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Fundraising Director

Summary

Join the Learning with Parents team to support the sustainable growth of our ambitious young charity, so that one day every child is supported at home to fulfil their potential. 

  
Job TitleFundraising Director
Reports toCEO
Salary£40,000-£45,000 
Contract

Full-time (Part-time and flexible working hours considered for the right candidate)

LocationHybrid (the team is currently based in our Bristol office two days per week at our office in Bristol, other days remote. Remote working considered for the right candidate)
Start DateFlexible
Closing Date31st January 2023
ProcessSubmit a CV and Cover letter

About Us

Learning with Parents supports all families to have positive learning interactions together. We drive inclusive parental engagement by partnering with schools and leading the sector through learning what works.

By partnering with primary schools, we support thousands of families across the UK to enjoy learning together at home. Our child-led videos and hands-on family activities replace traditional homework. Through behavioural insight research, innovative technology and teacher training we ensure that as many families as possible are supported effectively.

We are working to improve parental engagement across the sector, by producing evidence of parents’ impact and generating insights into how schools can best support them. Learnings are disseminated through the Parental Engagement Forum and amplified through the Fair Education Alliance.

You can read our 2021 impact report here and see our latest news and blogs here.

About the Role

We are looking to recruit an experienced Fundraising Director to help us ensure our long-term sustainability and allow Learning with Parents to support more families.

The Fundraising Director will take ownership of Learning with Parents’ Fundraising work, including developing a fundraising strategy to support our organisational strategy for 2022-2026 and budgeted targets, identifying resources and systems required to strengthen our fundraising, leading on corporate fundraising and managing and developing our Programmes and Operations Officer who is responsible for Trust and Foundations Fundraising.

The Fundraising Director will represent Learning with Parents at external fundraising and networking to raise our profile and promote parental engagement in the charitable and education sectors.

Core areas of responsibility

 

Design and deliver Learning with Parents’ fundraising strategy 

  • Develop and implement Learning with Parents’ fundraising strategy, including determining how to prioritise the different strands of income (corporate, trusts and foundations, high net worth individuals etc) and setting targets.

  • Work closely with the CEO and Programmes Director to ensure proposals identify and respond to operational needs and that monitoring and evaluation meets funder and partner requirements.

  • Review and update Learning with Parents’ case for support and other fundraising resources such as proposals and pitches as required.

  • Develop and implement stewardship plans for Learning with Parents corporate, trust and foundations and other donors.

  • Ensure compliance with the Fundraising Regulator, GDPR and other data legislation, and support the active management of risk within the charity.

  • Represent Learning with Parents at external fundraising and networking to raise our profile.

Corporate Partnerships

  • Working closely with Learning with Parents’ CEO, long-list and short-list possible corporate partners, identifying key sectors to focus on and developing approaches for engagement.

  • Maintain and update Learning with Parents’ corporate fundraising pipeline and qualify prospects.

  • Engage with and cultivate potential corporate partners to develop meaningful partnerships with shared goals.

  • Carry out any due diligence or other activities conditional on securing a corporate partnership.

  • Manage and steward sustainable partnerships with corporates and their employees.

Oversee Trust and Foundations fundraising

  •  Oversee Learning with Parents’ Trust and Foundation fundraising, ensuring a robust pipeline to enable us to deliver maximum impact through this income stream.

  • Directly line manage, support and develop the Programmes and Operations Officer, who is responsible for Trust and Foundations fundraising.

 Strategic input

  • Contribute to the development of the charity through proactive support for policy and process development and leading projects where required.

  • As part of the Leadership Team, feed into wider strategic discussions on the direction of the organisation.

About You

Our ideal candidate would be able to provide examples of when they have used the following skills and experience:

      Charity fundraising and a strong track record of generating income from high value supporters, and particularly from corporate partners

      Excellent management skills, including the ability to lead and motivate others

      Developing and strengthening fundraising systems and processes

      Effective communication skills, including the ability to present and represent the organisation externally and inspire audiences

      Managing project funds and restricted income from grant and corporate partners

      Reporting – ability to review performance against targets and provide accurate forecasts

      A desire to champion and uphold our organisation’s vision, mission and values.

