Role: Fundraising Manager

Contract: Temporary, 6-months, 3-days a week

Salary: £50,000

Location: Westminster, London

Job purpose:

To lead on all fundraising functions within CGP to ensure that the organisation achieves its objectives and establishes a sustainable set of funding streams. The successful applicant will be responsible for a designing and successfully executing a fundraising strategy that secures foundation grants and builds partnerships with corporate and civil society donors.

What we’re looking for:

The Coalition for Global Prosperity brings together political, military, business and faith leaders who believe that an effective aid budget, alongside an active diplomatic and defence strategy, keeps Britain at the forefront of saving lives, alleviating poverty and bringing freedom, security and prosperity to those who need it most.

Less than half a year on from its official Launch, the Coalition is at a key phase in its development, presenting an exciting opportunity for an experienced fundraising professional to create a lasting impression on a fast-growing organisation. We are seeking a Fundraising Manager with substantial experience of building and managing short and long-term partnerships across both grantmaking foundations and corporate donors. The Fundraising Manager will lead our work to grow and develop major existing partnerships, while also cultivating new relationships for the Coalition to support our vision and strategic goals. Initiative, enthusiasm and creativity alongside exceptional relationship management will be at the core of the successful applicant’s skillset.

We are a small, dynamic team with a big vision, where the contributions and skills of each person are valued and respected. The Fundraising Manager will have a successful track record of collaboration that enables them to lead effectively in this environment on all aspects of fundraising including our donor recruitment and engagement strategy, writing of funding proposals and delivery of effective donor reports.

Key responsibilities:

  • Fundraising management and oversight; laying the foundations for the organisation’s fundraising strategy to support the annual budget, core activity and overall strategy.

  • Development of robust pipelines of opportunities for both foundations and corporate partners. Development of a fundraising model for the organisation that aligns with the Coalition’s mission and makes best use of existing stakeholder mapping and networks

  • Play a leading role in building a portfolio of products and propositions for the Coalition with the competitive edge to secure new business and maximise long-term income potential

  • Writing and pitching grant proposals, sponsorship and donation documents tailored to appropriate stakeholders. Further development of exciting pitch presentations and proposals to inspire potential partners

  • Guaranteeing the longevity of donor relationships through assessment of their interests and priorities.

  • Ensuring donors reports are delivering in line with best practice through regular monitoring against grant KPIs

  • Creating clear income targets, monitoring and reporting on KPIs. Achieving or exceeding agreed income targets.

  • Preparing fundraising reports for the CEO and Chair, Board of Trustees and regulators

  • Working closely between the advocacy and operations teams to ensure all potential fundraising opportunities are identified and that these are aligned with the organisation’s objectives.

Essential experience:

  • Proven track record in fundraising from trusts and corporate donors.

  • Significant fundraising management experience (5+ years), including donor recruitment and development.

  • Detailed experience of writing and pitching donor grant proposals, as well as tracking and reporting to donors on progress made against grant KPIs

  • Strong project management skills, this should include experience of juggling multiple pieces of work and working to deadlines in a fast-paced environment

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent

  • Proficient in use of Excel, PowerPoint and Word

Desirable experience:

  • Experience of translating existing stakeholder networks into an established and operational fundraising pipeline

  • Experience of CRM and monitoring and evaluation systems

  • Interest and or experience in international development

  • Member of the Institute of Fundraising

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Budgeting and Fundraising Experience, Donor Relationship Management, Accounts Management, Interpersonal Skills, Writing Skills, IT Skills, Logistics Knowledge, Accounting Knowledge, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Time Management, Risk Management, Strategic Planning, Business Development


To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to:

Please use ‘Fundraising Manager’ as the email subject line.

Applications close 5th November 2018