Who we are
The RHN is a leading national centre of excellence, providing adult person-centred services that span the entire care pathway from post-acute rehabilitation services to end of life care, for people with complex Neuro-disability and their families, underpinned by a strong research and education programme. We are proud of the 'Good' rating that we have recently been awarded by the Care Quality Commission.
Based in a beautiful grade II listed building which is steeped in history, this is an ideal opportunity for a confident, experienced career fundraiser who is passionate about making a positive difference and integrating yourself with the wider hospital community.
The Fundraising Team at the RHN consists of nine, friendly and passionate team members including one volunteer. As a charity, we fundraise to supplement the hospital’s standard provision, and pay for additional patient services, research, specialist equipment, capital projects and heritage. These ‘extras’ provide added value to the hospital’s care and rehabilitation offering, and boost the quality of life experienced by patients and residents at the RHN.
What you can expect from this role
The Trusts & Major Gifts Manager role is a key role within our team and hospital. You will manage the Trusts & Foundations Executive and have responsibility for fundraising undertaken by the Trusts & Major Gifts Team, ensuring that the team explores all available grant funding opportunities including trusts and foundations, livery companies, lottery and statutory grants. The Trust & Major Gifts Team has an annual income target of £700k - £1M and this income stream has continued to grow healthily in recent years.
The ideal candidate will be a creative thinker with a pro-active, can do attitude, who will help the Trust & Major Gifts Team continue to succeed. This role is part-time and we are ideally looking for someone who can work 4 days a week but we are flexible and open to discussing this. You can also look forward to 27 days annual leave + Bank Holidays (FTE).
Your key accountabilities and responsibilities
- Identify, manage and grow long term support from charitable trusts, livery companies, statutory and lottery funders by researching potential donors, writing effective funding applications, and conducting excellent relationship management
- Coach and manage the Trusts & Foundations Executive, providing guidance and mentoring where necessary to ensure they achieve their full potential and effectively contribute to the Trust and Major Gifts Team target.
- Plan and implement the grant application programme for the Trusts & Major Gifts Team updating the ‘rolling applications’ spreadsheet in advance of each new financial year.
- Build knowledge of major funding projects at the hospital through engagement with relevant directors, clinical department heads and facilities staff, using this directly in attracting grants and developing on-going relationships with key donors.
- Keeping abreast of developments in grant fundraising, undertaking background research where necessary and being curious about potential new funding sources.
- Oversee grant funding prospect research and funding approaches to continue new grant funder relationship development.
- Ensure all responses to successful donor applications are responded to and necessary reporting requirements are met, developing effective relationships with our stakeholders.
- Work with colleagues across the organisation to develop impact and outcome measures to feedback to funders.
- Record all donor contact on the Raiser’s Edge database, including records for new potential funders, and ensure the filing system is kept up to date.
- Provide feedback on actual performance against target for grant fundraising to the Head of Fundraising and maintain the major gifts section of the probability budget.
Any other duties that may reasonably be expected to ensure the smooth running of the department including supporting fundraising events outside of standard working hours on an ad-hoc basis.
What we're looking for from you
- Educated to degree level (or equivalent). Ideally an Institute of Fundraising qualification.
- Working knowledge of fundraising best practice, with at least 2 years' experience in a grant fundraising management role with a proven track record of securing funds.
- Tenacious ‘can do’ attitude and willingness to rise to the challenge.
- Ideally, experience of Raiser’s Edge (or a similar fundraising database) as a tool in supporter relationship management as well as proficiency in Microsoft Office. Appropriate training will be provided.
- Experience of using research techniques particularly to acquire information about existing and prospective funders. Excellent prospect research and profile creation.
- Excellent interpersonal skills – strong influencing, relationship building and networking skills to develop and nurture donor relationships. Ability to quickly establish rapport with a diverse range of people.
- Ability to conceive and develop complex proposals and financially numerate.
- Organised approach to work – proactive and methodical administrative skills, with strong planning and time-management. Ability to prioritise and work effectively under pressure.
- Excellent communication skills to put across compelling and persuasive cases for support with an outstanding written style.
- Experience of working as part of a team as well as on own initiative.
- Disability awareness and understanding and adherence to equal opportunities, with an understanding and adherence to data protection.
The RHN is fully committed to the safe and secure management of information under the Data Protection Act 2018. Thank you for considering us as your potential employer and we are excited to hear from you.
Please indicate your notice period and availability for interview. We would encourage a 1 page cover letter to accompany your CV as this will help us gain additional insight into your experience, skills, and why you would love to work for the RHN.
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