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Development Manager

Abingdon, Oxfordshire (Hybrid)
£30,000 - £50,000 per year
Part-time (30 Hours per Week)
Job description

Initially, the post-holder will take responsibility for fundraising for our ongoing expansion project. A key part of the role is building relationships with friends of the school, cultivating high-net-worth individuals and corporate partnerships as well as applying to trusts and foundations. The Development Manager will be responsible for seeing the process through from application to conclusion. As the role develops, there will be the opportunity to actively grow the fundraising and development function looking at regular and legacy giving from across the school’s supporters. 

Main purpose of the role:

Working with the Governors and Senior Management Team (SMT), building relationships with friends of the school and creating new links with high-net worth individuals. Keeping a relevant database of prospects, donors and links including communications, pledges and actual donations.

To research, prepare and submit well written applications based on information provided by the Governors and SMT with bids of four, five and six figures to trusts, foundations and statutory bodies. Tracking and coordinating applications.

To identify, cultivate and secure corporate philanthropic partnerships.

Create and run suitable fundraising events for the Unicorn School’s expansion project.

Reporting to stakeholders regarding fundraising progress for the expansion project. 

Person Specification:

At least five years’ experience in fundraising would be preferred.

Work to the highest professional ethical standard as set out by The Chartered Institute of Fundraising or other, relevant professional body.

A proven track record of drafting meaningful, successful proposals to trusts and foundations and other relevant bodies be they corporate or individuals.

Evidence of an aptitude to work with senior, highly influential and well-connected supporters, donors and canvassers.

An expert understanding of the core principles of trust and foundation fundraising, with a focus on building long-term and sustained senior relationships with grant makers.

A proven track record in identifying, cultivating and soliciting significant donations from high-net-worth individuals.

A proven track record in establishing valuable corporate partnerships.

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The Unicorn School View profile Company size Size: 101 - 500
Posted on: 17 May 2024
Closed date: 04 June 2024 at 23:59
Job ref: TUSDM
Tags: Campaigning, Fundraising