Corporate & Philanthropy Fundraising Manager

Future Youth Zone
Closing date
8 Jul 2021

Job Details

Corporate & Philanthropy Fundraising Manager

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a new, dynamic fundraising team to develop our corporate and philanthropy giving programme. In this role you will be responsible for working on the delivery of fundraising campaigns and initiatives in order to retain, recruit and grow income from corporate and individual supporters. The successful candidate will be responsible for the recruitment, cultivation and stewardship of supporters valued at £250- £10,000 at Future Youth Zone including engagement with donors.

Between 30,000- 35,000

Head of Fundraising

33 days including bank holidays

Future Youth Zone, 201-225 Porters Avenue, Dagenham, RM 5YX


Full time, Fixed Term contract till July 2022, with the possibility of becoming permanent. 40 hours per week, including flexibility to work evenings and weekends as required

Head of Fundraising, Corporate and Community Fundraiser, Marketing and Communications Manager, OnSide's Head of Events and Community Fundraising, Donors, Youth Work Managers, Young People and Parents.


The Corporate & Philanthropy Fundraising Manager will be responsible for acquiring, cultivating and raising gifts and pledges of between £250 and £10,000 and developing new relationships with corporate leaders and individual donors. You will engage senior leaders in business to support the work of Future Youth Zone and identify individuals that can give philanthropic gifts to strengthen our fundraising efforts with personal annual fundraising targets. This role provides an important link between our community fundraising programme and major donor gift work led by the Head of Fundraising.

We have been fortunate to receive funding until July 2022 to build stable and long-term income streams. There is the possibility of this role becoming permanent, dependant on performance and sustainability. The successful candidate will be working alongside a community fundraiser and major gifts fundraiser at a really exciting time as we start our third year of being open, as a charity.

Barking and Dagenham Youth Zone, named "Future" by local young people, was the first Youth Zone in London opened by the national charity, OnSide in Spring 2019. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to join a small but growing, impactful fundraising team and play a critical part in shaping opportunities for East London's young people and supporting a grass roots, committed, universal youth service.

Future, like all OnSide Youth Zones, exists to give young people, particularly those who are disadvantaged, somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to. Outside of lockdown, each Youth Zone is open 7 days a week, at weekends and during school holidays, with the purpose of supporting young people to become happy, healthy and successful adults.

Future's state-of-the-art £6.15 million building on Parsloes Park provides young people with access to a range of activities, offering them the opportunity to try new things, meet new friends and gain support from friendly, warm and positive staff and volunteers. The facilities include a 3G pitch, a gym, sports hall, recreation area and dance, arts, music and media suites, with facilities equipped for a wide range of sporting, artistic, cultural and general recreational activities and targeted services.To access a Youth Zone, young people aged 8 - 19 (or 25 with additional needs) simply pay 50p per visit and £5 per year membership.

The strength of the OnSide Network of Youth Zone is the diversity of its people, we place huge value on different people doing things in different ways and we welcome applications from what might be considered non-traditional backgrounds. The one thing we all have in common is our desire to raise the aspirations of young people across the country.


To manage and further develop Future Youth Zone's regular giving programme with the aim of improving both corporate and philanthropic giving and overall philanthropic revenue.

Lead on the development of a tiered corporate and philanthropic giving programme including analysis and development of giving clubs to improve supporter engagement and income delivery
Support the Head of Fundraising and the Community Fundraiser to increase income and develop other fundraising opportunities including trusts.
Work with colleagues to deliver marketing and promotional activities including The Big Give
Support the evolving development of Future Youth Zone's supporter journey, working closely with all associated teams.
Oversee administration for corporate and philanthropic giving programmes, including updating and maintaining databases, accurate reporting and budget management.

To manage a portfolio of donors and prospects, identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding as appropriate with an agreed annual income target

Secure annual gifts £250 - £10,000 through mass fundraising techniques, face to face cultivation and solicitation of prospects
Lead on the delivery of the corporate & philanthropy programme, including recruitment, cultivation and stewardship activities
Identify, cultivate and solicit prospects and convert them to active donors including leading on a direct mail acquisition campaign


Be a role model for young people and present a positive "can do" attitude.
Take personal responsibility for own actions.
Commit to a culture of continuous improvement.
Work within the performance framework of Future Youth Zone and OnSide.
Represent Future Youth Zone positively and effectively in all dealings with internal colleagues, and external partners.
To be alert to issues of safeguarding and child protection, ensuring the welfare and safety of Youth Zone members is promoted and safeguarded, and to report any child protection concerns to the designated Child Protection Officers using the safeguarding policies, procedures and practice (training to be provided).
To assist with any promotional activities and visits that take place at the Youth Zone.
To adhere to Future Youth Zone policies at all times, with particular reference to Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Equal Opportunities


A successful track record in donor development or corporate fundraising - Essential
Experience of planning and managing income generating campaigns - including monitoring budgets and expenditure. - Essential
Experience in managing and developing high value supporters - Essential
Experience of using a CRM system for logging and tracking fundraising activity. - Essential
Experience of trust writing - Desirable
Experience of working on a direct mail campaign - Desirable
A successful track record in membership scheme fundraising - Desirable

GCSE literacy & numeracy or equivalent - Essential
Degree level qualification - Desirable

Good numeracy skills and ability to analyse and report on your own financial performance. - Essential
Excellent written communication skills - Essential
High value fundraising skills - Essential
Able to work flexibly and under own initiative to ensure deadlines are met and tasks are prioritised. - Essential
Able to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders. - Essential
Good numeracy skills and ability to analyse and report on your own financial performance. - Essential

Knowledge of how to segment audiences and optimise fundraising messaging to raise awareness among different stakeholders and receive return donations - Desirable
Willing to develop knowledge of fundraising best practice, legal requirements and health and safety related to individual giving - Essential
Good working knowledge of MS Office. - Essential

Special Requirements
Passion for raising money for a charity working with children and young people - Essential
DBS clearance and committed to Safeguarding children - Essential

Future Youth Zone is committed to the safeguarding of young people. In accordance with our Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures, this position requires a enhanced DBS check.

The strength of OnSide Youth Zones comes from the diversity of the people within our vibrant network. We are proud that our Youth Zone teams reflect the communities they serve, and we value people working together from a range of different backgrounds locally and nationally, and with different experiences, all with a shared passion for boosting the aspirations of young people across the country. Diversity brings innovation, fresh ideas and creativity, and we actively strive to create a culture that is truly inclusive and fair for all and where everyone in the team can be themselves and thrive.

Closing date Saturday 26th June 2021

Inverviews are scheduled End of June/ Early July

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