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Job Vacancies

It’s a really exciting time to join our amazing team at Gympanzees! We would love to hear from you if any of our vacancies sound like a great match to your skills and experience. We also offer volunteering opportunities please contact us for details.

Job Title: Philanthropy Manager

Location: Hybrid (Working between home and in the office, with the team). Happy to discuss other working options. 

Role Type: 24-month fixed term contract with possibility of extension, 22.5 hrs pw 

Start Date: ASAP

Job Description:

 Gympanzees is a multi-award-winning Bristol-based charity. Our mission is to ensure all children and young people with a disability have access to regular exercise, play and friendship. We aim to open multiple exercise and play facilities nationwide – the first of which will be in Bristol. This is an exciting time to join an ambitious team who will raise funds for the UK’s first centre of its kind. 

As Philanthropy Manager, you will be responsible for developing a mixed portfolio of High-Net-Worth individuals, charitable trusts and family foundations, and high-level corporate relationships – growing income from these valuable supporters and enabling Gympanzees to realise its long-term vision and income targets to deliver an £8 million Capital Appeal. You will proactively develop new relationships through research and networking and provide effective partnership negotiation and management. 

 We are looking for:

  • Experience in high-value donor stewardship and relationship development 
  • Line management experience 
  • A strong understanding of the major gifts and trusts landscape 
  • Understanding of the use of fundraising databases and the value of data management and interpretation

 You will report to the Head of Philanthropy and work as part of a high-level fundraising team. 

At Gympanzees, we offer a working environment that enables everyone to perform their best with flexible hours and remote working options to suit your home life. The role is hybrid with time split between our office at Aust and home working. We are open to discussing working patterns that work best for you whilst keen for you to be an active team member.

Main Responsibilities – include but are not limited to:

Securing income from:

  • HNW individuals: Work alongside the Head of Philanthropy to secure £1.2 million of income over 2.5 years. 
  • Grants and Trusts: Provide effective support for the Grants and Trusts Manager to secure £3.5 million of income over 2.5 years. 
  • Corporate: Secure high-level corporate partnerships alongside team members. 

You will also: 

  • Provide effective reporting against strategy. 
  • Support other team members within the fundraising team. 
  • Represent the charity at networking and external events. 

Skills you’ll need: 

  • Minimum of 2 year’s fundraising experience. 
  • Experience in relationship building with HNW individuals, Trusts and Grants, and other funding streams in person, on the phone, and by any other means. 
  • The skill to work independently and to take initiative. 
  • The ability to multi-task and be comfortable with changing priorities. 
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills 
  • Highly proficient computer skills and a confident technology user overall 
  • Strong analytical capabilities 
  • A ‘completer-finisher’ with good attention to detail 
  • Able to work under pressure when needed and to deadlines. 
  • Positive, ‘can-do’ attitude 

What’s in it for you 

At Gympanzees we strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. It is our mission to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our community and its employees. We are a hugely passionate and driven team, and our jobs are more than just work. As a small team, every opinion is valued, and we encourage risk and learning to make us as good as we can be. 

We offer 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays), increasing 1 day each year you are part of the team, up to 30 days. In addition, everyone is given their birthday off. 

We also offer a healthcare plan that you can use to reclaim cash against Dental appointments and treatment, Opticians, Therapy and Specialist Consultations. 

Employee Assistance Programme. 

Training opportunities. 

Sick pay. 

Company pension. 

Gympanzees is committed to promoting diversity and encourages applications from underrepresented groups (e.g., Disabled people, people from ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ people) and as a Disability Confident Employer, we guarantee an interview to all applicants who meet our essential criteria. 

To apply, please send a short cover letter explaining why you should be considered for the role. We are also happy to accept your cover letter in video format. 

If you are successfully shortlisted, you will then be invited for an interview and if successful you will be asked to provide the names of two referees who have known you for at least two years preferably in a professional context. This can include employers, colleagues, teachers, tutors, support workers, community leaders, child’s teacher or a member of a hobby or exercise group you belong to. 

