Fundraising Manager (maternity cover, 17.5- 21 hours)

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London Diocesan House, London Diocesan Fund, 36 Causton Street, London
Fixed Term Part Time
£21000 - £25500 (circa £42500 FTE)

At the London Diocesan Fund (LDF) we seek to do everything we can to support the mission and growth of the Church of England in London.

As the Fundraising Manager, covering maternity leave from approximately Monday 9th December 2019 for up to 12 months, you will have a crucial role at a pivotal moment within the organisation.

In 2020 the LDF will be preparing for the launch of its new vision, Capital Vision 2030. As part of these preparations, you will be focused on supporting the Diocese in its development of key relationships with existing and potential funders.

Alongside this you will also steward funders of live projects to a high standard and manage a portfolio of historic funders, proactively pursuing and developing relationships as appropriate.

As the Fundraising Manager in 2020 you will be responsible for delivering the Fundraising Team’s plan for stewardship and cultivation. At the heart of this strategy is the delivery of three high-level and intimate dinners hosted by the Bishop of London at The Old Deanery.

As the third most senior member of the clergy within the Church of England, the Bishop of London leads the Diocese of London. The role of Fundraising Manager provides an exciting opportunity to work alongside the Bishop and her team to deliver these events and support her in the development of her relationships with existing and potential supporters.

We are seeking a self-motivated, creative Fundraising Manager to deliver this stewardship and cultivation programme to the highest standard. The position is part time and might appeal to someone wishing to either develop a portfolio career or to combine this role with other commitments.

The role would suit an experienced manager who is at ease working independently and strategically, with the ability to both authoritatively advise senior colleagues regarding high-level donor relationships and to work effectively on operational and administrative tasks.

Alternatively, the role could also appeal to someone with relevant experience who is looking to take on more responsibility. This position would provide an excellent development opportunity for an individual looking for the next step in their career.

  • Implement the Fundraising Team’s 2020 plan for stewardship and cultivation, in line with the Team’s overall strategy and in preparation for the launch of CV2030.
  • Manage and administer all aspects of the delivery of three high-level, intimate dinners hosted by the Bishop of London (e.g. logistics, content curation, budget management, invitation administration, guest list management, briefing of senior staff, seating plans, guest follow up).
  • Support and guide the Bishop of London in the management and development of her relationships with a focused pool of existing and potential funders, particularly following the delivery of the three high-level dinners.
  • As Capital Vision 2030 develops, assess the feasibility of fundraising for the organisation's emerging priorities.
  • Manage key relationships with the Diocese’s historic donors (including individuals, trusts and livery companies) in partnership with the senior leadership team, supporting and guiding senior staff as appropriate.
  • Steward funders of live projects and central grant funders to a high standard, including writing and/or coordinating project impact reports.
  • Manage the fundraising database Donorflex, including the ongoing process of data cleaning and maintaining accurate records.
  • Ensure that the organisation complies with standards of fundraising best practice.
  • In all activities and relationships, contribute to the ongoing culture change needed for fundraising to become a more explicit part of the organisation’s operations.


  • Experience of high-level donor relationship management, ideally with experience of Major Donor fundraising.
  • Experience of building high-level relationships.
  • Experience of administering and managing high-level events (scale less significant).
  • Experience of using fundraising relationship management databases.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Highly organised.
  • Excellent communications skills, written and oral.
  • Ability to assess the feasibility of fundraising for projects.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to work across all levels of an organisation.
  • Ability to identify problems and opportunities, shape solutions and successfully implement them.
  • Ability to influence (e.g. colleagues and stakeholders).
  • Dynamic individual with a proactive approach.
  • Self-motivated and focused.
  • Some flexibility, including willingness to work outside working hours occasionally as required.
  • Supportive of the aims of the Diocese of London within the Church of England.


  • Experience of securing major gifts from Major Donors.
  • Experience of managing cost budgets.
  • Understanding of the Church of England.

The Church of England in London is growing, vibrant and at the heart of communities throughout the capital. At the London Diocesan Fund we seek to do everything we can to support this mission and growth, using our resources to help our parishes and chaplains to serve over 4 million people.

We understand the benefits of employing individuals from a range of backgrounds, with diverse cultures and talents. We aim to create a workforce that:

  • values difference in others and respects the dignity and worth of each individual
  • reflects the diversity of the nation that the Church of England exists to serve
  • fosters a climate of creativity, tolerance and diversity that will help all staff to develop to their full potential.