June 10, 2022
Job Type
Job Code
£35,000 per annum
Contact Name
Julie Hutchins



The Fundraising Manager will be responsible for delivering the fundraising strategy, working with the Executive Director and key senior staff to identify priority programmes and secure funding to enable delivery. To be successful in this role you will be passionate about building a fundraising strategy which delivers great benefit for the business.  You will have done a similar role in the past and be able to bring a toolbox of experience to build out this new role and function.


Fundraising Strategy

  • Lead on the delivery of our current fundraising strategy
  • Lead on future review and update of fundraising strategy, presenting to trustees, Leadership team and other internal stakeholders
  • Set and achieve ambitious targets and performance indicators
  • Create associated action and delivery plan to achieve strategy and targets
  • Work with our existing theory of change and impact measurement tools
  • Contribute to audience development plan work to ensure a collaborative and audience focused approach to fundraising


Trusts and Foundations

  • Undertake research and work effectively with the rest of the team in order to inform prospect cultivation
  • Build an ongoing pipeline of high-calibre, relevant prospects with the capacity to fund at the required level.
  • Create high quality bids, using strong written, presentation and financial skills
  • Ensuring effective communications and stewardship of Trusts and Foundations, including clear reporting as required, regular contact and invitations to events where appropriate
  • Use fundraising database to log all relevant trusts and foundation related information



  • Research and appraise a range of potential sponsorship programmes, working with colleagues to shortlist
  • Create compelling, high-quality and low-resource sponsorship programmes with internal partners
  • Identify and approach potential local, regional and national sponsors
  • Manage and maintain communications and relationships with sponsors, ensuring high net return
  • Track and monitor relevant information relating to sponsors, reporting as required



  • Identify and implement suitable donations tools for in person and digital donations
  • Work with internal teams to create compelling donations campaigns
  • Track, monitor and regularly evaluate donations methods and campaigns to ensure they are generating sufficient return on investment


Data & Reporting

  • Research and implement a fundraising database to track all fundraising activity
  • Train and support colleagues to ensure consistent and accurate information is recorded and regularly reported to funders
  • Provide training and education to internal colleagues relating to fundraising
  • Create and implement tools and systems to record, track and report on all fundraising activities through a dashboard
  • Provide regular reports to leadership team and board of trustees
  • Communicate regularly with internal and external audiences, working in partnership with marketing and communications team






  • You make data driven, evidence-based decisions and are able to provide insight and analysis to identify and nurture opportunities
  • You are solutions orientated
  • You consider the operating context / strategic landscape
  • You are a culture champion and have a passion for our cause
  • You are ambitious and tenacious with strong planning skills



  • Previous experience of working in a role developing and implementing a fundraising strategy and evaluating its effectiveness
  • Experience of writing Cases for Support and presenting compelling advocacy materials to support a fundraising strategy.
  • Experience of researching grant opportunities as well as developing tools and resources to support grant applications.
  • Experience of managing donor communications and relations.
  • Track record of securing and managing multi-year revenue funding with annual targets of £150k upwards
  • High levels of numeracy and experience in budget planning, pipeline management, financial preparation and analysis for report writing.
  • Experience in preparing visually compelling content for grant funder stewardship and reporting content, as well as an understanding of programme design, programme delivery and impact reporting would also be highly desirable.



  • You can communicate effectively and build lasting relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
  • You can define and deliver a vision and strategy
  • You have the ability to motivate, inspire and influence people
  • You can anticipate future needs and opportunities
  • You are interested in and have knowledge of arts, culture and heritage sectors and related funder policies and focus
  • You are able to connect with people, build contacts and turn these into new business opportunities and partnerships






All of their colleagues are offered a benefits package of:


  • 27 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Cash Health Plan
  • Company Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Physical Wellbeing Allowance
  • Buy/Sell holiday
  • Passes to venues
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
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