Interim Community Fundraising Manager

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About The Role

Hours: 35hrs p/w
Days: Monday – Friday
Location: 175 St John Street, EC1V 4LW
12 months MAT Cover

Place2Be are looking to recruit an exceptional Interim Community Fundraising Manager to grow our community fundraising portfolio. You will be joining a small but dynamic team consisting of a Head of Community and Events, Challenge Events Manager and Community and Events Assistant, with a team target of £430k in 2021/22 (individual target of £250k) and ambitious growth plans to be raising £900k by 2024/25. At a time when interest in children’s mental health has never been stronger, this is an exciting time to be joining our dynamic organisation and make a real and tangible difference to children’s futures.

This area of fundraising is reasonably new to the organisation and there is plenty of scope to be innovative. We believe there is huge potential for growth and have the investment budgets and ambition to help bring this about. Proactive, results-driven and commercially aware, you will enjoy collaborating with others.

In this role, you will need to have experience of devising and implementing successful business plans for community fundraising, leadership skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills and superb project management skills.

What will I be responsible for in my new role?

You will:

  • be responsible for managing and growing the Community Fundraising portfolio, by working with existing community supporters to increase engagement, value and longevity of relationships. In addition, identify and cultivate new opportunities for growth
  • take a leading role in budget and strategy setting, including writing, delivering and monitoring budgets and strategies, reporting against KPI’s, and ensuring that income targets are achieved or exceeded
  • fully capitalise on Place2Be’s networks of contacts and, where appropriate, take the lead with key relationships
  • be responsible for a £250k income budget. Lead on setting, monitoring and reporting on income and expenditure
  • develop and enhance Place2Be’s stewardship programme to ensure it is first class and that all donors and supporters have a high-quality experience
  • create high energy and focus both inside and outside Place2Be, focusing on the execution of our ambitious growth plans and acting as both an internal and external ‘ambassador’
  • lead on developing and executing a school fundraising strategy, including securing and managing Charity of the Year Partnerships

Diversity and Inclusion

Place2Be is committed to equal opportunities and anti-discrimination practices and we positively encourage applications from all sections of the community. We are particularly interested in attracting applications from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

Additionally, for our clinical roles we are particularly keen in attracting male candidates to reflect the diversity of the partner schools and communities we work in.

All successful applicants to clinical roles will be asked to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS/PVG.

About You

The successful candidate will have:
  • a track record of achieving six-figure income targets and managing income and expenditure budgets
  • experience of developing, enhancing and delivering high-quality and innovative stewardship
  • entrepreneurial skills and demonstrates a flexible, ‘can-do’ approach; resilient and at ease with change
  • excellent project management skills
  • previous experience of implementing and rolling out marketing strategies to grow support
  • strong communication skills; ability to communicate and influence others through both verbal and written media
  • excellent attention to detail and pragmatic approach to problem solving, with ability to generate ideas and solutions

Interview Dates: 29th/30th July 2021 ZOOM Video Interview

In return we offer you a range of fantastic benefits including:

  • Enhanced Annual Leave entitlement
  • Robust Learning and Development Programme
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance, 4x Annual Salary
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Mobile Phone Discounts (EE Network)
  • Cycle purchase and season ticket loan schemes
  • Extended Maternity/Paternity Pay

If you share our core values of perseverance, integrity, compassion and creativity and have the counselling skills and patience to support some of the UK’s most vulnerable young people and families, we would love you to join us. It’s sensitive and demanding work – but hugely rewarding and fulfilling – you will be helping to give young people a brighter future.

Please view/download the full Job Description and Person Specification on our website for further details.

About Us

Place2Be is the leading children’s mental health charity providing in-school support and expert professional development to improve the emotional wellbeing of children and young people, families, teachers and school staff. Last year, Place2Be worked directly with 700 schools through our in-school mental health services or training, reaching a school community of over 380,000 pupils.

Our teams provide a range of services in our partner schools to build resilience early in life through counselling, creative work and play and support a child’s ability to engage in school life.  Our work, focused on early intervention, is part of the ‘comprehensive CAMHS system’.

Through our professional development programme, we are training c1200 Counsellors on Placement each year who build their mental health and counselling skills and experience through practice in our partner schools. We also provide a range of professional development programmes on mental health and wellbeing for school leaders, teachers and other professionals who work with children and young people, so we can help to build ‘mentally healthy’ schools and communities where all children can thrive and flourish.

We continue to pilot, trial and explore new ways in which we can develop our practice as well as share learning, expertise and findings from the robust evidence and evaluation we gather. HRH The Duchess of Cambridge is our Royal Patron and Place2Be is one of the founding charity partners of Heads Together. We also work collaboratively with a range of charities and expert organisations to leverage best-in-class knowledge and expertise to inform, develop and improve outcomes for the children, families and schools we support.

We ask our staff team to share our core values of perseverance, integrity, compassion and creativity, and to have the skills and patience to support some of the UK’s most vulnerable children and families.

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