We’re recruiting: Senior Partnerships Fundraiser

Friday February 4th, 2022
Poster that reads We Are Recruiting


Salary: £31,365

1 year fixed contract (from March 2022) with possibility to extend.

Homebased anywhere in the UK.

This is a new role to WEN Wales, funded by the Third Sector Resilience Fund to take forward our ambitious fundraising targets and our fundraising strategy in order to make our charity more sustainable.

With a proven track record of meeting fundraising targets, working with corporates and trusts, as well as implementing public-facing fundraising you will also have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work at pace.

You will be extremely motivated by our three strategic priorities of growing and mobilising the coalition, securing diverse and equal leadership, and strengthening and embedding women’s rights. You will be able to work on your own initiative and be ready to join a high-performing yet fun and supportive team of feminists.

We particularly welcome Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME), disabled and LGBTQ+ candidates as we strive to fully represent all protected characteristics in our organisation.

Role responsibilities to include:

  • To develop and take ownership of a fundraising strategy that focuses on corporate partners, individual giving, trusts and foundations and high net worth individuals
  • Develop and deliver our corporate fundraising plan
  • Develop a pipeline of corporate prospects
  • Account manage relationships with existing companies, trusts and individuals
  • Deliver our Wen At Ten anniversary fundraising campaign by engaging, inspiring and motivating supporters to give
  • Write and submit bids to appropriate trusts and foundations

Person Specification to include:

  • A successful track record in generating income from corporate partnerships
  • Experience of income generation via individual giving (regular giving, appeals)
  • Experience of income generation via trusts and foundations, including relationship management and stewardship of grant makers
  • Track record of hitting fundraising targets
  • Engaging and inspiring written and verbal communication skills with the power to persuade, motivate and inspire whilst also delivering clear, concise messages
  • Commitment to anti-discriminatory practice and equal opportunities. An ability to apply awareness of diversity issues to all areas of work.
  • Lived experience of, or demonstrable active allyship with, a protected characteristic.

Job Description and Person Specification

How to apply
Please send a CV along with a supporting letter of no more than 2 sides A4, which addresses the objectives of the role and the essential criteria above, showing how you meet them and telling us why you are the right person for the role.

We recognise that some of your experience may be from unpaid roles as well as paid employment – please include any voluntary work if it helps to show why you are the right candidate for the job.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify you from acquiring the post.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact Polly Symondson on 01242 691683 or email WEN recruitment@wenwales.org.uk

Email your completed application and your Diversity form to info@pollysymondsonrecruitment.co.uk quoting job reference number: 000144

WEN is committed to inclusive and accessible recruitment, including making reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process. Please let us know via recruitment@wenwales.org.uk if you require assistance.

Closing date: 28th February
Interviews via Zoom: w/c 11th March