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Rainham, Greater London (Hybrid)
£35,000 - £45,000 per year
Part-time (16.25 HOURS A WEEK)

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Job description

In order to realise this ambition, we need to generate year to year incremental annual surplus for sustainability of Rainham Foodbank operations and projects.

Through this new organisational role, you’ll proactively create and grow fundraising income opportunities with individuals, community groups and grant giving trusts and foundations. You'll be at the heart of our local community, bringing our cause to life and building lasting donor relationships.

Through your fundraising expertise, you will have a proven track record of building relationships with individuals, community groups, trusts and foundations and other donors to achieve and exceed annual income targets and KPI’s. You’ll have the capacity to create and craft compelling proposals and appeals that successfully engage and attract donations from new and existing supporters.


Minimum of 5 years of experience in fundraising, with a proven track record of securing major gifts, managing campaigns, and planning events.

Personal Qualities:

· Good communication skills.

· Energy.

· Self-motivated.

· Resilient.

· Perseverant.

· Hardworking.

· Compassion.

· Likability.

  • Integrity / honesty
  • Emotionally intelligent
  • Optimistic
  • Passionate
  • Socially confident

Specific Responsibilities:

· Through the design and delivery of excellent, engaging and regular stewardship communications and powerful fundraising appeals, you will grow our income and pool of individual supporters making one off or monthly donations. You’ll also explore and implement ways of promoting Rainham Food Bank across the community to successfully attract an ever-greater number of individual donors.

· You’ll engage with local community groups, associations, events, schools and businesses in order to grow Rainham Food Bank’s community fundraising reach and income.

· Through excellent, comprehensive and considered research, you’ll identify and prioritise a pool of potential Trusts and Foundations funders for Rainham Food Bank and, working with colleagues, you’ll develop authentic, compelling, creative and winning funding bids that can successfully engage new and existing Trusts and Foundations funders.  

· You’ll work closely with and support the CEO of Rainham Food Bank in maintaining and evolving the existing relationship with neighbouring Trussell Trust food banks across London, seeking and pursuing joint trusts funding opportunities.

· You’ll establish a fundraising pipeline, including a range of KPI’s that can be tracked and that will enable you to make informed projections regarding future income.

· You’ll forge strong relationships with colleagues across the wider Trussell Trust network, sharing best practice and learning from other charities across the network. You’ll proactively take advantage of any fundraising training and skills development opportunities and engage with any joint fundraising opportunities.


· You’ll have good, established experience of individual giving, community fundraising and Trusts and Foundations fundraising.

· With excellent written and verbal communication and relationship management skills, you will inspire and motivate existing and prospective supporters, providing excellent stewardship and crafting compelling and winning funding proposals and appeals.

· You’ll have experience of setting, managing and reporting against fundraising KPI’s. 

· You’ll be tenacious and able to embrace, develop and shape a new role. You’ll be well organised, proactive, and a self-starter who is able to self-motivate.

· You’ll be able to demonstrate empathy for people from disadvantaged, marginalised or socially-excluded backgrounds.

· Strong leadership and team management abilities

· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

· Proficient in donor management software and fundraising platforms

· Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

· Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment


· Be aware of any safeguarding concerns with regards to vulnerable participants and volunteers through regular discussion with each party.

· Be vigilant for signs of abuse or mistreatment.

· Communicate all safeguarding concerns to the Safeguarding Lead at the earliest opportunity and as a matter of urgency.

Other Responsibilities:

· Produce monthly reports for the CEO and Trustees as required.

· Develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy to meet the financial goals of the organization.

· Identify potential funding opportunities and create action plans to secure them.

· Conduct research to identify and analyse potential donors and partners.

· Attend team leader meetings as required

· Present fundraising updates to the senior management team and board of directors

· Prepare regular reports on fundraising activities, progress towards goals, and financial


· Communicate or report difficult situations at work to the CEO.

About you:

· Passion for the mission and values of the organization

· Strong Team player

· High level of integrity and professionalism

· Strategic thinker with a proactive and innovative approach

· Strong organizational and time management skills

· Excellent communication skills

· Empathetic

· Has an eye for detail

· Organised and self-motivated, and able to carry out responsibilities with minimum supervision

· Confident recording, handling and analysing data

· Confident IT user

Application resources
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Rainham Foodbank View profile Company size Size: 6 - 10
Posted on: 17 July 2024
Closing date: 16 August 2024 at 14:46
Job ref: 2 references will be required.
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