Fundraising Manager

Role Summary:

The Fundraising Manager is an exciting new position for TDT, playing a critical role in designing and implementing a fundraising and income development function which will support the generation of additional funds for the Trust through successful bids, tenders, philanthropy and other income generation techniques. 

LocationTDT’s offices are based in London. However, this role lends itself to home-working from elsewhere in the UK with occasional visits to our main office. 
Hours per week15-21 hours per week
Contract basisPart time
Contract type Fixed term (one year)
Salary£40,000 – £45,000 per annum (FTE) depending on experience
Benefits8% employer pension contribution; opportunities for flexible and remote working; wide-ranging opportunities for personal and professional development
Reports toHead of Finance

The Teacher Development Trust (TDT) is an established and fast-growing charity based in London that is dedicated to improving the educational outcomes for children by raising the quality of teachers’ professional development. 

We are looking for a creative and persuasive communicator who is able to develop a compelling narrative and produce high quality applications for all types of fundraising opportunities. You will work closely with the CEO, Head of Finance and wider leadership team and will be responsible for the end-to-end process of development from identifying opportunities and cultivating leads; developing high quality proposals; and building relationships with existing and prospective partners to ensure fundraising success. 

We are looking for someone that displays our smart, heart, humble values. You will take pride in your personable and analytical approach, whilst displaying the natural ability and passion to speak to stakeholders and build meaningful relationships.

We have an excellent track record of staff development within the charity, as well as staff who have developed their careers into schools, other charities, and the public sector. For more information go to

The role is being advertised at 0.5FTE but we will consider applications between 0.4FTE to 0.6FTE.  This is a one-year fixed term contract but there is the potential to extend this beyond one year.

Key responsibilities

  • To scope, develop and deliver an ambitious fundraising strategy that will support the long-term goals of TDT
  • To develop a growing pipeline of fundraising and income generation opportunities, measuring progress at all stages from identification of opportunity through to successful bid.
  • Ensure that potential income sources are fully researched so that proposals can be appropriately targeted
  • To produce fundraising related policies and processes in line with current legislation and best practice
  • To provide accurate and timely reports to SLT focussing on agreed KPIs
  • Oversee effective reporting to funders, working closely with other departments to monitor the delivery of grant funded projects and conduct full evaluations of funded programmes in line with funder’s expectations
  • Report to the Finance Committee or Board of Trustees where appropriate on fundraising activities
  • Adhere to the highest standards of fundraising best practice as set out in the Institute of Fundraising’s Code of Practice and ensure that all activities comply fully with relevant Data Protection law and any other relevant legislation
  • To ensure that contacts and communications are aligned with TDT branding and messaging, as well as compliant with relevant data protection and security standards
  • To engage in professional development and training to maintain and develop knowledge and skills 

Person Specification


  • Degree level or equivalent
  • Fundraising management qualification and /or membership of professional body


  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a fundraising role or equivalent experience (essential)
  • Fundraising in the education sector, ideally with a focus on schools, teachers, school leaders (desirable)


  • Experience of writing complex applications, bids, reports and strategy papers and the ability to translate complex information and adapt it to a variety of audiences
  • Demonstrable understanding of Fundraising code of Practice and GDPR
  • A track record in leading negotiations with key external stakeholders
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to present information clearly, striking the correct tone with a range of internal and external audiences.
  • Advanced research skills and ability to scan the environment for opportunities in a systematic fashion
  • Excellent administrative, organisation skills and attention to detail, in order to meet deadlines.
  • Self-motivation, flexibility, and the ability to adapt to an ever-changing, growing organisation.
  • Computer/IT skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.


  • A strong commitment to education, the non-profit sector and improving educational outcomes for children and young people.

Other Information

We particularly welcome applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans including non-binary (LGBTQ+) candidates, and candidates from low income families. These groups are currently underrepresented at TDT and we are committed to increasing representation and diversity at the charity.

Interested candidates should email the following to by 10:00am Monday 24th October 2022

  • Cover Letter – please explain why you want to work as the Fundraiser for the Teacher Development Trust and how your skills, knowledge and experience are relevant to this role. Please also state where you saw this job role advertised.
  • CV
  • The names of 2 referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer (references will not be taken up until after interview)

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview. First round interviews are scheduled to take place in the week commencing 7th November, with successful candidates being invited to a second round interview week commencing 14th November, both interviews will be held virtually. Due to the anticipated volume of applications we are unfortunately unable to provide detailed feedback.