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Major Donor Relationship Manager

  • £30000 - £32500 per annum Home based, part time

Hunter Merrifield are thrilled to partner with Young Epilepsy to find a Major Donor Relationship Manager to be responsible for supporting and implementing a successful programme of Major Donor fundraising and engagement. This will include securing Major Donor & Mid Value support for all areas of their work.

Job Title: Major Donor Relationship Manager
Organisation: Young Epilepsy
Salary: £30,000 (4 days a week)
Contract: Permanent, Part time (3-4 days a week)
Location: Home based (Commutable to London/Surrey on an ad hoc basis)
Closing date: Monday 22nd August 2022
Required: CV and Cover Letter

Young Epilepsy is dedicated to standing up for children and young people with epilepsy. They listen to and work with them so they can fulfil their potential. They coordinate research that improves diagnosis and treatments. They campaign for children's rights. Furthermore, they support young people in school and college and provide innovative tools, information, and practical help for living everyday life.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To approach, qualify, and cultivate potential high-value donors, engaging them with Young Epilepsy's purpose and strategy
  • To convert those prospects at a giving level of £5K - £100K, working across the fundraising portfolio to link the donor with the right project or focus for their giving.
  • To produce compelling and engaging proposals - in person, over video calls, and in writing.
  • To provide outstanding stewardship to all donors: working with our senior leadership and operational staff to offer unique thanking opportunities.
  • To work closely with internal stakeholders to identify new prospective donors and to build cultivation plans for those relationships.
  • To support the development and delivery of the Philanthropy team's cultivation and stewardship event programme


Person Specification:

  • Recent and proven success of fundraising with high-net-worth individuals within a third sector organisation
  • Experience in personal relationship management and 121 stewardship of individuals
  • Experience of successfully delivering against financial targets within specified deadlines
  • Experience running events for VIPs and HNW Individuals, with a focus on excellent service, creating a first-class experience and meeting donor needs
  • Knowledge and skill in proactive networking and relationship building
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written, in English) and relationship building skills
  • Personable, professional and approachable presentation style and appearance


This role is perfect for someone looking to take on more responsibility in a management level role with a fantastic charity. Furthermore, we would be keen to hear from people with senior experience who are looking for flexibility in a role where their experience could have a hugely positive impact.

To find out more and to apply, please contact Stuart Milliner at Hunter Merrifield.

We practice a diverse and inclusive recruitment process that ensures equal opportunity for all we work with, irrespective of race, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age or gender. As an organisation, we encourage applications from all backgrounds and will ensure measures are met when required, to allow a fair process throughout.

Fundraising Lead

  • Up to £30000 per annum Part time and Full time offered

Hunter Merrifield are thrilled to partner with the British Deaf Association to find a new Fundraising Lead to ensure that the fundraising income grows, in particular from Trusts and Foundations, whilst ensuring a sustainable future for the organisation. Working with the CEO, the post-holder will develop strategic, multi-year partnerships with donors, and will ensure that we deepen relationships with existing donors and proactively engage new supporters.

Job Title: Fundraising Lead
Organisation: British Deaf Association
Salary: £30,000
Contract: Permanent (Full-time/Part-time considered)
Location: London, Derby, Glasgow, Belfast, Cardiff (1-2 days in office)
Closing Date: Monday 22nd August 2022
Required: CV and Cover Letter

British Deaf Association (BDA) is a national Deaf-led organisation that works directly with Deaf people that use British Sign Language (BSL). Their work concentrates on campaigning for equal rights on a national level and working at a local level empowering Deaf people to achieve access to their local public services.

