Vacancy: Fund Raising Manager

Date 24 May 2024
Location Remote
Job Type Full-time

Company Profile

EduSpots is an innovative, dynamic, and locally driven UK and Ghanaian registered charity which connects, trains, and equips voluntary community educators to create transformative literacy and STEM opportunities through education spaces named ‘Spots’, with a focus on female empowerment and environmental action. Together, we are creating a movement of community-based changemakers.

Since 2016, through collaborating extensively with over 250 local volunteers, we have supported 50 communities in creating and running community-led and owned education spaces named ‘Spots’, with a strategy to support them in moving towards our ‘Dream Spot Model’. We are developing a model for a community-led education space with accompanying network engagement that could have applications across the world.

Our 16-strong but entirely part-time and remote working Ghanaian team creates collaborative learning opportunities through our Ignite and Community Leadership in Development (CLEd) Programmes which include training to lead our EduLit, EduSTEM, EduKidz and Ignite Girls clubs, alongside locally designed education projects, reaching over 15,000 students of all ages annually. Read our 2022 Impact Report here.

We are in an exciting period of our development. We won the Tes International Award in 2018 and the Big Give Supporters’ Choice Award in 2022, and we were recently selected as a finalist for the Their World Scale-Up Innovation Prize. In 2021, our Founder was a Finalist in The Varkey Foundation’s $1 million Global Teacher Prize, supported by UNESCO, partly for her role in developing EduSpots.

We are excited by our future. Do visit for further information.

Job Description

  • Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer / Head of Development 


About this role

The post holder will be creative, passionate and self-motivated, with strong marketing and communications skills, able to design and implement strategic fundraising approaches. In this role, you will take on responsibility for identifying, creating and delivering impactful fundraising strategies that enable us to generate further relationships and income in support of our programmes. 

You will oversee the development of our individual giving and monthly giving strategies and further develop relationships with schools, corporate organisations and NGOs, with a focus on resource acquisition (e.g. books, electronic devices) alongside fundraising. You will also play a supportive role in events and campaigns, and work closely with our Head of Communications to ensure our marketing and communications strategy is integrated with our fundraising aims. Currently, we already have a trusts and foundations manager, but would welcome applicants with experience of trust fundraising. 

We are an innovative, flexible and creative team, where all ideas are welcome and a strong teamwork ethos which ensures that fundraising is integrated into our overall strategy thinking, with staff in UK, Ghana and Nigeria working closely together. The role offers an exciting opportunity to make a tangible and immediate difference, with our inspiring Catalysts and remarkable stories of local change on a low-cost model, making working for EduSpots a rewarding and impactful experience. 

EduSpots is an equal opportunities employer and is also committed to the safeguarding of children & vulnerable adults. Appointment will be subject to child protection screening appropriate to the post.


Main Duties and Responsibilities

 The key responsibilities of this role are to:

  • Develop our individual giving and monthly giving strategies, including:

                * Ensuring we have the right tools in place.

                * Strengthening thanking and communications to existing supporters.

                * Trialling new strategies for outreach to new audiences.

  • Organise occasional fundraising events (e.g. face-to-face events in London; virtual events and fundraising challenges).

  • Support organisation and delivery of appeals and campaigns (e.g. the Big Give).

  • Support the development of impactful relationships with schools, universities, corporates and NGOs for fundraising and resource acquisition (e.g. books, digital devices, science equipment). 

  • If time and experience, possibly support grant applications. 

  • Line manage, and provide support to, the intern/s (fundraising). 


  • Ensure all administrative tasks relating to the role are carried out accurately.

  • To comply at all times with the organisation’s policies, procedures and performance expectations of staff as set out in the Staff and Volunteers Handbook.

  • To ensure compliance with data protection legislation.

  • Any other duties as may be reasonably required under the role.

Required Skills or Experience

Skills, Experience and Attributes


  • Proven track record of successful income generation from individuals or communities – ideally in a similar education / international development organisation 

  • Experience of developing and maintaining successful income generating relationships (e.g. with schools, corporates, individuals, communities)

  • Experience of digital marketing to engage new charity supporters / donors (including using paid advertising and innovative engagement techniques)

  • Experience of email marketing and donor conversion strategies

  • Strong communication and marketing skills, ideally with basic design skills (Canva)

  • Ability to work effectively in a remote based role with minimal day-to-day support 

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

  • Ability to use own initiative and work to tight and competing deadlines

  • Ability to effectively manage workload and prioritise tasks 

  • Good IT skills – Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Zoom, Canva, Social Media 

  • Alignment with EduSpots’ core values of care, passion, teamwork, sustainable impact, community leadership and play. 


  • Experience of writing compelling and successful funding proposals 

  • Experience of managing and reporting to funders

How To Apply

Please send your CV along with a covering letter (max 2 pages) explaining your interest in EduSpots and how your skills, experience and attributes meet the criteria we are looking for. Please send your application to Cat Davison, EduSpots Founder & CEO by email to [email protected]

  • Deadline for applications: Noon on 3rd June 2024.


For further information please see or contact us at [email protected]g

Also follow us on social media - @eduspots on Twitter and Facebook

This job description will be reviewed annually and may be subject to amendment or modification at any  time in consultation with the post holder. It is not a comprehensive statement of procedures and tasks but sets out the main expectations of the role.

EduSpots is committed to the safeguarding of children. Appointment will be subject to child protection screening appropriate to the post.


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