TRUSTS AND CORPORATE FUNDRAISING MANAGER
£30-36K depending on experience, full-time (4 days considered)
Based at London Bridge
Teens and Toddlers, 92-94 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2TH, 020 7089 6180.
Closing Date: 1 August
Interview Date: 8 August
Teens and Toddlers
Job Description: Fundraising Trustee
Status of post: Unpaid voluntary position (expenses will be paid)
Location: Board meetings are held at Teens and Toddlers, 92-94 Tooley St, London SE1 2TH
Our Vision: The Role
With the support of a partnership with venture philanthropy organisation, Impetus Trust, we have a clear vision and strategy for where we want to go to expand to transform the lives of more young people. Last year, we doubled the number of young people we reached. We have recently won a major payment-by-results government contract in the North West and are also expanding in London and countrywide. This year, we aim to double the number of young people we reach to 2000+ disadvantaged young people and achieve our annual target of £1.7m.
Our current 7-strong Trustee Board has been active in opening doors/accessing funds and last year our fundraising income increased by 34%. To help us realise our vision to expand even further, however, we now need an additional, energetic and passionate Trustee with a strong network (in particular with major donors and corporates) and a commitment/track record of fundraising.
As a Trustee you will have wide-ranging and exciting input into the strategic direction of this successful charity. Specifically, you will play a key role in driving forward the charity’s fundraising capacity in order to achieve our ambitions to expand. You will actively generate funds, supporting the substantial growth of our income and be a connector of potential donors and advocates, building these relationships to maximise their support of the charity.
The new Trustee will work closely with the Board, Chief Executive and Director of Fundraising and will also recruit and chair a new Fundraising Ambassador Group. This group of Ambassadors will be critical in helping the charity to raise funds so that we can reach more disadvantaged young people.
In return, we offer you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and understanding of the sector, whilst benefiting from the personal satisfaction of having a direct impact on the lives of thousands of disadvantaged young people.
As the Board is responsible and liable for the governance and proper functioning of the Charity, the Trustees are accountable in varying degrees to a variety of stakeholders. This includes clients, young people, partner organisations, donors and supporters, staff and regulators.
The successful candidate will be passionate about supporting the needs and strategic objectives of Teens and Toddlers. The role’s key responsibilities are:
o To help recruit a new Fundraising Ambassador Group (6-8 high level individuals) and act as the Group’s Chair. The Fundraising Trustee, closely supported by Fundraising, will inspire the Ambassadors to set a clear target/strategy and to give and to raise funds through a range of sources, including:
o Working with the charity to approach and ask wealthy individuals, corporate individual contacts and celebrities
o Opening doors to funding opportunities – e.g. Corporate Charity of the Year/Trusts
o Hosting fundraising events, including selling tables, sourcing sponsorship and auction prizes.
o Inviting contacts to the charity’s networking events
o To pro-actively open doors to potential funders (major donors, corporates, Trusts) and, working with Fundraising, ask for funds from new and existing contacts
o To support the development of new sources of funding.
o To act as an Ambassador/spokesperson for the charity, raising awareness in new circles and promoting our work
o To actively contribute to the Board of Trustees, giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets/evaluating performance against agreed targets
o To ensure that the charity operates lawfully, complying with charity law, company law, other aspects of general law and its Memorandum and Articles of Association
o To ensure that the charity applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objectives
o To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the charity
o To ensure the financial stability of the charity, including the keeping of accurate financial accounting records and the proper investment of the charity’s funds
o To protect and manage the charity’s property
To safeguard the good name and values of the charity
Key Skills: Person Specification
- Strong contacts with wealthy individuals and corporates at high executive level who would support the charity
- Business Development and/or Customer Relationship Management
- Interest in charity strategic development and governance
- Knowledge and experience of fundraising/asking for money
- Marketing experience
- Skilled at developing and maintaining relationships
- Ability to sell
- Ability to spot and pursue opportunities with tenacity
- Proactive management of a group of individuals
- Positive and compelling communicator with the ability to donate and to inspire others to give/deliver results
- Results oriented and determined to drive forward action
- High emotional intelligence
- Able to maintain confidentiality
- Strong team player
- Interest in youth issues/experience of achieving and rising above a disadvantaged life
- Clear Criminal Records Bureau Check
- Commitment to the aims of Teens and Toddlers and child protection policies
We both welcome and value being in touch with friends, colleagues, advocates and potential team members and would love to hear from you.
We are also pleased to receive enquiries and CV's as described below.
I look forward to the opportunity of working with you in the future!
Diana Whitmore - Chief Executive