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Fundraising Manager

Job Description

Thames21 requires a committed and dedicated Fundraising Manager to help save our rivers from climate change, plastic pollution and restore them for people and wildlife.

Our team connect people with rivers by putting healthy rivers back at the heart of everyday life. We improve and restore rivers, educate and empower the community and campaign for positive change for the good of people and the environment.  

Fundraising Manager 

Location:Thames21 Head Office, Central London and at other Thames21 offices in London, as required

Responsible to:   Chief ExecutiveResponsible for: Corporate Events Officer, Accounts Receivable

Close liaison with: Communications and Finance team members, Fundraising and Development Committees.             

Purpose of the job

This post will be responsible for the delivery of and further development of our new long term fundraising strategy. The post will include achieving agreed personal fundraising targets.

In order to achieve its mission, Thames21 requires funds that will:-

  • Meet the charity’s core annual running costs
  • Deliver and develop further its range of projects and programmes
  • Enable investigation of new initiatives and potential for new areas of work
  • Increase the charity’s level of reserves and overall income flow for long term planning
  • Secure the capital funds required for an exciting new building project

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Developing a multifaceted Fundraising Strategy to achieve the above.
  • Working with the Senior Managers and other Thames21 colleagues to establish potential projects for funding to deliver the Five Year Plan.
  • Drafting new funding, sponsorship and contract delivery bids, working with the Senior Management Team and involving Board and Committee Members where appropriate.
  • Coordinating and supporting team members to draft further bids, ensuring these are aligned to the charity’s strategic plans and approved by the CEO.
  • Maintaining and developing the charity’s relationship with existing funders, utilising the charity’s ‘ThankQ’ database to ensure tailored funder relationship development and compliance with funder requirements.
  • Fulfilling funding agreements through progress and final reports to funders, including preparing statistical and financial information where necessary.
  • Identifying potential new funders.
  • Working closely with the charity’s Communications Team on delivering funder acknowledgment as required or in order to further develop funder relationships.
  • Organising (where appropriate) fundraising events that engage new supporters and recognise current supporters. In addition to taking a leading role in other Thames21 occasions e.g. AGM event.
  • This job description cannot cover every issue or task that may arise within the post. At various times the post-holder will be expected to carry out other duties in support of other Thames21 activities that are consistent with those in this Job Description.

Income Management

  • Liaising closely with the Finance Officer to ensure up to date and accurate reporting of the charity's income.
  • Keeping track of all funding income for projects and maintaining relevant accurate records for all income and funder records using the ThankQ database.  
  • Applying for grant instalment payments and ensuring all funders are thanked by the appropriate person
  • Working with the charity’s Accounts Receivable Clerk to ensure all money received is checked and recorded, ensuring invoicing for services, timely receipt of payments and records maintenance.