Reporting to: Executive Director
Salary Range: £35,000 - £40,000 a year
Location: Trekstock, London office and working from home
Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week plus 1 hour lunch (unpaid)
We’re a small but ambitious national charity with headquarters based in London. We have a growing supporter base, which requires a passionate, energetic, and dedicated Fundraising Manager to join the team and help develop. You will work closely with the Senior Management Team to provide exceptional fundraising, supporter engagement and database management. You will work closely with our corporate partners, Ambassadors, and individual supporters to deliver fun and exciting fundraising campaigns, broaden our community fundraising portfolio, and help in raising both income and profile for the charity. This role requires someone who will relish the opportunity to inspire and motivate Trekstock's small team and support the development and delivery of a robust fundraising strategy. You will need to be a strong communicator, with the ability to build effective and long-term relationships, both internally and externally. Managing the Community and Events Fundraising Officer, you will manage and oversee their work to ensure the delivery of effective supporter journeys to maximise the lifetime value of community supporters and deliver an excellent supporter experience. The Fundraising Manager will work closely with the Executive Director and Founder to scope projects, review avenues of potential support and secure funding.
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
To build relationships with, and generate income from, a range of different funding stream namely: Corporate Partnerships, Individuals, Community and Trusts & Foundations, to lead on achieving Trekstock’s fundraising target of circa £550,000 for 2022/23. You will develop comprehensive stewardship plans for all funders and effectively manage the Community and Events Fundraising Officer to support these plans. You will manage the financial systems that monitor the team’s income and expenditure and oversee key systems and processes that enable the fundraising strategy to be delivered successfully.
INCOME GENERATING & FUNDRAISING
We are looking for someone with excellent relationship building skills and experience of leading on fundraising. As our Senior Fundraiser you will be personally responsible for Trekstock’s individual small to medium size (£10k - £50k) donations, help develop Trusts and Foundations income (£50k - £100k) and build on ongoing relationships with corporate partners (£50k - £100k) in order to identify new opportunities to grow donor fundraising levels and meet our overall fundraising target of £550,000. As the first port of call for our supporters, we will be relying on you to develop strong relationships and support on the recruitment and stewardship of donors, whilst developing and growing partnerships to increase income.
- Work with the Senior Management Team to support on new business where necessary and lead on servicing new business leads.
- Support on writing and coordinating funding applications to a wide range of prospects, you will ideally need to possess a background in a range of fundraising techniques, including trusts and foundations, corporate clients, events and community-driven fundraising.
- You will need to demonstrate team working and motivating skills, together with strong negotiating, networking and presentation skills. Proficiency in relevant IT packages is essential.
- Someone who is keen to help develop a step change in fundraising and passionate about the work of Trekstock.
- A proactive, assertive, driven, outgoing and fantastic communicator. Someone with amazing people skills who understands what motivates our fundraisers.
- A super organised individual who’s comfortable taking initiative, has excellent attention to detail and great communication skills.
- A team-player who’s up for getting stuck into new challenges and wants to work collaboratively with a small but ambitious team.
- Ensure the accurate keeping of financial and donor records and generating any financial reports (and projections) as may be required, including provide excellent database management for all donors; Trekstock currently utilises Donorfy
- Ensure regulatory compliance – with internal policy and procedure alongside external requirements e.g. health and safety, fundraising standards, GDPR, practices and policies.
RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT You will need to be;
- Proactive and enthusiastic to confidently build and maintain relationships with supporters at all levels, including HNWIs. We want someone who is passionate about giving supporters a personalised experience as they help to expand the reach of Trekstock’s work with young adults.
- Nurture current Trekstock supporters and optimise opportunities for increased support, attract new supporters and encourage long term engagement so that agreed financial targets and other KPIs are achieved.
- Provide excellent stewardship and develop relationships with Trekstock's donors, supporters, celebrity ambassadors and partner organisations - identifying new supporters, companies and groups with the potential to support Trekstock again.
- Support all event and community fundraising activity where appropriate.
- Effective in tracking of all donations, including ensuring income is promptly received, recorded and supporters are thanked appropriately.