Our ideal candidate might also be able to provide examples of when they have used  some of the following skills and experience, although these are not essential:

      An understanding of education inequality in the UK

      Lived experience of some of the barriers that families from disadvantaged communities face in engaging with children’s learning

      Strategic planning, development and delivery

      Developing and mentoring staff to hone their fundraising skills.  

Our Values

Our Learning with Parents values are key to how we work and inform our strategy, programme, and how we collaborate.

  • We have an ambitious vision, and we are determined to achieve it
  • We are inclusive and enjoy making a positive difference together
  • We foster a test-and-learn culture to drive change
  • We are empowered to take ownership
  • We act with integrity and default to transparency

Benefits

We have a passionate team and supportive culture, which was recognised as we were named one of “The top 100 organisations to escape to in 2021” by Escape the City. In addition, we offer:

  • Generous holiday allowance (35 days, including bank holidays)
  • Income protection in case of sickness
  • Flexible working times
  • Social events
  • Environmental (Net Zero) Pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Benefit Hub, including virtual GP and discount scheme

To Apply

Submit a CV and one-page Cover Letter outlining your interest and suitability for this role by the 31st January 2023. First round interview will be on line the week commencing the 6th February. Second round interviews will be in person, at our Bristol offices the week commencing the 13th February.

We think it is important that our charity reflects the lived experience of our beneficiaries, and we want to be an organisation where employees and supporters from any background can thrive. 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 Learning with Parents, and we are committed to increasing representation and diversity at the charity.

Due to the nature of our work with young people, on acceptance of offers all Learning with Parents employees are subject to a DBS check in accordance with Safeguarding Policies and offers will also be subject to reference checks.

If you have any questions about the role and applying, please contact us at hr@learningwithparents.com

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Terms and Conditions

PARTIES

(1) LEARNING WITH PARENTS a registered charity (CIO) in England and Wales with charity number 1189812 whose registered office is Newminster House, Bristol, BS1 1LT (Company);

(2) Your school or setting (School);

WHEREAS

(A) The Company has developed a programme to motivate and empower parents to engage in their child’s learning.

(B) The School wishes to use the Company’s programme to help their children and families.

(C) The Company has agreed to grant access to sections of its website to the relevant school staff and families.

(D) The Company has agreed to provide and the School has agreed to pay for access to the Company’s website on the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

IT IS HEREBY AGREED AS FOLLOWS

1. Definitions

The definitions and rules of interpretation in this clause apply in this Agreement:

  • “Initial Price” is the price for the Initial Subscription Term. This is calculated by the “Price Calculation”.
  • “Initial Subscription Term” means the initial term which shall begin on the date this contract is entered into and end after one calendar year.
  • “Intellectual Property Rights” means patents, rights to inventions, copyright and related rights, trade marks and service marks, business names and domain names, goodwill and the right to sue for passing off or unfair competition, rights in designs, database rights, rights to use, and protect the confidentiality of, confidential information (including know-how) and all other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications and rights to apply for and be granted, renewals or extensions of, and rights to claim priority from, such rights and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection which subsist or will subsist now or in the future in any part of the world.
  • “Learning with Parents Package” means a section of the Company’s website personalised for the School that contains the Videos provided by the Company via the Website or any other website notified to the School by the Company from time to time.
  • “Ongoing Price” means the price for the applicable Ongoing Subscription Term calculated by the Company. This will be shared with the school at least 30 days prior to the renewal date. It is dependent on the number of classes whose parents or carers are offered access to the Learning with Parents Package, as reported by the School in accordance with clause 4.5 below.
  • “Ongoing Subscription Term” means the term which shall begin at the end of the previous Subscription Term and last for one year.
  • “Permitted Users” means the School’s current staff, and parents and carers of pupils currently at the School, in each case as at the applicable time of use.
  • “Price” means, in respect of the Initial Subscription Term, the Initial Price or the Ongoing Price, in respect of the applicable Ongoing Subscription Term.
  • “Price Calculation” means the value calculated using the formula agreed upon initial sign-up, or updated upon renewal.
  • “Subscription Term” means the Initial Subscription Term or the Ongoing Subscription Term, as applicable.
  • “Videos” means the videos provided within the Learning with Parents Package which consist of short clips of children explaining school techniques and are supported by related activities that parents can complete with their child.
  • “Website” means mathswithparents.com, learningwithparents.com, learningwithparents.org, englishwithparents.com or any subdomain of those domains, as appropriate.

