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Berkshire Cricket: Commercial Partnerships and Fundraising Manager (Deadline – June 5)

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Posted: 23 May 2024
Link to Apply: https://s0se72.n3cdn1.secureserver.net/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Commercial-Partnerships-and-Fundraising-Manager-advert.pdf

Are you passionate about fundraising with strong experiences of community development? Have you got work-based knowledge demonstrating a wide ranging fundraising portfolio but ready for the next move?

Do you love to make a real difference to peoples lives?

If you can answer yes to all those, we’d love to hear from you.

Berkshire Cricket’s mission is to see More People, in More Places, doing More Cricket. With a focus on increasing revenue for the Berkshire Cricket, the Commercial Partnerships and Fundraising Manager will be passionate about identifying and securing new income, allowing the delivery team to further develop the scale, breadth and impact of their programmes.

This exciting opportunity will allow the right person to join our dynamic and passionate team, using our broad spectrum of work to showcase our impact in the community to secure new investment.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing our fundraising portfolio, designing, implementing and supporting the delivery of a fundraising strategy, by developing strong links with partners, identifying additional revenues from donors and individuals, plus creating a calendar of events in line with agreed financial targets.

The success and reputation of Berkshire Cricket continues to grow with local organisations wanting to support our initiatives. Our existing partners support projects such as our Talent Pathway, Cricket in Schools, Urban participation activities, our work with older people and Disability Cricket, which all deliver incredible impact. We want to increase our engagement with local organisations and create new opportunities for community and individual donor engagement to help support us with our objectives of growing the game and making the game of cricket accessible to people from all walks of life and diverse backgrounds.

About Berkshire Cricket

Berkshire Cricket is an independent charity that looks to grow the game of cricket within the County of Berkshire, including participation and performance programmes. The charity also performs the role of the County Cricket Board and works closely with the England & Wales Cricket Board and other cricket partners to deliver highly impactful and important opportunities for people to engage with the game.

With an annual turnover of circa £1m, the continual sourcing of new revenue streams is essential – around 50% of our income is from contractual agreements from within Cricket, with the remainder being generated through a mixture of grant funding, sponsorship, and commercial activities.

Berkshire Cricket have had great successes on the field, with the Mens team being one of the most successful teams in National Counties Cricket in recent years, we also have an excellent track record of developing players to move into professional cricket with many of our former pathway players with Southern Vipers (Womens professional game), Middlesex, Hampshire, Surrey, Somerset and more (Mens professional game).

There are around 80 clubs in the County, with almost half of these having a Women and/or Girls offer. We have also grown our work in the disability sphere, with a Countywide SEND Schools programme and club based playing opportunities.

We are currently focusing on growing our Community/Urban Cricket offer by expanding activities within Slough and Reading, and increasing the opportunities available to those from disadvantaged backgrounds – our Cricket for Good offer.

You can see more about our work on our website – www.berkshirecricket.org

Employment Information

Employment Type – Full time position, based around 35 hours per week

Salary – Leadership Level, £32k – £38k per annum
Location – Hybrid
Benefits – 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays, non-contributary pension, medical insurance

To apply for this role, please send your CV along with a covering letter outlining your suitability for this role to Mark Roche, CEO Berkshire Cricket – mark.roche@berkshirecricketfoundation.org

Closing Date for applications – Wednesday 5th June 2024
Interviews – week commencing 17th June 2024
Should you wish to have an informal discussion around this role, please contact Mark Roche as above

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