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Living Paintings is a rewarding place to work where staff are able to make a real difference to the lives of the blind and partially sighted people we support. We sometimes have opportunities in our library, publishing and fundraising teams.
Senior Fundraising Manager
Hours: Full time (35 hours per week)
Place of work: Hybrid between home and offices in Kingsclere, Newbury (3 days a week in the office preferred).
Reporting to: Chief Executive
Line management: 2 x Fundraising Assistants
Working week: Office hours are 9-5 Monday to Friday with one hour for lunch. Some evening and weekend work will be required occasionally with time off given in lieu
Travel: Living Paintings reimburse all mileage and travel expenses for business purposes
Application process: CV and cover letter to email@example.com
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Are you a passionate all-round fundraiser looking to take on a challenge? Would you like to work for an organisation with a truly unique story to share? If so, the team at Living Paintings would love to hear from you!
Living Paintings is an award-winning charity making waves in the accessibility space for blind children and young people. As a library and publisher like no other, we create and adapt unique Touch to See books and resources that give blind children and young people access to the visual world that sighted people may take for granted. From bestselling children’s picture books especially adapted into tactile and audio experiences for little fingers to explore, to educational resources that support learning – everything we do is designed to end the social and educational exclusion faced by approximately 25,000 blind children and young people in the UK today. All our extraordinary books are available for families, schools and professionals to borrow from our free postal library for blind children.
Our new Senior Fundraising Manager will lead and inspire our fundraising team at an exciting period of planned growth as we work towards our mission to ensure that every blind child in the UK has equal access to literature and learning. Could you be the person to help us reach our ambitious fundraising targets to reach our goal?
We’re firm believers that you should love where you work. We’re a small, close-knit team that likes to laugh together while we work and offer flexible working arrangements to give our people the work/life balance that suits them best. Our people are our greatest asset; by supporting them, we make the biggest impact on the beneficiaries we support.
What our people say
“Living Paintings have been an excellent employer. As a team, we’re all incredibly friendly. I joined in January 2022 with a background in working for large organisations. I was a little nervous at first about joining a small team. I needn’t have been! Working for a charity like Living Paintings gives so much opportunity for creativity and thinking outside of the box. No two days are the same!” Nick, Marketing and Communications Manager
“I’ve been with Living Paintings for 18 years! When I joined all that time ago, I never thought I would be here for so long, but I have loved every minute. There is a great collaborative environment, creative work and incredible stories of our benefit. What’s not to love?” Liz, Publishing Manager
The Main Purpose of the Job
The Senior Fundraising Manager will lead on the fundraising elements of our growth strategy. Our main source of income is from Grant Making Trusts, which will remain key in achieving our goals and targets. Our new Senior Fundraising Manager will manage their own portfolio of Trusts, research and develop new funders, and manage a team of two fundraisers. They will have demonstrable expertise in this area of fundraising.
The Senior Fundraising Manager will also work closely with the CEO and Communications Manager to research and explore new ways to diversify our income. Therefore, alongside the ability to write high-quality applications and build relationships with funders – we are looking for someone with additional experience in Individual Giving, Legacies and Events.
See Job Pack for more information
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