2. Learning with Parents Package

In consideration of the School paying the applicable Price to the Company (in accordance with clause 5 below) the Company grants the School a nonexclusive, non-transferable, revocable licence to access, and to allow the Permitted Users to access, the Learning with Parents Package during the Subscription Term.

3. Company’s Obligations

Subject to payment by the School of the Price (in accordance with clause 5 below), and compliance by the School with its obligations under clause 4 below, the Company agrees to:

3.1 provide the Learning with Parents Package to the School and use reasonable endeavours to ensure it can be accessed by the Permitted Users at all reasonable times.

3.2 work with the School to support increased parental engagement

4. School’s Obligations

4.1 provide the Company with such information and materials as the Company may reasonably require to supply the Learning with Parents Package and ensure that such information is accurate in all material respects;

4.2 ensure that only the Permitted Users use the Learning with Parents Package and that they do so inaccordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement;

4.3 allow the use of the School’s name and logo on the Company’s website and marketing materials;

4.4 no later than 30 days prior to each Subscription Term, provide an accurate estimate of the number of classes whose parents or carers will be offered access to the Learning with Parents Package.

5. Payment

5.1 The Company shall invoice the School up to 30 days prior to the start of each Subscription Term, or earlier if requested by the School, in respect of the Initial price or Ongoing Price, as applicable.

5.2 The School agrees to pay each invoice submitted by the Company within 30 days of the date of the invoice to the account specified in the invoice.

6. Intellectual Property Rights

6.1 No part of the Website including but not limited to the Learning with Parents Package and Videos may be reproduced, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means to anyone other than the Permitted Users without the prior express written consent of the Company.

6.2 The School acknowledges and agrees that the Company owns all Intellectual Property Rights in the Website, the Learning with Parents Package and the Videos and except as expressly stated herein, this Agreement does not grant the School any rights to or in such Intellectual Property Rights.

6.3 The School shall promptly give notice in writing to the Company in the event that it becomes aware of any infringement of any Intellectual Property Rights owned by the Company.

7. Termination

7.1 Without limiting its other rights or remedies each party may terminate this Agreement with immediate effect by giving written notice to the other party if:

7.1.1 the other party commits a material breach of its obligations under this Agreement and (if such breach is remediable) fails to remedy the breach within 30 days after receipt of notice in writing to do so; or

7.1.2 the other party’s financial position deteriorates to such an extent that its capability to adequately fulfil its obligations under the Agreement has been placed in jeopardy.

7.2 Without limiting its other rights or remedies the Company may terminate this Agreement with immediate effect if the School fails to pay any amount due under this Agreement on the due date for payment.

7.3 If the Agreement is terminated pursuant to this clause 7 during a Subscription Term, there will be no refund to the School of the amount of any Price paid by the School in respect of that Subscription Term.

8. Renewal

At the end of each Subscription Term, this Agreement shall automatically renew for one additional year as an Ongoing Subscription Term unless written notice of non-renewal is provided to the Company by the School at least 30 days prior to the expiration of the then-current Subscription Term.

9. Indemnity

The School shall indemnify the Company for any loss suffered by the Company as a result of the School breaching its obligations under this Agreement.

10. Variation

No variation of this Agreement shall be effective unless it is in writing and signed by the parties (or their authorised representatives).

11. Entire Agreement

11.1 This Agreement constitutes the entire Agreement between the parties and supersedes all previous agreements, arrangements and understandings between them, whether written or oral, relating to its subject matter.

11.2 Each party agrees that it shall have no remedies in respect of any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in this Agreement.

11.3 Each party agrees that it shall have no claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation or negligent misstatement based on any statement in this Agreement.

12. Assignments

Neither party shall assign, transfer, subcontract, or deal in any other manner with any or all of its rights and obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of the other party.

13. Counterparts

This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which when executed shall constitute a duplicate original, but all the counterparts shall together constitute the one agreement.

14. Third Party Rights

This Agreement does not confer any rights on any person or party other than the parties to this Agreement and where applicable their successors and permitted assigns pursuant to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

15. Governing Law

This Agreement and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.

16. Jurisdiction

Each party irrevocably agrees that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with this Agreement or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).

The parties acknowledge that they have read and understand this Agreement and voluntarily accept the duties and obligations set forth herein.