Wirral, Merseyside (Hybrid)
£28,000 - £31,000 per year
Temporary, 12 month contract (subject to extension depending on funding), Full-time
Job description

Do you have fundraising & communication skills? Could you inspire engagement, financial giving & commitment to a great charity supporting children and young adults? If so, then the Barnstondale Centre needs you!

Job Title: Fundraising and Communications Manager

Responsible to: CEO

Hours: Full time (will consider flexibility for part-time hours for the right candidate)

Work Location: Office - Barnstondale Centre, Wirral, Merseyside CH61 1BX (this role can be a mix of in person and remote working)

Salary: £28,000 - £31,000 FTE (dependent on experience) plus 5% matched pension contribution

Term: 12-month fixed term contract (with a possibility of extension dependent on funding)

Direct Reports: None

Role Overview

We are looking for a creative self-starter to work directly with the CEO and Business Manager on the delivery of the charity's new fundraising strategy as we look to grow our donor portfolio and engagement with our supporters. This is a role that offers you real scope, challenge and reward and the chance to contribute and enhance an organisation supporting vulnerable and underprivileged children, and their families.

The focus of this role will be researching and writing high quality, targeted funding applications to a range of charitable trusts and foundations and other grant making bodies, including local authorities. There may also be times when you will be required to respond to other fundraising opportunities that arise (e.g. major donors, corporate, community or events fundraising). You will need to be confident in representing Barnstondale externally and coordinate and maintain strong working relationships. You will have a flexible and motivated attitude to work, have a confident and persuasive writing style, and work with a high level of integrity.

Barnstondale Centre Overview

The Barnstondale Centre has a strong reputation for providing a range of residential trips and outdoor activities for schools and youth groups of all abilities.  We are passionate about encouraging young people to have fun and adventures in the outdoors, teaching them life skills and enhancing their self-esteem. Through successfully facing up to the challenges which outdoor activities provide, overcoming fears and apprehensions along the way, young people make major strides in confidence, with implications for all aspects of their development. We have been accommodating visitors for more than 60 years and became a registered charity in 2001. Although predominantly from the Northwest region, we also accommodate visitors nationally and as far afield as Ireland and France.

Since the formation of the charity, we have provided a safe and inclusive environment for people of all abilities to enjoy; in a normal year we support over 6000 young people. Barnstondale is for many, their first time experiencing the outdoors and their only holiday or respite of the year.

More details of this role, including the role's main duties and person specification, can be found in the attached Job Description.

Application Instructions

How to apply:

Please submit your CV and one page covering letter explaining:

1. Your interest in joining the Barnstondale Centre, and
2. Your relevant experience as per the skills and competencies outlined in the attached Job Description.

If you would like to discuss the role before formally applying, then the CEO is happy and available to chat (email address and contact details contained in the Job Description or get in touch on our website).

Refreshed on: 29 May 2022
Closed date: 13 June 2022 at 23:30
Tags: Fundraising, Marketing

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