Job Title: Fundraising Manager
Reports to: Head of Fundraising
Salary: £30,000 - £33,000 per annum (dependent upon experience)
Location: Flexible - Shelter Cymru has offices across Wales and is working with staff to offer a form of hybrid working moving forwards.
Hours: 35 hours per week
Post No: SC617
Background to our organisation
Shelter Cymru is the people and homes charity in Wales and works for the prevention of homelessness, the improvement of housing conditions, and the right of everyone to a safe, suitable and affordable home.
We understand the damage that bad housing causes. Every day we deal with the effect it has on people's lives.
Shelter Cymru’s 2025 Vision
Shelter Cymru has an ambitious vision that by 2025 the organisation will:
· Help more people to find long term solutions. We want to help more people experiencing or facing homelessness, or living in unsuitable homes, to find long term solutions to the problems they face
· Fight for good homes. Our policy, research, campaigning and lobbying will focus on structural drivers of need, evidenced by our casework, and underpinned by recognition of home as the foundation of people’s personal, social and economic lives and their health and wellbeing
· Build our resilience and capacity. We want to build a resilient and sustainable organisation that is continually learning and adapting to a changing environment; where our staff, and the people we exist to serve, feel valued and empowered.
Background to post
After a number of years of austerity and public service cuts, the demand for Shelter Cymru services continues to grow, whilst at the same time the complexity of issues that people face has grown too. The pandemic, followed by the cost of living crisis, has presented a new set of problems both in the short term in delivering services to people in need, and in the longer term through the anticipated economic impact on households across Wales.
Our Fundraising team is responsible for generating funds, for both new Shelter Cymru services and projects and to contribute to ‘core’ organisational running costs. It generates income and in-kind support from a range of sources (including appeals, activities and events, individual giving; legacies;
community groups; corporates; and trusts/foundations), enabling Shelter Cymru to achieve its goals. This new position is pivotal to the Fundraising team developing its role in relation to contracts and statutory funding; and in partnering colleagues across the charity to maximise our impact. It provides the opportunity to lead a small team of Officers who specialise in various income sources (currently four staff) and to shape and deliver operational plans and priorities, informed by our organisational strategy and our developing Funding & Income Generation Strategy.
The Fundraising Manager will play a central role in identifying and securing new opportunities for funding and growth, leading a team responsible for the day to day delivery of our new Funding & Income Generation Strategy. They will collaborate with colleagues across Shelter Cymru to identify funding priorities and opportunities and to develop compelling funding ‘asks’. In addition, they will support the Head of Fundraising in shaping future strategy and will deputise for the Head of Fundraising, as necessary.
1.0 Fundraising and Income Generation
1.1 Lead a team to deliver the Fundraising and Income Generation Strategy, diversifying income streams and growing independent income; support the Head of Fundraising to further develop our strategic approach to funding and income generation.
1.2 Quality assure the team’s work and monitor team progress against KPIs and targets across all giving streams, including financial and non-financial ROI.
1.3 Lead on a range of funding requests, including writing, and supporting others to develop their bid writing skills; and partnering with subject matter experts.
1.4 Collaborate with colleagues across Shelter Cymru to develop funding proposals/reports; lead cross-departmental teams to translate our strategic ambitions and departmental priorities into fundable and deliverable propositions to submit to voluntary and statutory funders; work with projects to monitor progress of delivery against objectives and demonstrate impact.
1.5 Be responsible for the account management of a portfolio of strategic relationships with funders.
1.6 Work with project teams and the Head of Finance to effectively cost proposals, in line with organisational budgeting and financial procedures.
2.1 Provide line management to team members and support recruitment of volunteers.
2.2 Support the Head of Fundraising in promoting team resilience, flexibility, development and skill sharing to achieve strategic aims and support staff in developing their fundraising careers.
2.3 Represent the department and function on the Management Group, contributing to effective two-way communication between staff and senior managers and to organisational policy development, fostering positive internal relationships.
2.4 Deputise for the Head of Fundraising, internally and externally, when requested to do so.
3.1 Participate as and when required in team meetings and one-to-one meetings, and undertake, as appropriate, courses/training/other developmental activities, which is relevant to the role.
3.2 Ensure, in the course of employment, complete confidentiality is maintained in respect of the Charity, its dealings, transactions, affairs and all other information relating to clients, participants, associates, staff and other subsidiaries etc.
3.3 Keep up to date with developments within Shelter Cymru that influence the day-to-day activities within the role, ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and any other relevant internal/external factor(s).
3.4 Ensure all activities comply with appropriate legal requirements and with Shelter Cymru policies and procedures.
3.5 Demonstrate a commitment to the aims and objectives of Shelter Cymru and the implementation of its Diversity Policy and Welsh Language Scheme in the workplace.
3.6 To support the work of volunteers and other placements, as requested.
In addition to the above duties and responsibilities, the Fundraising Manager must be prepared to undertake such additional duties which may result from changing circumstances, but which may not of necessity change the general character or level of responsibility to the post.
You will be subject to a performance review, which will incorporate a review of the above duties and performance over the period