This small charity based in Rugby is recruiting for a part-time Development Manager to join their team and undertake a varied fundraising role with some marketing and communications responsibility. Providing pastoral care to the railway industry by supporting rail staff and their families, this is an organisation that provides vital support to individuals through chaplaincy.
Based in the office, this is a permanent role working three days per week, and the post holder will be a key member of the team.
Key responsibilities within the position will include:
- Fundraising leadership - developing existing funding streams and identifying and delivering new ones. Main income streams such as railway companies, trust funds and regular personal support.
- Marketing and communications leadership - ensuring the organisation achieves targets for awareness and supporter engagement
- Planning, budgeting for, and developing the fundraising and marketing functions.
- Promoting effective collaborative team working and a culture of professionalism, learning and development.
- Diversifying fundraising income to include increased supporter donations; payroll giving; church donations; trusts
- Develop plans and take responsibility for growing the area of individual giving including in-memoriam gifts, committed giving and legacies.
- Lead and deliver plans for our newer income areas including corporate, major donor and trusts. Build on these areas to ensure that they become part of our sustainable fundraising foundation.
- With support from the Executive Director, build strong relationships with chaplains, helping to identify contacts for them to network with, producing relevant materials and a strong case for support, and overseeing the organising cultivation events where needed.
- Ensure an excellent supporter care programme.
- Provide creative and innovative solutions to increase the charity profile, working with the Executive Director to identify potential opportunities for new marketing campaigns.
- Ensure charity has the right offerings to engage audiences, including a strong case for support, for donors and supporters.
- Increase reach and stakeholder engagement to drive income and advocacy, and to foster long-term supporters and growth for the charity.
The successful applicant will have the following skills and experience:
- Experience of managing and developing relationships with major donors, corporate partners and other potential funders and partners
- Experience of development of direct mail, particularly committed giving
- A working knowledge of fundraising law, standards and best practice
- An understanding of strategic marketing processes and techniques, current developments and trends
- An understanding of effective strategic and operational planning and the ability to develop appropriate targets and meaningful performance measures
- The ability to develop and implement fundraising strategies, and the ability to spot, develop and exploit potential across a range of income streams and marketing opportunities.
- Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills with the ability to persuade and promote the charity to railway executives, policymakers and a wide range of audiences; diplomatic skills and the ability to resolve conflicting opinions and interests are also needed.
- Ability to collaborate with others to develop innovative and creative content for various media channels
- Excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to prioritise work and handle conflicting demands, set and meet deadlines
This charity has a distinctive Christian ethos, working within a secular rail environment, sharing the gospel sensitively and in an appropriate manner, by word and deed. The charity provides professional, independent, impartial, confidential pastoral care and support that supplements the chain of care provided by the rail industry. This post has an occupational requirement for the post holder to be a practising Christian.
If you'd like to be considered for this role please apply online.
Please note, due to the number of applications we receive we aren't always able to respond to unsuccessful candidates.