Fundraising and Partnerships Manager
Job Type: Full-time (but we also welcome candidates seeking 4 days/week)
Location: Remote, with occasional travel to London for team meetings, and to funder locations
Closing Date for Applications: Monday 4th July 10:00
Planned Interview Dates: short video calls with a longlist of candidates will be w/c 11th July, followed by a first interview w/c 18th July and second interview w/c 25th July. All interviews will be by video call.
Who we are
Apps for Good exists to ensure ALL young people have the tech innovation skills to thrive in an ever-changing world.
We have over a decade of experience providing free tech innovation courses to almost 240,000 UK young people. Our courses give students the skills and determination to shape their future through technology, while giving teachers the support and confidence to deliver high quality computing content and resources.
More than half of the schools we work with are in challenging circumstances and we’re committed to offering an opportunity for all. We’re proud to partner with leading brands such as Lego, Spotify, and Google to keep our course content 100% free to schools. Students benefit from industry expertise from over 300 industry volunteers.
We’re now embarking on an exciting new chapter. Young people, especially those with experience of disadvantage, are not learning the skills they need to create innovative solutions to climate change. We have created a new programme, Innovate for Climate Change, building on our existing methodology, experience and networks, so that young people can thrive in a transformed post-carbon economy.
We are a small, close-knit, ambitious and energetic team who all believe strongly in our mission and values. We’re currently working very effectively remotely and will continue to be a distributed team with regular days together in London.
We’re looking for someone who is passionate about social impact and building long-term partnerships. You’ll build relationships with new corporate and foundation prospects, prepare and pitch proposals, and negotiate mutually valuable projects.
You’ll support, nurture and grow our fantastic network of funders and partners, including LEGO, Spotify, Google, Siemens and BNY Mellon. We need a brilliant relationship manager who can work with a diverse range of new and existing key contacts and volunteers.
Our partnerships enhance young people’s learning experience, support our strategy and give us the funding we need to remain free and accessible to as many young people as possible. We believe that this collaboration is essential to bridge education and industry.
As part of a small team, you’ll get to work hands-on to drive our fundraising, contributing your ideas and insights directly to our strategy. You’ll work on exciting projects and big partnerships, while being part of our new climate programme from the ground up. This is a great opportunity to step up in your fundraising career with plenty of opportunities to develop and learn.
Account management: work with the Head of Fundraising and Partnerships to develop high quality relationships with our existing partners, providing written and verbal updates on project impact, pitching for new funding opportunities, supporting partners to recruit, engage and coordinate volunteers to work with our students
Partnership development: work with the Head of Fundraising and Partnerships to maintain a weekly pipeline of active prospects and explore new funding routes or income sources, reach out to prospective corporate and trust funders, build relationships with decision makers, prepare proposals, pitch funding opportunities, negotiate project details and secure funds
Volunteer community development: work with the wider team to recruit volunteers from corporate partners, engage volunteers with inspirational stories, coordinate volunteering programmes - ensuring they create impact and meet student and teacher needs
Project management: work with the wider team to implement funded projects and products
Strategy development: support the development of our ongoing fundraising and partnerships strategy
Enthusiasm for Apps for Good’s mission
At least two years’ experience in one or more of the following areas; fundraising, partnership management, business development or account management
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Confident networking and engaging with stakeholders at all levels
Enjoy delivering high quality presentations and pitches to external organisations
Great interpersonal and teamwork skills, with the ability to work across the team and deliver on shared projects
Experience managing projects independently, with strong attention to detail and process, and ability to solve problems
How to apply
Please submit a CV and around 500 words describing why you’d like to join the team and how you meet the role requirements.
This is a permanent role, working remotely with regular travel to meet clients and prospects, when safe to do so. It’s full time but could be four days per week and we’ll consider other working patterns. We’ll aim to meet in London as a team every quarter. We offer flexible working, health care insurance, 24 days holiday and extra days off over Christmas, plus you get your birthday off.
We are committed to developing our team and supporting their career aspirations. We are incredibly proud that colleagues have gone on to work for organisations such as Pearson, the Government Digital Service, Tech UK, University of Salford and Times Higher Education.
We have a long history of flexible and remote working across our team and believe everyone should have a good work/life balance while contributing to work they care about. Learn more about working at Apps for Good from current and former team members here.
We embrace a diverse range of perspectives, skills, experience and knowledge within Apps for Good. Joining a small collaborative team means you’ll contribute to a variety of projects and everyone across the team has their voice heard and contributes to our strategy and operations.
Please contact Matt Guy if you have any questions about the role.
Please write around 500 words describing why you’d like to join the Apps for Good team and how you meet the role requirements.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.