Our commitment to safeguarding 

At Gympanzees, we take very seriously our responsibilities for the safety and welfare of the people who use our services, our volunteers, staff and the organisation as a whole. 

All applicants successful at interview will be asked to disclose unspent convictions under the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (as amended in 2013). 

If you would like this document in any other format or if you are experiencing difficulties applying, please get in touch by email, phone or in writing. 

Email: info@gympanzees.org Tel: 07821 363282 

Address: Gympanzees, Brightside Park, Aust, BS35 4BL 

Job Title: Director of Fundraising

Reporting into: the CEO

Location: Hybrid (Working between home and in the office, with the team).

Responsible for: Team of 6+, including 3 direct reports.

Hours: Full time 37.5 hours

Job Type: Full-time, Contract 

Salary: £60,000.00 per year

Contract: 24 months

Application deadline: 04/12/2023

About the job: Gympanzees exists to support children and young people with disabilities, ensuring they can access regular exercise, play and friendship, to improve their physical and mental health and well-being, and to take their families out of isolation. Our vision is to build the UK’s first, fully accessible and inclusive, exercise and play facility which will cater for the exercise, play and social needs of children and young people with any ability or disability and we have secured a location to begin this journey. 

 To complete the work needed we have launched ‘Project Home’ our Capital appeal to raise £8 million to open our permanent centre in Aust which will be fully sustaining and support 200,000 visitors a year. 

 We are looking for a Director of Fundraising to join our team and work alongside our CEO to create a successful fundraising environment and play a key role in ensuring we deliver the strategy successfully and hit ambitious fundraising targets. Working closely with Steph, our CEO, you will identify and secure high-level support from both individual and corporate partnerships. 

In return, you will be working with a passionate team who are committed to changing the lives of children and young people with disabilities. You will also benefit from a competitive salary, flexible working and excellent staff benefits. If you are excited about our ambitious plans and the opportunity to make these a reality, we would love to hear from you. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Play a pivotal role in leading the organisation by working collectively with the Senior Management, the Team, the Board, and Trustees to shape the future direction of Gympanzees and to build and maintain a positive culture.
  • Provide leadership and vision to support our fundraising strategy’s implementation, to reach agreed targets.
  • Work with other member of SMT and lead a collaborative culture across the organisation to continue to accelerate the growth fundraising across a diversified range of income streams.
  • Inspire, lead and monitor the performance of the fundraising team and ensure the necessary skills, knowledge, motivation and tools are provided.
  • Work with Trustees, committee members and the CEO to implement an ambitious fundraising strategy and report on progress.
  • Manage and deepen the charity’s relationships with key funders and stakeholders and identify opportunities to develop new relationships with major donors, corporates, foundations and others.
  • Oversee work to maximise marketing activity to support successful fundraising.
  • Represent Gympanzees in a knowledgeable and professional manner, including at external events and engage people in our work so that they want to support us.
  • Work closely with business manager and SMT to develop budgets, systems and processes needed to effectively manage relationships and monitor progress against targets.
  • Ensure we are adhering to current best practice, the Fundraising Regulator guidance and GDPR requirements.

About you:

  • You will be an experienced fundraiser with a strong track record of raising funds through a range of income streams including major donors, grants and trusts, events, and corporate and individual giving. 
  • You are a strategic leader who is resilient, responds well to change and is able to remain calm under pressure. 
  • You will have a passion for our cause, vision and values. 
  • You have proven fundraising experience that has led to tangible outcomes. 
  • You are an excellent relationship builder and networker. 
  • You have strong communication skills. 
  • You are positive, pragmatic and solution-focused, able to prioritise, and with good time management. 

Knowledge, experience and skills:

  • Proven track record of successful fundraising. 
  • Substantial experience of leading fundraising teams.
  • Experience in using a range of fundraising approaches including securing high value partnerships. 
  • Strong communication, negotiation and presentation skills. 
  • Track record of contributing to strategic plans and setting and managing budgets. 
  • In-depth, up-to-date knowledge of the fundraising sector and fundraising trends and best practice. 
  • Confident cultivating and managing relationships with a range of funders. 

