London, Greater London
£32,000 - £35,000 per year (pro rata)
Contract, 6 months with the possibility of extension, Full-time
Job description

Fundraising Manager: Job description



Clore Social Leadership is one of the UK’s most respected leadership development providers for the social and non-profit sector. Since 2010, and throughout the 2020 crisis, we have supported thousands of social leaders who are changing the world and serving disadvantaged and underserved communities across the UK and globally.

Since 2015, we have been on a mission to democratise social sector leadership and make it accessible to every social leader in the UK. Key to this agenda is the provision of low-cost online leadership development opportunities, which Clore Social is now offering along with our longer guided programmes. We are now looking for a creative, agile and enthusiastic Fundraising Manager to ensure our sustainability and growth moving forward. 

Job purpose

The postholder will work with the Chief Executive and senior management team to develop and secure the capacity and sustainability of Clore Social Leadership. The postholder will develop and execute our fundraising strategy, maintain relationships with our current donors, and grow our fundraising pipeline.

This is an exciting and varied role, with the opportunity to fundraise for two innovative new projects supporting UK third sector leaders, as well as Clore Social’s guided leadership development programmes: SharedPurpose, an online community platform for anyone working for positive social change, and the Social Leaders YOUniversity, a collection of accessible online leadership development products.

This role is best suited for someone who is self-motivated, creative and enthusiastic; and who thrives in a fast-paced environment. You should have demonstrated experience of fundraising from trusts and foundations and/or major donors. For the right person, this role has the potential to grow into a senior management position along with the organisation’s growth.

Main responsibilities


  • Work closely with the Chief Executive Officer to design and deliver an ambitious fundraising strategy to raise funds from a broad range of funding streams.

  • Conduct prospect research to identify and cultivate key trust and foundation, statutory and corporate partnerships, and major donor relationships.

  • Write compelling applications to funders to generate income for projects that support the strategic goals of Clore Social.

  • Support the Chief Executive Officer to develop and maintain relationships with existing and new funders.

  • Ensure reporting requirements are met and that funders are kept informed of how their support has enabled the charity to continue its work.

  • Work with the Director of Operations to prepare financial reports and budgets.

  • Carry out other duties appropriate to the post as requested by the Chief Executive Officer.


  • Prepare fundraising reports for regular trustee board reports.

  • Maintain orderly fundraising records and files, which are housed on our Google Drive system.

  • Keep colleagues informed of current fundraising activities.

  • Consistently demonstrate the values of the Clore Social Leadership in all its activities.

Skills and experience - (E=essential, D=desirable)

This role will suit someone with a strong track record of fundraising and developing relationships. You will be a confident and charismatic individual who is highly professional and hard working, with great attention to detail.

  • Demonstrable experience of successful fundraising in the third sector with a focus on trusts and foundations (E)

  • Track record of managing relationships with funders to secure 5- and 6-figure grants (E)

  • Experience of preparing budgets and financial reports for funding applications and reports (E)

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills (E)

  • Excellent time management and organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and to work to deadlines (E)

  • Strong project management and administrative skills (E)

  • Strong attention to detail with a solid focus on quality, completion and consistent delivery (E)

  • Experience of other fundraising methods, such as corporates, philanthropic individuals (HNWI), or crowdfunding (D)

  • Demonstrable understanding of how charities demonstrate impact (D)

  • Experience in a results-driven, professional environment with an ability to articulate and focus upon key performance indicators at all times (D)

Reporting Relationships

The CEO will be the line manager. The Fundraising Manager will also work closely with the senior management team, which currently  includes 5 directors.

Hours and place of work

This role is to be fulfilled over a 35-hour week and normally within office hours (Mon-Fri, 9.30am–5.30pm). The position will initially be offered on a short-term contract of six months, with the possibility of extension. It is currently partly remote-based, with attendance at our current co-working office space in London (Better Space, 127 Farringdon Rd, London EC1R 3DA) required once a week and at other events (sometimes in addition to normal hours) as necessary. We are open to discussing this further with the successful candidate.

Pay and benefits

Salary for this role will be £32,000-£35,000 per annum, depending on experience. The post holder is entitled to 25 working days’ holiday each year in addition to statutory holidays. Full time only considered.

Application process

Clore Social Leadership is committed to a policy of equality and diversity. We actively encourage applications from people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

Please send a covering letter and CV.

(The cover letter should be no longer than one page and should illustrate your suitability for the role.)

Applications will not be reviewed without a covering letter.

Application deadline: Thursday 11 November 2021 at 11:59pm

1st round interviews: Monday 15 November - Tuesday 16 November 2021

2nd round interviews: Friday 19 November 

Registered charity number: 1136727


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