Development Manager (Trusts and Foundations)

EasyWeb NFP
£35,000 per annum
18 Aug 2017
01 Sep 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

Development Manager (Trusts and Foundations) 

A great opportunity to work for a new London attraction. 

In July 2017, our client opened London’s first major new museum in a decade. A new heritage attraction in Central London, with two experiences in one. Alongside the fascinating story of more than 500 years of the first social network, they offer an extraordinary subterranean ride through the previously abandoned, secret and forgotten tunnels of the old Post Office Underground Railway – Mail Rail. This new museum and attraction enables them to showcase an array of extraordinary stories focusing on human communication and endeavour. It also enables them to grow their educational charity work and fundamentally change the way the organisation engages with audiences. They aim to welcome over 180,000 visitors a year, along with a further 400,000 through public events programme, digital and outreach offers. 

Position: Development Manager (Trusts and Foundations) 
Location: London 
Contract type: Permanent 
Hours: 35 hours per week 
Salary: £35,000 per annum 

Closing date: Midday, Monday 4 September 2017 
Interview date: w/c 11 September 2017 

About the Role: 

After the successful completion of a multimillion pound capital campaign, they are now moving toward a full revenue fundraising model and are seeking a Development Manager to lead on trusts, foundations and some HNWI fundraising. The postholder will also line manage the Development Officer and play a key role in helping them set out and deliver a 5-year business strategy. 

The purpose of the role is to play a key role in the ongoing development and implementation of fundraising strategy and delivery plans. The role delivers against fundraising targets across a variety of donor types and leads on all aspects of trusts & foundations fundraising. You will also line manage and oversee all aspects of the work of the Development Officer.

The Development Manager will contribute to the development and implementation of their fundraising strategy, playing a key role in achieving the trusts and foundation’s target, raising funding for additional projects and contributing to the current Development target. You will support the Head of Development in approaches to secure support from HNW individuals and identifying new fundraising opportunities from the broadest range of activities they undertake. You’ll also secure and steward donations from charitable trusts and foundations and HNW individuals. 

You will ensure that potential income sources are fully researched so that proposals can be appropriately targeted and so that links with their Board of Trustees, staff and supporter networks can be fully exploited. You will also ensure a co-ordinated approach to project fundraising (where required) by keeping the department up to date regarding new opportunities and by working with the appropriate Heads of Department to ensure appropriate budgeting and allocation of funds. 

The successful applicant will help conclude their transition from capital fundraising activity into a revenue focused campaign and ensure the organisation has the culture, people, plans and systems in place to ensure they can fundraise effectively. 

About You: 

The successful candidate will have at least 2 years’ experience of fundraising in a non-profit or arts/heritage environment. You will be educated to degree level or equivalent and membership of a professional body, such as the Institute of Fundraising would be desirable. You’ll have a track record of delivering on fundraising targets and objectives, as well as experience developing and delivering successful trust and foundation applications. You’ll bring a highly polished writing style suited to preparing proposals to trusts and foundations, experience of developing effective case for support documentation and experience of working at cultivating and stewarding individual donors. Experience of using Customer Relationship Management software and line management experience are also requirements. 

Excellent face-to-face communication and negotiation skills, including experience of dealing with HNW donors, are key to success in the role. You’ll be a strong team player and be able to demonstrate a consistent high level of donor care and responsiveness. 

The successful candidate will also need to have some flexibility regarding working hours, with the willingness to work evenings and weekends as required. Ideally, you’ll have knowledge of Gift Aid and tax incentives, as well as knowledge of Data Projection legislation. 

You may have experience of the following: Development Manager, Charity, Third Sector, Not for Profit, Fundraising Development Manager, Volunteer Management, Corporate Partnerships, Engagement, Relationship Building, Sales Manager, Business Development, Trusts, Fundraising, Foundations and Strategy, Development Coordinator, etc 

This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications, for this role the client is looking for a minimum of 2 years experience although applicants who feel they have the correct skill set for this role will be considered if under 2 years experience.

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