Not only are we looking for an experienced Trusts fundraiser, we are looking for someone who believes in what the BDA stands for, and who understands how Deaf people's lived experiences around inequality, injustice and marginalisation are central to developing our strategies, campaigns and services.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To set and monitor income and expenditure budgets and KPIs in line with the fundraising strategy
  • To identify, research and approach new Trusts and Foundations whose strategic objectives and focus are aligned with that of the BDA.
  • To manage and implement a programme of proposals to Trusts and Foundations, Lottery and Statutory sources that are aligned with BDA's funding priorities with the aim of securing large multi-year gifts.
  • To lead on the relationship management of all Donors, Grants, Trusts and Foundations including the development and implementation of tailored cultivation and stewardship plans to inspire and engage all new and current Trusts and Foundations
  • To produce high quality, evidence-based, reports for all funders including the effective monitoring and evaluation of our grants


Person Specification:

  • In-depth experience of fundraising, particularly from Trusts and Foundations, with knowledge of best practise fundraising techniques.
  • Experience in identifying and researching Trusts and Foundations that have the potential to support a specific cause.
  • Experience of building excellent relationships with Trusts and Foundations, producing cultivation and stewardship plans for new and existing supporters respectively.
  • Experience of working with Trustees and Management Teams to explore networks to help with new approaches.
  • Excellent track record in the successful development of Trust and Foundation proposals securing significant income.


We really encourage those to apply who understands that Deaf people's lived experiences around inequality, injustice and marginalisation are central to how they develop strategy, campaigns and improve services.

To find out more and to apply for the role, please contact Stuart Milliner at Hunter Merrifield.

We practice a diverse and inclusive recruitment process that ensures equal opportunity for all we work with, irrespective of race, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age or gender. As an organisation, we encourage applications from all backgrounds and will ensure measures are met when required, to allow a fair process throughout.

Philanthropy Executive

  • £23500 - £30300 per annum Free underground and more

Hunter Merrifield are pleased to partner with London Transport Museum to find a new Philanthropy Executive to be responsible for supporting the delivery of London Transport Museum's philanthropy programme, supporting legacy and high value giving, the Patrons Circle, cultivation and stewardship events.

Job Title: Philanthropy Executive
Organisation: London Transport Museum
Salary: £23,500 - £30,300 per annum
Contract: Permanent, Full time
Location: London 1-2 days a week in the office
Closing date: Tuesday 16th August 2022
Required: CV and Cover Letter
Benefits: Free Underground travel, 75% off national rail tickets, flexible working, fantastic working environment.

London Transport Museum explore the powerful link between transport and the growth of London, its culture and society since 1800. By sharing this story of innovation, ingenuity, creativity and design, we ignite curiosity about the world around us and how to shape its future.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working with colleagues and volunteers, identify, research and manage a pipeline of prospects and donors, conducting preliminary research and understanding motivations for giving. Create tailored cultivation and stewardship plans for prospects and donors, developing and maintaining relationships through phone calls, meetings and events.
  • Support the development of campaign tools to support fundraising including business cases, proposals, presentations and digital content
  • Support the strategy for growing Legacy Giving at London Transport Museum, supporting the Philanthropy Manager to administer legacies and bequests made to London Transport Museum, adhering to best practice at all times
  • Deliver the Museum's Patrons Circle programme, managing the organisation, administration and delivery of the Patrons events programme, supporting the delivery of other Development team events as required
  • Manage low level giving initiatives at the Museum, Depot and across digital platforms including contactless giving, payroll giving and appeals


Person specification:

  • Confident relationship builder able to build personal and organisational relationships at all levels
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent donor management skills
  • Excellent administrative, planning and organisational skills
  • Computer literate with a good working knowledge of MS Office products
  • Knowledge of high value and/or legacy giving fundraising principles, cultivation and stewardship processes
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategy and practice


This is a fantastic role for someone who wants to play a pivotal role with a great organisation. This fundraising role will offer you development and progression and a solid foundation for a fundraising career.

To find out more and to apply, please contact Ellen Lamer at Hunter Merrifield.

Along with London Transport Museum, we want to practice a diverse and inclusive recruitment process that ensures equal opportunity for all we work with, irrespective of race, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age, or gender. As an organisation, we encourage applications from all backgrounds and will ensure measures are met when required, to allow a fair process throughout.

