Fundraising Manager at seescape

Location:
Home-based (although attendance in the office in Kirkcaldy may be required from time to time).

Salary:
up to £34,000 pa DOE

Hours of work:
Negotiable

Status:
Permanent

Reporting into:
CEO

Closing Date:
TBC 2022

Interview Date:
TBC 2022 – interviews will happen on a rolling basis

Job Description
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seescape

seescape (the operational name for Fife Society for the Blind) is the leading charity provider of support services for people with a visual impairment in Fife. We aim to empower people with visual impairment to live safely, independently and achieve their personal goals.  We offer a range of services as part of a one-stop-shop approach, including information and advice, rehabilitation, assistive technology training, befriending and social groups. We also operate our own Opticians, allowing us to take a person-centred approach towards eye care, and linking clients directly into our other services as required.

We are seeking a Fundraising Manager to play a key role in helping us to generate and diversify a range of funding streams to underpin our core services.

The key purpose of the role is to maintain and further develop our trust and foundations and individual giving income streams. With a flair for identifying and cultivating opportunities for income maximisation, the Fundraising Manager will also engage in a range of other fundraising activities as required.

  • A strong track record of successful fundraising, particularly within trusts and foundations and individual giving.
  • Experience of working to income targets.
  • Experience of working in the voluntary sector.
  • Excellent IT skills, including a working knowledge of fundraising databases and MS office.
  • Ability to think and plan logically, and manage projects to tight deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Skilled at developing and maintaining internal and external working relationships.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including diplomacy, sensitivity and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent skills in working collaboratively across teams to develop and secure funding for new services/projects.
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel occasionally and to work some unsocial hours if required.

Desirable

  • Demonstrable experience of a broad range of fundraising techniques.
  • Experience of building relationships with individual donors including prospecting, cultivation and stewardship.
  • Experience using eTapestry.
  • Thorough knowledge of charity regulation and good fundraising practice.
  • Experience of a wide range of digital communication methods, including websites and social media.
  • Good networking skills.
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising.
  • Interest in issues relating to visual impairment.

THIS POSITION HAS CLOSED

We are no longer taking applications for this position. Further information about our Fundraising and Charity recruitment Services.