Polly Symondson Recruitment | 000140
Polly Symondson Recruitment, PSR, Specialist Regional Recruitment for the Charity Sector, Cheltenham, UK
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Job Number 000140

Job Title: Fundraising and Development Manager
Charity: The Big House
Salary: £37k depending on experience
Contract: full time, permenant
Location: Homebased
Closing Date: ASAP

This is an incredible opportunity for an experienced fundraiser to join the team at The Big House. You will be joining a small but extremely passionate team who work to help young people, who have been in care or at risk, to realise their incredible potential. You will get to be their cheerleaders while they discover what amazing talents and abilities lie within them and then give them a platform to realise those new-found ambitions. If you are looking for job satisfaction then look no further.

Key responsibilities to include:

  • Working in collaboration with the wider team in the development, implementation and regular review of a fundraising strategy to encompass all current and potential fundraising income streams for The Big House, including Trusts and Foundations, Events, Individual Giving, Major Donors and Corporate Sponsors.
  • To develop and manage a realistic weighted pipeline of trusts and foundations income including the development of new multi-year and growth fund opportunities.
  • Manage and grow the new regular giving scheme and strategy for The Big House to maximise income.
  • Grow corporate income through sponsorship, partnership and hospitality activities.
  • To line manage the Fundraising Officer and support them in the administration of all funding applications and grants awarded.

Person specification to include:

  • Detailed knowledge of Trusts & Foundations funding, timescales and reporting requirements.
  • Excellent knowledge of fundraising landscape in the UK.
  • Experience of achieving set income targets in a fundraising role and a strong track record of cultivating relationships with trustees/trust representatives, and securing major multi-year 5 and 6-figure grants.
  • Experience of delivering an organisation’s fundraising strategy across Trusts and Foundations, Individual Giving and Corporate income streams.
  • Able to show successful fundraising results over a minimum of one financial cycle.

Application deadline – 4th March although applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and the role will close early if a suitable shortlist is secured.

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