£30993 - £38741 per annum + pro rata
Job description

Eden Brown is working exclusively with the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) on their exciting Trust & Major Donor Manager position. This is a four day a week role, either home-based anywhere in the UK or at their London office in Finsbury Park.

CAAT is a UK-based organisation working to end the international arms trade. The arms business has a devastating impact on human rights and security, and damages economic development. Large scale military procurement and arms exports only reinforce a militaristic approach to international problems. In seeking to end the arms trade, CAAT's priorities are:

  • to stop the procurement or export of arms where they might:
    • exacerbate conflict, support aggression, or increase tension
    • support an oppressive regime or undermine democracy
    • threaten social welfare through the level of military spending
  • to end all government political and financial support for arms exports
  • and to promote progressive demilitarisation within arms-producing countries.

CAAT is funded by the donations of individuals, groups and trusts. The Fundraising Manager (Trusts and Major Donors) will:

  • Maximise income from trusts and foundations in line with CAAT's expenditure needs
  • Develop relationships with new and existing major donors
  • Be jointly responsible for fundraising strategy and lead on organisational budgeting

Duties include:

Fundraising Strategy (5%):

  • Work with the Supporter Development Co-ordinator to develop, maintain and implement

CAAT's Fundraising Strategy.

Fundraising (40%)

  • Charitable and non-charitable grant-making trusts and foundations
  • Researching and identifying grant-making bodies and other sources of funding;
  • Preparing funding applications
  • Building and developing grant-maker relationships, including understanding trusts'trust representatives as necessary
  • funding cycles, reporting on projects, updating trust staff and attending meetings with
  • Maintaining a good relationship with CAAT's charitable trust TREAT (Trust for Researchresponsive to CAAT's funding priorities
  • and Education in the Arms Trade), and ensuring the Trustees remain updated and are
  • Giving assistance with trust fundraising to the European Network Against Arms Trade
  • (ENAAT), Stop the Arms Fair (STAF) and similar networks
  • (15%) Major donors subject to ethical screening. Also possibly companies, ethically
  • screened and in agreement with CAAT's Steering Committee
  • Understand the motivation and building relationships with existing major donors
  • Identify potential new major or corporate donors and introduce them to our work

Shared Legacy Management (5%), including:

  • Leading on dealing with solicitors and other executors
  • Liaising with other staff responsible for encouraging supporters to leave a legacy to CAAT

Organisational Role:

  • (10%) Lead on preparing CAAT's budget and financial projections
  • (25%) With other staff, as part of our non-hierarchical collective management
  • Share responsibility for campaign planning and organisational strategy
  • Share responsibility for collective policies, systems and skills-shares, where appropriate
  • Be responsible for supervising volunteers or people on paid placements undertaking
  • relevant areas of work
  • Contribute to CAAT News (CAAT's quarterly magazine), the CAAT website and other
  • external communications where necessary
  • Share the day-to-day running and administration of the CAAT office
  • Review and support other staff, including participating in regular staff review meetings, as
  • part of the collective management of CAAT
  • Be a member of the CAAT Steering Committee, which has ultimate responsibility for the
  • organisation
  • Cover for other staff members during holidays and other absences

This role would suit someone with the following expertise:

  • Knowledge of fundraising practices, policies and regulation
  • Extensive experience of identifying UK grant-making bodies and other sources
  • of funding, and developing relationships with trusts and other funding sources
  • Proven track record writing and submitting successful applications to Trusts
  • Experience of preparing and submitting grant reports, including evaluating project
  • outcomes and presenting financial information in a clear and accessible format
  • Has a demonstrable understanding of major donor fundraising
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and attention to detail

The annual salary is £30,993 (£38,741 pro rata) plus 8% into a pension that doesn't invest in the arms trade. The role offers seven weeks holiday including two weeks at the end of the year and, if based in the London office, they can consider flexible working with up to two days a week working from home.

The closing date Sunday 1 March, with interviews on Tuesday 17 March.

To apply click on the link or to find out more call Tony Williams at Eden Brown on 020 3017 5014 or email [email protected]

Eden Brown is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. Eden Brown Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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Posted on: 31 January 2020
Closed date: 28 February 2020
Job ref: 266570TWM
Tags: Fundraising