We practice a diverse and inclusive recruitment process that ensures equal opportunity for all we work with, irrespective of race, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age or gender. As an organisation, we encourage applications from all backgrounds and will ensure measures are met when required, to allow a fair process throughout.

Head of Community and Events

  • £40000 - £44000 per annum

Hunter Merrifield are delighted to be working with a fantastic children's hospice in their search to find a new ambitious Head of Community and Events who wants to build a successful strategy and deliver results. Our client provides palliative care to children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions across London, supporting the entire family throughout the process helping them to choose when, where and how they receive the care.

Job Title: Head of Community and Events
Salary: Up to £44,000
Contract: Permanent, Full Time
Location: Hybrid working
Required: CV and Cover Letter
Closing Date: Rolling Basis

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a community and events strategy strategy to increase income in this area
  • Develop tailored strategies and engagement plans for all areas of the local community
  • Create, write and review propositions around our strategic priorities that win support from the local community
  • Ensure that supporters have an outstanding experience of being involved as a supporter of Richard House
  • Manage and lead the Community Manager and, working with them, achieve the successful implementation of this income stream, working strategically to develop funding opportunities
  • Manage high level and strategically important community income partnerships
  • Responsible for budgeting and target setting for the community and events income streams, and producing regular reports on performance against these targets


Person Specification

  • Somebody with demonstrable experience of leading a team and managing, motivating and developing individuals to work to best of their ability
  • Demonstrable evidence in planning and executing community and event strategy
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Experience of delivering results to agreed objectives, targets and timescales
  • Experience of developing income and expenditure budgets, and reporting on performance against these measures
  • An understanding of the importance of social media to engage new audiences and promote events

This is such an exciting opportunity to support and build on the existing success and further develop the community reach and events portfolio. The role will either suit somebody with a similar background looking for a new challenge, or for somebody with a strong community background looking to take a step up.

To find out more about the role or to apply, please contact Ellen Lamer at Hunter Merrifield.

Along with the charity we want to practice a diverse and inclusive recruitment process that ensures equal opportunity for all we work with, irrespective of race, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age or gender. As an organisation, we encourage applications from all backgrounds and will ensure measures are met when required, to allow a fair process throughout.

We practice a diverse and inclusive recruitment process that ensures equal opportunity for all we work with, irrespective of race, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age or gender. As an organisation, we encourage applications from all backgrounds and will ensure measures are met when required, to allow a fair process throughout.

FLAIR Programme Engagement Manager

  • £41573 - £44913 per annum

Hunter Merrifield are delighted to partner with The Royal Society to find a FLAIR Programme Engagement Manager. This is a fantastic brand-new role for somebody with a strong programme management background looking to develop their career. This is perfect for somebody who has ability to work autonomously and has the desire to mould this role as they see fit.

Job Title: FLAIR Programme Engagement Manager
Organisation: The Royal Society
Salary: £41,573.00 - £44,913.00
Contract: Full Time, FTC until July 2023
Location: London (Hybrid working - 2 days per week in the office)
Required: CV and Cover Letter
Closing Date: Rolling Close

Job Responsibilities

  • To conceive, plan and deliver a programme of training and networking support for 59 FLAIR Fellows in accordance with the Society's and Grants' strategic objectives and the needs of the African research and innovation community, ensuring it is relevant, accessible, and inclusive and has maximum impact
  • To undertake budget planning and be responsible for forecasting, controlling spend against budget, and authorising payments, and working with the Senior Manager on financial reports, budgeting, and forecasting
  • To work with other Royal Society Africa programme to capitalise on synergies between the programmes, and apply learning across Royal Society Africa programmes
  • To work with Senior Managers and Monitoring Evaluation and Learning team to oversee the management of information, monitor progress of programme cohort grants and the quality of outputs.


