Permanent | Full time/Part time 22.5 - 37.5 hours per week | Hampshire and Home Working | Up to £34,000 per year FTE

MOVE Europe’s vision is for every disabled young person to have choice and opportunities by learning independent movement. Our mission is to enable disabled young people to gain independent mobility through the use of the MOVE Programme, a 6-step programme used collaboratively in all aspects of an individual’s life, throughout their whole day, by all of the people that work and live with them. The MOVE ethos is centred around a ‘can-do’ approach, where everyone around the individual dares to dream and works on ambitious goals set by the child and their family. Because of this approach, individuals on the MOVE Programme achieve significant positive outcomes, and progress is usually made much quicker than if the person was just accessing traditional therapy services alone.

We work to achieve our mission through delivering the following activities throughout the UK to over 140 schools and therapy teams. Most of our current work is funded by trading income, where teams purchase our services and access support through membership.

  • Training: we deliver high-quality training that empowers education and therapy teams to use the MOVE Programme with the disabled individuals they support.
  • Support: we provide support services and quality assurance for the teams that use the MOVE Programme to ensure best practice and great outcomes for the disabled individuals they support. This includes network meetings, conferences, the MOVE Quality Mark, 1:1 support, webinars and CPD opportunities.
  • Growth: we develop the MOVE Programme across the UK and Europe to reach as many disabled young people as possible who could benefit.

Role Overview

Join us at MOVE Europe in our 25th year of enabling disabled young people to learn independence through movement, as our Senior Trusts and Statutory Fundraiser. Reporting to the Director of MOVE Europe, and joining a small, agile, and highly effective team, the owner of this role will play a pivotal part in the organisation’s growth ambitions. 

The main purpose of the role is to develop and lead the organisation’s trust and statutory fundraising, working to grow a portfolio of new funders of various sizes (4 – 5 figures) and, through effective communication and stewardship, secure income for the organisation, as part of our 3-year strategy. As a new role within the team, the post-holder will have a brilliant opportunity to develop and lead our fundraising activity to create real change for the young people we support.

As with the rest of the MOVE Europe team, the post-holder will be employed by Enham Trust, but will be seconded to the MOVE Europe organisation.

What You Will Be Doing

 Operational:

  • Have significant autonomy in growing our trust income by prospecting and building relationships with new trusts to increase our portfolio and maximise multi-year funding and growth.
  • Identify prospects and develop and manage pipelines for statutory funding from both regional and national grants in England and Wales in the health and education sectors.
  • Create tailored, engaging applications with a creative and emotive writing style to small, medium, and large trusts, ensuring that applications match the interests of each funder and support the objectives and operational priorities of MOVE Europe.
  • Work with the Director to scope, design and cost fundraising projects, ensuring all projects align with the strategic priorities of the organisation, and develop projects in collaboration with other charities to deliver improved outcomes.
  • Develop, manage, and steward our trust portfolio by building and maintaining strong relationships, leading on all actions with trusts, including setting up and attending meetings and project visits.
  • Work closely with operational colleagues from the outset to involve them in strategic funding opportunities and to ensure grant reporting requirements are clear at the point of award.
  • Maintain awareness of the trust, foundation and statutory fundraising landscape and proactively seek new opportunities that align to our objectives.
  • Respond to other fundraising opportunities when they arise (e.g., corporate or major donors).
  • Work with the operational team to ensure effective impact reporting processes and practices are incorporated across the organisation’s activities.

Quality:

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date trust records on our database, ensuring activities are GDPR compliant and comply with the Fundraising Regulator and Code of Fundraising Practice.
  • Ensure strong quality management practices are adopted and champion a continuous improvement culture across the service.
  • Develop and embed processes and practices and ensure that systems are in place to regularly review these to drive improvements.
  • Attend and prepare for meetings and write reports for the Trustee board as required.
  • Keep abreast of best practice in fundraising and take responsibility for own personal development.
  • Adhere to organisation policies and procedures and ensure that these are understood and adhered to.

Finance:

  • Work with the Director of MOVE Europe to set and manage budgets and delivery plans for statutory and trust funded projects and unrestricted funding, and establish and monitor KPIs.

Leadership:

  • Work with operational colleagues to fully understand the work of MOVE Europe and the detail of specific projects requiring funding, ensuring that high quality trust applications are made.
  • Champion results focus and continuous improvement culture.
  • Actively collaborate and engage with other functions and initiatives across the organisation.
  • Consistently role model MOVE Europe’s values.
  • Willingly engage with any other duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time.
  • Support the Director of MOVE Europe in the development of a fundraising strategy.

Key Result Areas

  • Delivery of budgets, KPIs and business plan objectives.
  • Income generation targets achieved (initial annual target of £100,000).
  • An agreed number of grant applications submitted, with agreed success rates.

Our Values

We live by our values which underpin all that we do here at MOVE Europe

Dare to Dream

Pursue Excellence

Better Together

About You: The Person Specification

Skills and Knowledge

Essential

  • You are a skilled trust fundraiser, experienced at building new relationships with charitable trusts, foundations, and statutory funders
  • You’re a motivated, ambitious self-starter, excited by growing income
  • You have a high standard of written English, able to effectively persuade and influence through the presentation of engaging written material, using Microsoft Office programmes
  • You have a strong understanding of fundraising best practice and data protection
  • You’ve got a great understanding of the trust and foundation landscape in the UK and have significant demonstrable experience in this field
  • You have strong interpersonal skills and are an effective verbal communicator

Experience and Qualifications

Essential

  • You are experienced in achieving statutory funding from governmental grants and contracts (ideally 5 figures)
  • You have a demonstrable track record of generating great return on investment in trust and foundation fundraising and have experience of securing multi-year funding
  • You have a relevant qualification or significant demonstrable experience in this field

Desirable

  • You have experience working in small fundraising teams where self-direction and using initiative is key
  • You’re a member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising
  • You have experience working in SEND, disability or education charities

Personal Attributes

Essential

  • You have a positive, can-do approach and thrive well in a collaborative and flexible team environment
  • You have a keen eye for detail and a high level of accuracy in your work
  • You’re passionate about delivering impact for disabled young people, and you use this passion to be an ambassador for the organisation when engaging with external stakeholders

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To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter via email to [email protected]

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