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Charity Fundraising Manager

Surrey Lifelong Learning Partnership
Closing date
31 Jan 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you a dynamic individual with excellent experience of fundraising and impressive interpersonal and project management skills?

Surrey Lifelong Learning Partnership is keen to appoint a Fundraising Manager to join our friendly team to make grant applications, organise funding raising activities, and communicate the success of our projects.

About Surrey Lifelong Learning Partnership

We are an ambitious, well-established charity supporting people who are disadvantaged to re-engage in learning and change their lives. Each year we help 600 people through our skills hubs, community learning centres and Bike project social enterprise.One third of those we support gain employment; others gain the skills to allow them access local services, improve their sense of well-being or to progress to further learning and qualifications.

Fundraising Manager Role

The key responsibilities are to:

manage our fundraising portfolio, identifying opportunities for growth and diversification of income streams across the charity.

work closely with the Chief Executive and management team to develop a fundraising strategy and action plan to ensure all activities are developed and financial targets are achieved.

collate and write compelling evidence statements to excite potential funders and sponsors.

submit multiple proposals, bids and applications.

liaise with staff and partner organisations to ensure funding proposals address the needs of our beneficiaries, and/or priorities for core and delivery services.

support funding applications from start to finish, including follow up after submission and responding to queries from funders.

explore and evaluate alternative sustainable funding models.

explore and evaluate ways of maximising the potential sales and grant income of our social enterprise, the Bike Project.

manage relationships with existing and new donors to maximise fundraising potential and support donor retention.

work closely with the Finance Officer to develop and manage the fundraising budget, ensuring that all expenditure is within agreed budget limits.

Essential requirements of the postholder include:

proven working background in a fundraising role with the ability to demonstrate consistent success in meeting and exceeding financial fundraising targets.

excellent report writing and presentation skills.

ability to assess costs, impact and added value of fundraising activities through KPI's.

proven background in working with teams of people.

experience of research and development of funding proposals.

organised and able to prioritise tasks.

excellent report writing and presentation skills.

good interpersonal skills.

proficient in use of social media.

Desirable but not essential attributes include:

educated to Degree Level or equivalent.

member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising.

good knowledge of using CRM System.

evidence of continuing professional development in income generation.

Hours and Location:

9.00am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday. Part-time appointments will be considered.

Role to based at SLLP head office, Knaphill.


£27,000 to £30,000 for full-time role.
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