groups, including regional groups who organise fundraising activities.
* Represent the charity at regional and national medical events, to raise awareness of the charity and help grow our community of supporters, fundraisers and volunteers.
* Work closely with the Volunteer Programme Manager to help inform our volunteers about local activities and encourage involvement where possible.
* Assist the Head of Fundraising & Communications with developing and stewarding the pipeline of individual givers and major donors.
Contract type: permanent, hybrid working
Location: South West London
Salary: £30,000- £32,000 per annum
If you are interested in the role or want to learn more, then please do get in touch with Dagmara on 02078207315 or email her at [email protected]
Harris Hill Charity Recruitment Specialists operates an equal opportunity policy and commits to treating all of our candidates and jobseekers fairly. We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
We are seeking an ambitious and energetic fundraising manager to lead the stewardship and growth of QSA’s supporter income – building on a base of highly loyal individual supporters and Quaker meetings around the UK – and to support the head of fundraising and communications in growing other areas of fundraising, especially from trusts and foundations.
In the last two years we have introduced fundraising challenge events and are developing plans for supporter engagement events and potentially a patron scheme. The fundraising manager will need to drive forward these initiatives as well as bringing their own ideas for acquiring new supporters and developing major donors.
The fundraising manager will also play an important role in maintaining and growing QSA’s portfolio of grants, and will ideally bring experience of securing £50k-plus funding agreements from trusts/foundations or the public or corporate sectors.
About Quaker Social Action
Quaker Social Action enables people on low incomes in east London and beyond to seek solutions to the issues affecting their lives. To do this, we listen and respond to the needs of the community by running practical, sustainable and collaborative projects.
Services include: UK-wide crisis support for those unable to afford funerals; courses that empower people to manage their money more confidently; practical support for people experiencing homelessness such as a mobile library and community kitchen spaces; wellbeing interventions, and the UK’s first dedicated supported housing project for young carers.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
MAF International has a critical need for a Head of Communications to lead a team that communicates the needs of isolated communities and how MAF helps overcome the challenges they face.
We are looking for someone with a heart for our ministry, experienced in leading a team of communication professionals in an international context, with the ability to build strong relationships with team members and stakeholders in a federation of organisations.
For more than 75 years MAF has used light aircraft to deliver help, hope and healing in over 30 developing countries, transporting patients, relief and church workers, produce and medical supplies to the world’s most isolated places in Jesus’ name, where flying is not a luxury but a lifeline.
We are in an exciting period of transition and change for MAF International, with an increased focus on strengthening and developing our communications function in support of prayer, fundraising recruitment and internal communications. The successful applicant will take the lead in shaping the department to serve MAF’s long term communication needs.
In this role, you will develop a collaborative approach with team members and stakeholders, reflecting our core values of Impact, Witness, Excellence, Partnership, Stewardship and Care.
Working in close partnership with MAF resourcing groups to understand their fundraising requirements for communications materials, you will identify needs and opportunities to grow communications activity, developing and implementing change to improve business processes.
To be successful in this role, you will be a strategic thinker with strong interpersonal and communication skills and an appreciation of the challenges and opportunities of working in multicultural teams.
As someone with excellent stakeholder and relationship management skills you will develop strong, effective and co-ordinated working relationships internally and externally, with all key stakeholders.
Analytical thinking will be critical in balancing the realities faced by your team of story gathering in the isolated places MAF serves with the challenges of fundraising faced by our resourcing groups in a primarily western context, where competition for donors is high.
You will provide leadership to our team of Communication Officers positioned across programmes in Africa and Asia-Pacific, working remotely from each other and located in highly technically focused aviation teams.
You will engage with the wider external conversation concerning ethical storytelling and ensure best practice and integrity in our communications activity, both in MAF’s story gathering and in MAF International’s public-facing communications.
As a member of MAF International’s Operations Leadership Team, you will provide communications guidance and support to leadership across the organisation, and hold responsibility for ensuring strong, sensitive PR communications in crisis events and/or disaster response.
