SW1W, London
£32,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
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Fundraising Manager – full time


Here at Doorstep Library we believe in the power of words to take you places. We are a not-for-profit community organisation dedicated to bringing the gift of books and the joy of reading into the homes of families across London who need our support, reading with them and their children to inspire a love of books, of stories and storytelling, and to instil a lifelong passion for reading.


Equipped with a reading stool and a supply of books, our volunteers are right on the doorstep, ready to use books to fuel children’s natural love of stories, fire their imaginations, and encourage their appreciation of reading. Our goal is to help each child develop the self-confidence and essential skills they need to access all the opportunities that will come their way in life. Whether in person, or online, we are there to support children and families who need us most. 


The organisation has gone from strength to strength and the postholder would be joining the organisation at a time of growth. In 2020, we had a successful year of fundraising in which we met targets and expanded our donor base. Now in our 10th year, we will shortly be expanding into our fourth London borough as well as launching our new Online Reading Corner service – bringing our unique service to even more families. In the 3 years ahead our organisations income will need to increase to support these plans and extend our reach.


Job Purpose:

  • Managing the delivery of an ongoing trusts and foundations partnerships and community giving fundraising strategy;
  • Using excellent writing skills to put together trusts and foundations funding bids, with the support and guidance of the Head of Fundraising & Partnerships;
  • To manage the charity’s fundraising operations including coordinating prospect research and prioritisation, managing workflows, and ensuring effective stewardship of trust and foundations grants and community giving.


Responsible to:                Head of Fundraising & Partnerships;

Responsible for:              Supporting the Head of Fundraising & Partnerships in a range of duties, including trusts and foundations, community and corporate fundraising.


Responsibilities and duties:

  1. To write compelling and professionally-presented funding bids, each tailored for its audience and making the case for supporting the charity in the most persuasive terms;
  2. To work with the Head of Fundraising & Partnerships to plan a funding timetable to meet the needs of the charity’s plans;
  3. Research new funding opportunities and keep a record of all enquiries;
  4. Identify potential sources of funds including charitable trusts, individuals and the local community, and assist with generating funds for the organisation’s activities;
  5. Ensure appropriate systems and procedures are in place to manage fundraising campaigns and donor contacts effectively;
  6. To ensure the operation of failsafe systems for stakeholder thankyous, acknowledgements and reports;
  7. Prepare reports for the Head of Fundraising & Partnerships;
  8. To prepare high-quality presentations, reports and fundraising materials as needed;
  9. To research and capture statistics to ensure that funding information, reports and applications accurately reflect the projects and the local community;
  10. To recruit and manage a team of community fundraising volunteers (responsible for managing relationships with independent schools and local community groups to drive fundraising activities and income);
  11. To organise and support any events which may require evening and weekend work;
  12. Keep records of fundraising activities and money raised.



  1. To carry out all duties and responsibilities in line with Doorstep Library policies and procedures;
  2. To positively promote the work and activities of the charity at all times;
  3. To undertake additional duties as from time to time may be required.


Salary - £32,000 per annum


Hours – 35 per week


Benefits – 6% pension contribution, 25 days per annum annual leave, flexible working arrangements. At present all non-project delivery staff are working fully from home. Remote working, with occasional travel to London for meetings would be considered as a long-term option.

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Doorstep Library

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Refreshed on: 10 August 2021
Closed date: 25 August 2021
Tags: Fundraising

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