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January 7, 2022

We’re Hiring: Fundraising Manager


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We’re Hiring: Fundraising Manager

Job Overview

Hours: 37 hours per week

Salary: £25,000 – £29,000 dependent on experience

Benefits and company culture: 

Value-driven international development organisation. Pension plan in which the organisation pays 5% on top of your earnings. Generous internal and external training and support. 22 days holiday plus public holidays.

Time commitments/flexibility: 

9-5 standard hours* 

(*We are a flexible working employer and are happy to discuss a work schedule that fits you.)

Location:

Bristol-based office that meets disability accessibility requirements, an opportunity to mix working from home and the office.

Other details: 

We are a team of 6 full-time employees, mostly based in Bristol, UK. We also employ staff in Gambia and Ghana, and some volunteers in the UK, Canada, and Australia

Job Title

Fundraising Manager

Reports To

Phil Tunstall – Managing Director

What do Legs4Africa do?

Legs4Africa is the charity that gets people walking again in sub-Saharan Africa. We collect prosthetic legs destined for landfill, dismantle them into parts and then ship them over to partner hospitals across sub-Saharan Africa. The parts are then used to build or repair legs for people who otherwise may never walk again. Since 2014, we have sent enough parts to build over 9,000 prosthetic legs. Our work also focuses on aiding emotional rehabilitation for amputees by setting up community groups and sharing online resources and improving prosthetic and orthotics services in these countries by training prosthetists and funding hospital upgrades.

What is the job role?

The role is to make our current donors feel special through exceptional communication, and to find new donors to bring into our supporter network. Legs4Africa has a variety of income streams, primarily through grants and trusts, campaigns and regular givers. Over the past four years, the charity has employed a full-time fundraiser who has built good contacts with grant-making trusts, and regular friendly communication with our supporter base. We are now looking for someone motivated to take over these responsibilities and systems and bring some creative ideas for different fundraising campaigns. 

What will you achieve within 12 months?

  • Have prepared and sent over three hundred funding proposals to grant-making trusts
  • Have built relationships and maintained great communication with regular givers 
  • Be managing a diverse range of income streams  (including major donors, regular givers, corporate partners and running campaigns)
  • Have written quarterly newsletters to donors
  • Have reported to current funders with project and charity updates
  • Be coordinating volunteers to assist with grants and trust research
  • Be managing our supporter CRM database and have submitted a Gift Aid claim
  • Contributed to social media
  • Have built and maintained key relationships with corporate and major donors
  • Be reporting the charity’s impact to a wide range of stakeholders – both verbally and written.

Skills you should have already:

  • Professional and motivated 
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills 
  • Experience of applying to grants and trusts
  • Responsible for working towards goals and deadlines
  • Experience of using a CRM database would be beneficial

Skills you will develop, things you will learn:

  • Knowledge and understanding of prosthetic legs, how they work, and why they are beneficial to people with limb loss
  • Thinking up and running creative campaigns to attract more financial donors 
  • Working with PR and social media companies to promote campaigns
  • International Development
  • Effective reporting 
  • Different collaborative software

How to apply:

Please provide a CV and a written cover letter of maximum 1 A4 page explaining why your skills and interests match this job role.

Deadline:

30th January

Interviews week commencing 7th February

Where to send applications:

Please email applications to Phil Tunstall,  [email protected]

www.legs4africa.org

We are an equal opportunities employer. We encourage applications from people living with disabilities, gender variant individuals and people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.