You will be responsible for organising Day of Prayer events and ensure a flow of material to support prayer activities is routinely gathered and disseminated for use across the federation of MAF organisations.
Educated to degree level
Qualification in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations or equivalent
Experience in writing, editing and proof reading for print and online
Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook and experience using a SharePoint intranet
Ability to communciate at all levels within an organisation and to build and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders
Experience of leading a team ideally with working with remote based staff
Experience of developing, implementing and delivering a global communications strategy
Experience of working in a cross cultural and/or mission environment is preferable
Experience of producing fundraising communciations and/or communications designed to generate external income
There is an occupational requirement for the job holder of this position to be a committed Christian. The post holder will be expected to lead and take part in prayer and biblical reflection and to be a role model for the organisation in accordance with our Christian beliefs and standards in the work place.
Location: Ashford (UK) / Cairns (Aus) / Europe considered
Once we have received your cv we will ask you to register your details with us on our applicant tracking system
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Are you the person to lead our exciting new fundraising plans, to enable people with learning disabilities and mental health conditions to live the life they choose?
Would you like a people focused role where you have a direct impact on how we fundraise as an organisation?
We are looking to recruit a new Head of Fundraising within United Response and this could be the new role you have been searching for.
About the role:
United Response is a leading charity supporting people with learning disabilities & mental health conditions. Renowned for our person centred approach we are committed to broadening our income sources in order that we can extend the reach of our exciting and innovative services.
You will be part of United Response’s wider Senior Leadership and will lead the full delivery of our Fundraising strategy in support of our new Long Term plan.
As a charitable organisation we are always looking for new and innovative ways to develop our fundraising propositions, to deliver impactful and sustainable services.
The Head of Fundraising is a new role, and will lead the team in building viable and exciting fundraising propositions and support the securing of income from a range of funding streams. You will work with our Fundraising Advisory Committee to develop our fundraising capabilities and capacity in line with our Long Term Plan
We are looking for someone with ambition and courage to step out of their comfort zone and use their creative imagination to lead our Fundraising team.
- Have experience within fundraising, ideally within Health and Social care
- Have experience of major donor, corporate, individual and legacy giving
- Be experienced in developing & delivering fundraising plans
- Have knowledge of current fundraising legislation including charitable/private provider market
- Have excellent communication skills
- Have great attention to detail
- Be motivated and enthusiastic
- Be computer literate
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
My client is a specialist Film charity who hold an annual Film Festival in London and urgently require an experienced, self starter to take up theHead of Marcomms position and deliver on the 2022 project.
Your key purpose will be to develop and deliver the marcomms strategy, box office and audience/viewing targets for the festival, alongside generating comms initiatives and ad campaigns to raise the profile and sales of individual films. You will also be required to increase social media engagement and followers and increase membership revenues.
Are you up for the challenge? You will be absolutely au fait with marketing and communications plans for film festivals, TV/film streaming platforms or arts/cultural organisations. You'll have bags of initiative, an ability to work with limited budgets and the nous to build campaigns to drive sales in cinema and online. You must be able to hit the ground running.
A 6 month FTC is on offer but with the possibility of an extension after the main event, to a part-time role. You can do this role from home and from the charity's office in central London.
If you love working with film and have major event planning & marketing experience, and are after a 6 month contract, please get in touch ASAP.
Fundraising and Events Assistant
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
This is a permanent role however we will consider applications from students seeking an internship or wishing to undertake a placement year as part of their degree.
Yorkshire Cancer Research is the largest independent cancer charity in England. With an ambitious goal of saving 2000 lives a year, it is an exciting time to be joining the charity. Every week in Yorkshire almost 600 people are told they have cancer, by working for Yorkshire Cancer Research you are helping to protect and save these lives.
Yorkshire is big, beautiful and diverse and, as an inclusive employer, our aim is that our workforce reflects the rich diversity of our region. We believe a diverse workforce is central to us achieving our strategic goal of saving more lives in our region. We offer equal opportunities regardless of race, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnerships.
