Funding & Communications Manager

GBR Recruitment is working in partnership with a leading NFP Charity recruiting on an exclusive basis for an experienced Funding & Communications Manager to explore, find, apply for and secure revenue streams/grants & other funding/support living housing contracts and to be highly proactive with associated networking with local authorities plus governing bodies plus driving PR in order to fuel the work this fantastic charity organisation carries out.

The Funding & Communications Manager is a key member of the Charities Senior Management Team supporting & advising the organisation on a suitable fundraising strategy that will bring in the financial rewards to allow them to develop & expand the services they offer to the wider communities further.

Your territory will be across Worcestershire with the role being office, field & home based (hybrid).

Overview of the Role:

You will be tasked with identifying and leading on local and national growth opportunities and in improving our clients external communications / PR in this exciting new post you will be fundamental in broadening their services to the communities that they serve and to expand additional income streams to add to the already strong financial position. You will use your ability to network effectively with both internal and external partners, to identify the needs of each part of the business and work with the relevant colleagues to develop and write grant applications / bids. You will also procure partners to fundraise and hold overall responsibility in managing fundraising / PR events with colleagues. Additionally, you will improve the Charity Website & Social Media content to successfully promote & engage with the target communities / investors / fundraisers.


  • Setting & Delivering the Fundraising & Communications Strategy Communications Strategy
  • Research and information gathering to aid effective bid writing
  • Completing tenders & bids for grants (writing, editing & completing)
  • Proactively seek opportunities to fundraise and raise the charities profile
  • Manage & Host Fundraising Events
  • Develop relationships with various community audiences (businesses, public, councils)
  • Seek to secure donations such as financial, in kind, legacy and through Corporate Social Responsibility opportunities.
  • Driving an effective Communications process (networking at events, seminars & other PR)
  • Roll out effective internal & external communications, plus any media enquiries
  • Produce MI & KPI reports for the CEO plus wider SMT detailing fundraising activities etc.
  • Managing the Departmental Budget effectively (always keeping it LEAN & cost effective)

Experience / Attributes:

  • Charity Fundraising Experience is a must have skill (as a Manager, Executive, Sales or BDM)
  • Tender & Bid writing experience for available funding opportunities
  • Support Living Housing knowledge is beneficial (not a must have)
  • Used to planning, managing & hosting fundraising events in the local community
  • Experienced in managing Website Coms & Social Media Coms to drive exposure further
  • Strong Sales Negotiations & Business Development skills in a competitive sector
  • Strong professional communicator with a passion for the Charity / NFP sectors
West Midlands, England, UK