Operations and Fundraising Manager - 12 month FTC

Active Youth Outreach Services
Wyre Forest District
£28,080 a year - Full-time, Fixed term contract

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  • £28,080 a year

Job type

  • Full-time
  • Contract

Shift and schedule

  • Flexitime
  • Monday to Friday


Wyre Forest District

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  • Company car
  • Company pension
  • Flexitime
  • Work from home

Full job description

About us

Active Youth Outreach Services, AYOS, has a goal to support children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, with meaningful experiences that support their development in the world. We are a mobile youth service working with communities across the Wyre Forest focussing on building community cohesion and inclusion by providing activities for children and young people.

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Operations and Fundraising Manager to join our team.

You will be responsible for developing and implementing fundraising strategies to support our organisation's mission and goals. This exciting vacancy is a key leadership role that requires strong relationship management skills and a passion for making a difference. Based on an initial 12 month full time contract with the goal to achieve more funding for longer term.

The Role

This pivotal role at AYOS is to identify and apply for funding in support of projects for children and young people in the Wyre Forest, UK. It also includes the planning, co-ordinating and delivery of these projects within local communities.


- Develop and execute comprehensive fundraising plans

- Cultivate and maintain beneficial relationships with donors, sponsors, community partners and individuals

- Liaise with partners, stakeholders, clients and AYOS team.

- Supply the board of directors with fundraising reports and assist with the preparation of the reports to funders.

- Plan and coordinate events, projects, and programmes ensure organisational goals and objectives are fulfilled and delivered against relevant frameworks.

- Maintain and monitor teams including general HR, timesheets, work hours and rotas.

- Organise, attend, and participate in stakeholder meetings including following up on actions and decisions. You may also be required to prepare necessary presentation materials for meetings.

- Assist AYOS team with project tasks and delivery.

- Create and manage marketing strategies.

- Manage applications for delivery contracts.

Please note, this list is non-exhaustive. A full job description is available upon request and/or if you are shortlisted to interview stage.

Essential Requirements:

  • Experience of event management
  • Understanding of fundraising/grant applications
  • Experience of planning and setting budgets
  • Working knowledge of social media
  • Proven management/supervisory skills
  • Knowledge of difficulties affecting children and young people living within the profile area.
  • Knowledge and understanding of community-based activities.
  • Qualification in related field. (E.g. Sports, Coaching, Education, Youth and Community)
  • Full UK driving licence without endorsements

You possess:

  • Good relational skills
  • A commitment to equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice.
  • A commitment to personal and professional development.
  • A commitment to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.
  • A positive and enthusiastic attitude.
  • Good communication and presentation skills both verbal and written.
  • Good time management, organisational and multitasking skills.
  • The ability to think strategically.
  • The ability to work to deadlines.
  • Excellent IT skills.

Why work with us?

This Operations and Fundraising Manager role is an opportunity to contribute to the overall development and sustainability of Active Youth Outreach Services CIC (AYOS). The AYOS family is a small, friendly, and dedicated team who welcomes committed and ambitious people.

  • Access to training and development workshops
  • Opportunity to work in a positive and encouraging environment.
  • Opportunities to work with regional/local stakeholders, businesses and councils to improve experiences and opportunities for children and young people.
  • Flexible working
  • Work from home days

If you have the above qualities and you are excited to be part of changing the lives of young people, please apply straight away! Come and join our team today and make a meaningful impact through your efforts!

Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract

Pay: £28,080.00 per year


  • Company car
  • Company pension


  • Flexitime
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Wyre Forest District: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Application question(s):

  • Are you aware that this role is a 12 month contract with the intention to extend depending successful funding extension applications?

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 28/06/2024
Reference ID: MB - OP&FManagerApril2024
Expected start date: 01/07/2024