Fundraising and Partnerships Lead - Scotland

Closed: 07 February 2021
Fundraising Business Development General/Other

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  • Salary £35,993 - £42,345 (dependent on experience) + Vehicle
  • Location Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Job Type Permanent, Full-time
  • Sectors Social Welfare
  • Job Reference : 11651

About us

Our vision is to save everyone. It may take us a long time to get there, but drowning is preventable, and we believe that even one drowning is one too many. We are all lifesavers. We are all fundraisers. This is our watch.

The successful candidate will be the go-to person for fundraising development expertise in Scotland, responsible for delivery of fundraising activity which will achieve agreed fundraising & partnerships income targets. Working with the Regional Engagement Lead, the post holder will support strategic planning, and identify and lead development opportunities to grow income. Working as one crew this person will share their skills and knowledge with staff and volunteers on the ground.

Some of the benefits

  • Flexible working
  • 26 days’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Outstanding pension scheme (contributions of up to 16% of basic salary)
  • Life assurance
  • Health and dental cash plan

Your Role

As a Fundraising and Partnerships Lead, you will be tasked with focus on the following areas:

  • Monitoring and managing fundraising and partnership income and expenditure budgets and prospect pipelines
  • Troubleshooting and mitigating risks and issues in order to ensure the delivery of results
  • Through regular reviews and based on feedback from supporters and volunteers, maintaining an ongoing improvement programme across your region to ensure that resources are always deployed appropriately and efficiently, delivering optimum productivity at all times for fundraising and partnership activities
  • Monitoring and managing operational risk, including compliance with internal and external standards, policies and procedures for fundraising and partnerships activity
  • Supporting the delivery of income targets, increase engagement, increase supporter conversions, deepen relationships and diversify income streams
  • Managing delivery of all fundraising and partnership goals and KPIs through the Community Managers
  • Working with the communications, events, face-to-face, legacy, media, philanthropy and trusts contacts within your region to help you achieve your goals
  • Supporting volunteer recruitment, management and levels of support for fundraising and partnership activities across your region
  • Supporting the delivery of the national partnership strategy at a regional level and facilitate content delivery and stakeholder management regionally and locally 

About You

You’ll be passionate about making a real difference for our supporters, volunteers and customers. You will be highly motivated and enjoy tackling challenging goals and targets whilst being creative in finding solutions to problems.  You will be a natural leader and be able to inspire and influence at all levels to drive and embed changes and improvements, keeping the supporter, volunteer and customer experience front of mind. To be considered as the Fundraising and Partnerships Lead you will need:

  • Significant experience of engaging supporters, volunteers and the general public in order to generate funds
  • A proven track record of results delivery in the areas of fundraising and partnerships.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and engagement skills are a must as well as active listening skills and the ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences
  • People leadership experience is vital, ideally in leading field-based teams in a collaborative environment
  • Experience of leading and embedding change and improvements

Other organisations may call this role Fundraising Manager, Partnerships Manager

This role, whilst 37 hours per week, will require flexible working across all seven days of the week.  Whilst core days will be defined, it is expected that there will be a degree of weekend and evening working required. Extensive travel will be required. This role will be based at an RNLI site wherever possible.

If you want to see how this role can support our organisation’s aim to reduce drowning, this could be the role for you. Please apply via the button shown.

Closing date: 7 February 2021. 

Interview date: w/c 15 February 2021.