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Development Manager

Status: Closed

  • Employment

Organisation: Public Interest News Foundation

Deadline: 27/10/2023

Location: Remote in the UK

Public Interest News Foundation (PINF) are looking to appoint a Development Manager who will be at the heart of their small team, creating a development plan, identifying and cultivating potential donors, working with colleagues to craft and deliver funding pitches, managing the donor journey and ensuring compliance with fundraising laws and regulations.

  • Remote
  • £40,000 per year
  • Permanent, Contract, 12-month renewable contract, Part-time

Key responsibilities

  • Work with the Executive Director to translate PINF’s strategic and operational objectives into an ambitious but deliverable development plan with clear targets.
  • Monitor and evaluate the success of the development plan, including through regular meetings with the Executive Director and quarterly reports to the Board of Trustees.
  • Identify prospective funders for PINF, including trusts and foundations, corporates, individuals and statutory bodies, to ensure a steady pipeline of prospects.
  • Carry out due diligence into prospective and actual funders to ensure that they do not compromise PINF’s legal duties or reputation as a charity.
  • Cultivate strong relationships with prospective and actual funders, ensuring that all funders – no matter how large or small – feel highly respected by PINF and understand the valuable contribution they are making.
  • Work with the Executive Director and colleagues to develop projects that advance PINF’s charitable purpose and are potentially attractive to funders.
  • Lead on pitching to prospective and renewing funders, including through in-person presentations and written applications.
  • Support the Executive Director and other staff and Trustees to make effective fundraising presentations.
  • Lead on the planning and delivery of fundraising events and maximise the fundraising potential of other PINF events.
  • Contribute compelling written content for PINF’s media output, including through our blog, social media channels and articles for national, local and specialist media.
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive records and ensure that funders’ reporting requirements are met in full.
  • Keep funders’ records accurate and up to date on the CRM.
  • Ensure that PINF’s fundraising activities comply with relevant laws and regulations.
  • Support the Executive Director with other relevant tasks as required.

Skills & attributes:

  • Fundraising: You will have a demonstrable track record of fundraising success in at least two of the following categories: trusts and foundations, corporates, individuals and statutory bodies.
  • Professionalism: You will have outstanding teamwork and interpersonal skills, driving plans forward with energy and attention to detail, using effective time management and self-motivation whether working from home or in a co-working space.
  • Communications: You will be able to communicate clearly and with integrity in writing, in person and through video calls.
  • Creativity: You will enjoy solving problems as they arise, working closely with other members of the PINF team to see opportunities and address challenges where necessary.
  • Compliance: You will have sound knowledge and understanding of relevant legal and regulatory requirements such as GDPR and fundraising regulations.
  • Administration: You will be able to use Microsoft applications and a CRM.
  • Enthusiasm for PINF’s mission: You may not have worked in or around journalism before, but you will understand and be able to convey the importance of journalism for communities, democracy and society as a whole

Learn more here about the role and apply.

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