Fundraising Manager

Closing date: 23 April 2024
Fundraising Events Major Donor
  • Salary £38,000 per year
  • Location London, Greater London (Hybrid)
  • Job Type Contract, Part-time, Temporary, Full-time
  • Sectors Education
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About the Ri

The Royal Institution (Ri) is an independent charity which has been connecting people with science for over 200 years. Founded in 1799 through the wonderful generosity of 58 patrons, to this day we remain based in our original, magnificent, Georgian home in central London. Thanks to the support of those early philanthropists, the Ri has inspired generations of scientists over the years whose discoveries have helped shape our modern world. 

The Ri has a clear vision that ‘Science is for Everyone’ and it is our belief that everyone should have equitable access to science. Through our packed event programme available in person or online, our UK schools outreach and social impact initiatives, and our global digital reach including almost 1.5m YouTube subscribers we achieve our mission by connecting people with scientists to explore science together. 

We are looking for an experienced fundraiser to join our Fundraising Team and support the Head of Fundraising in maximising income to meet and exceed financial targets. You will maximise supporter engagement and income across all funding streams, especially individual giving, patrons, major donors and legacies with some support to Trusts & Foundations and Corporate Partnerships.

You will collaborate across the Ri to develop innovative and compelling proposals, delivering excellent account management and stewardship to existing donors, and identifying, researching and engaging new prospects.

About You

A compelling and engaging communicator, who is adept at managing a portfolio of donors at different stages – from prospecting and cultivation through to ask, stewardship and retention, you will be able to work at all levels of the organisation to cultivate and develop the relationships that will enable the Ri to achieve our strategy. 

Do you have: 

· Substantial demonstrable experience working in a fundraising position in the cultural or similar sector,

· Experience in preparing fundraising proposals, demonstrating fundraising success

· Experience of building excellent relationships and networks both internally and externally 

· Experience of managing relationships with donors 

· Demonstrable experience of maximising opportunities from researching prospects to generating meetings, and securing income 

If so, we would love to hear from you!

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