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Kids Inspire, Chelmsford, Essex (Hybrid)
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Chelmsford, Essex (Hybrid)
£30,000 - £35,000 per year
Permanent, Part-time, Full-time
Actively Interviewing
Job description

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic bid writer to join our successful and award-winning Fundraising Team, at a time when Kids Inspire is investing in growth. Working strategically with the Head of Fundraising & Communications, the CEO and COO, you will write tenders and applications to attract a variety of long and shorter-term grants, contracts, and awards. As part of the Fundraising Team, you will be key to the continuing development and implementation of KI’s robust fundraising strategy. To be successful, you will need to forge and maintain strong relationships with funders and investors, as well as with your KI colleagues.

You will manage the Trusts and Foundations Assistant and help to develop the skills this post holder needs to become a confident and successful assistant bid writer. This includes taking part in the Jack Petchey Internship Programme as their line manager.


· Job Title: Programme Funding Manager

· Normal place of work: Hybrid with monthly meetings at Kids Inspire’s Chelmsford Head Office

· Contractual terms: Employed

· Hours: 37.5 hours per week (job share considered)

· Salary: £30-35k dependent on experience


· Reporting to: Head of Fundraising and Communications

· Working with: Communications & Marketing Manager, Communications Team, Clinical Administration Manager, CEO, COO, other Kids Inspire team members

· Collaborating with: external trust and grant funding bodies; corporate, community and individual supporters


To include but not be limited to:

1. Meet agreed income and targets

2. Proactively research, write and present funding bids, proposals and applications

3. To assess what services/posts/equipment in the financial budget could be applied for and ensure there is full knowledge of all aspects of these items

4. To maintain a project directory/wish list of services and items that require funding

5. Develop new and existing business through research, networking, identifying, and responding to leads and working closely with colleagues across the organisation and in the community

6. Keep abreast of relevant developments, legislation, and networks

7. Ensure that relationships with funders and partners – current, potential, and historical – are effectively managed

8. Work with colleagues to ensure affective reporting as directed by the Assistant Clinical Director - Clinical Impact

9. Develop, in consultation with colleagues, all relevant materials for reporting and servicing of funding relationships

10. Work with colleagues to ensure that our reputation and brand values are maintained and strengthened through partnership activity

11. Use our E Tapestry and SharePoint to log activity and information

12. Manage the Trust and Foundation Assistant to maximise opportunities, research, deadlines and smaller grants and trusts

13. Any other duties reasonably assigned by the Head of Fundraising and Communications


1. Outstanding skills in: research, written/spoken communication and report writing, with the ability to understand data and write about it in a compelling way

2. Previous bid writing experience preferred

3. Experience of developing budgets in conjunction with the Finance Team

4. Strong organisational and planning skills

5. A good level of computer literacy, including Outlook, Word and Excel.

6. Ability to prioritise own workload and meet deadlines whilst under pressure, working in a fast moving and changing environment.

7. An understanding of the issues concerning equal opportunities and a commitment to working within an equal opportunity’s environment.

8. The duties described in this job description must be carried out in a manner which promotes equality of opportunity, dignity and due respect as outlined in the Equal Opportunities Policy of Kids Inspire.

9. Reasonable adjustments will be considered as required by the Equality Act 2010.

10. You will be subject to an enhanced check of criminal records via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

11. Kids Inspire reserves the right to alter the content of this job description, after consultation, to reflect changes to the role or services provided, without altering the general character or level of responsibility.


Please submit your CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should express your specific interest in and qualifications for this role as well as respond to these questions: 1) What does it mean for you to have a commitment to diversity and equity? 2) How can you demonstrate that commitment and how would you see yourself demonstrating it at Kids Inspire? Please submit this information to Christie Brown. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. If the position is visible on our website, it remains open.

At Kids Inspire we continue to build and promote an inclusive culture that encourages, celebrates, and supports diversity and offers equality of opportunities in all aspects of employment.

Applicants with the required qualifications will receive due consideration without regard to their race, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Posted on: 14 July 2022
Closing date: 13 August 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Communications, PR,Fundraising

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