Development Manager

Link Community Development
  • Location
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Jul 22

Position description

Link is looking for an experienced, multi-disciplined fundraiser to help deliver our mission of bringing quality education to all children. If you are an accomplished team player with excellent stewardship skills and want to help us build long-term relationships with a diverse range of supporters then we want to hear from you!

The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience in developing fundraising strategies, managing a diverse portfolio of supporters, particularly trusts and foundations, and writing engaging technical proposals.

We’re looking for someone who has a genuine passion and dedication to making a difference. We encourage applications from under-represented groups, in particular those with a right to work in the UK who come from the Global South, and offer a variety of flexible working options to help accommodate our staff’s needs.

For the full job description and application form, please visit the Link website.

Job Purpose:

To lead the development and implementation of Link’s fundraising strategyand achievement of Business Plan objectives and Strategic Goals. To playa key role in realisingunrestricted and project funding targets by identifying new fundraising opportunities and by securing and stewarding donations from charitable trusts and foundations, high net worth individuals, regular donors and other sources such as corporate and community.The ultimate objective of this role is to build long-term, sustained relationships with donors and diversify the funding base for Link -developing and securing trusts and foundations engagement will be key. There will be some opportunityfor both national and international travel.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • To achieve agreed income targets through researching, identifying and applying to current and prospect trusts and foundations, individual donors and corporate supporters
  • To manage and nurture trust and foundation supporters through email, virtual and face to face meetings, telephone, written proposals and other forms of communication with the aim of ensuring their on-going and increasing support
  • To manage and develop Link’s fundraising strategy, including campaigns, projects and activities, as required, in support of Link’s Business Plan
  • To provide motivational and meaningful communication, in writing and person, with donors and prospects, building informedand committed relationships
  • Ensure compliance with donor and GDPR requirements in all fundraising activities
  • To ensure donations from trusts and foundations are promptly and appropriately acknowledged and recorded
  • To work with key members of programme and finance team to monitor and report spendon restricted funded projects, and provide forecasts for unrestricted and restricted funding at key points of the financial year

Application instructions

To apply, please complete the application form and equal opportunities form and return together with a cover letter via email to [email protected] with the subject line “Development Manager”. The deadline for applications is 10am on Monday 10th August.

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