Fundraising Manager – Gateways

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Fundraising Manager – Gateways

Contract Type



Part time






£60,000 FTE

Closing date

21st June 2024

Hours: 25.5 hours per week (equivalent of 3 days)

Gateways is looking for a Fundraising Manager who shares our ambitions and who wants to help us grow Gateways into the accessible alternative provision, for all young people in the Jewish community who struggle to remain in mainstream education.

Purpose of the Role:

Reporting and working alongside the CEO and trustees, to secure Gateways’ annual fundraising income target, whilst providing a high level of supporter care to all donors.

Main Duties and Responsibilities: 

• Together with the CEO, to develop, implement, and deliver Gateways’ fundraising strategy

• Manage and maximise all categories of fundraising income streams in order to achieve fundraising targets

• Develop new income streams

• Support the CEO and Trustees in identifying new opportunities to raise additional funds

• Ensure all pledges and donations are thanked accordingly and in a timely manner

Major Donor Fundraising:

• Develop and implement a plan to steward, cultivate and nurture existing major donors

• Work with the CEO and Trustees to identify potential new major donors and develop stewardship plans

• Develop a Patronage Campaign

• Ensure regular and appropriate communication with major donors

Trusts and Foundations:

• Steward existing Trusts & Foundations to secure ongoing support

• Research suitable Trusts & Foundations whose criteria match the Gateways

• Create and submit bespoke proposals and applications to Trusts and Foundations

Community Fundraising:

• Research, plan, and implement new community fundraising initiatives and events to establish Gateways as a charity within the Jewish community


 Maintain and update donor records on our fundraising database (Beacon) including thanking and acknowledging

• Provide an exceptional level of supporter care, resulting in long-term relationships with Gateways

• Communicate effectively with donors via phone, email, mail, face-to-face and digital channels e.g., social media

• Provide fundraising progress reports for the CEO and Trustees as and when required

• Carry out any other relevant tasks as requested by the CEO

• As a part of the introduction of this new role into Gateways, develop and implement processes and procedures to support the role's function

• Reporting to the Chief Executive and Board of Trustees on fundraising performance against agreed targets for activity and outcomes.

You may be required to work occasional evenings and weekends. This job description allocates. Duties and responsibilities but does not direct the amount of time spent on carrying them out, and no part of it may be so construed. The job description is not necessarily a comprehensive definition of the post.

Personal Specification:

● Highly organised and efficient

● Experience in using a CRM database.

● Fully competent with Office 365

● Excellent oral and written communication skills

● Strong interpersonal skills

● Understanding of budgets

● Motivated and ability to use own initiative and work alone as necessary

● Able to multitask on a range of projects.

● A confident and friendly manner

● Committed to Gateways’ mission and aim

● Creative and able to think outside the box

● Experience and proven track record in Fundraising

● Fundraising experience across a broad funding portfolio within the charity sector including major donor giving, trusts and foundations, community and events

● Solid understanding of fundraising strategies, techniques, and approaches

● Experience of successfully managing multiple, often competing projects. through to delivery

● Identifying and successfully implementing proactive initiatives to grow and diversify income

● Experience in securing gifts from trusts and foundations

● A good understanding of the principles of trust fundraising, including identification, research, solicitation and stewardship of funder.

For more information and to be personally recommended for this role please contact

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