Trusts and Grants Fundraiser

Location
Padstow, Cornwall and Wadebridge, Cornwall
Salary
£24,000 starting salary
Posted
13 Sep 2017
Closes
29 Sep 2017
Ref
NLH - TGFR2017
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

 

To lead and take responsibility for the trust and grant fundraising at The National Lobster Hatchery, to increase income and develop projects to raise revenue for the charity’s on-going work. 

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to)

  • Research potential trusts and foundations, track funding opportunities, qualify the prospects and maintain a funders’ database in line with NLH data policy
  • Work with Science Team and General Manager to develop a trust funding programme which fits with NLH project portfolio
  • Develop suitable projects for funding and associated budgets
  • Co-ordinate grant funding applications in a timely manner and write compelling, high-quality funding proposals, which meet funders requirements
  • Establish and maintain relationships with funders including the co-ordination of initial approaches, thank you letters, updates and invitations to events where appropriate
  • Produce funders reports as and when required working with Science Team and General Manager
  • Attend any external events for funders on behalf of The NLH
  • To be responsible for the fundraising database , managing all internal processes and reporting

COMMUNICATION

  • To communicate with potential and existing funders in an appropriate manner as and when required, following NLH brand guidelines
  • To undertake presentations to potential funders when required
  • To maintain a dialogue with the general manager and take guidance and mentoring from the NLH fundraising trustee.
  •  To communicate with the rest of the NLH team as required.

FINANCE

  • To work within the financial constraints of the organisation
  • To create realistic budgets for funding proposals
  • To report monthly against trusts and grant income and expenditure targets
  • To monitor all income and expenditure working with finance and ensure the fundraising database is up to date

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Other duties in line with the needs of the hatchery as required
  • Work at all times within the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Take part in the hatchery’s staff appraisal program
  • To maintain confidentiality of commercial information acquired in the course of undertaking duties for the company
  • Undertake training as required
  • The post holder must at all times carry out his/her responsibilities with due regard to the charities Equal Opportunities Policy, and the Management Policies and Procedures

IMPORTANT FUNCTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: 

Manager and other staff, potential funders, existing funders, business partners, customers, the general public.

DRESS CODE

Uniform supplied by the Hatchery should be worn.

PREPARED: DB, 24/7/2017

SECTION: Office - The National Lobster Hatchery, Padstow. Cornwall.(based 1 day a week)Temporary Office - Coworking space, Wadebridge. Cornwall(based 4 days a week, possibly for up to a year TBC)

HOURS: Full time, fixed term

RESPONSIBLE TO: General Manager and trustees

This job description gives a general outline of the post and is not intended to be inflexible or a final list of duties. It may therefore be amended from time to time in consultation with the post holder.