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Mentoring Plus is an award-winning community charity supporting children and young people across Bath & NE Somerset who are struggling with education, family difficulties or emotional wellbeing. Our vision is a world where all young people feel safe, feel heard and feel hopeful for their future.

Since 1998 our charitably funded work has provided trained volunteer mentors and skills-building group activities to help young people feel happier, stay safe, engage with education and pursue positive interests.

Mentoring Plus currently raises about a third of its income through charitable sources, and with demand at an all-time high, we’re ambitious to deliver more support. The charity has a strong record of winning funds from grants and trusts and community sources, and maintains comprehensive impact data, assets and information resources to share with funders.

We’re now looking for an energetic fundraiser keen to help shape our future. As well as planning, forecasting and reporting across all fundraising sources, you’ll be responsible for full implementation of grants and trusts fundraising and building relationships with key donors. You’ll be working closely with and supervising our Community Manager responsible for community fundraising, events and communications.

This role requires imagination, accuracy, planning skills and highly persuasive written communications strengths. You’ll be an effective storyteller, marshalling impact data, case studies, demographics and research to bring our work to life for grant-makers and donors alike, both in applications and reporting.

You’d need some hands-on fundraising experience, but you may also have honed equivalent skills in other settings, such as sales and marketing, and now want the rewards of putting them to use to help your community. Every staff member has a budget for CPD and we’d support you to build on your skills and knowledge as needed.

Reporting directly to the CEO, you’ll be at the heart of a small, friendly and committed team making a daily difference for young people, working to maintain and build charitable income from all sources with a special focus on grants and key donors.

You’ll support and work closely with a part-time Community Manager delivering events and community fundraising from individuals, businesses and groups, plus communications across key channels.

Our working environment is fully committed to flexibility and personal support, including regular reflective practice supervision. We aim to develop staff, giving them scope to build skills and influence decision-making.

You’ll need to be in our Bath office (which has free parking) regularly but can work from home in between. Your hours can be worked flexibly by agreement e.g. long / short days, different school holiday hours etc.

If you fit this bill and want to make a real difference to young people struggling with tough challenges, we’d love to hear from you. Full details and recruitment pack at

Questions about the role? Please call Ruth Keily on 01225 429694 or email at address above.

Development Manager


From £28,000 FTE negotiable depending on experience


30 hours per week

Contract Type:

Permanent PAYE


Hybrid, including office based in Bath

Close Date:

Tuesday, 15 November 2022

Email Contact:

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