Permanent

Partnerships & Fundraising Manager (2 posts)

Good Things Foundation is recruiting two new Partnerships and Fundraising Managers to lead our income generation and partnership building.

Job details

Location

Combination of home and office working, UK - Our office is based in Sheffield.

Salary

£27,000 - £37,000

Hours of work

Full time or part time working will be considered

Contract

Permanent

Closing date

23/07/2021

About us

Good Things Foundation is the UK’s leading digital and social inclusion charity. Our mission is a world where everyone can benefit from digital. Through our Online Centres Network of hyperlocal partners, we are supporting people and communities to overcome some of the most pressing social challenges they are facing through digital.

Since 2010 we’ve helped over 3.5 million people to improve their lives using digital, driving positive outcomes such as employment, reducing loneliness, supporting basic digital skills, and health and wellbeing.

Good Things Foundation is a social change organisation with a mission to ensure that everyone benefits from digital. We live the change we are seeking to achieve and encourage applications from diverse backgrounds. We operate a policy of providing equal opportunities in all aspects of work including recruitment, training, and promotion, whatever the colour, race, religion, belief, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age or disability of an employee, having regard to the individual’s aptitudes and abilities and requirements for the job. Good Things Foundation is opposed to all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination. Our goal is also to be truly reflective of the makeup of society and we actively welcome difference.

About the role

Good Things Foundation is recruiting two new Partnerships and Fundraising Managers to lead our income generation and partnership building.

At a time when digital inclusion has never been more important, we’re looking for inspirational people who can build the partnerships we need to #FixTheDigitalDivide in the UK and beyond.

  • Expert in building and managing relationships with partners, you’ll work with corporate organisations, philanthropic foundations and individuals, and Government at all levels, to engage and inspire those who share our vision for a world where everyone benefits from digital.
  • With a track record in business development, you’ll design digital inclusion programmes that have life-changing impact for our beneficiaries, and work with our Operations Team to bring these into delivery.
  • You’ll use your fundraising experience to build inspiring partnerships with trusts/foundations and corporate organisations, engage donors who can support our mission, and develop our charity income, including through individual giving.
  • Able to work effectively in the policy landscape, you’ll influence Government policy and lead debate on digital inclusion. And with excellent communication skills (verbal and written), you’ll be the voice of our mission out into the world, advocating at the highest level for change, investment and action.

We care deeply about digital exclusion, and fight for a world in which people can be digitally able, equal and safe. We partner and influence at all levels, and use our knowledge and expertise to help others. And we work as a team: empowering and supporting each other to succeed.  If you’d like to join us, we’d love to hear from you.

Essential experience

As an applicant it is essential that you are able to demonstrate that you possess the following experience, knowledge, skills, education, and qualifications (see Job Description for full details):

  • Experience of relationship building and management of a portfolio of external/partner relationships
  • Experience of working in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills to build strong and effective working relationships with external stakeholders and internal colleagues
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and able to adapt for different audiences
  • Ability to interpret a wide range of data and deploy this effectively in proposals and bids
  • Financial skills suitable for costing proposals/bids
  • Understanding of and commitment to Good Things Foundation’s mission
  • Understanding of the wider public, partnership and funding environment in which Good Things Foundation works, its challenges and opportunities
  • Understanding of the community sector, how it works and the challenges it faces
  • Confident user of technology
  • Demonstrable commitment to using technology, data and insights to monitor progress and improve
  • Demonstrable commitment to maximising resources and driving efficiency
  • Understands their own strengths and that of their colleagues and can create teams with complementary skill sets.
  • Degree or equivalent experience
  • Expert in building and managing relationships with partners, you’ll work with corporate organisations, philanthropic foundations and individuals, and Government at all levels, to engage and inspire those who share our vision for a world where everyone benefits from digital.
  • With a track record in business development, you’ll design digital inclusion programmes that have life-changing impact for our beneficiaries, and work with our Operations Team to bring these into delivery.
  • You’ll use your fundraising experience to build inspiring partnerships with trusts/foundations and corporate organisations, engage donors who can support our mission, and develop our charity income, including through individual giving.
  • Able to work effectively in the policy landscape, you’ll influence Government policy and lead debate on digital inclusion. And with excellent communication skills (verbal and written), you’ll be the voice of our mission out into the world, advocating at the highest level for change, investment and action.

See Job Description for full details

How to apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter to recruitment@goodthingsfoundation.org by the closing date of 23rd July 2021.  Please complete our Equality and Diversity form to help us monitor our commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. 

*Information can be made available in other formats (for example, large print), so please contact us if you need to discuss what alternative format would be accessible for you.

Safeguarding Statement and Pre-Employment Checks

Here at Good Things Foundation, we work with vulnerable adults and are fully committed to ensuring their safeguarding and welfare at all times, in line with our Safeguarding Policy and Procedures. All of our employees, contractors and volunteers will be expected to comply with the policy and procedures. Upon a conditional offer of appointment being made, all employees will also be required to satisfy our pre-employment screening process which for this position, will include:

  • An identity check (photo ID)
  • Receipt of two satisfactory references
  • Documentary evidence of right to work in the UK
  • A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check *