Vacancy: Fundraising Manager, Paul Popham Fund, Renal Support Wales

Vacancy: Fundraising Manager, Paul Popham Fund, Renal Support Wales

Date: 22 September 2020 | By: paul

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced fundraising professional with a growing and ambitious kidney health charity. The post holder will be responsible for developing and delivering a comprehensive fundraising strategy, working across a variety of income streams including Trusts & Foundations, Individual Giving, Legacies, Corporate Partnerships and Community & Events. We are looking for an all-rounder with a minimum of three years’ experience in fundraising with the ability to think ahead and set clear direction.

Main Responsibilities

  • Create, own and lead an overarching Fundraising Strategy in the context of the 5 year Strategic Plan.
  • Maintain and grow existing and new relationships with individual donors, trusts, corporate donors, community groups and other funders, providing excellent supporter care across a range of fundraising streams.
  • Research fundraising opportunities, develop cases for support and write grant applications to charitable trusts.
  • Maximise regular giving income streams.
  • Develop a robust and sustainable calendar of digital and face-to-face fundraising events.
  • Develop legacy and “in memory” giving programmes.
  • Stimulate, encourage and support fundraising activities carried out by individuals and community organisations.
  • Identify opportunities to raise awareness of Paul Popham Fund including giving talks, attending local events, cheque presentations, conferences and networking events, working pro-actively with the media and acting as an ambassador for the charity.
  • Support the charities Fundraising Committee to achieve their annual target, helping them to create a fundraising plan in line with the fundraising strategy, organise events and ideas that will support their plan
  • Secure and record ‘gifts in kind’.
  • Implement and manage a new CRM database to record the profile and fundraising activity of donors.
  • Provide exemplary supporter care and cultivate a stewardship programme for higher value donors.
  • Develop and lead a fundraising volunteer strategy including development of a community volunteer team.
  • Actively manage the fundraising budgets and ensuring cost efficiencies and good ROI.
  • Develop, and ensure effective implementation and compliance with, operational and administrative Standard Operating Procedures and policies.
  • Ensure compliance with Health & Safety policies and procedures in line with Paul Popham Fund and statutory standards and rules, ensuring the safety of all persons and pets on and off site at all times.
  • Submit regular reports and attend Management Team and Trustees Board meetings as required with appropriate commentary and statistical information making appropriate recommendations.

Person Specification


  • Educated to secondary school level.
  • Full manual driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a fundraising role.

Demonstrable experience:

  • Achieving annual fundraising targets, maintaining an acceptable ROI and developing/managing budgets.
  • Generating funds from a range of supporters, including individuals, community groups, charitable trusts and local companies.
  • Applying PR and marketing techniques in a fundraising environment, with a strong focus on digital channels.
  • Building and managing successful working relationships across a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Working with a CRM database.
  • Managing volunteers.
  • Delivering high standards of donor care.


  • Relevant degree level qualification or equivalent.
  • Demonstrable experience
  • Working or volunteering for a kidney health organisation.
  • A wide contact base.
  • Developing legacy and “in memory” giving programmes


  • Proven ability to create, develop and implement a successful fundraising strategy and plan.
  • Proven ability to develop excellent relationships with funders and donors.
  • A good understanding of fundraising standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Excellent communication skills across all levels, both written and verbal including presentation skills.
  • Strong and effective networking skills across various environments to explore potential fundraising opportunities and generate new business.
  • Good IT skills with a knowledge of Microsoft packages and ability to manage Paul Popham Fund’s CRM systems and databases.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with colleagues.
  • A strong customer service focus.
  • A professional empathy with the Paul Popham Fund Vision, Mission and Values.

Work-related attributes:

  • A self-starter, highly motivated and organised.
  • Professional, proactive, positive and enthusiastic, with a strong work ethic and “can do” attitude.
  • Capable of handling stressful situations while maintaining a positive demeanour.
  • Able to exhibit excellent discretion and adhere to professional standards and confidentiality.
  • Ability to work across different departments to ensure a fully joined-up approach.
  • Committed to delivering high standards of customer service and be a genuine team player.
  • Confident and able to work with little direction but understand the limits of your delegated authority.
  • Reference ID: Fundraising Manager

Application deadline: 15th October 2020

Applications are invited via CV to

Reference ID: PPFFM20

Part-time hours: 37.5 per week

Expected start date: 01/11/2020

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

Salary: £20,000.00-£25,000.00 per year

COVID-19 considerations:

Working from home, hand sanitiser at the office, desk space 2metres apart