About the opportunity:
Action Tutoring has grown rapidly over the last two years, in response to the pandemic and the opportunity presented by the National Tutoring Programme (NTP). We are an ambitious organisation with an exciting new three year strategy in place, focusing on increasing our geographic reach, growing the number of pupils we support each year, building our evidence of impact and growing the role we play in advocacy.
In order to sustain our scale beyond the NTP, we are looking to expand our fundraising team to build on our success to date and ensure a strong pipeline for the future. Action Tutoring is fortunate to be supported by a number of loyal funders and has a strong reserves position, giving this role a foundation to build upon, with active engagement from the CEO.
This role will primarily focus on trust and foundation fundraising and will work with the Corporate Partnerships Manager to expand corporate relationships to give financially as well as through volunteers. Time will also be spent on growing the events that we take part in, encouraging volunteers to support us with our fundraising efforts. With solid evidence of impact, a compelling story and growing reputation, this is an exciting opportunity to lead, learn and grow in a dynamic, supportive and friendly team.
Contract and working hours: Full time; a full working week is 37.5 hours. We would consider 30 hours/4 days a week for the right candidate.
Start date: Mid August or sooner if possible
Closing date: Monday 11th July 2022.
Interviews: w/c 18th June 2022.
Place of work: Hybrid / flexible. The role could be done remotely but will require some regular travel to Action Tutoring’s London office.
All Action Tutoring staff must have a DBS check. Should you be aware of any incidents, cautions or convictions that would appear on your DBS check, you should notify us with your application.
Duties and responsibilities:
- Work with the CEO and Fundraising Coordinator to ensure Action Tutoring’s fundraising targets are met.
- Manage existing funder relationships, including proactive and requested reporting to donors.
- Monitor when grants are due for renewal and proactively seek out renewal conversations.
- Research and drive new opportunities for multi-year commitments from trusts and foundations and local businesses to support all regions.
- Prepare and submit applications, with support from the Fundraising Coordinator.
- Work with the Corporate Partnerships Manager to identify and cultivate corporate relationships into funding partners.
- Engage in 1-2 fundraising campaigns each year for the charity to encourage low level donations, with support from the Fundraising Coordinator.
- Oversee the charity’s fundraiser activities, including running events, managing the Fundraising Coordinator to ensure places are secured, participants are supported and engagement is expanded.
- Individual funder and donor stewardship - monitoring new donations, ensuring supporters are thanked and contribution is acknowledged.
- System manager for fundraising platforms, database and tools including Just Giving, Donify and the Giving Block, with support from the Fundraising Coordinator.
- Oversee the development of the fundraising area of the website and fundraising pack to attract new funders and fundraisers to the charity, with support from the Fundraising Coordinator.
- Manage the Fundraising Coordinator.
- A*-C in maths and English at GCSE (or equivalent experience ).
- Right to work in the UK.
We are looking for some of the following attributes, though you might be more experienced in some areas than others:
- Outstanding communicator; strong written and verbal communication skills; able to make an exciting and compelling case for support.
- Ability to cultivate strong relationships with both external stakeholders and internal colleagues.
- Able to juggle multiple priorities, work to a deadline and have a long-term view, planning work over several months.
- Proactive and tenacious personality, able to seek out new opportunities and remain resilient and persevere.
- Creative, able to generate new ideas.
- High computer literacy.
- Committed to ensuring young people from all backgrounds reach a meaningful level of academic attainment.
- Committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.
- Committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children.
- Ideally two years of experience managing partnerships.
As a charity that values and celebrates people's diversity and champions opportunities for all young people, we are keen to receive applications from people who have experienced disadvantage and from those who are of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities who are currently underrepresented in the organisation.
If you are dedicated to ensuring young people from all backgrounds reach a meaningful level of academic attainment and are passionate about bringing about this change, please apply today or get in touch for more information.
- Hybrid working
- We offer a flexible combination of office and home based working.
- 25 days holiday a year (plus UK public holidays), increasing by a day for each complete year of service (up to three extra days).
- Flexitime and TOIL
- We have a flexible policy for working hours, and offer TOIL where staff have to work particularly early in the day or late in the evening, so that they can reclaim those hours at another time.
- Team away days
- The whole team across the UK gets together three times a year.
- We have a workplace pension scheme with a 3% employer contribution.
- Culture of celebrating
- Regular thanks and praise and monthly recognition of ’heroes’ to celebrate employees going above and beyond.
- Lots of opportunities to learn from others in the organisation, including policy briefings, shadowing colleagues and peer-to-peer development.
- Team socials around team days, regular bring-and-share team lunches and other activities.
- Proofreading Team
- As well as checking the accuracy of all content Action Tutoring shares with external audiences, our proofreading team supports individuals who would value an extra pair of eyes on their writing.
- Ad hoc projects
- Interested in other exciting topics relevant to our charity? Then join one of our working groups (including policy, diversity and inclusion, curriculum and training, socials, data and insights) and support with ongoing projects.
How to apply
Please submit here a CV and outline in a letter (max one page of A4):
- Your fundraising experience or relevant experiences cultivating strong relationships with external stakeholders and internal colleagues, including clear examples of past experiences.
- Your ability to be resilient when things are not going the way you thought, including clear examples of past experiences.
- Tell us about how our organisational values are in line with your values.
Applications that fail to meet these criteria will automatically be discounted. We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential; please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help you with making the application process work for you.