000153 - Polly Symondson Recruitment
Polly Symondson Recruitment, PSR, Specialist Regional Recruitment for the Charity Sector, Cheltenham, UK
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Job Number: 000153

Job Title: Corporate Partnerships Fundraising Manger
Charity: Tree Aid
Location: Remote working an option. Office (Bristol, UK) at least 1 day each week, option to work remotely for remaining days
Type: Full time (35 hours per week) or part time considered
Salary: £40,579 pro rata
Closing date: 2nd April

Charity Overview

We work with people in the drylands of Africa. Led by local people, our approach focuses on four key areas, working to tackle poverty and the effects of the climate crisis by growing trees, improving incomes, and restoring and protecting land.

Our projects make sure trees thrive so they can provide food and incomes today and protect the environment for tomorrow.

Our work is led by local people with local knowledge and expertise. We equip people with the tools and skills they need to grow trees, protect their land, and start viable businesses. This provides food and an income, tackling poverty today. It also pushes for long-term change, improving the environment for tomorrow.

We learn what works and share it – locally, nationally, and internationally. Together with local communities, we influence policy and push for change that protects trees, people, and our planet. Every tree we grow or protect is helping to challenge the effects of the climate crisis and tackle hunger and poverty.

Job purpose

To develop plans and implement the programme for fundraising from existing and prospective corporate supporters.

You will be working with the Head of Fundraising, a Fundraising Assistant and a corporate fundraising consultant, plus other members of the fundraising and comms team to develop, manage and deliver our exciting corporate fundraising plans.

Role responsibilities

Planning and budgeting (20%)

  • Implement our corporate fundraising strategy, producing corporate fundraising plans and budgets to engage supporters and develop relationships
  • Manage budgets for fundraising activities
  • Report against monthly, quarterly and annual targets, providing analysis and identifying variances and strategies to address where needed
  • Contribute to organisational and fundraising wide planning
  • Set up systems and processes to support effective and efficient fundraising
  • Undertake research and analysis to support effective fundraising
  • Recruit and manage suppliers to deliver good quality and value for money
  • Contribute to other areas of Tree Aid fundraising as appropriate
  • Represent Tree Aid to supporters and other audiences
  • Keep up to date with fundraising best practise, policy and relevant legislation and ensure these are reflected in Tree Aid’s approaches

Donor recruitment and retention (70%)

  • Maintain and develop the existing portfolio of corporate supporters by providing excellent account management and delivering regular, effective communications
  • Seek added value where possible from existing relationships, looking for opportunities to diversify partnerships and boost engagement from staff and customers of partnered organisation
  • Develop and implement effective donor recruitment activities to build Tree Aid’s portfolio of corporate partnerships
  • Deliver effective communications to prospective corporate supporters by phone, face to face and email
  • Work closely with the Programmes team to keep fully informed about Tree Aid’s work in Africa and Finance Team to ensure effective collaboration in respect of fundraising income, expenditure and budgets

People Management (10%)

  • Manage and develop the Fundraising Assistant to ensure effective delivery of the corporate fundraising programme
  • Conduct regular one-to-ones and appraisals every 6 months

Key Success Factors

  • Targets and key performance indicators met
  • Potential for corporate income maximised

Person Specification

  • Experience in a senior corporate fundraising/relationship management role
  • Experience of managing relationships and meeting/and exceeding ambitious targets
  • Excellent, confident and persuasive communication skills and ability to develop relationships to achieve results
  • Excellent organisational skills, demonstrating the ability to manage priorities and deadlines and the workload of the team
  • A positive, collaborate approach and the ability to work well with people at all levels (internal and external)
  • Proactive and able to use own initiative
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office programmes including Word, Excel and Teams, plus experience of using databases, preferably Raisers Edge
  • Alignment with Tree Aid’s vision, mission and values
  • A passion for, and commitment to, international development and to issues affecting rural communities in dryland Africa

For a copy of the job pack containing full details of this role including how to apply, please contact us via form on this page.


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