Deadline extended – applications welcome until 10am Monday 3rd February 2020
We’re looking for an energetic fundraising professional keen to help shape our future by taking our fundraising forward, planning and implementing effective events and campaigns supported by persuasive communications across all channels.
Fundraising Manager – newly defined role
Driving the generation of all charitable income supporting our work against agreed targets, managing key relationships, managing communications in support of fundraising and volunteer recruitment, and managing freelance and part time fundraising staff. Helping to set strategy and direction as part of our leadership group.
Permanent PAYE 30-37.5 hours per week. Office based in Bath with scope for occasional remote working. Some out of hours work required.
Salary £30-35k FTE dependent upon experience
The organisation: Mentoring Plus is an award-winning community charity supporting children and young people across Bath & NE Somerset who are struggling with education, family difficulties or emotional wellbeing. Our vision is a world where all young people feel safe, feel heard and feel hopeful for their future.
Our charitably funded work provides trained volunteer mentors and skills-building group activities to help young people feel happier, stay out of trouble, engage with education and reduce risk-taking behaviour.
Young people choose to engage with mentoring even when all other interventions fail. Since 1998 we’ve enabled our community volunteers to support over 1,500 young people to feel more confident, improve their wellbeing and pursue positive new interests and pathways.
We’ve held a local authority commission for early help volunteer mentoring since 2005. We’re building a professional mentoring practice to support higher-need young people, and in 2018 won a second commission to support students at risk of school exclusion. We also provide open-access youth clubs 2 nights per week.
The rationale: Mentoring Plus currently raises about half its income through charitable sources, and with demand at an all-time high, we’re ambitious to deliver more support.
The charity has a strong record of winning funds from grants and trusts and community sources, and maintains comprehensive impact data, assets and information resources to share with funders.
We’re now looking for an energetic fundraising professional keen to help shape our future by taking our fundraising forward, planning and implementing effective events and campaigns supported by persuasive communications across all channels.
Connecting with our community creates opportunities to promote volunteer recruitment. This role also has responsibility for supporting this process, which is fundamental to our ability to provide community mentors to young people.
Role profile: You’ll be at the heart of a small, friendly and committed team and working to maintain and build charitable income from all sources. This permanent role requires creativity, knowhow, planning skills, networking and highly effective written communications to really make a difference to young people in our region.
With support from the whole team, you’ll apply your skills, experience and management strengths to planning and implementing high-quality campaigns, events and bids, motivating and managing one assistant and two or more experienced freelancers. You’ll build and maintain relationships with key funders, representing our work and ensuring young people are heard. You’ll ensure we’re accountable for our impact with regular reporting. And you’ll help drive forward a multi-channel communications strategy in support of fundraising, volunteer recruitment and campaigning in the best interests of our beneficiaries.
This role is one of five in our leadership group, contributing ideas and agreeing developments, budgets and funding targets. We’re supported by a skilled Trustee board offering practical help, advice and scrutiny, and our working environment is fully committed to flexibility and personal support, including highly valued clinical supervision.
Application process: download a full JD and person profile here. If you feel your skills and experience suit you for the role and you’d like to help young people facing tough challenges, please complete this application form. Note we follow Safer Recruitment processes and cannot accept CVs or any other format of application.
Submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10am Mon 3rd Feb 2020.
Questions about your application? Please call Ruth Keily on 01225 429694.