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Fundraising Manager Role Description

What is a Fundraising Manager? 

The Fundraising Manager will develop and lead the overall fundraising strategy and will work closely with the company directors to secure funding for the work of WeSwim.

In collaboration with the directors, they will identify potential Trusts and Grants. They will be responsible for developing and writing submissions, using compelling language to persuasively communicate WeSwim’s mission and programmes to potential funders. 

This role is intrinsic to the survival of the organisation and the physical and mental well being of many disabled people across London. 

What’s in it for you? 

  • This role is perfect for someone looking for a lead position, heading up the fundraising strategy.  
  • You will be part of a friendly and supportive team.  
  • Supporting disabled people to enjoy the freedom of movement of water
  • Experience writing grants & bids
  • It is an exciting time to join the organisation as you will be part of its initial growth and impact.  You will be making a real difference to the world through inspiring change within individuals and the community.

What’s involved? 

  • To research and identify potential sources income including of trust and grant opportunities
  • Managing, developing and writing the trust / grant proposals and bids (suggested volume of two / month)
  • Communicating the organisation’s mission and programmes to potential funders

This role will suit people who… 

Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills are essential. Candidates must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and highly-organised. Someone with experience of disability would be a benefit. Experience at fundraising for charities / CIC’s preferable.

We proactively support diversity, in all its forms, and welcome applicants from a wide range of backgrounds and with disabilities. 

Extra information 

Location: Remote working: 
Hours/week: 3-4 hrs / week 
Expenses: WeSwim will cover pre agreed expenses such as travel. 

About WeSwim

Our mission is to increase the opportunities for people with disabilities to swim in London. To do this we support existing swimming clubs, launch new clubs in areas of need and provide a resource to find information on the services available.

Our primary focus is on the mental, physical and social benefits of community led clubs where everyone is welcome. With dedicated pool space and the support of our fantastic volunteers WeSwim provides welcoming and safe swimming sessions for swimmers with disabilities. Whether you are new to swimming, you need to build your confidence or you would like to work on particular exercises in the water we are here to support you.

This role is purely voluntary and this arrangement is not meant to be a legally binding one or an employment contract