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True Athlete Project: Fundraising Manager

True Athlete Project: Fundraising Manager

The True Athlete Project is looking for a part-time fundraising manager to work remotely to create and implement a fundraising strategy for the organisation. Deadline: 16 July.


  • Remote position, 16 hours per week, flexible hours.
  • 1-year contract with possibility of extension dependent on performance.
  • We have an equal opportunities policy and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, regardless of race, gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

The Opportunity

The True Athlete Project (TAP) designs and delivers a range of holistic, mindfulness-based programmes designed to unleash sport’s powerful potential to positively impact humanity and the world. We work with athletes and coaches of all levels - from grassroots to the most elite.

You will become part of a team of Olympians & Paralympians, clinical and sport psychologists, and sport-for-change pioneers. You will make a vital contribution to the sustainability of our unique organisation. You will become part of a team which aims to embody its mindful approach to sport and making a difference in the world.

You will be supported by our new fundraising and communications committee - comprising four leading professionals in the field - who will help you to “hit the ground running” in order to meet our short-term targets while we simultaneously develop a longer term strategy.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Generate revenue by developing and executing a coherent and ambitious fundraising, sales and communications strategy with our CEO and with our fundraising and communications committee.
  • Develop imaginative and practical ideas.
  • Monitor and evaluate progress and report regularly to the CEO.


  • Concurrently develop a funding and supporter pipeline as well as executing “quick-wins”.
  • Explore a wide variety of fundraising sources and activities, such as corporate support, brand sponsors, legacies, etc.
  • Source and write grant applications.
  • Lead activities ranging from event fundraisers and crowdfunders to media campaigns.
  • Develop and manage relationships with key stakeholders, particularly donors and prospective donors.
  • Manage a database of donors.
  • Be responsible for ensuring fundraising activities comply with all necessary regulations (GDPR, Charity Commission etc).

Sales & Communications

  • Create demand through a targeted plan for each of our products and services, utilising our assets and channels.
  • Recruit, manage and develop supporters and volunteers to achieve agreed targets.
  • Raise awareness of our organisation through effective messaging.
  • Other partnership building and administrative duties as required.

Desired Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Excellent at building rapport and cultivating relationships.
  • Proven successful professional experience of designing, coordinating and executing fundraising campaigns.
  • Proven successful professional experience of bringing in funds.
  • Good understanding of the sporting sector.
  • Good understanding of mindfulness practices.
  • Must have both a can-do attitude and an exemplary eye for detail.
  • Comfortable using Canva or similar, Google Workspace, and social media.
  • Appreciative of the meaning of our brand, the full context of our project, and the importance of embodying the approach we espouse through our work.
  • Growth mind-set and an attitude of ownership over the result.

Salary and Benefits

  • £28,000 pro-rata (16 hours per week)
  • Remote, flexible working
  • Nest Pension (3% employer contribution)
  • 11.2 days per year paid annual leave
  • Potential for increased number of hours in the future

Application Deadline: 16 July, 2021

To apply, please send your Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter to Sam Parfitt ( Your covering letter must refer to the role description and include tangible examples of successfully generating revenue through fundraising, sales and/or sponsorship development efforts.

Interviews will be held during the week commencing 19 July, 2021. Our preferred start date is as soon as possible, but there is flexibility for the right candidate.

If you require accessibility support during the interview process, please tell us in your covering letter or by emailing Sam Parfitt ( 

Application deadline

Fri, 07/16/2021

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