What’s in it for you:

At Gympanzees we strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. It is our mission to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our community and its employees. We are a hugely passionate and driven team, and our jobs are more than just work. As a small team, every opinion is valued, and we encourage risk and learning to make us as good as we can be. 

We offer 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays), increasing 1 day each year you are part of the team, up to 30 days. In addition, everyone is given their birthday off. 

We also offer a healthcare plan that you can use to reclaim cash against Dental appointments and treatment, Opticians, Therapy and Specialist Consultations. 

Employee Assistance Programme. 

Training opportunities. 

Sick pay. 

Company pension. 

Gympanzees is committed to promoting diversity and encourages applications from underrepresented groups (e.g., Disabled people, people from ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ people) and as a Disability Confident Employer, we guarantee an interview to all applicants who meet our essential criteria. 

To apply, please send a short cover letter explaining why you should be considered for the role and your CV to emily@gympanzees.org. We are also happy to accept your cover letter in video format. If you are successfully shortlisted, you will then be invited for an interview and if successful, you will be asked to provide the names of two referees who have known you for at least two years preferably in a professional context. This can include employers, colleagues, teachers, tutors, support workers, community leaders, child’s teacher or a member of a hobby or exercise group you belong to. 

Our commitment to safeguarding:

At Gympanzees, we take very seriously our responsibilities for the safety and welfare of the people who use our services, our volunteers, staff and the organisation as a whole. All applicants successful at interview will be asked to disclose unspent convictions under the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (as amended in 2013). 

If you have questions about this role please get in touch and we’d be more than happy to discuss. 

Email: emily@gympanzees.org Tel: 07551 615969 

Address: Gympanzees, Brightside Park, Aust, BS35 4BL 

Job Title: Grants & Trusts Manager

Location: Hybrid (Working between home and in the office, with the team). Happy to discuss other working options.

Role Type: 24-month fixed term contract with possibility of extension, 37.5hrs pw or would consider 30hrs pw

Salary: £30,000

Start date: ASAP

Job Description: Gympanzees is a multi-award-winning Bristol-based charity. Our mission is to ensure all children and young people with a disability have access to regular exercise, play and friendship. We aim to open multiple exercise and play facilities around the country – the first of which will be in Bristol. This is an exciting time to join an ambitious team who will raise funds for the UK’s first centre of its kind.

As Grants and Trust Manager, you will apply for appropriate grants to achieve the annual grant income target. Ideal for someone who has proven experience in researching and writing successful grant applications, you’ll need the ability to distill lots of important information and turn it into engaging and informative copy that tells our story and meets the grant brief. You’ll need excellent copywriting skills and be very organised and methodical in your approach. You will report to the Head of Philanthropy and be part of a high-level fundraising team.

At Gympanzees, we offer a working environment that enables everyone to perform their best with flexible hours and remote working options to suit your home life. The role is hybrid with time split between our office at Aust and home working. We are open to discussing working patterns that work best for you whilst keen for you to be an active team member.

Main Responsibilities – include but are not limited to:

  • Oversee and assist with the organization’s grant requirements and application process.
  • Manage a part-time grants officer.
  • Determine and create plans to streamline the grants administration procedure.
  • Conduct research, seek funding opportunities, and assess the outcomes.
  • Investigate reputable funding opportunities and build a strong pipeline of trusts with a track record of success.
  • Good understanding of unrestricted and restricted donations and how to communicate this internally.
  • Inform the appropriate staff of approaching due dates and deliverables to ensure tasks are completed on time.
  • Prepare financial or budget plans and allocations for each necessity with the planning and finance departments.
  • Keep track of the documentation and other supporting materials for projects financed by grants.
  • Train any incoming employees on grant management procedures and reporting standards.

Skills you’ll need:

  • Minimum of a 2 year’s grant writing experience
  • Experience of relationship building with Trusts and Grants in person, on the phone and by any other means.
  • The skill to work independently and to take initiative.
  • The ability to multi-task and be comfortable with changing priorities.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Highly proficient computer skills and a confident technology user overall
  • Strong analytical capabilities
  • A ‘completer-finisher’ with good attention to detail
  • Able to work under pressure when needed and to deadlines.
  • Positive, ‘can-do’ attitude

What’s in it for you

At Gympanzees we strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. Our mission is to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our community and its employees. We are a hugely passionate and driven team; our jobs are more than work. As a small team, every opinion is valued, and we encourage risk and learning to make us as good as we can be.

