Fundraising Manager

We are currently recruiting for an outstanding Fundraising Manager for the Teaching Awards Trust.  This is an exciting new role and the successful candidate will be responsible for developing and executing the fundraising strategy for the charity and work closely with the CEO to manage existing partnerships for the charity and build out new and strategic partnerships.



You will proactively develop and secure a pipeline of strategic, corporate partnerships, identify funding opportunities, write bids and proposals, and generate leads for the charity. You’ll be a comfortable networker with a keen business eye, and an appetite to identify, develop and implement opportunities for the growth of the Teaching Awards Trust particularly via corporate partnerships.

Managing relationships and negotiating successful outcomes underpins the success of this role. You’ll have a proven track record of excellent business development techniques and results, alongside your experience of building successful partnerships and relationships at all levels.

In this role, you will drive business development from the corporate sector, securing annual and multi-year partnerships for The Teaching Awards Trust, This is likely to cover a broad spectrum of partnership types including corporate donations from corporate social responsibility and sustainability teams, cause-related marketing schemes, sponsorship, pro bono.

You’ll also:
* Develop and manage the pipeline of potential high value, multi-year new business opportunities to ensure there is active movement and sufficient lead generation to deliver against planned growth and income.
* Attend networking events and conferences to build a network of contacts amongst potential partner companies and actively cultivate this network.
* Identify and research target companies to provide an informed approach.
* Develop and deliver tailored and compelling proposals and pitches. This will often involve drawing on the skills and knowledge of colleagues from around the organisation to create innovative and exciting proposals.


The Teaching Awards Trust is a small team so working collaboratively and being a team player are essential skills. Our roles are a mixture of being very hands-on in order to get things done and working strategically to ensure that we meet our long-term objectives. We would love you to apply if you are a people person with strong collaboration, communication, organisation and interpersonal skills. You should have demonstrable experience  in the charity sector, desirably in the education sector and impressive experience in managing large donors and writing compelling proposals.

Personal style and behaviour

  • Able to work independently, innovatively and take initiative
  • Have great presentation skills and excellent verbal and written skills
  •  Have experience in handling objections and negotiating successful mutually beneficial outcomes for internal and external relationships
  • Flexible approach to work and positive can- do outlook
  • A team player with a proactive approach to work


What’s on Offer

Flexible, home working

25 days of annual leave per year, excluding Bank holidays

Training packages available

Employer pension contributions of 3%

Salary £35,000-£40,000


Please get in touch with our recruitment partner Prospectus who are leading this recruitment: