Development Manager

Closed: 05 June 2022
Finance Fundraising Major Donor Trusts

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  • Salary £36,448 per year pro rata
  • Location Remote
  • Job Type Contract, Part-time, Temporary
  • Sectors Human Rights
  • Job Reference : Development Manager

Asylos is looking for a Development Manager (part-time)

Asylos is looking for an ambitious Development Manager based In the Netherlands or the UK with an entrepreneurial attitude towards fundraising.

The Development Manager will work closely with Asylos’ staff team in the Netherlands and the UK. Under the supervision of the Director, the person will independently manage and develop Asylos’ fundraising and evaluation activities. The main responsibilities are:

  • Fundraising and grant reporting: 60%

  • Monitoring and evaluation of Asylos’ Programmes: 20%

  • General administrative tasks such as maintaining donor database, updating fundraising plans and monthly bookkeeping: 20%

This is a part-time (3 days/week) paid position, ideally starting on July 1, 2022 and lasting for two years initially (subject to renewal).

The position will be remunerated at 41,499 EUR gross annually pro rata if based in the Netherlands (including holiday allowance) or GBP 36,448 gross annually pro rata if based in the UK. The usual number of hours worked per week is 22.8, and an entitlement to 16 holidays per year applies.

Your tasks:

  • Manage and develop Asylos’ portfolio of trusts, foundations and corporate donors

  • Develop and implement new ways to generate income for Asylos

  • Independently produce grant applications and deliver pitches to prospective donors

  • Manage donor relationships and deliver grant reporting in a timely manner

  • Monitor and evaluate fundraising results, spotting trends and adapting methods as required

  • Assemble qualitative and quantitative data about Asylos in line with an existing evaluation framework

  • Create statistics, infographics and case studies to communicate our work to external audiences and internally to our volunteers and the Board

  • Conduct monthly bookkeeping

  • Engage in any other tasks, including administrative, as required and in consultation with the Director

We need you to: 

  • Have a minimum of five years proven professional experience of independently managing a portfolio of trust and foundations, including prospecting, stewardship, and reporting on income. Unpaid and community-based fundraising experience will also be considered under this requirement.

  • Bring a passion for human rights, and ideally have an understanding of UK and international immigration and asylum law and policy

  • Take a creative and a proactive attitude to fundraising

  • Be resilient, particularly when faced with setbacks

  • Bring organisational skills including demonstrable experience of:

    • Working effectively independently

  • Be comfortable working in a small team environment and with remote team work

  • Managing deadlines; and

  • Delivering under time pressure

  • Bring communication skills including:

    • A passion for creating persuasive and compelling content

    • Ability to communicate complex ideas and impact to a variety of audiences

    • Excellent command of English. Knowledge of Dutch, French and/or German is an asset

  • Working with excellent accuracy and strong attention to detail

  • Being a confident and effective communicator

  • Strong analytical and numerical skills including:

    • Have a high degree of numerical literacy, ability to understand and on occasion update organisational and project budgets and to conduct monthly bookkeeping, working across multiple grant periods and currencies

    • Excellent attention to detail

    • The ability to analyse and clearly articulate data

  • Have a commitment to Asylos’ mission 

  • Have the right to reside and work in the UK or Netherlands [Note: Asylos is unfortunately not in a position to sponsor people for work visas]

Further strong assets are:

  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation and/or data analysis

  • Academic qualification and/or practical experience in human rights and/or migration

  • Experience of working for a small non-profit or charitable organisation

  • Having lived experience of the asylum process

What we offer:

  • Access to on the job training and development

  • Flexible working possibilities (home/office)

  • Access to a global network of nearly 100 enthusiastic and committed volunteers

  • Close working relations with the Director

  • Engaging and supportive Board of trustees

  • Time Off In Lieu (TOIL) practice

Persons with lived experience of the asylum system or from communities disproportionately impacted by the immigration system and/or structural racism are particularly encouraged to apply.

Application process and timeframe

Please complete this online form including uploading your CV: Deadline for applications is 5 June 2022 (at midnight CEST). If you would like to have an informal chat about the role or have any questions about this job, you can email us on recruitment[at] before the end of 2nd June with the subject line ‘Development Manager’.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified in the week commencing 6 June 2022. Interviews will take place via video call in the week commencing 13 June 2022. If shortlisted, we will send you interview topics in advance. We will also ask you to complete a short written exercise after the interview. 

Successful applicants should be prepared to submit the contact details of two references upon request.

Please note: If you do not receive a response from us before the end of 10 June 2022, you can assume that you were not shortlisted for an interview. Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide individualised feedback to candidates who were not shortlisted for an interview.

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