Fundraising Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,000
  • On site: Dalry, Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th July 2024

  • Advertised from 21st June 2024
  • 35 hours a week. Open to some flexibility on hours and location but no less than 30 hours/ wk.


Reporting Relationship

The Fundraising Manager reports to the Director of Operations

Overall Purpose

To lead on the raising and developing of funds to enable the work of Edinburgh City Mission.

Hours of Employment

35 hours a week, majority office based at Washington Lane, Dalry.

Open to some flexibility on hours and location but no less than 30 hours/ wk.

Salary:£30,000/ year

Occupational requirement

Edinburgh City Mission is committed to sharing the Christian gospel with the people of Edinburgh. It is essential that every member of the team personally own, communicate and implement the aims and objectives of the Mission, sharing the Mission’s core beliefs and values to the public. Therefore, there is a requirement for the post-holder to be a committed Christian.

Way of working: you are expected to:

  • Actively participate in the life of the Edinburgh City Mission team.
  • Act in a professional manner at all times.
  • Work in accordance with the Aims and Values of Edinburgh City Mission.

Job Details:

Line management:

  • Line management of the Fundraising, Policy and Advocacy Officer
  • Oversee, guide and assist the Fundraising, Policy and Advocacy Officer as they develop and lead on individual, community and corporate fundraising initiatives.
  • Identify and undertake relevant training for the Fundraising Team

General Fundraising and Development:

  • Set goals, targets & deadlines for the department.
  • Oversee departmental budget.
  • Create and develop the organisational fundraising strategy.
  • Research and suggest systems that will help with fundraising.
  • Lead on development and implementation of an organizational CRM.
  • Work alongside Mission Strengtheners to identify story-telling opportunities that can be shared with a range of current and potential donors.
  • Continually develop and update a compelling case for support.
  • Communicate with the wider team, encouraging them to act as fundraising ambassadors for the organization under the mindset that we are all fundraisers.

Trusts and Grants:

  • Develop and manage a pipeline of trust and foundations by researching, identifying, and prioritising appropriate funders.
  • Maintain our database of existing Trusts, Foundations and special funds.
  • Create high quality applications, proposals and funding bids on behalf of Edinburgh City Mission
  • Liaise directly with Trusts, Foundations and special funds, managing current relationships with grant-making bodies and pro-actively developing relationships with prospective funders.
  • Monitor outcomes and deliver on reporting requirements
  • Keep an up-to-date and accurate record of grants from Trusts, Foundations and special funds.
  • Schedule future applications according to the requirements of Trusts, Foundations, etc.
  • Work with Finance to track funds and note and restricted income.
  • Delegate smaller trusts and grant work to the Fundraising, Policy and Advocacy Officer as required.


  • Develop and deliver annual thanksgiving event.
  • Create and deliver any other future fundraising events for Edinburgh City Mission.
  • Attend at least four City Vision prayer meetings a year, to share and pray with supporters.


  • Oversee and develop work with wider team to develop a church giving strategy


  • Oversee and develop work with wider team to develop a legacy strategy

Impact Report:

  • Assist the Fundraising, Policy and Advocacy Officer on all areas of impact report creation alongside the Impact Team including:
  • Develop material to communicate with the team on the purpose and basis of our data gathering.
  • Onboard new staff members on the purpose of data collection and reporting and share Edinburgh City Mission’s processes.
  • Work with Mission Strengtheners to develop a theory of change and data collection processes that will suit their ministry, meeting with them to create changes when needed
  • Laise with volunteers who assist with data input and analysis.
  • Encourage staff members in their data collection and analysis throughout the year.
  • Work with the Fundraising, Policy and Advocacy Officer and Communications Manager to create, write, edit and distribute the final Impact Report.
  • Work alongside all members of staff and trustees to attain their contributions and feedback on the impact report.
  • Facilitate the collection of stories from our guests, staff and partners for the impact report.

Changes to the above may be made by your Line Manager, with prior notice, in discussion with you.

Personal Skills and Attributes


  • Evidence of an infectious and growing personal faith in Jesus
  • Proven track record in fundraising or a similar role
  • Evidence of strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strategically minded with the ability to plan according to current trends
  • Evidence of drive and initiative, creating engaging ideas to drive projects forward
  • Reliable, well-organised and able to prioritise well
  • Experience of preparing funding applications to Trusts and
  • Foundations
  • Experience of creating and delivering fundraising events
  • Ability to nurture strong relationships and influence others
  • Ability to set and work to goals without immediate supervision
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent IT skills - particularly Excel, MS Office and databases
  • Active involvement in a local church and City Mission team life


  • Experience of leading a Fundraising Team
  • Experience of engaging with churches in a fundraising capacity
  • Experience of stewarding and growing legacy donations
  • Experience with CRM software
  • Previous line management experience, with the ability to encourage and equip individuals
  • Ability to create data gathering methods and interpret results

Application notes

Please apply by completing the application form and email it to

We are accepting applications and selecting for interview on an ongoing basis so please apply at your earliest convenience.