The Funding and Projects Manager is a key senior management role responsible for maintaining levels of funding and oversight on existing funded projects. They will be responsible for securing funding and supporting the delivery of the organisations strategic aims. They will have oversight of our volunteer programme; developing and embedding our volunteer recruitment and retention strategy.
There is the option for the role to be between 3-5 days a week.
- Assist the Director in preparing, researching and submitting grant applications to Trusts and Foundations or other funders as required. This includes collating and providing information and insight on current trends and difficulties facing the local community.
- Identify new funders and funding streams and help to generate income to cover our budgeted annual costs, c£275k
- Maintain relationships with new and existing funder to engage their support
- Develop and embed a robust volunteer strategy that includes volunteer recruitment, retention, quality assurance and volunteer development.
- Represent and participate at external events and meetings to promote HSC&I
- Actively contribute to expanding the role and influence of the Home-Start London consortium in the wider London area
- Assist and support the Director, Head of Delivery and Board of Trustees in delivering the strategic aims of the organisation
- Provide ongoing reporting and monitoring of HSC&I’s financial situation with support from the Treasurer and Book-keeper
- Provide management reports to the Board of Trustees on progress against key performance measures
- Understand the impact of legislative, changing political, economic and social climate on our work, and share this knowledge within the team to ensure compliance
- Maintain office processes to ensure compliance with policies and procedures, and that they adhere to our strategic goal of having a paperless office
- Administer the new Management Information System for managing caseloads and ensuring the quality of the data recorded and is compliant with GDPR legislation
Personal Specification / Attributes
The Funding and Projects Manager will have a track record of delivering results through excellent organisational skills. The successful candidate will be a confident communicator, be self-motivated, results focussed and have a continuous improvement mind-set to enhance our internal processes and procedures. They will be able to collaborate and work as part of a team. The ability to generate income and manage funding relationships is essential.
Essential knowledge and skills
- Proven track record of working within and assisting in the management of an efficient office
- Experience of recruiting, retaining and developing volunteers skills and capabilities
- Ability to prioritise and manage a varied workload, working to tight deadlines
- Understanding of funding requirements including experience of successfully securing funding from a range of sources
- Excellent verbal and written communication and able to present information and data effectively and persuasively in a range of formats
- Experience of successful project management and reporting
- Good understanding of budgeting within the charity sector
- Good working knowledge of MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint)
- Ability to analyse and interpret data to spot trends and anomalies
Preferred experience but not essential
- Experience of safeguarding with children and working with families
- Experience of working with organisations in social services or health
- Experience of working in the voluntary sector
- Working knowledge of Charity log
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