Senior Fundraising Manager

Toma Fund
Newcastle upon Tyne
06 May 2017
05 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The role is 37.5 hours.

Normal hours of work are Monday to Friday; 9am-5pm although for this role availability to work out of hours will be required.

Holidays: 25 days per year plus Bank Holidays pro rata.

The Toma Fund operates a contributory pension scheme.

This post is subject to a six-month probationary period.

Direct Reports: none initially.

This role reports initially to the Director of Development and latterly to the Chief Executive Officer.

Targets: Y1 New Business: £100,000 Y2: £150,000

Please apply with a CV and covering letter.

Closing date for applications: 15th June 2017

About the role

This is an exciting time to join the Toma Fund. We are recruiting a new, dynamic fundraising and communications team in order to increase the number of children, young people with cancer and their families we can help every year.

This role will lead the Toma Fund community, corporate and trust fundraising strategy in order to increase income and provide sustainable income streams for the charity. You will work closely with the Director of Development and CEO to develop a fundraising strategy and to deliver and exceed your fundraising target.

About us

The TOMA Fund is a charity, which supports children, young people and their families in the North East and Cumbria who have been affected by a diagnosis of childhood cancer. Founded by our CEO, Andrea Thompson in memory of her son Jordan David Thompson. Jordan was 15 when he lost his battle with Leukaemia in September 2007.

The charity has got from strength to strength and is about to enter the next phase of its development.

Job Description

• To exceed agreed community, corporate and trust fundraising target.

• To lead and be accountable for all trust, community and corporate fundraising in order to increase income and contribute to a strategic plan in order to develop sustainable income streams for the fund.

• Work closely with the Director of Development, CEO and Trustees to identify opportunities to develop trust, corporate and community fundraising strategy and leverage any existing relationships.

• You will keep informed about new fundraising developments to ensure Toma Fund trust, corporate and community fundraising is fresh and innovative.

• To lead a team to prepare and write effective, creative and accurate fundraising proposals.

• Prepare and deliver bespoke Toma Fund presentations/proposals in line with the CSR objectives of potential corporate partners.

• Identify, nurture and cultivate new relationships with community groups, corporates and major donors including applications for charity of the year and other initiatives.

• Work with the CEO to nurture existing relationships corporate supporters and major donors to ensure long-term support.

• Facilitate effective communication between the charity, community and our corporate and trust supporters.

• When required represent the charity at business events and functions.

• Understand and comply with charity law relevant to community, trust and corporate fundraising.

• Maintain confidentiality at all times and ensure proper observance of and adherence to all statutory and Toma guidelines.

• Undertake such other duties appropriate to the post, as may be assigned.

• Partake in regular supervision, annual appraisal and development opportunities.

• To work collaboratively with the CEO to ensure effective communication across all fundraising streams and to ensure all cross fundraising opportunities are fully maximised.

• Assist with research, collate and analyse data that allows for the identification of new fundraising incomes streams.

• To assist the fundraising administrator with the distribution of collection boxes as part of COTY, ensuring positive relationships are maintained and new holders are pro-actively sought.

• To effectively manage all supporter relationships.

• To write and provide fundraising stories and updates and to share these both on and off-line.

• Diligently capture supporter data to inform the supporter journey and stewardship plan.

• Any other duties commensurate with that of a Fundraising Manager.

Essential Skills and Qualifications

• At least 5 years fundraising experience within the charity sector.

• Educated to degree level.

• A proven track record of exceeding corporate/trust fundraising targets.

• Previous marketing and communications experience, including writing inspiring copy.

• Experience of working in a customer focused environment.

• Extensive working knowledge of using databases.

• IT literate and fully conversant with Microsoft packages

• Confident, friendly, enthusiastic and personable with the ability to engage others about the Toma Fund.

• Commercially aware with a good understanding of ROI.

• Highly organised with excellent attention to detail.

• Creative and innovative with the ability to take your own (and others) ideas to implementation.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills with experience working with a number of stakeholders at all levels.

• Excellent organisational skills with the ability to manage a changing workload to tight deadlines.

• Previous experience of analytical skills with the ability to look at data results and income figures to be able to report and also make informed forecasts


• Experience of key account management.

• Member of the Institute of Fundraising.

• Knowledge and understanding of the the Toma Fund and our objectives.