Fundraising Manager

Expired on: Jun 8, 2024

Job Description: Fundraising Manager

Salary: £43,680 p/a pro rata based on 40 hour working week.

Contract Type: Part Time, 2 days per week (16 hours) fixed term of 1 year with the offer of permanency after 12 months subject to satisfactory appraisal.

Reporting to: Chief Executive

Key Working Relationships: Finance Officer, Chief Executive, Board of Trustees, Fundraising Consultants

Job Purpose:
The Parish Trust is seeking an experienced and dynamic Fundraising Manager to lead our fundraising efforts. The successful candidate will be responsible for securing income through grant applications, trust funds, individual donors, corporate partnerships, and other fundraising streams. This role is crucial to ensuring the financial sustainability and growth of our organisation. It will suit someone who is passionate about the third sector and in particular the mission and ethos of The Parish Trust.

Key Responsibilities:

Grant Applications and Trust Funds:

    • Research and identify suitable grant and trust funding opportunities.
    • Write and submit compelling grant applications and funding proposals.
    • Manage the grant application process from start to finish, ensuring compliance with funder requirements.

    Income Generation:

      • Develop and implement strategies to diversify income streams.
      • Cultivate and maintain relationships with individual donors, corporate partners, and other stakeholders.
      • Organize fundraising events and campaigns to engage new and existing supporters.

      Relationship Management:

        • Build and maintain strong working relationships with the Finance Officer, Chief Executive, Board of Trustees, and Fundraising Consultants.
        • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to maximise fundraising opportunities.

        Financial Management and Reporting:

          • Develop and manage the fundraising budget.
          • Monitor and report on fundraising performance against targets.
          • Ensure accurate and timely reporting to funders and stakeholders.

          Strategic Planning:

            • Contribute to the development and implementation of the organisation’s fundraising strategy.
            • Stay informed about fundraising trends and best practices.

            Person Specification:


            • A relevant degree or equivalent professional experience.
            • Membership of a professional body such as the Institute of Fundraising (desirable).


            • Proven experience in successful grant writing and securing funds from trusts and foundations.
            • Demonstrable experience in generating income from various streams including individual donors, corporates, and community fundraising.
            • Experience in developing and implementing fundraising strategies.
            • Experience in budget management and financial reporting.

            Skills and Abilities:

            • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to craft compelling proposals and reports.
            • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.
            • Highly organised with the ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
            • Strategic thinker with the ability to develop innovative fundraising approaches.
            • Proficiency in using fundraising databases and software.

            Personal Attributes:

            • Enthusiastic and self-motivated, with a passion for the mission of The Parish Trust.
            • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
            • Integrity and a commitment to ethical fundraising practices.
            • Flexibility and adaptability to respond to changing priorities.

            This job description is intended to outline the main duties and responsibilities of the role and is not an exhaustive list. The post holder may be required to undertake other duties that are commensurate with the role and within their capabilities.

            Job Category: Finance
            Job Type: Part Time
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            Please note that in order to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and to enjoy the Easter Holidays, The Parish Trust will be closed from Thursday 28th March 2024 and will reopen on Monday 8th April 2024. We wish all our stakeholders and beneficiaries a Happy Easter.

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