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Fundraising Manager- Board of Deputies

  • Location: Kentish Town, London
  • Sector: Community
  • Salary: Competitive salary according to experience
General Description:
This new post is responsible for co-ordinating the Board of Deputies’ fundraising activities with the objective of raising awareness of the Board of Deputies within the Jewish community and increasing the amount of donations received to fund the Board of Deputies’ advocacy for the Jewish community. This is an excellent opportunity for a driven, pro-active fundraiser to deliver an exciting fundraising strategy for a well-resourced and committed organisation.

Responsible to:        Director of Finance & Operations
Hours of Work:     9.30 – 17.30 Monday to Wednesday; 9.00 – 17.00 Thursday;     9.00 – 13.30 Friday
Status:     Full time or Part Time (if part time, 4 days a week with Friday as non-working day) - Permanent Contract
Holiday entitlement:  20 days holiday plus 8 Bank Holidays, plus Jewish Holidays
Applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Write and deliver the new fundraising strategy
  • Identify and manage fundraising activities / events such as the annual dinner 
  • Perform research to identify and prioritise potential donors
  • Manage the stewardship of existing and new donors at all levels of giving 
  • Identify and apply for grants to support our work
  • Develop and manage programmes to increase donations from the ‘Community Contribution’ and other sources including a programme of senior leadership visits to constituent bodies
  • Report regularly on fundraising performance
  • Advise and involve colleagues in fundraising activities
  • Ability to travel in the UK to Jewish communities
Marketing/Communication – to support the fundraising function
  • Identify and understand the different components of the British Jewish community, including those segments which already support us and those who do not yet
  • Drive marketing around the Board of Deputies’ democratic functions, particularly its elections, including promoting ‘becoming a Deputy’, gender balance campaigns, ‘hustings’ events, etc 
  • Develop marketing materials to promote Board of Deputies activities and to encourage take-up of membership 
  • Manage advertising and sponsorship opportunities 
  • Maintaining a general familiarity with the work of the Board of Deputies to be articulate on Board of Deputies’ activities and to deliver our pitch
  • Carrying out such other administrative or other duties as may be requested from time to time by the Board of Deputies’ Chief Executive
Person Specification
  • Experience of fundraising or sales/marketing including delivery of fundraising or sales income targets
  • Knowledge of fundraising/sales income strategy including segmentation, targeting and positioning, cultivation techniques, and stewardship processes
  • Knowledge of drawing up and working within fundraising/sales income strategic plans, campaigns and budgets
  • Comfortable working with a warm base of support to cause-driven activities
  • Experience of organising special events of varying size and complexity
  • Strong IT skills, including CRM (Salesforce), MS Office products, graphical programmes and social media
  • A good working knowledge of the UK Jewish community’s institutions and priorities is desirable
Personal Attributes
  • A natural networker, able to connect with people from a wide range of cultural and political backgrounds
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Well-organised with good time-management and an ability to work independently
  • Willing and able to develop new knowledge and skills quickly
  • A good team-player, able to support other colleagues where necessary
This job description and person specification is not prescriptive; it merely outlines the key tasks and responsibilities of the post.  The key tasks and responsibilities are subject to change.  Any changes will be made in consultation with the post holder. This Job Description is subject to alteration in response to changes in legislation or Board of Deputies operational procedures.