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Fundraising manager (part-time)

Are you the right person to help us deliver our mission?

This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional individual with proven experience to join our small and successful, national charity as our Fundraising Manager. The purpose of the job is to research and identify trust and foundation funding opportunities for Unlock and maximise immediate and long-term income. 

The successful candidate will work with the senior management team to develop current and future project plans and write compelling proposals/applications to secure significant income from trusts and foundations. They will co-ordinate input from across relevant team members and collate internal data to write and deliver timely and accurate funder reports. They will help build and maintain strategic relationships with funders and lead on donor communications across various channels.  

Our ideal candidate will have experience as a professional fundraiser with a proven success in securing funds through an application process. They will have excellent written and spoken communication skills, a strong track record of grant income generation and a commitment to Unlock’s mission. They will need to be self-motivated, able to work with minimal supervision and committed to working as part of a small and friendly team, some of whom are home-based and others who are based at our office in Maidstone.  

Salary & hours  

Contract:     Part-time, six-month minimum contract 

Hours of work: 18.75 hours (equivalent 2.5 days) per week spread across 3 – 5 days, Monday to Friday. There may be potential to increase hours as Unlock develops new projects. There may also be the possibility of this becoming a permanent role. 

Salary: £17,803 per annum (£35,606 full-time equivalent)   

Based at: Remote – the post-holder will work from home with a minimum of four days in the office at Maidstone a year 

About Unlock 

We are an independent, highly respected social inclusion charity based in Kent. Established in 2000, we provide information, advice and support to individuals dealing with the ongoing effects of criminal record. Our knowledge and insight help us to work with government, employers and others, to change policies and practices to create a fairer and more inclusive society so that people with criminal records can move on in their lives. 

Unlock is an equal opportunities organisation and committed to being inclusive and increasing diversity. We appreciate the value that diverse voices can bring to an organisation and particularly welcome applications from candidates who are from racially minoritised communities, have a disability or who are from a less privileged background. We warmly welcome applications from all suitably skilled people regardless of background and we are especially keen to appoint people who have themselves met with and overcome the disadvantages of having a criminal record. 

This position is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Unlock is committed to fair recruitment and the inclusion of applicants with criminal records. For this role, we will ask at the job offer stage whether the applicant has any unspent financial-related offences and carry out a basic Disclosure and Barring Service check. We will offer the opportunity to provide a disclosure statement and discuss anything that is included in the basic check before making any decision regarding an applicants’ criminal record. See our ‘Applicants with a criminal record’ policy for more information. 

To apply  

Closing date for applications is 28 August.

Shortlisted and unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email by 8 September.

Interviews will be held online on 14 September. 

Email or call 07385 204839 if you have any queries. 

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