Job Title: Partnerships Manager
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £28,528 – £29,796 per annum
Holidays: 7 weeks including national and bank holidays (per annum)
Pension: Auto-enrolment scheme in place
Probationary Period: 6 Months
Accountable to: Chief Executive Officer
Place of Work: Based at our site in Westbury-Sub-Mendip. Current COVID-19 safe working practices will involve a combination of on-site and home working.
About the charity
In the UK alone, there are approximately 1.13 million adults with a learning disability. Many of these people will need a lifetime of person-centred support and care in order to access opportunities and overcome barriers to living life to the full. Orchard Vale Trust was set up to respond directly to the needs and aspirations of adults with learning disabilities and was registered as a charity to do so in September 1985. The following year saw the opening of its first registered Care Home, East Court and since then has developed and grown to support many more adults with learning disabilities in and around Somerset.
Today, with 4 registered Care Homes, a Community and Day Service and its own social enterprise, Orchard Vale Trust offers a range of personalised opportunities for over 100 adults with learning disabilities and aims to support individuals to live life to the full in every way possible.
About the role
The purpose of the job is to work with the CEO to develop and deliver the Trust’s fundraising strategy. This will be achieved by identifying and maximising opportunities which will provide funding for the delivery of key projects across the Trust.
You will proactively identify and secure new partnerships with external stakeholders as well as stewarding existing relationships. You will be the project manager of our Community and Day Service, as well as our Social Enterprise.
This is an amazing opportunity for an experienced fundraiser / project manager with excellent organisational and communication skills, who wishes to secure support and remove barriers to ensure adults with learning disabilities can live life to the full.
Experience and Understanding
- Minimum of three years experience in trust and corporate fundraising roles.
- Demonstrable experience of successful fundraising in an organisation.
- An established understanding of supporter acquisition and growth.
- Experience of managing existing projects and developing new opportunities.
- Experience in working with communications and media teams as required.
- Experience of project management.
- Experience of working to tight deadlines.
- Maintaining GDPR compliance for all donors and communications.
Skills, Knowledge and Personal Attributes
- Ability to develop, set, manage and monitor budgets effectively.
- Excellent verbal and written presentation skills with an ability to create, edit and develop engaging content.
- Well-developed skills in using main Microsoft Office package, Adobe packages, Canva and Word Press.
- Ability to work with and lead teams to inspire, engage and deliver agreed results.
- Commitment to the principles and practice of support for people with learning disabilities
- Open, inclusive style of interaction with people with learning disabilities
- Confident approach to dealing with management issues
- To have the ability to work autonomously and creatively
- A willingness to undertake training
Closing Date: 19th April 2021
Informal Interview Date: 27th April 2021
Formal Interview Date: 30th April 2021
Interview location: Held virtually via Microsoft Teams / Zoom