Vacancy: Fundraising Manager

Mentor are looking for an experienced fundraiser with a proven track record of success to help us to increase our income and build long-term relationships across a range of new and existing commissioners, trusts, foundations and individual donors.

Job details: Fundraising Manager

Reports to: Chief Executive
Line management responsibility: Fundraising Officer
Hours: 3 days per week (21 hours)
Salary: £34,000 FTE
Location: Mentor’s London office in Old Street

About Mentor

Mentor is the UK’s authoritative voice in protecting children and young people from alcohol and drug harms, bridging the worlds of academic research, policy and on-the-ground practice. Our work is based on the best international scientific evidence, and is helping to create a future generation of confident young people equipped to thrive in the modern world.

Our approach is rooted in building young people’s resilience, helping them develop the life skills they need to negotiate challenging situations. We provide children and young people with age-appropriate knowledge and skills coupled with positive health values to help them build the self-confidence to make their own decisions.

About the role

The role of the Fundraising Manager is to deliver, refine and lead on implementing our fundraising strategy to allow Mentor to achieve our ambitious 2017-2020 strategic plan. You will be able to cost-effectively expand and diversify Mentor’s income streams and cultivate long-term relationships across a range of new and existing trusts & foundations, statutory commissioners and individual donors.

To achieve our strategic goals, we must diversify and increase our income and this is the focus of our fundraising strategy. Project funding is very important as it allows us to deliver our programme goals. To maintain our sustainable position and our influence on the prevention agenda, we also need to further grow our unrestricted income revenue.

The Fundraising Manager is part of our Senior Leadership Team and plays a part in our overall strategy, reporting to the Chief Executive. Creativity and flexibility will be needed to continue our success in building a more effective and diverse income generation strategy.

How to apply

Please apply with your CV and a cover letter detailing what expertise you could bring to help Mentor’s growth and success. Please refer to the job description and person specification below in drafting your application.

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Supporting documents

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Have questions?

If you would like to discuss this role then please contact Michael O’Toole, Mentor’s Chief Executive: 020 7553 9920



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