Funding and Supporter Development Manager

Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
£35,900 - £48,500 per annum
19 Nov 2020
17 Dec 2020
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

About Us:

Celebrating and preserving the unique cultural and environmental character of the borough is a major focus of this department, which includes Planning and Borough Development, Transport and Highways, Libraries, Environmental Health, Community Safety and Cleaner, Greener and Cultural Services.

Kensington and Chelsea is one of London’s most vibrant and densely populated boroughs, with a multitude of beautiful buildings, museums and parks.  The planning team ensure any new building projects are undertaken with consideration to our residents, as well as our skyline. 
If you are passionate about the environment, and the support services required to keep it safe, clean and green, take a look at our vacancies and join our dedicated team.

The Role:

Our BiBorough Libraries and Archives Service has an ambitious vision to drive equality across our communities as the most inclusive library service in the UK. The service advances this vision through our purpose to help people to Read, Learn and Connect, providing services that drive equality by supporting people to develop their love of reading and learning, improve literacy, gain skills and knowledge, improve their health and wellbeing and to connect with each other. In an increasingly challenging financial context, we need to increase and diversify our funding sources in order to continue to make a difference to our communities.

The Funding and Supporter Development Manager exists to support the service to become more financially resilient and enable us to continue to provide value added services beyond the core offer sustainably through fundraising and funding bids. A key part of the role will be to build on existing customer loyalty amongst residents by creating active advocates, including high profile supporters of libraries such as authors.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information.

About You:

•    Track record of success in funding bids and applications.
•    Skilled in project management and managing multiple competing priorities.
•    Strategic mindset with the ability to define and lead priorities for fundraising and supporter development.
•    Excellent communication and relationship building skills, with the ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders to achieve successful outcomes.
•    Ability to help others in the service to gain new skills and to learn about the importance of sustainable funding.
•    Experience in developing advocates and supporters.
•    Belief in the libraries vision and purpose, with a demonstrable commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Role Requirements:

•    Produce and maintain oversight of all potential funding opportunities, both internal and external, constantly scanning for new funding streams.
•    Understand timelines and deadlines and bring together different stakeholders in the service to contribute at the relevant time.
•    Understand the different requirements of the various funding streams and funders and the best techniques for succeeding in applications and managing the process. Build relationships and networks that will facilitate success.
•    Regularly prepare and submit funding bids and applications that support the libraries vision and purpose. Work closely with Service Development Leads in the service to understand the strategic direction of their services and how    fundraising/bids can support their aims.
•    Work closely with the Service Development Lead (Spaces and Business Continuity) to ensure regular funds are sourced and acquired for the continual improvement of our spaces.
•    Support staff across the service to understand how funding can help them provide sustainable services. Help them to develop skills in funding applications and build up a repository of useful information, templates and examples of good practice.
•    Direct and engage with the business performance team to identify and collect data that supports the funding application process and evidences the impact of the work the service does and the difference that is made.
•    Work with wider engagement team to build intelligence regarding our communities, audiences and their needs. Utilise this intelligence to assess potential initiatives against needs, align to funding sources and measure impact.

We work in partnership with Hampshire County Council (HCC) who deliver many transactional services on our behalf. Although most communications will be from HCC, all selection and appointment decisions will be made by RBKC. Certain services are shared across more than one Council area to nearby neighbouring Authorities. This enhances delivery and reduces costs. Your recruitment information will advise if your remit extends beyond RBKC.

We will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

Additional information

RBKC is currently inclusively reviewing its pay, reward and benefits framework.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.