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Head of Fund Development

Location: South Warrington (flexible working options available)
Salary: Around £50,000 per annum (dependent on experience)
Contract Type: Full-time preferred (flexible options considered)

About Cheshire Community Foundation 

Cheshire Community Foundation raises funds to support hundreds of amazing small charities and voluntary groups across Cheshire and Warrington. Our mission is to tackle poverty, disadvantage, and inequality, helping to build stronger, happier, and more resilient communities. We connect people and companies who want to make a difference with those most in need.

Our ambitious 2030 vision aims to significantly grow our income and increase the value of grants distributed to local charities, supporting more people living in disadvantage across Cheshire and Warrington. To achieve this, we are investing in a new role: Head of Fund Development.

About the Role 

The Head of Fund Development will be responsible for driving income generation and building long-term relationships to secure new donations to Cheshire Community Foundation’s Funds. This role is crucial in helping us achieve our 2030 vision by growing our funding and increasing grant distributions.

As part of the Senior Management Team, you will lead the fund development team, contributing to strategy development, and preparing for changes and opportunities in philanthropic giving. You will work collaboratively to provide outstanding customer service to donors, partners, and stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Income Growth: Identify and implement plans for new income streams and develop relationships with donors, businesses, trusts, and advisors.
  • Strategic Planning: Support the CEO in developing and delivering income strategies, including unlocking dormant trusts and engaging high-net-worth individuals.
  • Team Leadership: Lead and inspire the fund development team, managing and supporting them to achieve objectives.
  • Relationship Building: Cultivate and manage relationships with potential donors to inspire philanthropic giving, including legacy pledges.
  • Event Representation: Represent and support CCF at events to enhance the organisation’s profile and reputation.
  • Referral Network Development: Build and develop our referral network by engaging key local influencers and professional advisors.
  • Data Management: Maintain accurate records and optimize the use of our CRM database in line with Data Protection Regulations.

About You 

We are looking for a passionate and driven individual with a proven track record in fundraising or income generation. You will excel in building and maintaining high-value relationships and have a strong understanding of philanthropic fundraising strategies. Your outstanding presentation and interpersonal skills will help you secure the confidence of donors and funders quickly.

You will be a strategic thinker with the ability to work across sectors, and a team player who enjoys working in a dynamic environment. Strong IT, administrative, and organizational skills are essential, along with experience in developing marketing and social media content.

Application Process

If you are ready to take on this exciting challenge and help us achieve our ambitious vision, we would love to hear from you.

Apply by: 12:00pm on Friday, 14th June 2024
To apply: Send your CV and a covering letter to
Queries: Contact Mel for more information about the role or CCF before the closing date.
Interviews: Week commencing 17th June 2024

Join us in making a significant impact in Cheshire and Warrington!

Relationship Manager

Location: South Warrington, flexible working arrangements available

Salary: £30,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

Application Deadline: 12:00pm, Friday, 14th June 2024

About Us: Cheshire Community Foundation is dedicated to supporting small charities and voluntary groups across Cheshire and Warrington. Our mission is to tackle poverty, disadvantage, and inequality by connecting donors with those in need.

Role Overview: We are seeking a passionate and motivated Relationship Manager to join our dynamic team. This role involves donor stewardship, fundraising, grant-making, and grant management. You will inspire philanthropic giving, manage partnerships, and ensure the effective distribution of grants to support local charities.

Key Responsibilities:

Liaise with fund holders and donors to ensure satisfaction and encourage ongoing giving.
Organise donor visits and produce impact reports.
Manage grant applications, assess and recommend grant funds, and ensure compliance with contract conditions.
Use Salesforce for reporting and data management.
Collaborate with the finance team to prepare financial reports.
Represent the Foundation at external events and assist in publicising successful grants.

About You:

Experience in grant fund or programme/project administration.
Excellent communication and organisational skills.
Ability to manage projects and meet deadlines under pressure.
Sensitive and tactful in dealing with various stakeholders.
Financial management experience is a plus.
Knowledge of local social and economic issues, charitable organizations, and CRM systems (e.g., Salesforce) is desirable.

Additional Information: You will be part of a small, dynamic team, working flexibly from our South Warrington office and from home. Some travel around the county may be required. The role is ideally full-time but flexible arrangements (around four days per week) can be considered.

How to Apply:

Send your CV and a covering letter to by 12:00pm on 14th June 2024. For queries, contact Margaret before the closing date. Interviews will be held the week commencing 17th June 2024.

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