Greater London
£31,000 per annum
Permanent, Part-time, Full-time
Job description

Fundraising Manager

Are you an experienced fundraiser looking for your next challenge? Do you have a successful track record in building relationships and experience in fundraising across a range of income streams?

An exciting opportunity has opened up at London School of Theology for a Fundraising Manager to join our Communications and Engagement team. We are looking for someone to join us in this exciting role and contribute to, implement, and deliver the School’s fundraising activities.

Full Time / Part Time / Flexible Working

We appreciate not everyone has the same working needs. Please do advise what your preferred working pattern would be when you apply.

About The Role

You will be responsible for ensuring that our fundraising strategy enables the School to meet its ambitious income targets in line with our strategic plan and budget. You will have overall responsibility for the performance, day to day management, and delivery of all of London School of Theology’s fundraising activities across a range of income streams, including charitable trusts, individual giving, and legacies.

You will work alongside the Director of Finance and Administration, Executive Team, Principal and external stakeholders. You will liaise widely across departments, including Finance and Communications, and have responsibility for gift administration and prospect research, as well as providing general support where required for the department

Job Summary:  

The following key tasks are indicative of the role. The list is not exhaustive, and tasks may be amended, added or subtracted in response to changing requirements or in line with the skills and experience of the post holder.


· Coordinate Trust fundraising operations including prospect research and prioritisation, managing workflows, and solicitation planning.

· Write compelling and professionally presented funding applications, each tailored for its audience and making the case for supporting London School of Theology in the most persuasive terms.

· Ensure that all reporting requirements are met for successful funding applications.


· Support the development of a portfolio of prospective major donors, identifying, cultivating, and stewarding gifts.

· Work with the Director of Finance and Administration to develop and implement a successful and integrated donor relations programme that strategically targets all levels and channels of giving.

· Ensure donors are acknowledged and recognised, to strengthen their financial support for the London School of Theology.

· Work with the Director of Finance and Administration to maximise the potential of alumni relations and church partnerships to support and advance fundraising success.


· Raise legacy income to agreed targets, by developing and implementing a legacy fundraising strategy, including relevant monthly reporting on progress.

· Establish long-term relationships between potential legators and the School to ensure a strong and sustainable funding base.

· Ensure notifications of gifts are dealt with efficiently, appropriately and in a timely fashion.

Data Management:

· Track donor relations and fundraising activities in the database to enhance relationships and increase the likelihood of continued contributions.

· Review and control all gift acknowledgments, including receipts, letters, pledges, and reports.


· Work closely with the Director of Finance and Administration and the Principal to establish goals on a rolling 0-12+ month basis. This includes input on setting fundraising KPIs around income generation, developing broader fundraising strategies, and developing support for fundraising projects.

· Undertake tasks that may be requested from time to time that may be consistent with the nature and scope of this post.


· Attendance and active participation at Organisational Management Group (OMG) and other School committees as required.

Closing date for applications: 0900 hours Wednesday 20 November 2019.

Interview date: Thursday 28 November 2019. 

Interested applicants are welcome to have a conversation with the Director of Finance and Administration prior to applying.

A CV and letter of application (in which you specifically state how you meet the requirements of the Person Specification) and your preferred working pattern should be submitted to:

The HR Manager

London School of Theology

Green Lane, Northwood

Middlesex HA6 2UW



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Refreshed on: 09 November 2019
Closed date: 20 November 2019
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