Strategic Funding Executive

Employer
The Scouts Association
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
10 Jun 2022

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Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a Strategic Funding Executive to join our team based in Gilwell Park, Chingford, London with hybrid working options available. We will offer you a competitive salary of £36,712 per annum, Band F, Level 3, inclusive of Outer London Weighting.

We're Scouts and everyone's welcome here - all genders, races and backgrounds. Right across the UK, we help over 400,000 young people aged 4-25 gain skills for life and find their place in the world. We help them speak up, play their part and shine bright.

The Strategic Funding Executive Role:

We are a small, fun and welcoming team who work together to ensure that Scouting can continue to support young people to develop skills for life. As part of the Marketing and Fundraising Directorate you will be leading funding proposals, working with others across the organisation on projects for Early Years, developing volunteers and increasing diversity across the movement. No two days are the same one day you could be spending time on concentrated bid writing, another developing a new proposal with a different team and the next accompanying funders to see Scouting in action.

There are a number of great parts to this role. The best part is that we create bespoke, co-created, collaborative projects drawing inspiration from across Scouting that support all young people to develop skills for life. The projects and work we fundraise for have a life changing impact on others. For example the launch of Squirrels, our early years scouting would not have happened without the money we brought in from various funders.

Key responsibilities as our Strategic Funding Executive:

The purpose of this role is to secure £1million external funding aligning to Scoutings strategic objectives.

Working closely with Scouting colleagues the Strategic Funding Executive will work within a small team to:

- Identify and cultivate potential funding • Produce successful bids and applications- Manage partner relationships and maximise a warm portfolio of donors including several large multi-year funders, seeking to extend their support wherever possible- Write reports, evaluate impact and share learning across the organisation.

What we are looking for in our Strategic Funding Executive:

- Experience of securing restricted funding from trusts, statutory or commercial sources- Experience of cultivating and managing a portfolio of trusts and foundations- Experience of working in a target led environment with a proven track record of delivering against targets- Experience of producing powerful and compelling fundraising proposals and reports- A high level of knowledge, or ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge, in sectors key to The Scout Associations strategic objectives, namely parliamentarians and governmental bodies, third and youth sector organisations and potential funders- Experience of working with partners across charitable, private or public sectors.- Experience of managing funders in a highly pressurised environment- Experience of contributing to fundraising strategies in line with organisational plans- An understanding of programme delivery (including analysis and diagnosis, design, planning, execution and evaluation) with clear potential in a fundraising function.

What we can offer you as our Strategic Funding Executive:

- 25 days holiday and going up to 28 days after 2 years' service and 32 days after 5 years' service- Additional holidays between Christmas & New Year- Life Assurance- Simply Health Scheme- Generous Pension Scheme- Free car parking

We are proud to be a family-friendly employer and offer...

- Up to four personal days paid leave a year- Maternity/Paternity Leave- Childcare Vouchers- Flexible working hours- Store Discount at our Scout Store + other online benefits- Study and volunteer leave

Closing date: Thu, 26 May 2022, 23:59

Don't miss out on the opportunity to join our fantastic team! Click 'Apply' now!

The Scouts is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to diversity and actively seeking applicants from a wide range of backgrounds.

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