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Harborne, West Midlands (Hybrid)
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Job description

Join our passionate and committed board and help us continue providing high quality, innovative services to blind, visually impaired and those with profound disabilities across the West Midlands.

What will you be doing?

As the specialist fundraising trustee, you will play a pivotal role on the board of trustees in advancing the mission and objectives of our organisation. Your expertise in developing, implementing, and overseeing fundraising strategies and your commitment to improving the lives of adults with care and support needs will be crucial in securing the necessary financial resources. 

Main Duties:

Fundraising Strategy: Provide expertise, advice and guidance in the development and implementation of our fundraising strategy.

Donor Engagement: Collaborate with the board and senior leadership team to develop and monitor the implementation of a comprehensive donor engagement plan that identifies and cultivates relationships with potential donors, sponsors, and partners who share our mission.

Grant Writing and Management: Provide expertise, advice, knowledge, and guidance regarding grant applications, work closely with the executive team to align grant proposals with organisational goals.

Fundraising Events: Contribute to the planning and execution of a community fundraising events program including mobilising volunteers and resources to ensure the success of these initiatives.

Major Gift Solicitation: Collaborate with the board and senior leadership to lead efforts to secure major gifts from high-net-worth individuals and corporate partners, leveraging your network and expertise in donor cultivation.

Online Fundraising: Provide oversight and guidance of our online fundraising campaigns, including crowdfunding, peer-to-peer fundraising and digital marketing initiatives. Monitor campaign performance and adapt strategies as needed.

Budget Oversight: Collaborate with the finance committee to develop and manage the fundraising budget, ensuring efficient allocation of resources and adherence to financial goals.

Compliance and Reporting: Ensure that Focus’s fundraising activities comply with legal requirements.

Advocacy and Public Relations: Act as an ambassador for Focus Birmingham advocating for the rights and needs of adults with disabilities. Assist in developing public relations strategies to raise awareness and support for the cause.


What are we looking for?

Strategic experience: Proven track record in fundraising at a senior level, with a deep understanding of various fundraising methods, including grants, major gifts, events, and online campaigns. 

Passion for the Cause: A strong commitment to improving the lives of people with care and support needs and a deep empathy for the challenges they face. 

Strong Networks in Birmingham: A skilled networker with strong networks in Birmingham and wider West Midlands area. 

Communication Skills: Strong written and verbal communication skills to strategically assist with grant writing, donor communications, and public speaking engagements. 

Financial Acumen: Familiarity with budgeting and financial management related to fundraising activities. 

Legal and Ethical Awareness: Knowledge of fundraising regulations and ethical considerations in the non-profit sector. 

Team Player: Willingness to work collaboratively with other trustees and staff to achieve common goals. 

Time Commitment: Availability to prepare for and attend board meetings (4 per year), committee meetings (4 per year), and fundraising events and other meetings as required. 

We are particularly keen to achieve a more diverse Board of Trustees and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

What difference will you make?

  • The opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of people with care and support needs.
  • Networking opportunities with like-minded individuals and organisations.
  • Professional development and experience in non-profit governance and fundraising.
  • The satisfaction of contributing to a passionate organisation dedicated to making lives better.

If you are a dedicated fundraising professional with a passion for making lives better, we invite you to apply for this vital trustee role. Your expertise will be instrumental in securing the resources needed to enhance the quality of life and opportunities for people with care and support needs in our community.

Application resources
Application Instructions

The Reach TrusteeWorks team are supporting Focus Birmingham with their Board recruitment. To apply please submit a CV and a supporting statement.

Interested volunteers should provide a CV, together with a supporting statement explaining why you would like to become a Trustee of Focus. Please include how your skills and experience match the person specification and any other relevant details in support of your application.

For an informal chat about the role please contact the TrusteeWorks team who will be able to arrange this.

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Reach Volunteering View profile Company size Size: 6 - 10
Refreshed on: 15 April 2024
Closing date: 30 May 2024 at 23:59
Job ref: J94961
Tags: Fundraising,Trustees,Governance

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