Ellesmere Port, Cheshire West and Chester
£28,000 - £33,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
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An opportunity has arisen to join our charity Passion for Learning.  If you are keen to promote and support the enrichment, education and mental well-being of school age children, then we'd love to hear from you.

The role of the Fundraising and Development Manager is integral to the smooth delivery of our key services.

We would welcome applications from experienced fundraisers who are able to meet the criteria in the role description:

  • Developing and managing a fundraising strategy to promote and enable the strategic aims of the organisation, both short and long term.  

  • Initiating and maintaining a strong portfolio of business partners willing to provide innovative support to our organisation and beneficiaries. 

  • Supporting the work of the Senior Leadership Team. 


5.6 weeks per year plus public holidays  


37 hours per week to be worked flexibly to meet the requirements of the organisation 


Office in Ellesmere Port but with travel across Cheshire West 

Working remotely while restrictions are in place 


DBS check and professional references  

Role Purpose 

The role holder is responsible for the funding and partnerships which enable the organisation to achieve its objectives. From successfully applying for funding from various sources, to stewarding donors and corporate partners, the role holder is responsible for maintaining a strong funding pipeline in line with the organisation’s ambitions for growth. 

The role holder will help to inform and support the work of the senior leadership team. 


Deliver an agreed income target, with significant growth year on year.   

  • Research potential funding sources and opportunities to create high-quality, compelling funding applications to grant making trusts and foundations to accurately reflect the organisation’s impact for beneficiaries. 

  • Steward existing donors and corporate partners who sponsor Passion for Learning’s work, involving them in projects as appropriate to safeguard their continued support. 

  • Maintain the funding pipeline with sufficient applications and requests for support to meet the organisation’s needs, regularly feeding back on outcomes to the senior leadership team. 

  • Provide impact reports to funders and supporters based on organisational data, case studies and beneficiary feedback, reflecting the achievement of expected funding outcomes. 

  • Develop new, sustainable major donor and corporate relationships, through cold prospecting, existing networks and working closely with the senior leadership team and existing supporters, to identify new prospects within their networks. 

  • Produce high quality written proposals and make verbal presentations / face to face asks to a range of audiences. 

  • Contribute to the social media and communications channels for the organisation, working with the team on key messages, posts and press releases as required. 

  • Produce fundraising communications and promotional materials for relevant stakeholders with the support of the team.  

  • To undertake administration duties associated with submitting applications, thanking donors, completing end of grant reports and regular donor communications. 

  • Ensure adherence to the relevant charity legislation and the Institute of Fundraising’s Codes of Fundraising Practice. 

  • Generate written reports and funding updates for management as required. 

  • Carry out other, reasonable duties, as requested by the CEO, including attendance at events and meetings, as and when required. 

  • Work as a positive member of the team, contributing to continuous improvement through flexible and creative responses and supporting the growth/evolution and development of the organisation to meet the developing vision. 

  • Together with other members of the team, act as a champion for the organisation; representing and positively promoting the organisation at all times.  

  • Work inclusively and undertake all work in accordance with PfL’s values, policies, principles and procedures.  


  • Educated to degree level

  • Excellent standard of literacy, numeracy and IT competency 

  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of the challenges faced by Passion for Learning beneficiaries 

  • Fundraising Qualification  


(Paid or Voluntary) 

  • Experience in fundraising to secure income from diverse sources including multi-year grants 

  • Experience in networking and working collaboratively, demonstrating an understanding of the voluntary and community sector  

  • Experience of the charity sector 

  • Knowledge of the education sector 



  • High level of communication and interpersonal skills   

  • Ability to deliver presentations professionally, taking account of diverse audience needs and to maximise impact 

  • Ability to be proactive and to problem solve, including seeking creative or imaginative solutions 

  • Able to demonstrate commitment to innovation and ability to support innovation and continuous improvement in practice  

  • Self-motivated and self-disciplined, able to prioritise own workload and deliver to deadlines   

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, managing stakeholder communication and working to agreed plans 

  • Good organisational skills and ability to work across a number of tasks and work areas  

  • Experience of communications across multiple channels 


  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic and ‘can do’ attitude  
  • Ability to work and travel flexibly 

  • Positive, professional and pragmatic approach 

  • Commitment to equality and diversity  

  • Full driving licence with use of a vehicle   

  • Clear enhanced DBS and satisfactory references 

  • Interest in social enterprise and in collaboration with other organisations 






Posted on: 16 February 2021
Closed date: 10 March 2021
Tags: Fundraising