Fundraising Manager

Job title Fundraising Manager
Reporting to CEO
Hours of work 9-5.30pm, flexible working hours.
4-day week Full-time hours moving to 4-day week post probationary period
Located at Bristol or Southwest
Salary Up to £32,000 commensurate with experience
Type of contract Permanent
Probationary Period 3 months
Annual Leave 36 days pro rata (reducing to 28.75 on 4-day week)

Applications close:


·         Wed 22 June, 6pm.

·         W/c 27 June


Job Title: Fundraising Manager

Role Summary:

Do you have an in-depth knowledge of the fundraising sector including grant-making trusts and foundations? Are you a strategic and creative thinker who can build and develop new and existing networks and relationships? Are you keen to help give our oceans a helping hand and protect them for generations to come? If you just answered yes to all those then we’d love to hear from you. We’re seeking a talented, experienced fundraiser with an outstanding track record to join us as we embark on a new phase for the organisation. Working alongside our Corporate Partnerships team, you’ll be confident and comfortable delivering our charity fundraising strategy and able to cover all aspects of fundraising, from bid and grant writing to developing excellent relationships with foundations and major donors.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Research potential grant and trust funding opportunities (local and national); work with relevant staff on the development of applications/proposals
  • Lead on writing of Grants, Trusts and Foundations applications building both new and managing existing relationships
  • Ensure each funding application/proposal meets the criteria, deadlines and requirements of the trust/ grant fund and represents the values of the organisation
  • Manage our CRM internal database of donors, applications, reporting etc
  • Support and grow our other fundraising opportunities including individual giving campaigns
  • Actively seek opportunities and build excellent relationships with major donors
  • Stay abreast of fundraising good practice and legislation and establish new in-house policies where needed, being aware of and adhering to the Institute of Fundraising Codes of Conduct and Codes of Best Practice and GDPR
  • Regularly report to the CEO on income generation/fundraising activities, and opportunities in an established funding pipeline as well as prepare reports to the Board of Trustees as require.

About you

We’re looking for a self-starter with bags of energy and enthusiasm, someone who’s able to work independently with a positive attitude, responsive to feedback and brings fresh ideas to the table. You won’t be responsible for corporate partnerships although you’re welcome to feed into our strategy, but you’ll play a pivotal role in our small team, enabling City to Sea to deliver its purpose and strategic priorities. You’ll be working closely with the CEO, and the role has lots of scope for career progression and building your team over the coming years. So ideally, you’re an independent thinker, who can write a kick-ass bid while being happy to scope and build our longer-term fundraising opportunities.

Minimum qualifications:

  • 3 years relevant work experience in fundraising, ideally with recent experience in the environmental sector
  • Successful track record in Philanthropic Fundraising, including Grants, Trusts and Foundations fundraising
  • Experience working with donors and building and maintaining long-term relationships
  • Experience developing and working with fundraising budgets
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail, well organised with a track record of working to deadlines in a timely manner

What We Offer:
This is a permanent contract, working 37.5 hours per week, attracting a salary of up to £32,000 per annum depending on experience. We have recently implemented a 4-day week at City to Sea but have maintained full-time equivalent salary. The first 2 months you will work the full-time hours of this role, dropping to a 4-day week (32 hours) thereafter. We offer remote/hybrid working and positively embrace flexible working, recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life. We’re more than happy to discuss your circumstances at interview stage.

Our benefits include generous annual leave, Christmas closure, development days, employee assistance programme, enhanced family leave and enhanced sick pay.

Diversity and Inclusion at City to Sea

We recognise that City to Sea, like much of the environmental sector, is lacking diversity amongst its staff.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and as a Bristol based organisation, we are working particularly hard to be more representative of the city’s 16% Black and minority ethnic demographic, and 17% Disabled demographic.

For this reason, if you are Black, Asian, from a minority ethnic background, or living with a disability, we will guarantee you an interview providing you are able to show you can do the job in your covering letter. Please use the reference ‘SFM / Access’ at the top of the covering letter if this applies to you.

We’re passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that celebrates and values diversity.  We don’t need you to ‘fit’ our culture, we’d love for you to enrich it.

If you have any additional access requirements to support you with your application, please let us know by contacting [email protected].

Equalities & Monitoring Form

We would be grateful if you could take the time to fill out our Equalities Monitoring Form (see below). This form is anonymous and will not in any way affect your application. The data we collect will feed into our annual benchmarking that drives our strategy to attract, welcome and retain a more diverse team.

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