Fundraising Manager

£25,000 to £35,000 pa

London | Permanent Full-Time

Our client, a leading education charity, with stellar management, is looking for a bright enthusiastic person to join their team in the role of Fundraising Manager to help them continue to grow the impact of the charity.

Project Management Recruitment

Fundraising Manager

£25,000 to £35,000 pa

London | Permanent Full-Time

Ref: PS3844

Our client, a leading education charity, is looking for a bright enthusiastic person to join their team in the role of Fundraising Manager to help them continue to grow the impact of the charity.

As Fundraising Manager, you will:

● Contribute towards a £1m team target
● Support and work with the Director of Philanthropy and Senior Philanthropy Manager in targeting and winning fundraising partnerships
● Actively contribute to the growth of the organisation

About the Role of Fundraising Manager:

● New Business development: Identify fundraising opportunities, develop and present compelling proposals to potential donors and companies
● Relationship Management: build and maintain relationships with major donors, trusts and corporate foundations, by providing regular reports
● Information Management: manage information and record the profile and fundraising activity of donors on CRM database
● Devise and organise fundraising campaigns and events and raise awareness of the organisation’s work

Role and responsibilities

Key Accountabilities of the role of the Fundraising Manager

● Develop proposals aligned with the charity's priorities and objectives and prioritise pipeline development accordingly 
● Liaise with internal teams: Marketing and Product Management and Finance to ensure Fundraising proposals are aligned with internal deliverables and take into account donors’ objectives.

● Support the development of an annual budget plan, and manage the budget and ensure targets are met. Plan and take contingency action as necessary.
● Maintain a clear view of income and expenditure at all times, providing regular reports for the Director of Philanthropy and others as required.

Business Development:
● Seek out, test and develop new fundraising opportunities on an ongoing basis.
● Build networks and devise cultivation plans to ensure an ever increasing prospect pool.   

● Prepare agreements and reports for donors.
● Ensure proposals are accurate and are delivered in a timely manner to key stakeholders and internal teams.

● The Fundraising Manager will maintain a strong external profile keeping up to date with developments in the charity sector e.g. news and competitor activity.
● Represent the Director of Philanthropy and the charity positively, reflecting the organisation's values.
● Prepare reports for the Director of Philanthropy and Senior Leadership Team when required.

Skill set

Essential Technical Skills required to be successful in the role of Fundraising Manager:

● A proven track record of fundraising ideally at six figure level and the ability to manage budgets and meet fundraising targets.
● Significant experience within a marketing, client management or sales environment in the public or private sector ideally with a fundraising context.
● Excellent communication skills, written and presentation skills and confident ability to deliver verbal or written proposals to senior executives and persuasively convey the cause.
● Experienced in devising and managing a strong opportunity/sales pipeline delivering successful outcomes.
● Proven experience of providing creative and innovative approaches in developing new proposals that contribute towards departmental targets. 

Personal Skills:

● An established professional with ability to work with senior executives and high net worth donors.
● A proven team player. Someone who is open and who is able and willing to deliver beyond their personal brief.
● Understands and applies commercial and financial principles to improve performance.
● Ability to network with, and influence, senior people in order to achieve a pre-defined outcome.
● External orientation. Someone who understands the charity sector and key players.

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To apply for this job, please fill out the form below. To find out more information about the Fundraising Manager job, email Philip or call

020 7183 7145

quoting the reference PS3844.

Philip Shepherd

Philip Shepherd


Philip specialises in: Director Levels Roles in SaaS Sales, Media Sales, Agency Sales, Business Development, Account Management in addition to C-Levels positions.

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