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Wimbledon and Putney Commons are looking for an experienced Fundraiser to join their team!

Fundraising Manager | Wimbledon and Putney Commons

Location: Wimbledon and Putney

Full time

Salary: £35,000 – £40,000

Closing date: 02/04/2024

Job Description

We currently have a full-time vacancy for a Fundraising Manager to join the team as maternity cover.
We are seeking an experienced and self-motivated fundraiser to join our small team to manage income and relationships from a range of funders.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a person who loves making new connections, managing projects, working closely with a friendly team and for someone who would like to make a difference for nature and people.

You will support the charity that manages the Commons by increasing income from a range of philanthropic sources by building relationships with supporters, developing grant funded projects and delivering fundraising campaigns and events. Through public appeals, major gifts, grants and sponsorship, you will raise funds to enable the charity to deliver nature and people engagement projects, helping the Commons team to improve accessibility and manage conservation.

We would expect the post holder to at least work the majority of their time in the charity’s office on the Commons to quickly build an understanding of the charity’s work and build relationships with the staff team and stakeholders.

This is fixed term contract, initially for six months but likely to extend for up to one year (ending early May 2025).

Key responsibilities
1. As part of the senior leadership team, contribute to developing the charity’s overall
strategic direction, including contributing to regular reviews of the business plan.
2. Working with the Chief Executive and Conservation and Engagement Officer to
develop key priority projects for fundraising, gathering all essential data for successful
3. Proactively identify opportunities to raise new funds and engage new donors.
4. Work across all income streams to maximize philanthropic income for WPCC.

Marketing and communications
5. Continue building a portfolio of material to develop a strong case for support for
fundraising projects.
6. Create fundraising materials and campaign communications, working closely with
WPCC’s Communications Officer.
7. Contribute to the development of the organisation’s Communications Plan to place
fundraising at the heart of everything we do.
8. Work with existing marketing strategies and operations to integrate fundraising into
regular external messaging, building a better understanding of WPCC as a charitable
9. Responsible for communications with Friends members, working with the Friends

Grant fundraising
10. Support the Conservation Department and other staff as they develop a pipeline of
fundable projects that support the delivery of WPCC’s strategy, Masterplan and Land
Management Plan.
11. Identify appropriate grants to support both WPCC’s ongoing work and new projects.
Submit applications to grant awarding bodies, working with colleagues to compile the
necessary technical and financial information.
12. Help co-ordinate delivery of grant funded projects ensuring they are delivered within
the grant terms and conditions.
13. Monitor progress of grant funded projects and provide all reports and updates required
by funders, notifying the CE of any delays.

Community fundraising
14. Co-ordinate a community fundraising appeal ensuring it is part of the communications
15. Build on existing individual giving schemes such as bench supporters and the Friends
of WPCC.
16. Deliver a major donor program working with existing donors and building from the
foundations of the ‘Friends’ group.
17. Build upon existing community and corporate partnerships and strengthen
relationships with key contacts to develop future fundraising projects.
18. Support the Conservation and Engagement Officer by piloting corporate volunteering

Stewardship and engagement
19. Deliver exceptional care and stewardship to all donors to ensure that they have an
outstanding experience as supporters of WPCC.
20. Work with the Friends committee to improve the member experience and develop
supporter journeys.
21. Organise and lead fundraising events.
22. Create fundraising materials for events, particularly at the Commons Open Day to
incorporate fundraising at WPCC stalls and work with the team to identify engaging
opportunities to increase income from visitors.
Commemorative and Sponsorship Schemes
23. Administration and management of the Commemorative Bench donation scheme
including answering enquiries and providing excellent customer care throughout
24. Organise site visits, purchase benches and plaques and arrange installation with the
Maintenance team.
25. Work with team to map new opportunities and to provide this information to families on
the waiting list.
26. Explore and test alternative sponsorship ideas to raise unrestricted and project funds.

CRM System
27. Administer the new CRM system to ensure more effective management of
communications with members and donors.
28. Use the GIS and CRM systems to better manage the commemorative bench scheme.
29. Process regular imports to ensure data is up to date.
30. Export data to provide income reports.
31. Using the CRM system develop a stewardship system to building outstanding
relationships with donors and ensure repeat giving and long-term relationships.

32. Ensure WPCC complies with the ‘Code of Fundraising Practice’ in all its fundraising
33. Responsible for ensuing all GDPR regulations are met.
34. Working with Deputy Clerk and Ranger to maximise Gift Aid opportunities.
35. Attend regular management team meetings, evening Board meetings and meetings of
the Friends of WPCC Committee as required.
36. Prepare fundraising updates for the Board.
37. Work with suppliers, including raising purchase orders and requesting quotes.


How to apply

Apply with a CV and 1-2 page cover letter to along with a completed Application Form.