Fundraising Manager vacancy

Location: Leamington Spa (hybrid working)

Benefits: £36,500 and generous benefits including Pension, Life Assurance and Private Healthcare. Salary is non-negotiable to ensure fairness and equity for all candidates, regardless of gender or background.

Contract Type: Full Time, Permanent

The Smallpiece Trust is on the cusp of something truly remarkable, and we want you to be a part of it. As we approach our 60th Anniversary, we are fuelled by a newfound energy, armed with a freshly created fundraising strategy, and led by a dynamic senior leadership team.

Our passion for nurturing young minds in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) knows no bounds, and now we are broadening our horizons to explore exciting new avenues for young people to flourish in STEM disciplines. That is why we are in search of an exceptional Fundraising Manager who can craft compelling narratives, leveraging their deep understanding of the fundraising landscape to champion The Smallpeice Trust and propel us toward our future goals.

Join our tight-knit, supportive team, and together, we will shape the future of STEM education for generations to come.

About you: Are you driven, innovative, and hungry to not just meet but surpass targets? If so, we want you on our team. We need someone with a flair for creativity and a knack for achieving results.

Your people skills will be key as you collaborate seamlessly across teams to secure vital funding. Armed with a robust pipeline of opportunities and strategic partner organisations, you will excel in bid writing, and have an excellent and established understanding of fundraising operations.

Joining our Fundraising team, you will take the helm in spearheading funding initiatives, nurturing crucial relationships with key stakeholders, and expanding our network of supporters. This role is not just about bolstering our organisation; it's about shaping our reputation as a powerhouse in STEM skills development and paving the way for the next generation of talent in the STEM industry.

If you are ready to make a tangible impact and drive meaningful change, then this is the opportunity you've been waiting for.

Summary of Principal Responsibilities (please see Job Description for full details):

New Partners and Funders:

  • Identify and cultivate opportunities for new partnerships and funding streams.
  • Develop compelling proposals for new partners in line with bid rules.
  • Represent the organisation at events, leveraging networking opportunities to promote our mission.

Fundraising Development:

  • Contribute to the ongoing development of the fundraising strategy.
  • Create presentations to attract new funders.
  • Generate leads and support the fundraising team in achieving their goals.

Account Management:

  • Manage a portfolio of partners, ensuring effective communication and stewardship.
  • Build strong, long-lasting relationships that advance the organisation's goals.
  • Prepare and submit funding applications and reports in a timely manner.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to ensure project delivery and reporting.

Person Specification (please see Job Description for full details):


  • Proven experience in fundraising management, including bid writing and account management.
  • Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and achieve KPIs.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a collaborative approach.
  • Proficiency in data analysis and financial management.


  • Sector expertise in STEM, engineering, or computer science.
  • Previous experience working in a charity fundraising role.
  • Familiarity with contract management.

How to Apply: If you are excited about the opportunity to make a meaningful impact, please submit your CV and a covering letter outlining your relevant experience and why you are interested in joining us. Applications should be sent to If you would like an informal discussion before applying, then please let us know at the same email address.

The Smallpeice Trust is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds.

Deadline for Applications: 12pm on Friday 24th May. Interviews will take place w/c 3rd June. Early applications are encouraged as we will be reviewing on a rolling basis and roles may close earlier than initially indicated.

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