Greater London

Contract

About the organisation

34 young adults in their 20s and 30s are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. Trekstock’s small team delivers practical and social ... Read more

Job Description

Help Trekstock ensure that no young adult has to face cancer alone.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative dynamic and target driven individual with expertise across a wide range of funding streams to support the development and delivery of Trekstock’s fundraising strategy. Using your experience, skills and enthusiasm, you will work closely with the CEO and Board of Trustees to develop exciting new opportunities, grow income and ensure that every supporter has an excellent experience with Trekstock, and is inspired to continue or broaden their support.

TREKSTOCK

34 young adults in their 20s and 30s are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. Trekstock’s small team delivers practical and social support programmes tailored to their needs, to give them a better chance of living well through and beyond cancer. 
Through exercise support, practical advice and an active online and offline community, our programmes tackle social isolation, improve quality of life and provide young adults with the tools they need to get moving again after cancer puts their life on hold.

THE ROLE

We are looking for an enthusiastic and target driven Fundraising Manager with expertise across a wide range of funding streams.

You’ll need to be a natural leader and strong communicator, with the ability to build effective and long-term relationships both internally and externally. Managing the Fundraising Assistant, you will lead, 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.

This is a new role and therefore will require 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.

The Fundraising Manager will work closely with the CEO and Board of Trustees and you will need to possess a strong background in a range of fundraising techniques, including major gifts, trusts and foundations, corporates, events and community-driven fundraising. You will be responsible for developing all these income streams and will take a lead role in the cultivation and solicitation of significant individual support, and management of major fundraising opportunities in order to reach targets.

The Fundraising Manager will work closely with Trekstock’s small team to scope projects, review avenues of potential support and secure funding. 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. As a confident networker, you will embed a ‘culture of giving’ within Trekstock by fostering excellent supporter and stakeholder relations.

MAIN DUTIES

Strategic development:

  • Develop and deliver a fundraising strategy which will achieve Trekstock’s agreed targets.
  • Take responsibility for setting and delivering fundraising forecasts and budgets and be responsible for preparing and delivering operational fundraising plans.

Fundraising:

  • Work closely with the CEO to manage relationships with key funders, ensuring that Trekstock delivers and reports against key milestones.
  • Lead and coordinate funding applications to a wide range of prospects, including trusts and foundations, community funds and corporate funders.
  • Work closely with the Board to identify and cultivate new fundraising sources, advising them of the most effective means of approach and action accordingly.
  • Develop and implement stewardship plans for all prospects and supporters, ensuring that they engage with Trekstock in a meaningful way.
  • Personally cultivate and manage key donor relationships to successful outcomes.
  • Be responsible for identifying new fundraising opportunities and innovations.
  • Work collaboratively with the team to establish new projects, apply for funding and manage the expectations of all partners.
  • Develop and embed a culture of effective donor management and implement the systems and controls to maintain its effective delivery.
  • Ensure the evaluation of all fundraising activities is carried out and that learning is communicated and implemented.
  • Develop strong working relationships with the team and Trekstock’s Board of Trustees, ensuring there is regular communication across the organisation.

Organisational Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the accurate keeping of financial and donor records and generating any financial reports (and projections) as may be required.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance – with internal policy and procedure alongside external requirements e.g. health and safety, fundraising standards, GDPR, practices and policies.
  • Other duties as can reasonably be required.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Experience and knowledge:

  • A proven track record of fundraising, some of which must have been spent working on a major fundraising campaign or period of significant fundraising growth, preferably within the health sector.
  • A demonstrable track record in securing 5 and 6 figure donations from trusts and foundations, individuals and/or corporate supporters.
  • Experience of developing and delivering fundraising strategies.
  • Experience of monitoring, reporting and forecasting against plans and budgets.
  • Experience of working with volunteers at a high level.
  • Experience of representing an organisation to key supporters, funders and stakeholders.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the work of the Trekstock.

Skills:

  • Excellent communication, coordination and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer literate with attention to detail to a high standard. Highly proficient Microsoft Office/Mac applications user and competent in using a fundraising CRM database, Trekstock uses Donorfy.
  • Target-focussed with effective time management, prioritisation and planning skills.
  • Excellent face-to-face communication and negotiation skills, including experience of dealing with senior level business people and major donors.
  • Ability to understand the strategic objectives of Trekstock, its service delivery and fundraising objectives.
  • Ability to represent the charity internally and externally as a credible ambassador.
  • Strong team player, proactive and results driven.
  • A willingness to work evenings and weekends as required, with time-off in lieu and undertake any other duties which may be reasonably required in the position.

Interview date: Tuesday 4th September. 

Salary upon application, dependent on experience. This is a new role and the charity will consider part and full time working for the right candidate.