External Affairs & Fundraising Manager

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All applications will close on Friday, July 16th, 2010

We are looking for a relationship-based communicator and fundraiser to lead the development and delivery of our income generation and communication strategies.  The role requires real drive and a combination of strengths in relationship building / management and communication.  This is a fantastic opportunity to join an entrepreneurial and innovative organisation, grow in a dynamic and supportive environment and contribute to an exciting programme for social change.

About the opportunity

As we build a national youth and community programme, this role is at the heart of our public communications and our income generation efforts.  A natural relationship builder with a passion for helping young people and building stronger communities will find this a unique opportunity for sector-wide impact and professional growth.

The External Affairs and Fundraising Manager’s primary responsibilities are:

  • Working closely with the Chief Executive, lead the development and delivery of the income generation strategy for The Challenge Network
  • Coach managers to identify income generation opportunities and build their business development skills
  • Oversee the preparation of monitoring and evaluation reports for funders and investors
  • Develop and deliver external communications and media relations strategy
  • Manage the application process for new and existing grant applications, proactively finding new opportunities, making use of knowledge across the organisation 

About you

We are looking for exceptional candidates with the following experience and characteristics:

  • Significant track record of successful fundraising from corporate sector, charitable foundations, philanthropists, public sector grants
  • Interest in building stronger communities and seeing change in society
  • Keen for rapid career progression as the charity grows, with scope for  significant impact across the sector
  • Flexibility, persistence and resilience to thrive in a fast-paced, result-oriented environment
  • An energetic, enthusiastic and persuasive personality
  • Excellent verbal communication skills in group and individual settings and gravitas with senior audiences.
  • Excellent written communication skills, and understanding of various stakeholders’ priority interests
  • Ability to build rapport with a wide variety of people
  • Experience working with the media

Further details

  • This is a permanent, full-time role based in London, starting in October 2010.
  • Salary for the role is £35k-40k per year; more may be available for an exceptional candidate.  We also offer a stakeholder pension, a Cycle to Work scheme and opportunities for flexible working.

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please complete the short form below.

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