Fundraising and Partnerships Manager/ Director/ Trustee

Fundraising and Partnerships Manager/ Director/ Trustee

Ongoing role
At a glance


  • Financial management
  • Business development / Sales
  • Commissioning / Contracting
  • Fundraising events
  • Fundraising research / Bid writing
  • Fundraising strategy


London, E6 2JA
Remote opportunity


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month, 1-3 hours / week, 3-7 hours / week or 7-15 hours / week

With a specific focus on prospect researching, proposal writing, partner and donor relationship management, you will support us in building a strong fundraising pipeline relevant to our research groups.

What will you be doing?

You'll join as a manager, director or trustee depending on your experience. You will work closely with the Research Heads, supporting the development of capability statements, presentations, funding applications and other fundraising materials. As Fundraising and Partnerships Manager you will be responsible for the Donor relations, prospect and proposal development:

· Support continued donor mapping to identify and quantify the most significant high-return funding prospects at the centre’s level, research groups levels and projects level.

· Develop relevant funder communications aligning our impact to funders’ focus.

· Working with the Research Heads and Digital Marketing Manager, develop and update external-facing communication products including pages on our website.

 · Match potential funders with projects and devise short, medium and long-term funder engagement plans for key funders and/or income streams, in consultation with colleagues.

· Coordinate and lead on proposal delivery as assigned, including joint development of budgets.

· Coordinate and lead on funder report delivery as assigned, including the project financial reports.

· Keep up to date with relevant funder and fundraising trends and legislation.

· You will work closely with the Research Heads, supporting the development of capability statements, presentations, funding applications and other fundraising materials.

What are we looking for?

 · Be an experienced proposal writer, with excellent writing, editing and budget development skills and a good eye for detail, with the ability to match research projects’ concepts to funders’ strategies.

· Be a confident networker – with good skills for taking the impact and changing stories from our work to a funder audience and helping them make the link between their strategy and ours.

· Be a detail-orientated researcher, with a good ability to carry out prospect research and skills in seeking out opportunities for funder engagement and pursuit.

· You will be comfortable working collaboratively in a small organisation, interested in contributing and sharing skills and ideas for the overall progress and development of the centre, and being flexible to the changing demands of the organisation.

What difference will you make?

Are you keen to apply your fundraising and partnership building skills in a not-for-profit start-up organisation and join a team of researchers and professionals from different parts of the world; all with a mission to create a positive impact in the world? We are looking for a fundraiser with experience in sustainable development to help us increase our income from trusts, foundations, NGOs and institutional funders so we can conduct our innovative interdisciplinary research, raise public awareness and support decision-makers. With excellent proposal writing and networking skills, the right candidate will enjoy working for an ambitious organisation that seeks opportunities for growing its impact and added value. You will have a proven track record of building and managing funding and partnership relationships.

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