We offer 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays), increasing 1 day each year you are part of the team, up to 30 days. In addition, everyone is given their birthday off.

We also offer a healthcare plan that you can use to reclaim cash against Dental appointments and treatment, Opticians, Therapy and Specialist Consultations.

Employee Assistance Programme.

Training opportunities.

Sick pay.

Company pension.

Gympanzees is committed to promoting diversity and encourages applications from underrepresented groups (e.g., Disabled people, people from ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ people). As a Disability Confident Employer, we guarantee an interview to all applicants who meet our essential criteria.

To apply, please send a short covering letter explaining why you should be considered for the role. We are also happy to accept your cover letter in video format.

If you are successfully shortlisted, you will be invited for an interview. If successful, you will be asked to provide the names of two referees who have known you for at least two years preferably in a professional context. This can include employers, colleagues, teachers, tutors, support workers, community leaders, a child’s teacher, or a member of a hobby or exercise group you belong to.

Our commitment to safeguarding

At Gympanzees, we take very seriously our responsibilities for the safety and welfare of the people who use our services, our volunteers, staff, and the organisation as a whole.

All applicants successful at the interview will be asked to disclose unspent convictions under the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (as amended in 2013).

If you would like this document in any other format or if you are experiencing difficulties applying, please get in touch by email, phone or in writing.

Email: info@gympanzees.org Tel: 07551 615969

Address: Gympanzees, Brightside Park, Aust, BS35 4BL

 

Job Title: Legal Trustee [Responsible to Chair of Trustees]

Location: Board Meetings at Main Office or Virtual (Zoom)

Role Type: Voluntary

Key skills required: Leadership, Legal background, Governance

Time commitment: 7 board meetings per year plus an away day, as well as chairing relevant committee every 3 months and attendance at various ad hoc events.

The chosen candidate would be a highly experienced qualified barrister, solicitor or equivalent and be able to demonstrate:

  • A strong track record in the legal profession, leading complex and growing organisations
  • Previous experience of the third sector, property law and charity law is desirable.
  • Experience of reviewing contracts
  • An ability to analyse information; use good, independent judgement; and a willingness to challenge constructively when necessary
  • The ability to communicate legal concepts to non-legal trustees and officers
  • The ability to demonstrate business acumen
  • The necessary networks and contacts to assist Gympanzees in achieving its goals as well as high level interpersonal skills, a collaborative approach to working and the ability to persuade and influence as well as promote the interests of the Charity
  • A strong empathy for the aims, objective, and activities of Gympanzees
  • Integrity and judgement with a strong commitment to evidencing our values
  • An excellent, confident, and persuasive communicator
  • A good sense of humour with the desire to be part of a high energy and dynamic organisation and strongly committed to a growth mindset
  • Experience of networking
  • A commitment to safeguarding vulnerable children and adults
  • A genuine willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to execute their duties as Trustees
  • We are particularly keen to achieve a more diverse Board of Trustees and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Benefits of Trusteeship with Gympanzees

This role gives you a unique opportunity to be at the core of an organisation at the cusp of a new, exciting phase of growth. Our plans are very ambitious, but our impacts will be significant.

  • Improving your community – transforming lives of children and young people with disability.
  • Strategic application – critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Professional networks – meeting diverse professionals.
  • Developing skills and experience – adapting your professional knowledge
  • Team working – constructively challenge ideas, interpersonal skills.

How to Apply

To apply, please email steph@gympanzees.org your CV along with a covering letter stating why you wish to join Gympanzees, how your skills would add value to the board and any other

relevant information. Please note, an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) and reference check will be obtained for the chosen candidate.

Contact Email: steph@gympanzees.org

Contact Phone: 07773 553112

 

Diversity and Equality statement –  At Gympanzees we strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. It is our mission to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our community and its employees