Fundraising Manager; New Health Promotion Charity, New Role !

Plymouth, Devon
Up to £26,000 per annum pro rata
08 Dec 2017
12 Jan 2018
Part Time
Contract Type

Job Description:               Fundraising Manager

Organisation:                    Livewell Foundation

Based:                                Devon or possibly home based

Reports to:                         Board of Trustees

Hours:                                 Part time, 3 days per week, negotiable

Salary:                                 £26K pro rata - negotiable

Role Description:

This is an exciting new role in a new charity for an experienced fundraiser. You will play a vital role in the creation and implementation of a fundraising strategy that focuses on building quality relationships to maximise income sources. You will also nurture existing and potential supporters to ensure that they feel valued and appreciated.

The Livewell Foundation was founded in 2017 by Livewell Southwest, a Community Interest Company based in Plymouth  It was formed following a number of legacy gifts made by patients to Livewell Southwest. The Charity intends to fund initiatives, based in Devon and Cornwall that will make a positive impact and influence on the community or on specific groups of individuals within a community. Current funding priorities are for projects or initiatives that will improve health and wellbeing, prevent Ill-health or reduce social isolation.

The person we are looking for has a track record of setting up successful fundraising initiatives, is a self-starter who enjoys managing multiple projects simultaneously and has the ability to build relationships with key stakeholders from many different backgrounds. The fundraiser will be expected to create opportunities for different sources of funding; running events, achieving sponsorship, grant applications, creating sustainable income sources as well as developing a legacy fundraising programme.

Whilst the role is autonomous, you will work with a small dynamic marketing and communications team, cross fertilising ideas and activities with Livewell Southwest CIC. You will work closely with the community and voluntary sector as well as Livewell staff across West Devon, South Hams and Plymouth.

Job Description

1. Income generation

  • Deliver the annual income target set by the Board
  • Create opportunities for a range of income sources that may include running events, achieving sponsorship, grant applications, creating sustainable income sources e.g. trading, as well as developing a legacy fundraising programme.
  • Research and write applications to relevant charitable trusts and grant making bodies
  • Develop compelling corporate funding proposals working closely with relevant colleagues.


2. Raise the profile of the charity

  • Network externally with key stakeholders, present at meetings, create and utilise effective communications channels e.g social media
  • Maintain effective internal communications to ensure that internal stakeholders are kept informed of fundraising activities.
  • To ensure that donors, grant makers, corporate sponsors receive regular news about the charity’s activities, feel valued and thanked
  • To create an annual social impact publication detailing the work of the charity and outcomes of projects funded


3. Manage quality and performance

  • To prepare all relevant reports required by Trust and Grant making bodies.
  • To establish contact with Executors of any wills containing a legacy and to work with them on resolving any issues or disputes that may arise before probate is granted.
  • To create an annual fundraising plan
  • To set up performance metrics and report against these to quarterly board meetings
  • To continually evaluate the income and grant making strategy
  • Monitor and identify market changes, report to Board
  • Support other team members as required

Qualifications / Experience:

  • GSCE (or equivalent) Maths and English Grade B or above
  • Minimum 2 years Fundraising Experience (any industry sector)
  • Current driving license

Person Specification:

You will need to be an excellent communicator and confident in contacting supporters over the phone as well as giving presentations to various groups, associations and local businesses. You will need to demonstrate your ability to motivate and influence others, as well as having the ability to work well on your own initiative. You will have strong organisational skills to plan and deliver events, be able to work to tight deadlines and cope with pressure. You may need to be flexible to occasionally work unsociable hours, for example attending evening or weekend meetings or travel outside our ‘area’.

Closing Date: Friday 12th January

Interview Date: Friday 19th January