Yorkshire Cancer Research is entering an exciting period in its development. As part of this we are expanding our team at our Head Office and a number of new roles are being created. As such, we are now looking for a Fundraising and Events Assistant to support our Brand and Relationships team.
We offer all our employees a wide range of benefits including an enhanced contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays (increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service), flexible working arrangements, private medical insurance, enhanced maternity leave, career progression, learning and development, wellbeing initiatives, offices within walking distance of Harrogate train station, free onsite parking and a whole lot more.
We’ve got a strong set of values that inform everything we do and we’re looking for people who are aligned with these. As our Fundraising and Events Assistant, you will strive for excellence in everything you do, have integrity, champion expertise through improvement and innovation and be a great team player. To find out more about our values and how important they are to us, please visit our website.
As a Fundraising and Events Assistant, you will help achieve Yorkshire Cancer Research’s strategic aims by:
· Supporting the marketing and fundraising teams to increase brand awareness and engage the public.
· Extending the charity’s reach across Yorkshire by helping to deliver key events and campaigns throughout the year.
· Communicating effectively to our event participants and fundraisers to strengthen our relationship with them by providing excellent customer service and stewardship.
· Assisting to maximize relevant opportunities to generate income for our charity via events and partnership opportunities.
Specifically, you will:
- Be the event participant’s representative and ‘champion’, working to deliver first class information about events, the charity and how money raised will help.
- Help event participants and fundraisers set up online giving pages, providing guidance, sending out merchandise and practical support as necessary.
- Support the event planning process by considering participant information needs pre-event, during and post-event. Proactively share ideas for the ideal stewardship (customer journey) with the events and marketing teams to secure their input and support.
- Work with the marketing team to ensure letters, leaflets and other communications (sent by email and/or post) accurately reflect the brand identity, convey key messages and are sent at the most appropriate times/touchpoints.
- Responsible for stock control, maintaining an accurate inventory of all event equipment and its whereabouts and keep the events section of the stock cupboard tidy.
- Attend a number of Yorkshire Cancer Research events each year to support the successful delivery of the event and to gain an understanding of the needs and feedback of participants and their supporters.
- Maintain a record of event participant and fundraising data (sign ups, attendees, funds raised, etc) and share with the wider team each week.
- Report performance against delivery plans and targets/budgets, recording key learnings (and identifying these when planning future events) to support a culture of constant improvement.
To be considered for this role, you will need:
- To be educated to minimum A-Level or equivalent, but a degree in an events, business or marketing related discipline is desirable.
- Experience of working in the events industry and an understanding of what is involved with organising an event, including how to ensure events are safe and well managed. This experience may have been gained through a full-time role, a volunteering experience, or a degree/ equivalent qualification in events.
- Customer service experience in a similar or related role. Experience of dealing with customer queries and providing excellent stewardship, going the extra mile to answer all queries in a polite and timely manner.
- High computer literacy with comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Excel and Outlook.
Before applying, please visit our Careers Page to view the full role profile and find out more about working for Yorkshire Cancer Research.
To apply please submit a CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to Claire Wooldridge, People Partner before 06 June 2022. Please read our privacy notice before applying.
The charity is a responsible and flexible employer. We welcome any discussion for flexible working at interview/offer stage where we will consider an individual’s circumstances against the needs of the charity.
We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates from all backgrounds. If we can make any reasonable adjustments to support your application please contact us
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Head of Fundraising
This is an opportunity for the right person to join the charity as its first Head of Fundraising. The organisation is an established, award winning, regional charity, renowned for its work with refugees and migrants. You will shape its future fundraising strategy and make a positive impact on the lives of refugees and migrants.
For over 23 years, the charity has assisted thousands of refugees and migrants from 162 countries. It has helped to remove the barriers to integration, helping its clients become equal citizens, using a whole-person approach to the delivery of services from specialist legal advice through to education and employment programmes.
Job Title: Head of Fundraising
Location: Birmingham & the Black Country (hybrid working)
Reporting To: CEO / Deputy CEO
Salary: £43,000 - £49,000 (depending on experience & track record) +
contributory pension scheme
Hours: Full Time (35 hours per week). Hybrid working with flexible hours. A 4 day or compressed week may be considered.
