Fundraising Trustee

Fundraising Trustee

At a glance


  • Fundraising strategy
  • Fundraising research / Bid writing


West Hendon, LB Barnet, NW9 7ND
Mainly at home
Travel limit? 30 miles - all travel expenses can be reclaimed


Mostly outside office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-3 hours / week
Office visits are needed only for Trustee meetings / Fundraising meetings, once every 2 months

The Trustees are looking to increase the size of the Board and need the following support: Fundraising Trustee to assist with funding support for the redevelopment of the building, grounds & equipment.

What will you be doing?

Direct report        Works closely with the Chair and the Board of Trustees and the Redevelopment Steering Group

Background          Fundraising, Charity Governance, Finance


Key responsibilities and accountabilities

All Trustees have the following generic responsibilities:

•  Contribute actively to the Board of Trustees' role in giving strategic direction to the Charity, setting overall strategy and policy, setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets

•  Ensure the financial stability of the organisation and the proper investment of the Charity's funds

•  Ensure the Charity applies its resources exclusively in pursuing its objectives

•  Ensure the effective and efficient administration of the Charity

•  Safeguard the good name and values of the Charity

•  Declare any conflict of interest while carrying out the duties of a Trustee

•  Be collectively responsible for the actions of the Charity and other Trustees

•  Participate in other tasks as arise from time to time, such as interviewing new staff, helping with fundraising

•  Attend meetings and sub-committee meetings as appropriate and read papers in preparation for the meeting

•  Keep informed about the activities of the Charity and wider issues which affect its work

•  Use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the Board of Trustees reach sound decisions. This will involve scrutinising Board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, and providing advice and guidance requested by the Board on new initiatives, or other issues, to the area of the Charity's work in which the Trustee has special expertise

What are we looking for?

In addition to the generic duties and responsibilities of a Trustee, the specific responsibilities of the Fundraising Trustee relate to being the Chair of the Fundraising Committee, and will entail the following:

•  To have a solid background as a Fundraiser in the charity / 3rd sector with a sound understanding and experience of charity fundraising at strategic and operational levels

•  Bring overall leadership and drive as the Chair of the Fundraising Committee ensuring the development of the overall governance of the Charity’s fundraising and communications functions, working closely with the Chair & Trustees

• To ensure that there is the right breadth and depth of fundraising and communications skills on the Fundraising Committee, with access to the right networks, in order that the Charity is in the best possible position to develop and deliver high quality strategies in fundraising, marketing and communications

  • Lead the fundraising planning process to produce effective strategies to achieve agreed income targets
  • Identify new potential income streams and produce strategies to access these funds
  • Manage the Fundraising Committee that delivers fundraising income, meeting agreed targets
  • Oversee the management of the fundraising programme and ensuring production of effective, high quality proposals and reports
  • Lead on development of new funding streams
  • Develop and maintain effective supporter journeys for the development of relationships and retention

Time commitment and location

  • The Board meets at least 6 times a year at the organisation’s premises: Phoenix Outdoor Centre, Cool Oak Lane, West Hendon, NW9 7ND and the Fundraising Trustee is expected to be available at each meeting.
  • You will be a member of a Fundraising sub-committee which will meet at least 6 times in a year.
  • Attendance at award meetings is optional
  • Volunteer expenses will be reimbursed

What difference will you make?

The Phoenix Canoe Club & Outdoor Centre are going through steady growth and a new building is being planned for 2021. The Trustees are in need of strong leadership and direction on the fundraising required for the next exciting phase of our growth including a multi-million pound redevelopment.

What's in it for the volunteer?

This is an opportunity to help support a friendly organisation working with the public, local schools, youth and community groups to help focus on providing a purpose built centre for our user groups and members for now and the future.

Before you apply

The Trustees are looking to fill this role as soon as possible and would welcome applications for consideration. To apply for this position, please provide a brief resume of your relevant experience. Subject to government regulations in place for social distancing, interbviews may be carried out by video conferencing.
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  • Education
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Local / community
  • Men
  • Mental health
  • Physical disabilities
  • Sports
  • Women
  • Young people
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