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Fundraising Manager

London, Greater London (Hybrid)
£36,000-£37,665 per annum, depending on experience, plus London Weighting of £2,205 per annum
Job description

About the opportunity

Fundraising is critical to delivering our mission and ensuring we can support as many children and young people facing disadvantage to open doors to their future.  The Philanthropy Team as a whole has a combined target income for the current year (2023-24) of £1.83 million (growing to £2.35m as our target for next year), of which approximately £850k is from corporate donors and their foundations, £100k is from individuals, and the remaining from trusts and foundations. We have been successful year on year in increasing our fundraising base by building secure multi-year partnerships.

We are looking for a Fundraising Manager to work within our passionate Philanthropy Team to help grow our fundraised income and develop and maintain an effective, high-quality funding pipeline. Focussing predominantly on eliciting funding from trusts and foundations, and working closely with the Head of Philanthropy, CEO and Corporate Partnerships Manager, the Fundraising Manager will ensure the effective management of existing funder relations and take responsibility for ensuring Action Tutoring meets its reporting obligations. The Fundraising Manager will be responsible for the line-management and development of three Fundraising Coordinators, through which you and your team will prepare and submit grant applications and funding reports, alongside overseeing the development and growth of our individual giving activities and initiatives, including through expansion of our fundraising events and campaigns.

Closing date: Sunday 12th May 2024

Interviews: 20th, 22nd and 23rd May 2024

Start date: Ideally end of May/June 2024

Duties and responsibilities

· Work with the CEO, Head of Philanthropy and Corporate Partnerships Manager to ensure Action Tutoring’s fundraising targets are met and manage an effective pipeline across Action Tutoring’s different income streams.

· Manage and maintain existing funder relationships, including proactive and requested reporting to donors.

· Work closely with the Head of Philanthropy and Corporate Partnerships Manager to identify relevant opportunities for collaboration that promote generating income. Alongside your team, support, prepare and provide expertise on applications for corporate funding opportunities identified by the Corporate Partnerships Team.

· Working with your Fundraising Coordinators, research and drive new opportunities for multi-year commitments from trusts and foundations, sharing workload between the team.

· Lead on the preparation and submission of high-quality, effective applications, with support from the Fundraising Coordinators. 

· Monitor when grants are due for renewal and proactively seek out renewal conversations, ensuring Action Tutoring has a healthy funding pipeline. 

· Work with the Fundraising Coordinator for Campaigns, Events and Individual Giving to build Action Tutoring’s income generated from events, ensuring an attractive range of event options across the country. Manage the Fundraising Coordinator to ensure places are secured, participants are supported and engagement is expanded.

· Work with  Fundraising Coordinator for Campaigns, Events and Individual Giving to build Action Tutoring’s income generated from individual giving, developing campaigns for driving more regular giving and building our strategies to cultivate, engage and thank individuals. 

· Act as a system manager for fundraising platforms, databases and tools including Just Giving and the Giving Block, with support from Fundraising Coordinators.

· 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 Coordinators.

· Manage the Fundraising Coordinators, ensuring they are growing and developing, and that work load is shared fairly. 

· Represent Action Tutoring at relevant meetings and events.

· Alongside your team, prepare applications for corporate funding opportunities identified by the Corporate Partnerships Team.

· Ensure accurate record-keeping of corporate partnerships and relationships on Salesforce and any other relevant systems.

· Any other ad hoc responsibilities as deemed relevant by the CEO.

Person specification

This role requires an ambitious, passionate and determined individual with outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Alongside your team you will be responsible for writing and submitting grant applications and reports, so an excellent understanding of the English language and a keen eye for detail are crucial for success within this position. Working to deadlines and line-managing three Fundraising Coordinators, exceptional time-management, prioritisation and organisation skills are essential. With a focus on developing our individual giving strategies, we’re looking for an individual with excellent interpersonal skills. 

Qualifications criteria:

· 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: 

· At least two years experience in fundraising (preferably within trusts and foundations fundraising).

· Proven track record in securing and stewarding 5+ figure partnerships.

· Outstanding written and verbal communicator with significant experience writing and submitting grant applications and reports.

You will be likely be more successful in this role if you have:

· You have a proven track record of securing and stewarding grants of 5+ figure funding.

· You have a passion for educational inequality/working within the Third Sector.

· Line management experience.

· Experience in event and campaign fundraising.

· Experience working within a charity with a turnover of £3M or more.

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Action Tutoring View profile Company size Size: 51 - 100
Posted on: 16 April 2024
Closed date: 12 May 2024 at 23:59
Tags: Admin, Fundraising, Policy/Research, Training, Advocacy

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