Leicester, Leicester
£29,639 - £32,878 per year pro rata
Permanent, Part-time
Job description

Important please note:

Quetzal is committed to the safeguarding of all children, young people and adults. Anyone selected for the post will be required to hold a current Enhanced DBS check with Quetzal

As a women-only service and due to the nature and sensitivity of the service delivered, it is an occupational requirement under the Equality Act 2010, Part 1, and Schedule 9 for the post holder to be female

This job description is an outline of the main duties and responsibilities of the post. The post holder will be required to undertake other duties consistent with the role as required by the Board of Trustees as the organisations priorities develop. If you would like to apply for this job role please can you contact Shabnum Osman for an application form.

Fundraising Development Manager Job Role

Post: Business Manager

Reporting to: Service Manager

Salary: £29,639-£32,878 (pro rata)

Hours: 15 hours per week (3 days per week)

Holiday: 28 days (pro rata) Inc public holidays plus up to 4 days Christmas closure

Contract: Permanent post subject to successful completion of probationary period

Quetzal is recruiting an experienced manager to lead on their fundraising and financial operations. Quetzal offers long term counselling and psychotherapy services for female survivors of childhood sexual abuse; a voluntary sector organisation established for thirty years providing a high quality, confidential, non discriminatory and sensitive counselling service in a safe and professional environment working with a number of partners including Comic Relief.

Our work aids the recovery of some of the most vulnerable women across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland who are experiencing mental health difficulties as a result of their experience and enables them to improve their self worth, resilience and confidence and to better manage their lives and relationships. We are small team who operate in a collaborative style and you must have a strong team ethos and previous experience in the sector.

As a women-only service and due to the nature and sensitivity of the service delivered, it is an occupational requirement under the Equality Act 2010, Part 1, and Schedule 9 for the post holder to be female

If you wish to apply for this post, please forward a completed application form and supporting statement describing how you meet all the essential requirements with examples as outlined in the job description and person specification.

Role Description

  • To provide strong direction and management in relation to the Charity's fundraising activities, including bid-writing and tender management
  • To provide operational management of the organisation’s financial systems and processes
  • To facilitate the continued expansion and development of the Charity's services through effective partnership working and increasing current and other potential income streams
  • To help develop and manage the Charity's strategic and business plans.
  • To work closely with the Board of Trustees and Service Manager to help manage growth and create value

Job Description

Fundraising, Monitoring and Reporting

  1. Contribute to the development, planning and delivery of a fundraising strategy to maximise income in order to secure the tong-term future of the Charity and to ensure that financial targets can be met
  2. Facilitate consultation with stakeholders to ensure that the Charity continues to be aware and responsive to their needs
  3. Work with the Service Manager to plan, prepare and develop bids and funding applications to include initial contracting, application, implementation and monitoring and reporting to stakeholders at agreed deadlines
  4. Build and maintain excellent relationships with existing and potential statutory and voluntary sector funders in order to maximise income from these sources
  5. Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of relevant services including relevant government agenda, initiatives and campaigns, local and national support services, and local and national health services
  6. Participate in working and consultation groups as required, reporting to the Service Manager on developments and progress that impact strategic and business planning

Finance and Budget Management

  1. Work collaboratively with the Service Manager to develop and maintain financial records, budget and income monitoring, manage spending, identifying concerns and ensure value for money across the organisation
  2. Contribute to the completion of annual reports, filing annual accounts to deadline and updating Charity Commission and Companies House records as required
  3. In collaboration with the Service Manager contribute to the production of accounts, the annual budget for approval by the Trustees to include recording of day to day transactions, all finance and management information to enable robust monitoring of financial performance against the budget
  4. Work with the Board of Trustees and Service Manager to ensure adequate internal controls are implemented in order to minimise risk of waste or fraud and ensure value for money
  5. Ensure the organisation is maintaining accurate financial accounting practices and clear and timely reporting to the Trustees to maintain the organisation’s financial position and sustainability
  6. Liaise closely with the Business Manager to identify appropriate funding
  7. Opportunities and income generation initiatives to maintain the development of the organisation
  8. Work with Service Manager and Management Committee to evaluate, cost and implement new initiatives and service delivery opportunities.


  1. The Service Manager has organisational responsibility as the Data Protection officer, your commitment to GDPR legislation will be in the capacity of data controller and data processor
  2. Any other duties as reasonably requested by the Service Manager or the Board of Trustees to support the delivery of Quetzal’s service, strategic and business objectives.
  3. Ensure that all work is carried out in accordance with the relevant legislation and the organisations policies and procedures

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
  • Recent relevant experience in charity sector/services


  • Recent relevant experience in business management or accounting services



  • Proven track record in an accounting finance or management  role to include statutory reporting requirements
  • Recent experience of fundraising and developing new income streams
  • Recent experience of building and sustaining networks with a wide range of stakeholders


  • Recent experience of fundraising role
  • Awareness of local voluntary sector organisations to include corporate, statutory and other major donors

Skills & Knowledge


  • Knowledge of managing funding and implications of funding changes to core revenue streams
  • Ability to manage and prioritise a wide range of tasks to agreed deadlines
  • Excellent IT and administration  skills conversant with current GDPR policy
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation including health and safety and equality and diversity


  • Current knowledge of voluntary sector governance and practice
  • Current knowledge and understanding of issues surrounding childhood sexual abuse and the impact on Quetzal’s service users
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation; safeguarding and confidentiality


  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Flexible working to meet the needs of the organisation
  • Willing to travel, locally, regionally and nationally as required
  • Experience of working collaboratively in teams
Posted on: 02 September 2019
Closed date: 02 October 2019
Tags: Fundraising, Business Development

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