Charity Income Generation Manager – Aspire Creating Communities

JOB TITLE: Charity Income Generation Manager 

PAY: £15.00 per hour 

HOURS: 20 hours per week, flexible workings arrangements can be made 

PROBATION: 6 months with planned renewal subject to funding availability and  performance review 

REPORTING TO: Chief Executive Officer 

LOCATION: Aspire Office plus home working optional 


Work with an innovative and creative team who are passionate about seeing isolation amongst older adults eliminated in Kirklees. We are looking for an experienced fundraiser with enthusiasm and passion for local community development to work with us for fifteen hours a week. There is huge potential for this role to grow as the charity grows! Your role will be to be familiar with and excited about the future of the charity as we seek to support more people in the area – you will be networking, researching, and developing our fundraising strategy in partnership with the senior leadership team (CEO and Trustees). You will need to be proactive and work autonomously to creatively source funding streams including grants and private donors, as well as working with the team to organise community fundraising events.  

We would love to work with someone who: 

  • Has enthusiasm and passion for local community development; 
  • Enjoys working autonomously – solo as well as part of a team; 
  • Has a resilience to rejection 
  • Is comfortable asking people for monthly donations 
  • Can proactively raise income from the local community including individuals, friends  groups, corporates, community groups and schools 
  • Can initiate and develop innovative fundraising initiatives and events which capture the  imagination of our supporters, adding diversity to community, corporate and individual  fundraising 
  • Can engage with and establish new and existing relationships within the local community to  encourage ongoing support and funds and increase supporter retention * Has good IT skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Database reports etc)


Person Specification  Essential  Desirable
Commitment to the ethos and vision of Aspire  through promotion, events and interpersonal  communications
Enthusiasm and passion for local community  development – Experience working with a grassroots  charity
Empathetic communication and interpersonal skills  (including telephone and email) 
Skilled grant application writing – To write compelling  proposals and applications that secure significant  income from trusts and foundations, co-ordinating  input from across the Aspire team. A good story-teller  and a confident communicator
3+ years of experience and proven track record of  applications, can include working with third sector  organisations in a voluntary capacity.
Team player 
Ability to work unsupervised and show initiative 
Occasional availability out of office hours to attend  meetings / events 
Flexibility with willingness and ability to vary hours  according to workload 
Prioritise and manage a busy workload 
High level of accuracy and attention to detail 
Basic understanding of charity legislation 
Building a wide and effective network of contacts,  including funders and donors, relating to people at all  levels
Professional fundraising, with membership of the  CIoF 
To forward plan funding streams to ensure a smooth  and regular flow of income that meets Aspires’  budget

To apply for this role, please email to request a job pack for the Charity Income Generation Manager role.

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