Job Title: Fundraising Manager

Reporting to: Co-Founder and Executive Director

Responsible for: Contributing to developing our fundraising strategy, managing fundraising campaigns and activities to drive income growth, designing and implementing processes and systems to support effective fundraising, producing proposals, reports and presentations. To be an advocate for The Tutor Trust and for the role tutoring has to play in creating equity.

Location: Greater Manchester

Salary: £35,000-40,000 per annum, depending on experience and qualifications.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Fundraising Strategy

• Contribute to the development and execution of a comprehensive fundraising strategy aligned with the charity's mission and goals.

• Identify and explore new fundraising opportunities and innovative techniques to maximize revenue generation.

• Conduct research and analysis to identify potential funding sources, grants, corporate fundraising and partnership opportunities.

Donor Cultivation and Stewardship

• Establish and nurture strong relationships with existing and potential donors, including individuals, tutoring alumni, corporations, and grant-making bodies.

• Develop and implement tailored cultivation and stewardship plans to enhance donor engagement and loyalty.

• Regularly communicate with donors to provide updates on projects, express gratitude, and solicit continued support.

Fundraising Campaigns and Events

• Plan, coordinate, and manage fundraising campaigns

• Collaborate with marketing and communications teams to develop compelling fundraising materials and messaging.

• Monitor campaign progress, evaluate performance, and make adjustments as needed to achieve fundraising targets.

Budgeting and Reporting

• Develop annual fundraising budgets in collaboration with senior Fundraising lead and the Finance Department, ensuring realistic projections.

• Monitor and manage expenditure related to fundraising activities, ensuring cost-effectiveness and adherence to budgetary constraints.

• Prepare regular reports on fundraising progress, outcomes, and key performance indicators for internal stakeholders and senior management

Person Specification – skills and attributes

• Ideally 3-5 years of proven experience in fundraising within the charity sector, preferably in the UK.

• Strong understanding of fundraising principles, techniques, and trends, with a track record of successful fundraising campaigns.

• Knowledge of the UK charity sector, fundraising regulations, and compliance requirements.

• Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to convey complex ideas effectively.

• Excellent relationship-building skills with the ability to engage and inspire a wide range of stakeholders, including donors, volunteers, and staff.

• Proficient in using fundraising software, databases, and digital platforms for donor management, excel and campaign tracking

Application Information

  • Closing date for applications: Monday 16th October 2023
  • Interviews to be held: Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th October 2023
  • Start date: To be discussed and agreed


This job is a full time permanent position which will be based at the Tutor Trust office in central Manchester, with travel required across the North of England and to London as required. All reasonable travel expenses on Tutor Trust business will be reimbursed.

Holiday entitlement will be 33 days per annum (inclusive of Bank Holidays, pro rata).

Tutor Trust is signed up to the Government-backed NEST pensions scheme, which is offered to our employees (with an employer contribution) after the qualifying period.

In accordance with our Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures, this position requires an enhanced DBS check and two satisfactory references.

Candidates are required to submit a completed Application Form outlining how they meet the requirements of the role and why they want the role. Please also complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Please email your completed application to [email protected] by the date above.

The Tutor Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

You can find our Privacy Notice for applicants here.

For further general information on Tutor Trust: 

Please feel free to contact Abigail Shapiro, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Tutor Trust - [email protected]

The Tutor Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all children, and expects our staff and volunteers to share this commitment