Penygraig, Rhondda Cynon Taff
£30,000 - £32,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Job title: Fundraising Manager

Responsible to: Director of Business Development

Salary: £30,000 - £32,000 per annum

Location: Penygraig, South Wales with some home working

Hours: Full-time

As a family friendly organisation, we recognise that obligations outside work are important and that balancing work and family commitments can sometimes be a challenge.  We offer a range of flexible working opportunities.

Annual leave entitlement: 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

Employer pension contributions of 3%

We are recruiting for this post alongside a Digital Marketing and Fundraising Officer. Please see the recruitment pack for both roles below. 

*Please note, applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered for the role*


Over the last 40 years we’ve built up an impressive track record of improving the lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in society through working closely with the local community. This is an exciting time to join us as we are undergoing a period of transition building a new senior management team.

We are looking for a dynamic, experienced, Fundraising Manager to build a diverse funding base and lead a new fundraising team securing our services into the future, for people in one of the most deprived areas of the UK.

Key Responsibilities

Working closely with the Business Development Director you will lead the small fundraising team. You will lead on statutory fundraising and large bids and you will line manage a team member who will focus on individual giving and digital fundraising and a team member who will lead on trust and foundation fundraising.

Management & Leadership

•   To lead, inspire and motivate fundraising staff and volunteers, providing them with clear direction and sound decision-making and enabling them to raise funds and contribute significantly to organisational development.

•   Work with Business Development Director to review and implement fundraising strategy.

•    Manage Digital & Marketing Officer post contributing to development of Communications Action Plan ensuring key targets are met. Manage the Trust and Foundations fundraiser.

•   Assist with developing and scrutinising project plans in collaboration with Project Teams, to ensure they are accurate, deliverable and will achieve their objectives.

•   Lead and directly manage a portfolio of key relationships.

Income generation

•   Research potential grant making organisations and analyse their suitability to feed into the grant prospect pipeline to achieve identified targets

•    Research and develop diverse income generation initiatives including a local Lottery, digital fundraising, individual giving, legacy & in memoriam gifts, major donors.

•   Prepare and submit high quality funding applications and reports to grant making organisations.

•  Scrutinise project budgets and financial information for      applications and for grant reports.

•Support the account management of successful applications, liaising with the programme project manager and finance team and ensuring that funding and reporting criteria are fully met and specific challenges in relation to programme objectives transparently communicated.

•        Develop and initiate innovative fundraising ideas

Monitoring & Evaluation

•   Maintain and develop the database of contacts: individual donors, corporates, grant making bodies ensuring the General Data Protection Regulations (2018) are adhered to across all income generation activities and that all data collection is in accordance with these regulations.

•         Review grant agreements

•   Ensure all incoming grants are processed in line with internal procedures and best practice guidelines.

•   Ensure prompt and appropriate acknowledgement of all grant income, ensuring all information relating to each grant is accurate, up to date and well organised.

•   Maintain a timetable of deadlines to ensure grant making organisations receive reports and other correspondence as required.

•   Ensure that all donor communications are handled appropriately, promptly and courteously and that complaints and criticisms are logged, investigated and resolved

Ensure collection of key data and evidence to enhance Valleys Kids case for support.


To ensure that Valleys Kids fulfils all its legal, statutory and regulatory responsibilities adhering to Fundraising Code of Practise and GDPR legislation


Person Specification:

  • At least 5 years experience of fundraising in the Charity/Social enterprise sector
  • Ability to lead or oversee income generation from a wide range of sources including statutory funding, trusts and foundation, trading income and individual giving.
  • Experience of managing an effective team, with ability to delegate effectively and to hold people to account.
  • A commitment to community development, tackling structural inequality and other barriers to people achieving their potential.
  • Resourceful, resilient and innovative, with the ability to manage different priorities
  • Interpersonal skills and judgement, which inspire confidence and trust from staff, volunteers, stakeholders and other organisations.
  • A strong track record of networking, developing and maintaining external relationships with a wide variety of funders
  • An effective communicator orally and in writing, able to articulate our work to a broad range of stakeholders and to negotiate well.
  • Experience of budget and financial management
  • An entrepreneurial approach - able to use resources effectively and develop new ideas and gain buy-in to implement successfully.
  • Organised, with excellent time management skills and high levels of self-motivation.
  • Awareness of Welsh language, culture and the public services context in Wales or a willingness to learn.
  • Flexible with a willingness to work outside normal office hours.
Refreshed on: 26 July 2021
Closed date: 06 August 2021
Tags: Fundraising, Management