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Fundraising and General Manager (UK), Kids for Kids

  • Hybrid role – Dorking/Working from home
  • Competitive salary depending on skills and experience
  • Permanent, Full-time
  • Application Deadline: 30th March 2022

Background

Kids for Kids is the only charity founded specifically to help children in one of the most challenging regions of the world – Darfur, Sudan.

For the past 20 years we have been transforming the lives of children through a unique package of integrated projects, working closely with the communities themselves. Life in remote villages is measurably amongst the most deprived in the world and Kids for Kids’ projects save lives and help them to escape from the trap of poverty. Sustainable development is the key to all we do.

Kids for Kids, to date, is a Founder led organisation. Our projects are so important to the communities of Darfur that we must look to the future and plan for the next 20 years. You will be a key member of the team helping to shape the future for Kids for Kids.

Currently, we have a small, dedicated team. The governance of the charity is overseen by a Board of experienced Trustees, chaired by the Founder and CEO. The public profile of the charity is assisted by a group of high-profile Patrons, including Dame Joanna Lumley OBE FRGS, Miriam Margolyes OBE, Timothy West OBE, The Lord Cope of Berkeley, Eamonn Holmes OBE.

This is a full-time post, leading the fundraising and management of the UK operations whilst supporting the CEO across all the charity’s activities. There are currently two part-time assistants, one based in Berkshire, one in Surrey, as well as our bookkeeper. You will also support our volunteers in the USA. We are in Dorking, Surrey. You will have the flexibility of mainly working from home, but you will need to be within driving distance of Dorking to facilitate weekly attendance at the office (or as agreed), working with the CEO and / or other members of the team.

This is a challenging but immensely rewarding and varied role, requiring someone who is hard-working, efficient and accurate; good at managing their own time. You will need to be dedicated, determined and ambitious, both for yourself and for the charity.

 

Key Responsibilities

You will be responsible for all aspects of the UK based activities of Kids for Kids, providing oversight, shaping and initiating fundraising and awareness raising efforts as well as the charity’s day to day administration, event management and compliance.

Fundraising will be the major focus of this role and you will bring experience and fresh ideas to the organisation developing an overarching fundraising strategy to significantly scale our approach.

You will run the office, including our databases, website updates, report writing, mailings, e mail and social media campaigns. You will engage with donors and other stakeholders. You will supervise the work of the charity’s part-time assistants and volunteers who support these activities.

You will support the CEO as she shifts to a more strategic role, focussed on higher-profile awareness raising and fundraising, and enhancing the impact of our work in North Darfur.

Description of Role

Leadership of Kids for Kids in the UK

You will have the major role in managing and implementing the charity’s operations and administration.  You will work with the CEO to shape the vision for the charity and support her by ensuring the charity’s employees and volunteers work to implement it.

 

Fundraising

You will be responsible for fundraising – working with the CEO and team to significantly increase fundraising income by growing the existing activity and proactively identify new donors and ways of generating funds; writing and approving applications to Trusts and grant-making organisation; managing day-to-day contact with donors, large and small, and providing regular updates to existing and potential donors, including mailings and email campaigns and monthly Global Giving and other reports produced for the UK and USA.

 

Communications and Engagement

You will design and run publicity campaigns to promote the work of the charity.  You will be responsible for the creation of promotional literature, oversee the updating of the charity’s website, organise media, speaking and conference opportunities, and arrange talks and presentations at schools and organisations.  You will identify those opportunities that are worthwhile for the CEO to undertake and which more suitable for you, other employees or volunteers.  You will run the monthly lottery and communication on other fund-raising platforms and handle the charity’s diverse administration.

You will take principal responsibility for the organisation of the charity’s annual events including the Kids for Kids’ Ambassadors’ Ball, the Candlelit Christmas Concert, Fishing Day and Friends’ Event.  You will support the CEO in interacting with our high-profile Patrons and celebrities and maintain the positive reputation of Kids for Kids.

You will assist the CEO in preparing for Trustees’ meetings and provide regular updates to the Trustees as necessary.  You and other team members may play a role in supporting the effective operations of the Surrey, London, Khartoum (and other) Committees, for example by chairing meetings or shaping their discussions and following up on agreed actions.

 

Management and Compliance

You will have direct line management of the charity’s staff in the UK (excluding Sudan) – currently two part-time assistants and a book-keeper – and be the principal liaison with volunteers, shaping their portfolios and supervising tasking, providing development opportunities and guidance.

You will assist with the preparation of the Annual Accounts, liaising with our external accountants, as well as ensuring accuracy of the monthly management accounts, bank accounts and cash flow.  You will be responsible for the processing of payments and donations.

You will ensure the charity’s database is managed effectively, overseeing input of data, personal details and donations, and ensuring compliance with General Data Protection Regulation.  You will be responsible for ensuring compliance with the Charity Commission, Companies House, legal and other requirements and that the charity is up to date with all such legislation.

You will manage the systems for storing and looking after the charity’s equipment, purchasing for events as well as office management and supplies.

 

Supervision of work in Sudan

You will support the CEO who has principal responsibility for project identification and implementation in Darfur.  You will analyse reports from Darfur as required and assist with monitoring and evaluation of reports and projects.   There may be opportunities to travel to Sudan subject to travel requirements.

 

Requirements

Essential:

  • You are a dynamic, self-motivated individual who has a record of achievement that demonstrates experience of successful fundraising in the charity sector.
  • You are organised, good at mobilising others and an efficient administrator
  • You have first-class communication and presentational skills, both in written and oral English language
  • You can deliver at pace, focus on attention to detail and high-quality results
  • You have a strong interest in helping those less fortunate

 

Desirable:

  • Bachelor’s university degree.
  • Experience in managing people, both on the payroll and voluntary, and in administration, managing and running publicity campaigns.

 

Training

On the job training from the outset will be provided by the CEO. External training will be facilitated as and when required.

 

What can Kids for Kids offer you?

  • Unique opportunity to change the lives of countless children who would otherwise be at risk
  • Rewarding working experience across multiple disciplines
  • Opportunity to drive new revenue streams to deliver significant income growth
  • Competitive salary depending on skills and experience
  • Opportunity for career progression

If you want to make a real difference to children’s lives, this is the job for you!

 

 

Please submit your application and covering letter via Charity Jobs here.