Mental health charity | London (initially home based) | £35,000 to £37,000 | Permanent
About the charity/role
This charity are a leader in their field with very few competitors for funding. The demand for their services is ever growing, and they are now in a place to diversify and grow their income from major donors. This role will sit in the relationships team alongside 17 colleagues coving trusts, statutory and corporate fundraising, and be focused on providing first rate stewardship to a portfolio of major donors, with a view to increasing gifts and eventually bringing additional donors on board. The role will report into the Director of Marketing & Income Generation.
- Achieve income targets as agreed with the Head of Partnerships
- Account manage partnerships, relationships and contracts within agreed industries and sectors (including corporate, public sector and charitable sectors/philanthropy)
- Devise development plans for existing donors, which leads to renewal of increased gifts and levels of support
- Contribute to a new business pipeline by identifying, researching and planning approaches to suitable prospects
- Develop a network of key contacts in given industries
- Write proposals and other materials required to secure funding
- Lead on information for monitoring and evaluation to feed into end of year reports and new proposals (qualitative, statistical and financial information)
- Accurately record data on the CRM system to aid the account management process and produce analytics which guide decision making
- Show sensitivity, diplomacy and tact in managing delicate conversations and information
- Substantial experience of and success in major donor fundraising
- Proven ability to secure new business
- Proven ability to successfully account manage commercial or fundraising relationships, leading to renewals and increasing levels of commitment
- Ability to work across teams and departments in a collaborative manner and to proactively engage colleagues on projects and initiatives
- Effective research skills to identify and prioritise prospects
- Excellent written skills and verbal presentation skills
- Proficiency in the use of relationship management databases
- A high level of competence in using general office IT, including Microsoft Office software
- Knowledge of mental health issues, or demonstrable ability to gain understanding
The charity are currently trailing compressed hours, making the role a four day per week post (on full pay). This will be reviewed again in March 2021.
Initially home based, with a view to returning to the London office at least two days per week when possible.
If your skills look to be a great fit for the role, your CV will be sent to the hiring manager; if shortlisted you will be asked to complete and application form (instead of a covering letter).
Interviews will be held the week commencing 23 November, and will be a two stage process.