Are you passionate about making a difference to the lives of young refugees and asylum seekers?
This is an exciting time to be joining Young Roots as Fundraising Manager. This vital role will contribute to the delivery of Young Roots’ fundraising strategy by maximising income predominantly from individuals, community, events and corporate fundraising.
MAIN PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF JOB
The Fundraising Manager will play a key role in the delivery of our new fundraising strategy by maximising income predominantly from individuals, community, events and corporate fundraising. You will lead on the growth of a donor acquisition and retention programme, helping us to attract new, committed supporters and will be responsible for the delivery of specific agreed fundraising targets. You will also be responsible for supporter stewardship and ensuring excellence in our donor care, in order to increase our number of loyal, committed givers who share our passion for making a difference to the lives of young refugees and asylum seekers.
We are working to a new 3-year fundraising strategy with a focus on income diversification. We are also in the process of developing a new strategic plan and direction for the organisation. Young Roots has grown significantly over the last three years and our income has almost trebled. The majority of our income comes from Trusts, Foundations and other grants. The Fundraising Manager will focus on diversifying our funding, in particular through growing our levels of individual giving; building links with our local communities in Croydon, Brent and beyond to improve community and events fundraising; and developing relationships with corporate partners.
Who we're looking for
We are looking for an experienced and talented individual to develop, support and champion both new and existing fundraising activities in these areas.
You will bring enthusiasm and ambition to this varied role, using your passion for donor care and making a difference to increase engagement from supporters. We would welcome applications from candidates with strong fundraising experience and excellent relationship management skills who want to use their experience to make a real difference to the lives of the young people we work with.
We are a value-based, passionate and committed organisation offering a friendly working environment, although due to the current ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the role will initially be predominantly home-based.
Young Roots recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and are committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, and particularly welcome BAME candidates and those with lived experience of migration and the asylum system. Our selection procedures ensure that people are treated on the basis of their relevant merits, experience, skills and abilities. Young Roots is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. Successful applicants will be required to undertake a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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