OK, first things first: I know next to nothing about fundraising, which is really why I'm posting this query. I'm a governor of a fairly standard urban comprehensive school. We're in the process of recruiting a new clerk to the board of governors and, having been haphazard but successful in fundraising by way of grant applications and the like, we're considering adding some fundraising duties to the clerk's job spec.
The first question is, does anyone think this is over-ambitious? The clerking role, which is a mixture of advisory and administrative in nature, would not be a full-time post on its own. This is why we're hopeful that extending the role would not be prohibitive (though of course, the more we ask for, the more people we may end up ruling out).
Second, does anyone have suggestions for what the fundraising part of the job description would include? Although the bulk of the work would relate to bidding for funding from various government bodies (including monitoring developments), I'd be interested in exploring the corporate fundraising possibilities too, even if in a modest way.