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Resource Mobilisation / Fundraising Advisor
The Royal Commonwealth Society and The Commonwealth Local Government Forum

Job Description

Royal Commonwealth Society (London)

Resource Mobilisation Advisor 50% FTE

One year contract (renewable if funding permits)

Circa £38,700 pro-rata including London weighting, excluding benefits

Two autonomous Commonwealth organisations, the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) supporting democracy and development at a local government level and the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) with a community, youth and gender focus have established a limited number of aligned / shared posts to enhance cross organisational efficiency and collaboration.

Employed on the staff establishment of the RCS at a flexible 50% FTE, a Resource Mobilisation Advisor will have a pivotal role across both organisations to directly develop partnerships and raising funds from corporate sponsors, philanthropies and high net worth individuals, support existing teams in the generating of income from key institutional / government donors,  developing, managing and monitoring an integrated resource mobilisation plan for each organization, and exploring potential opportunities for collaborative projects.

Applications are sought from individuals with a relevant graduate qualification, at least 7 years proven experience in resource mobilisation across institutional, governmental, bilateral/multilateral and philanthropic funders and donors and with experience in developing proposals from concept to completion. Ability to work with donors as well as manage and build strategic donor relations, and a sound understanding of the donor financing landscape and processes is necessary.

Applicants with relevant experience in international development, local government and/or community development, the ability to work with teams and with the existing right to work in the UK are encouraged.

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Job Description

Job title

Resource Mobilisation Advisor 50% FTE

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Contract Term

12 Months (Renewable if funding permits)

Circa £38,700 pro-rata including London weighting

Reporting to

Chief Executive/ Secretary-General

Purpose of job

The Resource Mobilisation Advisor will have a pivotal role across both the Royal Commonwealth Society(RCS) and the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) in:

  • Developing partnerships and raising funds from corporate sponsors, philanthropies and high net worth individuals
  • Supporting staff in generating income from key institutional / government donors
  • Developing, managing and monitoring an integrated resource mobilisation plan for each organisation
  • Explore potential opportunities to raise funds for both organisations to collaborate on specific Commonwealth projects
  • Support external events for both organisations

Job description

The Resource Mobilisation Advisor will function as one of the aligned posts across two autonomous organisations, reporting to the Chief Executive/Secretary-General.

Duties

  1. Resource Mobilisation strategy
  • In conjunction with the Chief Executive/ Secretary-General, senior management and programme staff across both organisations, to develop a resource mobilisation strategy for both organisations
  • To develop, implement and monitor the work plan associated with this strategy
  • To work with the Director Finance in completing, updating and reporting on a funding pipeline on a quarterly basis.
  1. Philanthropies and High Net worth individuals
  • To develop a strategy and ethical framework for engaging with high net worth individuals
  • Identify, manage and develop partnerships with high net worth individuals and philanthropies
  • To assist in mobilising both financial and non-financial resources
  1. Institutional and Government donors

Support HQ and decentralised staff to:-

  • Build strong and effective relationships key institutional / government donors to grow the income of both organisations
  • Track new policies, political changes, and funding trends for key donors in order to stay abreast of donor priorities
  • Develop high quality funding applications including budgets, log frames, theory of change etc.
  1. Corporate sponsors
  • Work with relevant staff in identifying key corporate sponsors for organisational activities and programmes
  • Work with events teams in both organisations to mobilise corporate sponsorship for events including the CLGF biennial conference and RCS events
  • Provide support on developing and monitoring funded work plans for existing corporate partners
  1. Project Management
  • Develop and maintain a system for reviewing upcoming bids and tenders
  • Coordinate funding proposal development across staff of both organisations
  1. Knowledge sharing
  • Identify, collate and respond to members priorities (CLGF) in order to drive funding mobilisation initiatives
  • Support staff in CLGF decentralised offices and programmatic staff in HQ to monitor and respond to funding opportunities
  • Ensure all critical information is well documented to facilitate proposal development
  • Maintain an up to date data base on donor and funding leads and partners
  • Work with Communications staff to ensure website development includes accurate donor and funder content relating to programme activities
  1. Events support
  • Assist with the marketing of major events to potential donors and funders
  • Assist with identifying potential sponsors, preparing proposals and sponsor liaison for major events

Person specification

  • Relevant graduate qualification
  • At least 7 years proven experience in resource mobilisation across institutional, governmental, bilateral/multilateral and philanthropic funders and donors
  • Experience in developing proposals from concept to completion
  • Relevant experience in international development, local government and/or community development
  • Ability to work with donors as well as manage and build strategic donor relations, sound understanding of the donor financing landscape and processes
  • Ability to work sensitively in partnership with other organisations, including organisations in the countries of the Commonwealth.
  • Sensitivity and cultural awareness in dealing with partners from the 53 countries of the Commonwealth
  • Ability to work as part of a team to achieve shared objectives

Please see the respective websites for more details.

An up to date CV and cover letter (maximum two pages) should be submitted electronically.

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