Volunteer Fundraising Manager – Trusts and Major Donors

TreeActionUK

Register your Interest

Are you interested in getting involved with a new social enterprise that supports regional tree planting and environmental projects for schools, colleges and the community in the Sussex region and potentially beyond?

Do you have either community, major donor, grant or trust fundraising experience?

Are you well organised, with good research skills, and willing to write applications for grant funding?

Are you able to commit 1-2 days a week?

If so, we'd like to hear from you!

Role purpose:

Supporting and developing the awareness of Tree Action in the Sussex region and achieving the aims of raising funds to support the development of tree planting and biodiversity projects for schools and colleges in the region.

We are seeking to grow within Sussex, increasing our involvement in schools and college projects, hiring more hands on directors and volunteer roles and accessing new funding to support our work.

We are looking to invite volunteers to join as Directors after an initial period.

Skills

Responsibilities

  • To identify on an on-going basis suitable trusts/foundations that have the potential to make grants preferably on a multi-year funding basis.
  • To help manage and nurture the relationships with the trusts and foundations so that they endure in the long term.
  • To develop and implement a strategy that seeks to obtain donations through community fundraising and individual giving.

Preferable Skills:

  • A fundraising manager ideally, but not necessarily, from the voluntary sector.
  • Knowledge of charities who give grants to organisations involved in the homelessness sector.
  • Experience of developing external relationships.
  • Used to working as part of a team and managing to deadlines.

You need to: 

  • Be a team player.
  • Have good communication skills.
  • Have good attention to detail.
  • Be able to write persuasive applications. 

Benefits

  • Be part of an initiative to plant trees and develop environmental projects in schools and colleges in the region.
  • Develop your learning of environmental and sustainability issues.
  • The opportunity to ultimately make a difference to young peoples lives connecting them with environmental projects.

Practical Considerations

You will be working from home and will need your own IT equipment and access to Wi-Fi.

When do I need to be available?

Details When do I need to be available? One to Two days per week which can be broken into half days. A regular schedule can be agreed to fit around your existing commitments.
Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
    This is being put together.
  • Expenses
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training
    Some training if needed by external trust fundraiser