Sustainable Funding Development Manager

LGBT Consortium
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LGBT Consortium has had the idea of creating some form of sustainable funding model for the LGBT sector for longer than we can remember but in the last 12 months we have had the opportunity to bring together a diverse group of experts from across all interested sectors, including: funders; our own LGBT sector; the business sector; and the public sector. We call this our LGBT Sustainable Funding Expert Taskforce and throughout 2017 we have been exploring whether the concept is a good one, how we might move things forward and what is needed to be in place for this to happen. We are delighted that two high-profile funders (The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the Big Lottery Fund) have supported the funding of this role for one-year to work on specific milestones and outputs designed to get buy-in and structures in place.

This role is unique in that it isn’t just a job that works for LGBT Consortium, it is one that needs to work for the whole LGBT sector. Sustainability and  resilience are two words core to all of our work at LGBT Consortium and through this role we have an opportunity to put the building blocks in place for a platform that could provide long-term support and fundraising mechanisms for a diverse range of LGBT organisations of all sizes. It is important to note that when we talk about a funding model, for us this is much more than just money (of course this is important!). It encompasses a whole development of thinking around how we as the LGBT sector approach income generation, relationship building, collaboration, partnership working and much, much more. This of course presents its challenges, but also presents many more opportunities and the successful candidate will have the support of myself, the LGBT Consortium team and our expert Taskforce.

Working alongside the Chief Executive, and our expert Taskforce, you will lead on the strategic development of an LGBT sustainable fundraising model for the UK. This role will be responsible for consulting widely with LGBT organisations on collaborative and individual fundraising, identifying new opportunities to diversify and increase income into the LGBT sector, and to explore what the focus of a central model would be.

The main duties of the role will be to:

  • Consult with the LGBT sector on prioritised needs in relation to fundraising and funding strategies
  • Secure early buy‐in from LGBT organisations across the UK for a sustainable funding platform
  • Scope out a strong focus for an LGBT funding platform and identify the key components needed to make it a reality
  • Work with the Chief Executive to develop strong corporate engagement with this development work
  • Facilitate our expert Taskforce, already in existence, to ensure wide stakeholder engagement throughout the project
  • Identify and collate a strong evidence base to highlight the need for an LGBT fundraising model
  • Identify opportunities for future collaboration with a range of stakeholders in relation to fundraising
  • Secure financial support for the implementation of the fundraising platform
  • Ensure this programme of work takes account of relevant UN sustainable development goals

To apply, please send your latest CV and a covering letter (no more than 4 pages of A4) detailing why you are the ideal candidate based on the Person Specification included in the Application Pack. Please also indicate when you would be able to take up the post. 

Interviews will be held in London on Friday 26th January. 

Based in: 
Home based
United Kingdom
Job type: 
Full time
£30,000 plus pension contributions
Apply by: 
Monday, January 22. 2018 - 12:00
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