WANTED! Part Time Fundraising Manager

Fundraising Manager for Service Dogs UK (part-time)

Service Dogs UK is a unique assistance dog charity that uses dogs from ‘rescue’ to help Veterans from the military and emergency services with a clinical diagnosis of PTSD or CPTSD. We believe that by working together, as a team, on an incredible 9 – 12 month journey changes lives. Our Veterans tell us that the charity has made all the difference, not only to them but their families too. Many would say that it has saved their lives. We need to grow to help others and to expand our operations but in order to do this we need an experienced Fundraiser to take us to the next level and to grow with us and our passionate, dedicated team.

This is a new role, reporting to the Operations Director to lead on fund-raising, with support from the wider team.

If you are an experienced fundraiser, wanting to support military and emergency services Veterans and you would like to join this impactful assistance dog charity you could make a huge difference! As a member of the leadership team, you will play a key role in expanding our fundraising strategy.

This is a hybrid role with flexible hours blending remote working with occasional requirement to meet the team in person.

Job purpose:

1. To secure new income streams to generate funds.

2. To guide and support the Board, Operations Director, Training Team and Volunteers on the development of sustainable fundraising strategies.

3. To manage and develop existing funding and partnership arrangements.

4. To grow sector and wider awareness of the benefits of a relationship with Service Dogs UK.

5. To support effective relationships between funders/supporters and Service Dogs UK.

6. To manage internal processes for accessing and recording income streams.

7. To manage (with support) the applications and feedback process for external funding.

Structure of role:

• Reports to the Operations Director of Service Dogs UK.

• Advise on an effective fundraising strategy and introduce it to the team.

• Member of the charity’s leadership team.

• Two days per week with flexible working.

• Probationary/review period of three months from starting date.

• Initial contract for a year, with the intention of renewal to a permanent role.

Specific duties of the job:

1. Management of existing donors and funders

• Manage, maintain and circulate a rolling timetable of grant applications due/secured in the past for possible renewal.

• Manage the application process of grants and adhere to all deadlines.

• Manage the timely delivery of grant evaluation reports.

2. Income generation

• Source new funding opportunities in line with strategic aims and objectives and present to management team.

• Build relationships with proposed collaborators and make applications.

• Report on income generation at management meetings as required.

• Input to the Budget

3. Build awareness of Service Dogs UK for potential sponsors/funders

• Represent the charity at appropriate events and within social media.

• Assist the Operations Director with campaigns, approaches and relevant materials to gain new funders.

• Explore longer-term opportunities (e.g., legacy giving) developing associated strategies and timetables for implementation.

• Explore ideas on commercial opportunities to generate revenue streams.

4. Supporter relations

• Be a point of contact, with the Operations Director for funders.

• Assist the Operations Director in maintaining a regular schedule of visits to training venues for funders/potential funders.

• Provide funder updates/interim reports for team-members/trustees at regular meetings.

Person Specification:

• Highly proactive and with strong initiative; able to spot opportunities for funding and follow up on them.

• A proven track record of successful fund raising in the charity sector.

• An effective relationship-builder, with internal colleagues and external contacts, who can confidently represent the values and objectives of Service Dogs UK to the wider audience.

• Ability and confidence to present Service Dogs UK to an audience if required.

• Ability to organise workload effectively, prioritising tasks to meet deadlines and responding to ad hoc requests for information.

• Confidence and accuracy in the use of written and spoken English.

• Computer literate, experience of Microsoft 365 useful.

• Experience of using social media and online platforms to generate income.

The Benefits

– Flexible 2 day week

– 24 days ’annual leave plus bank holidays (part time equivalent)

– Mostly remote working but will need to visit training Hubs and donors and be able to travel in the UK

This is an amazing opportunity for a passionate fundraising professional to join our life-changing organisation. You’ll have the chance to see first-hand the difference your work will be making as you help us achieve our aims.

If you’re keen to work for an exciting, forward-thinking charity where you can make a huge impact on the lives of Veterans living with PTSD or CPTSD apply!

How to apply

Please send us an email, explaining why you want the job and why you think your contribution to Service Dogs UK could be particularly helpful. Send to charlotte@servicedogsuk.org along with a copy of your CV. Your application should be with us by the end of Weds 22nd November 2023.

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