NW1, London
£32,000 - £38,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Job Description

Job Title: Fundraising and Marketing Manager.

Location: London (Marylebone).

Hiring Date: From January 4th 2021 (Initial 12 month contract with the possibility of renewal)

Reports to: Michael Rivera King, Director of Ashinaga UK.

Supervising: Partnerships and Philanthropy Coordinator (part-time) & Grants and Fundraising Coordinator (part-time).

Salary: £32,000 - £38,000 dependent on candidate’s experience (includes London weighting and commuting allowance).

Pension: You will be enrolled in our Personal Pension Scheme and Ashinaga UK will match your contributions by up to 8% of your basic salary.

Deadline for applications: November 1st 2020.

Holiday allowance: 24 days per annum (pro-rata - in addition to public holidays).

Application: Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.


Job Summary and Responsibilities

Ashinaga Association in the UK is currently financially supported by the Ashinaga Foundation, with the aim that we become financially self-sufficient. The Fundraising and Marketing (F&M) Manager is tasked with further developing the strategy to achieve this and executing this transition. They will be supported in this by two part-time fundraising coordinators and the director.

For Fundraising, the F&M Manager is responsible for leading on the further development and implementation of Ashinaga UK’s annual fundraising strategy. They are expected to: undertake proactive, responsive and accurate research on prospects and potential sources of funding; develop and cultivate relationships with companies, major donors, trusts, foundations and other individuals or organisations who may support our work; assist with writing, coordination and submission of funding applications to donors; plan and implement fundraising campaigns; and meet fundraising targets.

For Marketing, the F&M Manager will lead on the development of Ashinaga UK’s marketing campaigns; manage and promote Ashinaga UK through various platforms (website, email, social media, traditional media, print); represent Ashinaga UK at events; and design and market Ashinaga UK’s events across the year. This will involve working closely with the ‘Student Relations and Programming Team’ to ensure student engagement in this work.

The F&M Manager is also expected to support the office and program as is required.

Minimum required qualifications, experience, skills:

  • A bachelor’s degree or above.
  • Native level of English.
  • Have the right to work in the UK.
  • A proven track record of fundraising, with a minimum of 5 years of experience. 
  • Experience scaling up a smaller charity or transitioning from a single donor by building a donor base.
  • Experience of proactively researching and engaging current and prospective funders.
  • Experience leading marketing campaigns working through various social media platforms and traditional forms of media.
  • Strong IT skills (Salesforce CRM, Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and good attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and presentation abilities.
  • Proven experience of thinking, developing and delivering ‘strategically’.
  • Capable of organising, prioritising, and multi-tasking independently.


  • Experience of working with educational programmes or a demonstrated passion for widening access to education.
  • Experience developing relationships with members of senior management (such as directors or trustees).
  • Experience of working with programmes related to sub-Saharan Africa or a demonstrated passion for the development of this region.
  • Experience with Google Ads and paid for social media services.
  • Proficiency in Japanese, French, Portuguese, Kiswahili or other major African languages.
  • Experience of managing a small team.
  • Cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Ability to be adaptable and flexible with work priorities. 


Notice period:

The fundraising and marketing manager can terminate their employment by giving one month’s written notice though where possible we would prefer two months’ notice as it ensures a smooth transition.


Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Ashinaga Association in the UK is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. You and any job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Equality is at the heart of our work as a charity and we are committed to equality in our workforce as well as our work. Organisations that do this well achieve more and, more simply, the right thing to do – everyone should have a work environment that allows them to thrive and contribute to their full potential. We are actively looking to better serve the needs of the communities we serve and welcome applications from all backgrounds. 

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