Do you enjoy fundraising through church and community groups? Do you thrive in collaborative, capacity-building roles? Do you enjoy travelling around the gorgeous South-West of England? We have the perfect job for you.
Charity: Diocese of Salisbury
Role: Church Fundraising Manager
Salary: £39,843 - £43,382
Contract: Permanent, Full time
Flexibility: Home and flexible working available
Deadline: Sunday 3rd October 2021
The Diocese of Salisbury is one of 42 Dioceses within the Church of England, it covers 434 parishes, 573 churches, and serves a congregation of 29,700. The Diocese has the second highest ratio of clergy to parishioners in the country.
As well as day to day church operations, the Diocese works with its church community to raise funds for a range of programmes across environment, social welfare, mental health and social justice.
The focus of this role will be on building collaborative relationships with the churches throughout the Diocese, working with them to build fundraising capacity, devise new fundraising initiatives and help them more effectively connect their communities and congregations with the Diocese’s charitable mission.
This support is being provided as a result of requests from the ground, rather than a directive from above, so you will find a community of willing, eager partners – rather than having to cajole people into taking part.
The average planned giving per person per week in the Salisbury Diocese is £10, ranking Salisbury 27th out of 41 dioceses. Giving as a percentage of income is 2.9%, ranking Salisbury 36th out of 41 dioceses. These statistics are not indicative of the philanthropic culture of the region or its socioeconomics, but rather highlight the lack of historic fundraising capacity within the organisation. There is lots of potential for growth here.
What we’re looking for
The scope of opportunity in this role means that we’re able to consider fundraisers from a range of disciplines and backgrounds, so we won’t be too prescriptive, but the desirable elements we’re looking for:
- Experience of community and / or regional fundraising.
- Experience of trust fundraising.
- Experience of building the fundraising capacity of partners, community groups, and / or internal teams.
Applications should consist of a CV and a tailored covering letter (no longer than 2 pages). Before putting a covering letter together, please submit your CV and our recruitment partners Bamboo Fundraising will be in touch to discuss the role in more detail and explain precisely what we’re looking for in the application.
If you would like a confidential conversation about the role, please contact Bamboo Fundraising Recruitment.