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Fundraising Manager

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity to join an organisation providing access to the river Thames for people of all ages, including those with a special need, disability or mental health condition. The River Thames Boat Project offer therapeutic cruises and deliver fun and dynamic educational and learning activities on the river Thames.

The charity was formed in 1988 and registered in 1989 and has shown that enjoying and learning about the river on board their specially adapted and wheelchair-accessible boats, is an exceptional experience. It brings relaxation, health and personal development benefits unique to the river setting, as shown by their many returning clients who rebook year after year. Their boats are moored at Kingston-upon-Thames, and they operate along the river between Windsor and Putney.

The River Thames Boat Project are now looking for a Fundraising Manager to raise the funds to enable them to run cruises and education days on the Thames.

As Fundraising Manager, you will be responsible for growing the charitable income across all streams (grants, foundations, corporate sponsors), maximising members program, establishing a sound data base for fundraising and establishing a volunteer fundraising committee. You will develop and execute a fundraising plan and develop strong relationships with prospective and existing funders. You will research potential trust and foundation funders, write compelling bids and ensure effective reporting and stewardship. You will also be responsible marketing the charity to prospective clients through mailings, social media and other routes.

To be considered for this role, you will need:

  • Proven experience in raising income for small to medium size charities from multiple sources with a specific focus on trusts and foundations

  • Self - motivated and pro-active with great interpersonal skills to work with staff members, volunteers, trustees, and external funders from individual to corporate donors.

  • Proven ability to research funders, write compelling bids and manage relationships with funders

If this role sounds of interest to you and you want to have a chat and review the full job description, please do contact Dominic at Harris Hill on or call him on 020 7820 7332.

Salary: £38,000 (FTE)
Permanent, Part-time (3 days per week)
Location: Home based with expectation of regular attendance at office (Teddington), events and funder meetings.

Deadline for applications - Tuesday 6th August 2024
Application Process - CV and Cover Letter

As leading charity recruitment specialists and a certified B Corp™, Harris Hill is committed to high and ever-improving standards of equitable and inclusive recruitment. We actively welcome applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion, sexuality and other protected characteristics.