Fundraising Manager

Back to Jobs

Job Ref.: 
Admin and Secretarial
Job Location: 
Recruiting For: 
a full time job position
Exact Salary: 
Number of vacancies: 
Job starts now: 
I would like to receive applications from: 
Lambeth and Southwark
Job Description: 

Reporting to the Principal and CEO, you will be invited to help shape the company's fundraising strategy.

You will be responsible for all fundraising activity including: trusts and foundations; partnerships, alumni and supporter engagement; community fundraising; individual giving and legacies, ensuring that all opportunities for income generation are maximised.

The successful candidate will have outstanding communication skills, the ability to negotiate and an ambition to achieve results and drive progress within Fundraising.

In addition to interesting work and opportunities for development we also offer a competitive salary, flexible working hours, childcare vouchers, along with a supportive team environment.


Main duties

1. To develop strategic plans and targets for trust, corporate and foundation fundraising by identifying key areas of opportunity for generating income and developing operational plans to maximise income from these opportunities.

2. To be responsible for preparing and submitting high quality and relevant funding proposals and trust applications.

3. To maintain a thorough knowledge of the current trust and foundation legislation and develop fundraising processes, which are compliant with current legislation and the Institute of Fundraising codes.

4. To be proactive in ensuring the regular communication of relevant prospect information to the Principal & Chief Executive, providing management and board reports and presentations on current fundraising activity.

5. To work closely with the finance team to ensure robust and accurate budgeting, forecasting and reporting of financial information relating to fundraising.

6. To develop and maintain relationships with funding bodies and effectively represent the School in meetings with external funders.

7. To work closely with colleagues and external volunteers, to enhance positive relations with alumni and supporters and to encourage greater philanthropic giving.

8. To manage a portfolio of the School’s high-ranking prospective donors, maintaining close personal relationships with each prospect.

9. To ensure the effective implementation of a comprehensive donor recognition and stewardship programme for individuals and other organisations giving to the School.

10. To ensure that the company manages and uses the philanthropic funds in a responsible and ethical manner, and that major donors receive appropriate feedback and updates on the use and outcomes of their gifts.

11. Maintain and update the CRM system keeping accurate and confidential records.

12. To attend School Management Team meetings, contributing to annual reporting, operational planning and risk management.

13. To represent Fundraising on all relevant committees

14. To work as an effective team member respecting the rights and interests of others.

15. To comply with the company's Code of Conduct and policies.

16. To undertake any other duties that may be required by the Principal/CEO, which are consistent with the nature and grade of the post.

Person specification and Experience required: 

Experience and Knowledge

 Experience of developing a comprehensive fundraising strategy, disseminating key information and ensuring targets are met.

 Proven ability to raise funds from various sources

 A track record of developing and producing successful funding proposals and trust applications

 Experience of building and successfully managing relationships with external organisations, colleagues, supporters, trustees and fund administrators.

 Demonstrable success in generating philanthropic major gifts or their equivalent.

 Good understanding of professional practice in fundraising, including legacies, gifts of shares and other tax efficient giving both in the UK and in other countries.

 A wide range of relevant contacts and networks.


Skills and Attributes

 Negotiating skills and ability to make face-to-face requests for significant financial support.

 Outstanding written and oral communication skills.

 Strong interpersonal skills, at ease professionally at all levels, with the ability to network and establish effective professional relationships with a wide range of individuals and organisations.

 Target-focused and results-driven with an ambition to drive progress and exceed expectations.

 The ability to understand and convey technical or scientific information, sometimes communicating complex academic visions to non-academic supporters.

 Creative and logical approach to strategic planning.

 Good financial planning and budgetary skills including setting, monitoring, forecasting and reporting.

 Highly effective influencing skills.

 Ability to liaise with a range of funding organisations and provide regular and accurate reports on progress against agreed outcomes.

 High level of IT skills, with ability to use MS Office, Power Point, Excel and CRM systems.

 High level of personal organisation and time management, with the ability to work to tight deadlines.

 An articulate, enthusiastic and confident manner, demonstrating sensitivity and diplomacy in order to develop good relationships and solicit major gifts.

 Highly motivated and able to work independently.

 Proactive and positive approach.

 Ability to deal with confidential matters and act with discretion.

 Capable of remaining calm and effective under pressure.

 Ability to work flexibly and undertake duties during evenings and weekends as required.


 Degree level or equivalent in relevant area, however exceptions will be made for applicants demonstrating a high level of experience and track record of success.



Send to CV to and request the application form.


To apply for this job please email us a cover letter and your most up-to-date CV.

Side 10

Registrations are now open

Latest Jobs