Contract: Permanent with 6 months’ probation
Annual Leave: 25 days + statutory bank holidays
Purpose of the Role
The Head of Fundraising will join at Senior Management level and will work closely with the CEO, Deputy CEO, Head of Services, and other key managers. This is an exciting time to be joining the team, as the Charity are strengthening and expanding its infrastructure following a period of growth in staff, activities, and turnover (from £776k to £2.8 million in the last 5 years).
We are keen to hear from candidates currently working in senior fundraising roles for third sector
organisations, who would relish the opportunity to lead the charity’s fundraising to assist the plight of refugees and migrants.
You will lead fundraising for the charity, taking an established fundraising capacity and developing it further, to deliver the charity’s ambitious future strategy.
In particular you will:
- Develop a sustainable fundraising strategy to underpin the organisations strategic plans and deliver its goals working with the Senior Management Team. The strategy should aim to accelerate income growth in a sustainable manner, exploiting both a wide range of existing fundraising sources and new income opportunities.
- Increase fundraising across the mix of income streams, including trusts and foundations, private
donors, corporate funders, and statutory agencies. For this purpose, you will take the lead in writing and submitting high quality applications to a range of funders, and you will oversee fundraising events and appeals, including individual giving and legacy opportunities. You will need to ensure compliance with best practice in fundraising including use of data and confidentiality.
- Create cohesive fundraising marketing and communications to support the charity’s wider Marketing & Communications strategy developing compelling communications targeted at different audiences.
- Ensure effective measurement & evaluation, working with the Senior Management Team so that the charity’s impact measures are robust and can be effectively reported to funders.
- Contribute to the overall strategic direction as an active member of the Senior Management Team and ensure that the fundraising efforts remain consistent with the charity’s strategic goals.
You will be educated to at least degree level, have at least five years’ experience and a successful track record of delivering substantial results at a senior management level. You should be able to demonstrate skills and competency in the following areas:
Strategic thinking and analytical skills to:
- develop big-picture strategy, place strategy in the wider context and identify its opportunities and threats; and quickly and proficiently absorb new information and data to draw insightful conclusions.
Strong planning and operational delivery to:
- translate strategy into deliverable operational plans.
- drive measurement & evaluation of core and programme activities.
- initiate new ideas but also adapt to existing processes and systems; and be well-organised, able to prioritise and have good attention to detail.
Sound financial acumen to:
- understand basic financial principles, accounting, and budgeting; and be able to build, track, forecast and report against fundraising budgets.
Good communications skills to:
- represent the charity at high-level meetings with a broad range of stakeholders and funders.
- articulate complex ideas simply and effectively; and have excellent oral, written and presentational skills.
Collaborative team player who:
- works effectively with colleagues to establish positive working relationships.
- is flexible and can adjust to changing priorities; and has a strong work ethic, is calm under pressure and has a can-do attitude
Flexible working & benefits:
The charity is committed to providing a positive and flexible working environment for its staff. The role of Head of Fundraising is a full-time, permanent contract with a six-month probationary period and a mix of home and office working. A four-day week or compressed week may also be considered.
You would be required to work from one of the centres located in Wolverhampton or Birmingham at least one day a week.
You would also need to attend meetings in person with colleagues and funders as required.
Staff benefits include:
- 25 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays – annual leave increase with length of service
- 5% contribution to pension scheme
- Employee assistance programme/ physical and mental health wellness support
- Training and opportunities for advancement
To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining how your skills and experience match the main responsibilities and person specification.
The charity will review applications on a rolling basis and contact you if you are shortlisted for interview, so
please apply as soon as possible.
Equal opportunities: We are an equal opportunity employer, which means they will consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, disability status or any other protected characteristic. They recruit and develop their people based on merit and their passion for creating better outcomes, and they are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
Other requirements of the role:
The successful applicant needs to have the right to work in the UK.
The post is subject to an enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS check).
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