The EY Foundation is a charity and a company, limited by guarantee, established in 2014. We were founded by EY, the professional services firm, which continues to provide funding and donations to the charity under a multi-annual funding agreement. We are governed by a board of trustees, who are supported by a number of committees and leadership and management teams.
The EY Foundation helps young people, disadvantaged in the labour market, to fulfil their work potential. We are unique in our position as the link between employers and young people, having strong relationships with both.
Our work involves designing, developing and running our own services: Smart Futures, Our Future and Accelerate, as well as raising independent funds to support new initiatives and reach more young people across the UK. We work with organisations from across all sectors, including commercial, not-for-profit, education and government.
As an independent charity we have to diversify and raise our own income through traditional fundraising, grants and, increasingly, through the development of our work with corporate partners.
Within the Foundation we adopt flexible roles that reflect the dynamic nature of our charity and enable our people to learn, develop and grow their skills and open up career opportunities. This is part of our investment in you.
This role profile provides an outline of what will be involved in your role rather than an exhaustive list of duties. Both you and this role will naturally evolve.
Whatever your specific responsibilities and specialisms, your role in management means you will be working strategically in your area of specialism and cognisant of the impact of your work on other teams. You will be leading your team and function, making decisions on delivery of outcomes, planning resource needs and negotiating. You will work under your own autonomy, require little supervision, and will be a proactive supporter in achieving the wider organisational objectives.
Your Key Responsibilities
- Research potential funding opportunities (grants and high-value individuals) and deliver and maintain a continuous healthy pipeline of prospects to hit and exceed income generation targets
- Compile and write compelling bids and pitches for existing and new projects and activities, including core costs, working collaboratively across the charity
- Lead on all aspects of grant-management and reporting to supporters, working closely with our Finance, Programmes, and Data & Impact teams
- Devise and deliver year-round fundraising events and campaigns for EY and non-EY audiences and work with the Communications team to ensure a co-ordinated approach to these
- Working closely with Head of Income to report on and evaluate all fundraising income, expenditure, and ROI, compiling accurate and accessible internal reports
- Lead on generation of fresh and innovative fundraising ideas to improve income generation whilst utilising staff and resources efficiently and effectively
- Introduce and improve systems for digital fundraising
- Represent EYF externally at fundraising and profile-raising events and relevant sector forum
- Keep abreast of and share developments in grant-making, statutory fundraising, individual giving and events
- Manage contracts with external suppliers, ensuring briefs are delivered to required standards and on budget
- Grow the awareness and reputation of the charity with external stakeholders, including influential individuals across multiple audiences
- Ensure compliance with the highest professional fundraising standards, best practice and all relevant codes of practice and legislation i.e. Charity Commission, Fundraising Regulator, GDPR, Gambling Commission, Health & Safety, local councils.
To qualify for the role, you must have
- A proven track record of successful income generation (6+figures) from grant-makers
- Experience in devising and managing fundraising events and campaigns and low, mid or high value individual giving schemes
- Experience line managing staff and/or volunteers, preferably in a fundraising environment
- Experience in project management – including budget development and day to day management, project planning and delivery, evaluation and monitoring
- Excellent people skills, adaptable and flexible in manner and approach
- Excellent planning, problem solving and organisational skills
- Confident public speaker and can adapt verbal and written style for different audiences
- Understanding of employment, social mobility, education sectors are desirable, with networks across business, third sector and government
- Knowledge of the Institute of Fundraising codes of best practice and Fundraising Regulator recommendations
- Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
- Strong and evidenced commitment to diversity
- Strong commitment to improve the working lives and prospects of disadvantaged young people in the UK
Ideally, you’ll also have
- Professional fundraising qualification
- Membership of the Institute of Fundraising or another relevant professional body
- Evidence of continuing professional development in relevant area