Birmingham, West Midlands (On-site)
Bradford, West Yorkshire
London, Greater London
£46,000 - £50,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Working closely with the CEO, the postholder will create Amal’s fundraising capability, developing and implementing the strategy, structure, processes and relationships needed to support Amal’s growth and the fulfilment of its mission.  They will build a small fundraising team over the next three years.


  • Employer’s pension contribution of 6% of salary.
  • 25 days’ holiday in addition to bank holidays.
  • Flexible working arrangements including working from home part of the week.

Job purpose
To create, develop, implement and lead an ambitious, sustainable, diversified, and values-driven fundraising strategy and capability that maximises support for Amal’s work and reputation. 



  1. Strategy and planning
  • To develop and lead a four-year fundraising strategy to achieve agreed stretch targets for all income streams, focusing initially on high-level givers, whether trusts and foundations, major donors, corporates or local/statutory authorities and exploring opportunities for lower-level giving.
  • To devise and implement detailed annual plans for implementation of the fundraising strategy.
  • To develop Key Performance Indicators to report progress against plans to the CEO and Board.
  • To define the level and timing of human and other resources required to deliver the agreed plans and make the case to the CEO and Board for this investment.

        2. Leadership

  • To play a part in the overall leadership of Amal, contributing to the development of strategy, culture, monitoring, evaluation and learning processes, delivery plans and budgets.
  • To ensure a commitment to and focus on fundraising among the entire team and Board.
  • To represent Amal externally at events and meetings.
  • To remain up to date with best practice in fundraising and its regulation, including guidance from the Fundraising Regulator and GDPR and Gift Aid rules, and ensure that Amal follows best practice and is compliant with regulations.

        3. Fundraising proposition

  • To review and develop Amal’s case for support.
  • To devise funding packages and themes that support Amal’s programmes and projects to present to potential funders.
  • To develop and write bids to trusts, corporates, major donors, and local and statutory authorities to secure grant funding.
  • To work with Trustees and the CEO to develop a major donor committee whose members not only donate but also help to grow Amal’s pool of donors and friends. 

       4. Growing the donor pool and portfolio

  • To identify, research and prioritise prospects.
  • To develop a prospect pipeline that balances immediate needs with longer term relationship development.
  • To prepare cultivation plans for prospects.
  • To submit strong fundraising applications and proposals within a timeframe that meets Amal’s funding needs.
  • To identify and develop engagement opportunities, including events, for existing and potential supporter

       5.​ Stewardship

  • To build enduring relationships of trust with existing and new funders.
  • To develop a stewardship and recognition programme for existing and new supporters to engage them closely with Amal.
  • To ensure that all reporting and other requirements stipulated by donors are fulfilled on time and to a high standard.  

       6. Systems

  • To develop and implement processes and tools to manage prospects and donors at each stage of the solicitation cycle, including prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, gift acknowledgement and administration, compliance with donor stipulations and donor stewardship.
  • To develop and maintain a fundraising database ensuring compliance with GDPR.

        7. Financial and risk management

  • To provide information on income received and pledged to assist with the production of monthly management accounts, restricted funding tracking, quarterly budget reforecasts, income collection, including Gift Aid, financial reporting to donors, and fundraising performance reporting against KPIs.
  • To develop and manage budgets for fundraising activity.
  • To identify key risks to income and reputation, ensuring that controls are in place for their mitigation and that they are included in Amal’s risk register.

This job description outlines your main responsibilities but you may be asked to undertake other duties when necessary.

We are happy to offer informal, pre-application conversations with any candidates who wish to learn more about the role before deciding whether to apply. To arrange to speak with us please follow the instructions in the Application Pack.

Download the application pack for the full job description


Application Instructions

We are happy to offer informal, pre-application conversations with any candidates who wish to learn more about the role before deciding whether to apply. To arrange to speak with us please follow the instructions in the Application Pack.

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Refreshed on: 05 January 2022
Closed date: 24 January 2022 at 00:00
Job ref: DoF December 2021
Tags: Fundraising, Senior Management

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