You will have daily line management responsibilities for the Community and Events Fundraising Officer. You will also work closely with our newly formed Development Board of experts and supporters in raising funds and profile for the charity. The Development Board is made up of a growing pool of expert volunteers whose work feeds into the main board of trustees and compliments the income development function of the charity.
GENERAL DUTIES OF A TREKSTOCK EMPLOYEE
- To work co-operatively and effectively with the team, to ensure Trekstock achieves its annual plan and longer term strategy.
- Update the Donorfy database to ensure all supporter records are kept up to date.
- To assist in identifying and highlighting key external trends which are relevant to Trekstock’s fundraising.
- To participate, as appropriate, in all team meetings.
- To adhere to Trekstock’s policies and procedures.
- To be flexible with working hours and be willing to work weekend hours where appropriate (i.e. fundraising events).
- To carry out any other appropriate tasks as required by the Executive Director.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and target driven Fundraising Manager to join Team Trekstock, with experience across a range of income streams and a passion for fundraising.
EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE
- A proven track record of fundraising and account management with a mix of corporate partners and individuals within the £50k - £100k plus income range. Examples of current and past corporate partners include: S&P Global, Whistles and Lounge Underwear
- A successful track record of leveraging medium to large donations from trusts and foundations, individuals and/or corporate supporters; within the £50k to £100k range.
- Experience of monitoring, reporting and forecasting against plans and budgets.
- Experience of representing an organisation to key supporters, funders and stakeholders.
- Knowledge and appreciation of the work of Trekstock.
- Experience using database software is essential.
- Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) and an engaging presentation style.
- Target-focused with effective time management, prioritisation and planning skills.
- Great initiative and a positive, can-do attitude, with an ability to work effectively and proactively under pressure and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
- Excellent interpersonal skills for relationship building both internally and externally.
- Strong organisational skills plus a great attention to detail.
- Ability to represent the charity internally and externally as a credible ambassador.
- Strong team player, proactive and results driven.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US
In return for your commitment and enthusiasm, we offer a positive, friendly and motivating working environment. We are a small but ambitious charity which means you will be involved in many essential areas of the organisation. You will quickly be given the chance to become a key member of staff. We're at an exciting point in our growth which makes for a fast paced, open minded, flexible working environment. Since COVID-19, growth has inevitably been a challenge, however with our positive mind-set, we are ready to react and develop. We encourage self-reflection, training and development and believe this role, at this transitional, post pandemic time, could represent a pivotal moment in someone’s career in fundraising.
MAIN BENEFITS, TERMS & CONDITIONS
- Annual Leave: 23 days – plus public holidays (our holiday year runs from 1st June till 31st May)
- Extra leave: 1 day of leave on your Birthday!
- Even more leave: Office close down over Christmas (roughly four days depending on the days public holidays land on)
- TOIL: awarded for any weekend events
- Health Insurance via private HealthShield coverage (including advice line)
- Pension (after 3 months) though NEST the National Employment Savings Trust
- Daily flexi time: 8.5 hour day, starting any time between 8am and 10am
- Notice Period: 3 months
- Working hours: 8.5 hours a day, with an unpaid hour for lunch
- Hybrid Working: We operate a hybrid approach to the office/home balance. Every team member is expected in the London office at least once a week on a Tuesday and the office is open for team members to access on other working days as an when required. The rest of your time, and around business needs you are free to arrange home working with your line manager.
HOW TO APPLY
We’d like a covering letter outlining why your skills and experiences, and your personal motivations make you the right candidate for the role (a maximum of 2 sides please)
We’d also like to see your CV to go along with your covering letter.
Please upload your CV and cover letter via the Charity Job website.
The closing date for applications is 9am Wednesday 20th July 2022
First interviews are likely to be held week commencing 1st August 2022
If you would like an informal conversation or have any questions about the role please do feel free to get in touch with Ian Boyd, Executive Director on ian at trekstock dot com
We promote equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace at Trekstock and make recruitment decisions by matching the charity's needs with the skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We are keen to encourage a diverse range of perspectives, skills, experience and knowledge at Trekstock.
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