Experience and Qualities

  • Somebody with demonstrable experience in developing and managing career development
  • Proven programme management background
  • Produces results under pressure
  • Can work unsupervised and can motivate self
  • Contribute ideas and identifies opportunities to work with others and within the team and across the organisation
  • Experience of working with budgets


To find out more and to apply, please contact Ellen Lamer at Hunter Merrifield.

Along with The Royal Society, we want to practice a diverse and inclusive recruitment process that ensures equal opportunity for all we work with, irrespective of race, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age or gender. As an organisation, we encourage applications from all backgrounds and will ensure measures are met when required, to allow a fair process throughout.

We practice a diverse and inclusive recruitment process that ensures equal opportunity for all we work with, irrespective of race, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age or gender. As an organisation, we encourage applications from all backgrounds and will ensure measures are met when required, to allow a fair process throughout.

FUNDRAISING AND DONOR ADMINISTRATOR

  • £14 - £17 per hour

We are looking for a Fundraing/ Donor Administrator or a strong Adminitrator who has an interest in Individual Giving/ Fundrasing/Donor. With a lot of change within the team, we are low on resource at a critical time in our IG programme.

If you have a passion for helping all young people to fulfil their potential, and being able to deliver this through fundraising, and is enthusiastic about seeing the impact that their work has across the UK.

The role is either fully office based or hybrid with one working day at home- Holborn based

4 Months initially but could lead to something more longer term or permanent

We are looking for someone to work with our current Co-ordinator, with a passion for giving the very best experiences to donors, supporters or customers - from data accuracy to relevant, authentic thanking, and inspiring updates and appeals. You will have a curiosity around understanding what drives our donors, and will champion the importance of data capture, accuracy, stewardship and building great relationships. You will need to have an excellent handle on your time, and enjoy working collaboratively to keep projects on schedule.

The role has the following key aims:

  • To ensure that donation processing is accurate, efficient, fast, personal and friendly while adhering to Fundraising Regulator guidelines and own high standards of donor care

-This includes processing donations on our CRM with the highest level of accuracy, managing the batching within our processes, and handling any queries on payments

  • To ensure that thanking is relevant, accurate and prompt
  • To support the Individual Giving Manager in the planning, scheduling and implementation of appeals by post and email
  • Proof reading and supporting with copy and creative for appeals
  • To be an active member of the Development team in planning and gathering information, and working with staff, young musicians and consultants to improve and enhance the supporter experience
  • Accurately and efficiently enter data onto our CRM database, from supporter information to donations, communication preferences and gift aid declarations. Working within the administrative structure and processes set up between Development and Finance teams.
  • Thank donors promptly and accurately, managing your time to make sure that all tasks are completed in line with SLAs, ensuring that donors and enquirers have the very best experience .
  • Process debit/credit card and direct debit donations.
  • Support Head of Individual Giving in preparation of campaigns, inputting in the planning for appeals, scheduling and implementing plans

We practice a diverse and inclusive recruitment process that ensures equal opportunity for all we work with, irrespective of race, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age or gender. As an organisation, we encourage applications from all backgrounds and will ensure measures are met when required, to allow a fair process throughout.

Trusts and Statutory Manager

  • £39000 - £42000 per annum Home based and more

Hunter Merrifield are pleased to work with a fantastic children's research charity to find a Trusts and Statutory Manager lead on the delivery of a robust portfolio of Trusts and foundations, to support statutory funding bids, and support the wider Partnerships team on corporate grants and foundations.

