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Head of Fundraising

Employer
The Active Wellbeing Society
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
19 Jul 2022

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Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Salary: £44,000

Working hours: Full time 36.5 hours Mon - Fri (plus some evening and weekend working)

Contract type: Permanent

Location: The Active Wellbeing Society Head Office - Hay Hall Manor House, Hay Hall Business Park, Redfern Road, Tyseley B11 2BE with travel around Birmingham and other locations as and when required. Note this is a hybrid working post to include some homeworking.

The Active Wellbeing Society are a community benefit society and cooperative working to tackle inequality and promote community wellbeing. Our work with communities cuts across a wide range of policy agendas - from health and social care to transport and planning, community cohesion to climate action, jobs and skills to physical activity - and is increasingly recognised nationally as demonstrating best practice in reaching and supporting those from our most disadvantaged communities and achieving significant system and behaviour change.

As Head of Funding, you will join the organisation at an exciting time as we develop our national profile and delivery. You will lead a team of Development Officers working across a wide range of programme areas, building on the work of the organisation over the last 4 years.

You will be an active member of our Senior Management Team and help shape ideas and thinking as the organisation embarks on the next phase of its future development and growth, including contributions to emerging shifts in our fundraising strategy.

Main Duties

1.Manage the funding & development team, oversee and strengthen our current funding operations

2.Build on our existing portfolio of funding, which includes statutory and commercial tenders, as well as grant funding

3.Ensure funding streams are consistent with TAWS' core values and strategic goals

4.Ensure existing funding relationships are positively maintained, and relationships with commissioners are effectively managed, undertaking high-level representation when required

5.Lead on the preparation of major funding proposals

6.Track and report on external fundraising trends and help teams match opportunities with strategic priorities

7.Proactively manage the organisational funding pipeline of opportunities and rolling submissions, as a tool for planning and decision-making

8.Ensure funding perspectives are integrated into programme-level strategic plans

9.Support the organisation to realise its income targets

10.Inspire and manage the funding & development team so that they are motivated, flexible and collaborative in their approach, and are developing professionally

11.Cultivate relationships with programme leads and support them in:

12. Developing new projects and services with appropriate funding strategies

13.Achieving quality proposal submissions, including sign-off responsibility

14. Ensuring effective grant management

15. Work closely with colleagues in finance and HR to ensure funding proposals and submissions are fully costed and resource implications are understood.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Knowledge and Experience

·Extensive experience as a leader in a fundraising environment with strong managerial and leadership skills

·Track record of raising both unrestricted and restricted funds, and achieving high value contracts and grants

·Track record of successfully support, motivating, mentoring and managing colleagues

·Experience of developing and delivering on fundraising strategies

·A record in confidently developing networks, building alliances, nurturing ideas and relationships with individuals, new collaborators and funders - including avenues for income generation

·Involvement in at least one of the following: public sector commissioning, institutional/statutory grants, trusts and foundations or commercial bids.

·Experience of project design and development

·Experience of planning and managing budgets

Skills & Attributes

·Good interpersonal skills with an ability to lead a team, build effective working relationships and deal with senior level contacts, both internally and externally

·A collaborative team player who builds on colleagues' knowledge and expertise to develop innovative ideas and positive learning

·A strategic thinker with the ability to spot opportunities, grasp ideas, generate solutions and operate with initiative, confidence and drive

·Good understanding of communications and an ability to convey the organisation's mission and added value

·Proven ability in programme and project design, and the translation of complex ideas into fundable proposals

·Good writing skills with attention to detail

·An ability to prioritise and manage a diverse and demanding workload, meet deadlines, and deal with unexpected changes (including occasional evening and weekend work)

. Excellent written and spoken English

Staff Benefits

We offer our team members a comprehensive staff benefits offering to include:

Nest Pension - 8% employer contribution - 3 % employee contribution.
Heath Cash Plan - giving you discounts on everyday healthcare such as dental, optical, physio, prescriptions & more.
Employee Assistance Programme (counselling and DRs on call 24hrs a day)
Life Assurance - x4 your salary paid to beneficiary.
Annual Leave - 25 days FTE (increasing to 29 days with service) plus 5 wellbeing days
Flexible working
Fantastic volunteering opportunities within The Active Wellbeing Society every month

APPLICATION DETAILS

Please submit a Cover Letter and CV addressing the experience you have had relevant to the 'Main Duties' and the 'Knowledge & Skills' sections of the advert, paying attention to the following:

Extensive experience as a leader in a fundraising environment with strong managerial and leadership skills
Track record of raising both unrestricted and restricted funds, and achieving high value contracts and grants
A record in confidently developing networks, building alliances, nurturing ideas and relationships with individuals, new collaborators and funders - including avenues for income generation
Involvement in at least one of the following: public sector commissioning, institutional/statutory grants, trusts and foundations or commercial bids.
Track record of successfully support, motivating, mentoring and managing colleagues

Closing Date: Monday 18 July 2022 midnight

Due to the high numbers of applications we received for our job vacancies, we may close application windows early, so we would encourage you to submit your application ASAP

We will provide all applicants with an outcome on your application, this will usually be within 1 week of the application window closing.

Successful applicants will be required to be DBS checked prior to starting.

Our customers come from all walks of life and so do we, in recruiting for our team we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring. The Active Wellbeing Society is committed to being an equal opportunity employer, we recruit based upon capability and all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. At The Active Wellbeing Society we are searching for people who share the passion for what we do with different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences, collectively making a difference.

If there is anything we can do to assist you in your application or preparations to be interviewed for one of our job vacancies please let us know and we can ensure you have a positive and comfortable experience.

Thank you for your interest in working for The Active Wellbeing Society, we look forward to receiving your application.
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