Main Purpose of the Role
The Development and Grants Manager will take a strategic lead and manage a small team of fundraising and communications colleagues to increase income from larger trusts and foundations, corporates and individuals in line with CHASE Africa’s 5-year strategic aims. They will also work closely with the programmes team and our overseas partners to help develop and write strong institutional fundraising applications.
The ideal candidate will have a track record of securing large gifts and grants from multiple income streams. This should include experience of developing and implementing fundraising strategies, the ability to nurture and develop strong relationships, secure additional funding with current and new donors, and ensure that reporting is seamless and relevant to different donor requirements.
The Development and Grants Manager will also work closely with the Director, programmes team and Finance Manager, and will be a key member of the Senior Management Team, attending trustee board meetings as required. The main responsibilities include fundraising, strategy and planning, and financial planning and budget management.
About CHASE Africa
CHASE Africa is a growing UK-based international NGO working to support rural communities in East Africa. We believe that when people in resource-poor, rural communities are healthy, are able to make informed family planning decisions and live in a sustainable and flourishing natural environment, they are far more likely to have a better quality of life and leave poverty behind.
Since 2012, CHASE Africa has provided over 1 million health and family planning services, supported communities to plant over 200,000 trees and accompanied 9 trusted local partner organisations in Kenya and Uganda to integrate rights-based family planning programmes into their work.
CHASE Africa is a small, relaxed and friendly team, based near Frome in Somerset. We have ambitious plans increase our impact and income over the next 5 years, and are looking for an experienced fundraising professional to help us achieve our aims. The team have developed excellent relationships with a number of UK and overseas trusts, high net-worth individuals and regular donors.
The Development and Grants Manager will be responsible for leading the fundraising and communications team. Currently, there are four part-time staff members who report directly to this role (three fundraisers and the Communications and Engagement Coordinator).