Kingston upon Thames, Greater London (Hybrid)
£33,000 - £39,000 pro rata
Permanent, Part-time
Job description

Join our team as our new Fundraising Manager

Location: Kingston upon Thames - Hybird - remote and office based

Hours: Part-time - 21 hours per week (flexible working, and job share considered)

Salary: £33,000 – 39,000 pro-rata (£23,000-28,000 for 21 hours)

Leave: 26 days per annum plus bank holidays

Reports to: Director

Staff reporting: Bid Writer, Digital Engagement Coordinator

We are looking for a Fundraising Manager to lead RAK’s fundraising functions across multiple income streams. With the support from the Director and Board of Trustees Fundraising Manager is responsible for developing, overseeing and delivering fundraising initiatives.

The Fundraising Manager will play an active part in strategic direction of the charity and decision making on a senior management level.

This is an exciting time to join Refugee Action Kingston with an established fundraising team and strong pull of supporters to build new successes on. The charity is under-going transformation with growing team, re-branding and exciting local partnership projects.

Refugee Action Kingston:

Refugee Action Kingston is a frontline charity that supports people from the asylum-seeking and refugee communities to integrate into the local area. We deliver a range of services including welfare, immigration and legal advice, education, counselling, and careers guidance.

Purpose of the role:

To hold lead responsibility across fundraising functions of the charity to generate income and meet organisational targets and ensuring development opportunities are effectively maximised.

This role requires proven experience of successful grant writing and the ability to demonstrate record of fundraising achievements across multiple income streams.

Main Areas of Accountability


  • Responsible for the development and the implementation of RAK’s Fundraising Strategy, in line with organisational strategy and resources.
  • To provide the highest standard of stewardship to existing donors and supporters to maximise income and ensure long-term funding relationships.
  • Contributing to the monitoring and evaluation of the impact of the services provided at Refugee Action Kingston.

Trusts & Foundations, Statutory

  • Securing regular income by producing and submitting appealing fundraising applications to trusts & foundations or statutory funding.
  • Working with a Bid Writer to ensure successful funding pipeline for the needs of RAK’s services.
  • Researching, monitoring, and identifying new funding opportunities for the developments of existing or new services and organisational capacity.
  • Reporting to funders in line with funding criteria, objectives and the specified outcomes conditional to the funding.

Individual Giving

  • Ensuring that donations are acknowledged in an appropriate and timely manner in line with the stewardship policy
  • Managing the charity’s supporter database and online donations
  • Developing an excellent supporters journey via digital means and channels
  • Preparing appealing fundraising campaigns and cases for support to the general public

Business Development

  • Working with Digital Community Engagement Officer to maximise income from the online charity shop, social media channels and other digital channels.
  • Keeping up to date with professional best practice and recent trends, identifying developments that impact the organisation, and sharing knowledge appropriately across teams and departments

Corporate Giving

  • To lead the expansion of RAK’s Corporate Giving initiatives, identifying and developing opportunities for engagement.
  • Support the Bid Writer with implementing Corporate Giving action plan and stewardship.

Person specification

We are looking for a candidate who can demonstrate:

  • Significant fundraising successes across different income streams
  • Persuasive written and spoken communication skill
  • A strong track record of achieving established targets and KPIs
  • Experience of developing and building high-value partnerships
  • Excellent leadership and management skills
  • Experience of delivering effective stewardship for a variety of stakeholder audiences
  • A track record of managing budgets, complex report writing and data analysis
  • Knowledge and experience of using digital fundraising tools and resources to maximise fundraising income
  • Good time management skills including good sense of priorities and project development timelines
  • Knowledge of the regulatory frameworks for fundraising activity for charities in the UK
  • Commitment to working within an equality and diversity framework

Our workplace

We want Refugee Action Kingston to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thought. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of other ethnicities, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities and neurodiverse communities, to make a real difference to the refugees that we serve so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.

Asking for adjustments

RAK is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for neurodiverse people, people with disabilities or with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please use the message function to get in contact.

To make an application please submit your CV, no longer than 2 A4 pages and a short covering letter addressing the person specification.    We invite you to complete our Equality Monitoring form.

Closing date: 6th June 2022

Assessment and interviews: Week commencing 13 June 2022


* All posts working for Refugee Action Kingston require an understanding of the needs of refugees and issues facing ethnic minorities in the UK. In addition, we require a strong commitment to equal opportunities from anyone who works for us.

Refugee Action Kingston is obliged to comply with the Asylum and Immigration Act (1996) and this requires certain documents to be presented by candidates before an offer of employment can be made. If you are invited to interview, we will ask you to bring these documents with you.

For jobs which involve, for example, working with, or having access to children and/or vulnerable adults and their records, we will require an Enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau and need to have information from you regarding any previous, existing or pending convictions or cautions. This will form part of the recruitment process if you are successful after interview.

This post is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and you will need to declare any spent or unspent convictions to us. Please ask for a declaration form, if applicable.

More about Refugee Action Kingston

Refugee Action Kingston (RAK) is an independent, frontline, specialist charity with 30 years of experience supporting refu... Read more

Posted on: 07 May 2022
Closing date: 06 June 2022 at 23:30
Tags: Fundraising

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