Development Director

Closing date: Sunday, July 7, 2024
Fundraising Senior Management Business Development Governance
  • Salary £60,000 per year FTE
  • Location London, Greater London (On-site)
  • Job Type Permanent, Part-time
  • Sectors Youth/Children
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The Mark Evison Foundation is a charity working in London state schools promoting the personal development of young people through challenge. We invite and mentor non-academic proposals for challenge from 17 year olds. It is exciting work, bringing out the best in young people.

The Role

This is a fantastic opportunity to join this fast-growing charity at an exciting time and make a significant impact as our first Development Director. You will be responsible for our fundraising strategy and setting up and professionalising our fundraising function. You will have the backing of a committed group of Trustees and volunteers who are eager to help and support your work. You will also be responsible for fundraising for the MEF across several areas, and for developing funding initiatives for our future.

We are looking for someone with a great track record of success in fundraising, who can thrive in a small ambitious team. We will expect you to represent our interests in a range of public and private contexts; to be a confident and pro-active verbal and written communicator; and a skilled networker with a strong track record of relationship building.

Responsibilities and Duties 

  • To establish a fundraising strategy and ensure fundraising compliance.
  • To generate income from individual donors at the low, mid and major gift level. To support the Executive Trustee steward existing, and cultivate new, major donors.
  • To research and develop a trust and foundation pipeline and prepare and submit grant applications and draft progress reports
  • To grow our income and diversify our donor pool through targeted campaigns
  • To grow our network – including influencers and organisations that can help to raise our profile
  • To ensure appropriate stewardship processes are in place so that donors at all levels feel well thanked and informed of their impact.
  • To grow our presence amongst small to medium businesses, London schools and local residents
  • To build partnerships with businesses to extend our profile and find new funding opportunities
  • To effectively engage schools and businesses to support the Foundation, to raise awareness and help raise funds
  • To liaise with the team on a regular basis to explore better community engagement, local connections, and fundraising opportunities
  • To report regularly to the Board on income, prospects, and strategic objectives in alignment with our objectives
  • To help foster a positive culture of fundraising across the organisation
  • To promote the MEF widely, through the written word and social media
  • To research and plan fundraising events, with other MEF staff and the charity’s trustees 

For more information please visit our website or see the attached Job Description below .

Please note applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so the post may be filled before the published closing date below .