Are you a strategic and creative thinker who can build and develop new and existing networks and relationships? Do you have an in-depth knowledge of the fundraising sector including grant making trusts and foundations? Are you keen to help give children who’ve had a difficult start in life an equal chance of a bright future? We are very passionate about what we do and are seeking a Fundraising Manager to maintain and develop important income streams for our organisation.
Who we are
Adoption UK is the leading charity providing support, community, and advocacy for adopters, adopted people and all those parenting or supporting children who cannot live with their birth parents. With a presence in all four nations of the UK, Adoption UK works with those with lived experience, professionals and politicians to bring about real change in people’s lives.
We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that celebrates and values diversity. We welcome your application whatever your background or situation. Under-representative groups such as ethnic minorities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to build a career with us. We don’t want you to ‘fit’ our culture, we want you to enrich it.
What you’ll be doing
This position is responsible for managing and growing the charity’s income from third sector funders, including grant making trusts and foundations and major donors. You will develop and deliver ambitious fundraising campaigns that are compelling to funders interested in making a long-term difference to young people and families.
Who you are
With a background in income development and implementing fundraising policies and processes, you are a strategic thinker with the ability develop and submit compelling bid applications, ensuring income against Adoption UK’s strategic priorities. You will have:
- Significant income development experience and knowledge of grant making trusts and foundations;
- Delivering complex projects on time and to budget;
- Considerable experience in writing persuasive proposal documents and bids;
- Experience of managing multiple stakeholders including grant managers and major donors;
What we offer
This is a permanent contract, working 35 hours per week, attracting a salary of £35,199 per annum. We offer remote/hybrid working and positively embrace flexible working, recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life. We are happy to discuss your circumstances at interview stage.
Our benefits include generous annual leave which accumulates with service, Christmas closure, development days, employee assistance programme, enhanced family leave and enhanced sick pay.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect everyone working with us to share this commitment.
If you have a passion for making a difference and share in our vision for adoptive and kinship care families, we would love to hear from you.
Before completing the application form, we highly encourage you to download the candidate pack. This pack contains the Role Profile and guidance notes which will help you to complete the application form against the criteria we are looking for, if you have skills that you believe can support this role and they are not covered in the criteria, then please still apply and let us know in your application pack.
The closing date for applications is 17 June 2022. Interviews are expected to be on 24 or 28 June 2022.
This role is also associated with the following titles:
Trusts and Foundations Development Manager, Fundraising Manager, Trusts and Philanthropy Fundraising Manger, Income Development Manager, Third Sector Income Development Manager
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