Role: We Get It Manager
Contract Term: Twelve months fixed
Hours: Part time, 20 hours per week. Flexible arrangements but with some evening and weekend work required.
Salary: £37,000 - £39,000 full time salary, pro rated over 20 hours.
Reporting to: We Get It Chair of Trustees
Indirect report: We Get It Senior Management Team
Responsible for: We Get It Volunteers & Volunteer Manager
Internal liaison: We Get It Chair & Board of Trustees, Senior Management Team, Volunteers and Members
External liaison: High net worth individuals, press and media contacts, influential figures, relevant local organisations, funders and businesses
Location: Initially home based, possibly moving to permanent premises in Bath. Must be able to travel around Bath & NE Somerset.
We Get It provides people in Bath who are dealing with cancer with support from people living with and beyond cancer. Whether they are in remission, living with cancer or have just been diagnosed, we understand because we’ve been there. If people feel angry, upbeat, or just in need of some support, we get it.
We Get It is a dynamic charity with a fantastic, committed, passionate team of volunteers and trustees. Registered as a charity in 2020, We Get It has the vision to be THE cancer support organisation in Bath.
Supporting around 200 people with cancer, our activities take place in a friendly non-clinical setting giving our members the chance to feel ‘normal’ again. Our aims are;
to increase mental, physical, social, and emotional health
help members to feel empowered and connected and
to live well, with, without or beyond cancer.
As the charity’s only employee, you will need to be prepared to get involved in all aspects of running a small charity, including admin, volunteer management and social media.
To maximize opportunities and scale up work, you will be an experienced leader able to inspire and manage a small, dynamic team, build strong relationships with partners, and manage a growing charity in terms of governance, finance and fundraising.
High quality, strategic planning and management will be essential, combined with strengthening systems and processes and a focus on governance to ensure the smooth running of the organisation and secure necessary resources.
Who are we looking for?
We are seeking a talented charity professional with experience of running a small charity, or with relevant business and management experience, who is ready to make a move to charity leadership.
We are looking for someone to help the charity establish funding for a permanent full-time role and a base in Bath, build our presence by helping the Trustees and Senior Management Team forge key partnerships and help more people living with cancer by raising our profile through marketing and events.
High quality, strategic management will be essential, combined with strengthening systems and processes to ensure the smooth running of the organisation and secure necessary resources.
The successful candidate will be highly motivated and able to lead the following areas:
Strategic Planning and Management
Work closely with the Board of Trustees to develop We Get It’s strategy, budget and delivery plan;
Map out delivery of the strategy and Operational Plan with colleagues
Set and ensure annual budgets are adhered to and liaise with external accountants to submit annual accounts.
Fundraising and Networks
Build on and implement the fundraising strategy, write funding applications and develop great relationships with funders and support the voluntary fundraisers;
Ensure excellent supporter engagement
Establish and maintain creative and mutually beneficially partnerships and networks that build WGI’s profile and maximise our engagement with our community.
Raise sufficient funds to cover the core costs of the organisation, including the cost of a full-time manager role.
Provide line management and support to any sessional workers.
Recruit a We Get It Volunteer Manager.
Inspire, motivate, and coordinate Volunteers, supporting them to participate fully in the activities of WGI.
Enable the Board of Trustees to perform to their best and in accordance with Charity Commission guidelines through support and regular updates.
Attend, provide documentation and report at trustee meetings (currently held a minimum of quarterly, in the evenings).
With nominated Trustees, help ensure We Get It conforms to all relevant charity law requirements and other good practice guidelines, including safeguarding.
A dynamic leader: for employees, volunteers, the charity, and the people we serve, leading with passion, knowledge and confidence.
Accomplished Fundraiser and relationship builder: the ability to network, create and maintain forward-looking partnerships to elevate our work; and experience in raising significant funds from Trusts / Foundations, individuals, or other philanthropic sources.
Adaptable and proactive: highly organised, thriving on challenges and able to problem-solve, you will work confidently under your own initiative and inspire others to work toward collective goals.
Personal experience of cancer: supporting someone affected by cancer.
Charity regulation knowledge: a working knowledge of charity regulation, governance, and a Chartered Institute of Fundraising member.
High financial literacy: the ability to put together, manage and monitor budgets at a project and organisational level.
Data protection: an understanding of data protection laws.
How to apply
Closing date: Thursday 6th April at 5pm.
We Get It Manager
£37,000 - £39,000 full time salary, pro rated over 20 hours.
Part time, 20 hours per week. Flexible arrangements but with some evening and weekend work required.
Twelve months fixed
Initially home based, possibly moving to permanent premises in Bath. Must be able to travel around Bath & NE Somerset.
Thursday, 6 April 2023