Fundraising Manager – Statutory and Trusts and Foundations

Fundraising Manager – Statutory and Trusts and Foundations


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CAT seeks a Fundraising Manager to join our team for the development and implementation of strategies for fundraising from statutory sources, trusts and foundations.

About CAT

The Centre for Alternative Technology is an education, research and visitor centre demonstrating practical solutions for sustainability. CAT inspires, informs and enables people to achieve positive changes in their personal and work lives and local communities. CAT is a national charity based in mid Wales and celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2014. The post is based at the picturesque Llwyngwern site, within easy reach of Machynlleth, the Snowdonia National Park and Cardigan Bay.  CAT employs around 100 staff, on a variety of contract types, and hosts various types of volunteers, so the role is busy and varied.

The postholder will work with the Head of Development to develop and deliver successful strategies for fundraising from statutory sources and trusts and foundations; and will research and source income from trusts, foundations and statutory sources. The post holder will work with the Head of Development to set and monitor budgets.

They will develop a project pipeline; research, engage and develop relationships with prospects and ensure stewardship; submit a rolling programme of applications; and monitor and evaluate feedback. They will ensure that donors are thanked and receive appropriate recognition. They will ensure compliance with CAT’s policies and procedures, whilst maintaining records and managing any reporting requirements.

Job Details

  • Salary: £25,000 per annum
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Responsible to: Head of Development
  • Location: Normally at charity’s site near Machynlleth, Mid Wales. Remote working possible.
  • Working Days: Normally Monday to Friday
  • Closing date for applications: 9am on 8th February
  • Interview to be held: 17 February 2021
  • Expected start date: 22 March 2021

COVID-19 considerations:

Staff are working remotely as much as possible, subject to individual roles. Working arrangements for staff comply with all current applicable COVID-19 guidance and are updated as and when the guidance changes.

Main Responsibilities

  • To work with the Head of Development to carry out a trusts and foundations fundraising audit and develop and implement strategies and plans for fundraising from statutory sources and trusts and foundations.
  • To work with the Head of Development on budget setting and monitoring.
  • To research Trusts, Foundations and Statutory funding prospects
  • To develop a project pipeline and rolling programme of bids
  • To engage with, develop and maintain strong relationships with trusts and foundations and statutory funding bodies
  • To research, complete and submit compelling funding applications, liaising closely with relevant staff within CAT and, where relevant, partner organisations.
  • Ensure appropriate stewardship of supporters
  • Ensure funders are thanked and that their support is acknowledged appropriately
  • Ensure that the process for reporting on grants is monitored and that teams understand their roles and responsibilities once funding is secured
  • To ensure appropriate monitoring and evaluation of funding bids
  • Ensure data and records are kept up to date and that staff follow good practice
  • To assist with staff training, development and motivation, ensuring that all staff receive adequate induction, health and safety and customer care training
  • To manage the statutory and trust fundraising budget, including invoice coding and monitoring income and expenditure
  • To contribute to production of internal management reports
  • To oversee the use and development of the statutory and trust fundraising databases
  • Any other appropriate duties as defined by the Head of Development..

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Job Description: Fundraising Manager – Statutory and Trusts and Foundations

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