Trusts & Foundations Fundraising Manager
Camp Mohawk is a small charity with a dedicated team that supports over 1,000 young people with special needs and their families. We receive no statutory funding and rely on the generosity of our many donors and supporters to carry out vital and desperately needed work.
We are looking for an experienced Trusts & Foundations Fundraising Manager to join our team on a permanent, part time basis to take responsibility for income generation from grants and trusts, as well as assisting our Corporate & Community Fundraising Manager when required. Charitable trusts and foundations provide around 70% of annual income for Camp Mohawk. We have an established portfolio of funding relationships that require stewardship, as well as needing to constantly seek out new trusts and funds to which we can apply.
We are looking for someone committed to, and passionate about, our work. You'll need great communication and research skills plus careful attention to detail and enjoy making and developing relationships with funders.
Reporting to the Project Manager you will:-
Familiarise yourself with the projects and services Camp Mohawk provides, the challenges faced by those accessing our services and our projects address those challenges
Work closely with the Project Manager and other Project Coordinators as they prepare annual project, core and capital project budgets to ensure they can be clearly and consistently communicated to current and potential funders.
Lead on researching and applying to potential new trusts and foundations for funding for Camp Mohawk’s core costs, specific revenue and capital projects. Maintain an accurate record of applications made vs. funds received and when future applications can be made.
Steward the current portfolio of Trust and Foundation funders. Maintain accurate records for each funder, ensuring prompt thanking and grant acknowledgement requirements are followed, and reporting provided at least to meet the requirements of each funding organisation and preferably go beyond.
Work closely with the Corporate & Community Fundraising Manager to develop an annual Fundraising Plan for each financial year, maximising all potential income streams; Trusts, Corporate, Community and Individual Giving - small to major donations - to meet the annual income target.
Provide the book keeper and Project Manager with all relevant information relating to incoming donations & reporting requirements to ensure funds are spent according to funder requirements and appropriate financial evidence is collected.
Work closely with Project Manager and Project Coordinators to ensure appropriate service user feedback is collected and reported as required. Lead the development & collation of the annual registered family survey in consultation with the Project Manager.
Be prepared to help the Corporate & Community Fundraising Manager in maintaining existing local individual donor relationships and fostering new links and opportunities including attending local fundraising events, networking meetings and other funding related events as required
Support the Corporate & Community Fundraising Manager in making written applications to companies and community groups.
Person specification below. Working hours are entirely flexible and can be worked from home or in the office (office space is limited). Occasional evening and weekend work may be required for local fundraising events.
Salary £30,514 FTE (approximately 24 hours / week dependent on candidate but open to discussion)
Please submit your CV, together with a covering letter clearly stating how your skills and experience are a good match for the role as described in the person specification.
Person Specification - Trusts Fundraiser
Candidates will be expected to meet all essential attributes (listed as (E)) and the majority of desirable (D) attributes.
Skills and Abilities
Excellent communication skills (E)
Highly organised, with excellent prioritisation and time management skills (E)
IT literate and competent in Microsoft applications (E)
Capable of working to targets, and meeting deadlines (E)
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision / support (E)
Proven experience researching funding opportunities and writing compelling applications for support (E)
Experience of generating annual income in excess of £100k (D)
Experience of delivering presentations to varied audiences (D)
Fundraising experience in the field of disability (D)
Fundraising experience in a small charity (D)
Knowledge of research tools available for finding new funding opportunities (E)
Knowledge of the issues facing families, and individuals, affected by disability (D)
Knowledge of funding opportunities that support disability and children / young people (D)
Experience with database applications, such as Salesforce, for managing funding related data (D)
Personal Attributes and Other Requirements
Has own transport (D) and willing to travel to networking events / meetings (E)
Good interpersonal skills and the ability to relate well to adults, children and young people (E)
Positive support for the aims and work of Camp Mohawk (E)
Able to act as Ambassador for the Charity in the promotion of its work (E)
Willing to undertake further courses/training in the enhancement of the role (E)
Commitment to work within the policies of Camp Mohawk (E)
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.