Job Title: Trusts and Statutory Manager
Organisation: Children's Research charity
Salary: £39,000 - £42,000
Contract: Permanent (4-5 days a week)
Location: Home based
Closing date: Monday 22nd August 2022
Required: CV

The Trusts & Statutory Fundraising Manager is a key role that will enable their ambition to diversify and grow income over the next five years. The challenge for this exciting position is to deliver and develop a relatively new income stream for the charity that is long term and sustainable.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for Trust project pipeline across Trusts, Foundations (including corporate) and statutory, across the UK, home nations and regional. Developed with attention to unrestricted opportunities.
  • Responsible for Trusts and Statutory budget, reporting on monthly, quarterly and annual KPIs, and monitoring and evaluating against ROI.
  • Responsible for developing monitoring system to track restricted grants and project development with relevant colleagues and Finance team.
  • Ensure necessary process and templates are in place to ensure projects are captured, packaged and costed, adapted to cross-selling thematically not just by project.
  • Produce an annual sector analysis of Trust sector
  • Build relationships, multiyear partnerships and income from existing trusts and foundations and strong stewardship involving members of the senior leadership team


Person Specification:

  • Experience of developing and implementing a Trusts fundraising strategy including income from lottery and statutory sources with a creative and entrepreneurial approach to income development
  • Proven record of personally securing minimum five-figure grants from Trusts, Statutory and other grant-making bodies
  • Strong project planning and financial management skills, including planning, forecasting, modelling and performance analysis, and ability to understand project budgets
  • Experience in senior relationship management and of influencing trust personnel
  • Ability to establish and lead on a collaborative approach with ability to communicate complex issues in writing and person, in an engaging and relevant manner


This role is perfect for an experienced Trust Fundraiser looking to take responsibility of the income stream, with the support of a very experienced line manager. If you wish to join a charity who are growing fast, and you enjoy a fast-paced environment with a lot of flexibility - then do get in touch.

To find out more and to apply, please contact Stuart Milliner at Hunter Merrifield.

We practice a diverse and inclusive recruitment process that ensures equal opportunity for all we work with, irrespective of race, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age or gender. As an organisation, we encourage applications from all backgrounds and will ensure measures are met when required, to allow a fair process throughout.

Fund /Grants Manager

  • £34000 - £34000

The Fund Manager will manage the newly-established Challenge Fund. This will encompass both the development of the fund and its ongoing management. This role will lead on the processing and shortlisting of applications, processing payments to successful applicants and developing ongoing relationships with fund awardees ensuring that all timeframes for the application and post-award cycle are adhered to.

Key Duties:

  • To manage the fund application process, acknowledging and keeping a record of all submitted applications (and all relevant background information per application) and ensuring that they are processed in a timely manner

  • To manage a portfolio of live Challenge Fund awardees and monitor and report their progress towards agreed targets to ensure adherence to the fund terms and focus

  • To serve as the main point of contact to deliver advice and guidance to prospective and current funding recipients (eligibility, policies and any other Q&A) and to manage relationships with multiple fund applicants/holders

  • To compile regular evaluation reports on: annual spend, number of applications, the type of applying organisations and progress of fund holders for a comprehensive evaluation of the fund’s impact on its overall aims and objectives

  • To coordinate meetings with the reviewers (Executive Team), providing background information on Final-stage applications and taking minutes from the decision - making meetings

  • To possess a thorough understanding of the eligibility criteria of the fund and all relevant internal processes

  • To lead on the planning, marketing and launching of the funding rounds of the Challenge Fund

  • To ensure the timely payments of all approved grants.

  • To maintain comprehensive records and an up-to-date overview of the funds annual budget and spend

Personal Specification:

  • Experience of working in a fund or grant management role, managing the process of awarding funds to successful applicants based on robust eligibility and assessment criteria

  • Experience of working in a team and liaising with multiple stakeholders to meet key deadlines

  • Experience of working in a process-driven environment preferably in a similar grant-giving team/organisation

  • Experience of processing multiple payments of significant sums of money

  • Experience of developing and managing external relationships

  • Exposure to the fund’s areas of interest e.g. underrepresented communities, STEM education, academic research methods desirable but not essential

  • Prior use of online fund/grant application portals e.g. Awardsforce

If you feel you fit the above criteria or would like more information on this role, please apply today.

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