Partnerships and Funding Manager

Winchester Science Centre
Winchester, Hampshire
£35,000 per annum
Closing date
28 Jan 2022

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Fundraising, Major Donor/ Gifts, Supporter Development, Trusts & Foundations
Children & Youth, Environment / Conservation, Arts / Culture, Education
Part Time
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Are you an experienced fundraiser looking for your next challenge? Are you able to write compelling funding proposals, conduct research and manage stakeholder relationships?

Our Charity has several exciting and ambitious projects within its strategic plan. We also have many annual and charitably-funded activities on the go. In this role, you'll play a key part in helping our Charity to achieve these projects. If you're looking to take a step up and gain further experience, then check out our applicant pack!


We can't wait to hear from you!

Post Title: Partnerships & Funding Manager, Fundraising Team

Line Manager: Director of Fundraising, Fundraising Team

Contract: Permanent, Full or Part Time

Hours: Flexible working arrangements

Holiday: 25 days plus bank holidays pro rata (based on an FTE of 37.5 hrs per week). Option to buy up an additional five days and gain additional days for continuous service after four years. Please note, the post holder is expected to work some bank and public holidays.

Salary: £35,000 FTE

The Role

The Partnerships & Funding Manager will be an experienced Trusts & Foundations or Corporate Fundraiser who will play a lead role in delivering £1million+ annual income targets through established income streams in order to support the organisation’s strategic plan. Essential skills are the ability to assimilate complex information and conduct systematic research, write compelling funding proposals, deliver high-level pitches and cultivate and manage senior external stakeholder relationships.

The Charity has several exciting and ambitious capital projects within its strategic plan, alongside annual, charitably-funded activities and the Fundraising Team will play a key role in enabling the Charity to achieve these projects. The Partnerships & Funding Manager will manage a mixed portfolio of T&F, corporate and university relationships, as directed by the Director of Fundraising and determined by the fundraising strategy, achieving five and six figure gifts.

As part of a small team, this is an exciting opportunity for an experienced fundraiser to take a step up and gain further experience, working with both internal and external senior stakeholders and being responsible for delivering circa 1/3 of the overall, annual income target in order that the Charity can achieve its strategic goals.

Key Responsibilities

· Support the Charity to achieve its strategic vision and mission through generating fundraising income required to deliver the core activity and development.

· Working across the organisation, attend internal project meetings, sector events and conduct desk-based research in order to develop compelling cases for support.

· With the Director of Fundraising research, develop and manage a funding pipeline alongside a project options list.

· Manage a portfolio of T&Fs, corporate partners and universities, developing and implementing bespoke cultivation and stewardship plans, identifying senior Relationship Managers and preparing briefing notes as appropriate.

· Working with the Fundraising and/or Senior Management Team, research, write and where appropriate submit funding proposals.

· Support the Director of Fundraising to develop and implement stakeholder engagement plans.

· Work with others across the organisation to ensure that projects are evaluated in order to produce project and impact reports.

· Maintain accurate stakeholder records through the organisation’s CRM, ThankQ.

· With the Director of Marketing & Communications and the Director of Fundraising, support delivery of the fundraising communications plan, including preparing case studies and helping to deliver events.

General Responsibilities

· Answer the main incoming telephone

· Assist with general office administration as required

Special circumstances

This document outlines the duties required of the post to indicate the level of responsibility. It is not a comprehensive or exhaustive list and duties may vary from time to time but these would not change the general character of the job or the level of responsibility.

Flexibility is essential as Winchester Science Centre relies on a small team of dedicated individuals working closely together to support and develop the Charity, so occasional additional support duties will be required in other areas of its business.

Variation to the post holder's usual working hours due to meetings, travel and events at irregular times will be compensated by time off in lieu.


If you feel like you’re the right person for the role, we’d love to hear from you and receive your application.

Please visit our website for the full applicant pack.

Please complete the editable PDF application form and send it, together with a cover letter, by email to Laura Ollis (address on WSC website)

We will try to confirm receipt of every application and we’ll individually review your application as soon as possible. If you need any information in a different format or would like to apply in an alternative way, please get in touch. Contact Laura using the address above, or to speak to Laura in person please call the office on 01962 863 791 to book a call back.

Have we caught your eye, but you’re still a little unsure? We welcome an informal discussion even if you are only considering applying for the role. Please do get in touch with Laura to arrange a brief informal and relaxed call with the CEO or one of the Senior Management Team.

Strictly no agencies - Please do not contact if you are from a recruitment company, thank you.

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