ABOUT THE ECONOMIST FOUNDATION
We are a fast-growing charity that uses the journalistic expertise at The Economist newspaper to develop young people’s news literacy.
What we do: We enable inspiring discussions about the news in schools. We give teachers educational news content, resources and training so they can have lively conversations with their students about current affairs. We also bring together schools from different communities for discussions with each other and leading global experts on the issues, using an innovative online platform.
Why we do it: By joining these discussions, young people build news literacy: the knowledge, skills and confidence to make up their own minds about current affairs. This can make a real difference to a young person’s life: news literacy is hugely valuable socially, in education, the workplace and beyond. We prioritise reaching disadvantaged and marginalised young people in a diverse range of communities.
Our impact: Young people in our core programme, the Burnet News Club, make on average 133% more progress than control group students in news literacy skills including reasoning, healthy scepticism and open-mindedness. More than nine out of ten teachers tell us the programme improves their teaching practice.
Why now: We live in an age of political uncertainty, major global challenges, misinformation and one-sided debates. It is ever more important to understand what’s really happening in the world, but it is becoming harder to do that. News literacy is increasingly seen as a priority in education, business and politics. We're excited about the opportunity this presents to grow our impact, and we have ambitious plans to do this in the coming two years. This new role is essential for delivering our growth plans.
Our story so far: We are very ambitious about growth, but we're building on a strong track record. The Foundation was set up by our Chief Executive from inside The Economist in 2012. Since then, our core programme has achieved national scale and is running in over 80 schools across the UK, reaching 1,600 young people every week. We have generated growing income from diverse sources including leading trusts, foundations and companies. We are actively engaged with the news literacy community, speaking at events internationally and giving input to the Fair Education Alliance, News Literacy Network and parliamentary inquiries.
ABOUT THE ROLE
A new role to enable our ambitious growth plans
We have a bold strategy to scale up our work. Our vision is for it to become common in UK state schools to have high-quality discussions about the news, both within classrooms and with other schools in different communities and countries.
In 2019 - 2021, we plan to make strides towards this vision by doubling the size of our core programme, reaching many thousands more young people with new programmes and beginning to work internationally. In April, we piloted a project which involved schools in Europe, North America, Australia and Argentina.
This role is an exciting opportunity to be directly responsible for enabling this growth, building on our success so far and realising the potential of our strong brand and existing relationships. Our funders and partners to date have included leading foundations, law firms, consultancies and financial institutions.
You will report directly to the Chief Executive and together with her you will lead the development and delivery of our fundraising strategy.
This is a full time role, or it could be four days per week (salary pro-rata) for the right candidate.
Working closely with the Chief Executive, and receiving support from her where needed, you will:
1. (50%) Generate new funding and partnership opportunities to secure five-figure donations.
- Research and identify the right organisations and people to reach out to.
- Make new connections with trusts, foundations and companies.
- Represent the charity at high-level events, and identify opportunities to do so.
- Organise events or experiences to support cultivation progress.
- Design bespoke partnership proposals.
- Apply for grants from trusts and foundations.
- Influence and negotiate to secure new partnerships and donations.
2. (30%) Oversee existing partnerships and donor relationships to maintain and grow long-term support.
- Steward relationships with partners and funders, keeping them engaged and feeling appreciated.
- Project-manage partnerships, maintaining excellent communication.
- Put together high-quality and timely reports for trusts and foundations.
3. (15%) Help to develop the Foundation’s fundraising strategy, embed a culture of fundraising and drive a focus on growth across the organisation.
4. (5%) Help to grow our profile.
- Ensure that our communications activities are effective in engaging new supporters, partners and schools.
- Secure opportunities for the Foundation to be represented at events and in influential conversations relevant to our work.
Skills, attributes and experience
- Passion for fundraising. You are energised by making things happen and seeing a plan through to the end. You enjoy connecting people with a cause, you’re bold enough to ask for support and you aren’t disheartened when an application doesn’t succeed.
- Experience writing proposals / pitching / applying for grants to secure donations of at least five figures. Experience securing donations from a range of sources, including individual philanthropists, grant-making organisations or companies, is desirable.
- Ability to think critically and creatively to solve problems.
- Exceptionally strong communicator: able to listen and build rapport. You are able to generate trust in you and the Foundation’s work, and persuade people to give support.
- Excellent organisational and time management skills: able to stay on top of multiple, varied projects and relationships. Adept at balancing short-term demands with longer-term goals.
- Experience planning and managing successful projects and partnerships.
- The drive, adaptability and initiative to move conversations forward and close them. Proven track record turning ideas into actions and outcomes. Able to work collaboratively but also in a self-directed way.
- Passion for our mission and helping us to grow.
- Teamwork: you take ownership of your work and you enjoy working collaboratively and contributing to a supportive team.
- Experience of the charity sector and / or the UK education system is desirable.
This role involves working with young people, so you will be required to have a DBS check (which we will organise).
ENJOY THE ADVANTAGES OF A SMALL, FRIENDLY CHARITY WITHIN A LARGER BUSINESS
The Economist Foundation is an independent charity that sits within The Economist but also works quite separately.
As we’re a small organisation, we can test and implement new ideas quickly, and every member of staff has a significant impact on our work and direction. We’re an informal and very friendly team. We make each other lots of cups of tea and we like finding excuses for social activities, which have included walking tours and museum trips, mini golf and ice-skating. We work hard but also flexibly, and some of us use that flexibility to be involved with other projects outside of work, from volunteering to film-making.
The Foundation was named by Escape the City as one of The Escape 100: Best Companies to Escape to in 2019.
At the same time, we have the advantages of a larger company. There are excellent benefits at The Economist Group, including a very good pension plan (the company will contribute up to 11%), private medical insurance, gym discounts and much more. There are plenty of opportunities to learn from the expertise in the company. There is a formal mentoring scheme and a good training programme, and the Foundation works closely with senior colleagues in the editorial team as well as many other parts of the business.
We’re supported by a global media brand which is becoming ever more valued in an uncertain world.
We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We know that diversity within an organisation makes it stronger. And we know that maximising our impact depends on reaching and supporting young people, and teachers, from all backgrounds. So we deeply value diversity in all respects, including age, cultural identity, race, colour, ethnic origin, national origin, gender, religious beliefs, disability, class or sexual orientation. We are passionate about continually improving our understanding of barriers to diversity and inclusion, and finding ways to overcome these in everything we do.
NPC is looking for a part-time Fundraising & Research Executive, to join our busy and dynamic Innovation and Development team and provide support with our fundraising, research, and innovation projects.
The Innovation and Development team at NPC lead on new strategies, partnerships and projects and spearhead our fundraising activity to support independent research. We are a small team, and there is plenty of opportunity to get involved with research, events and idea generation.
About the role
The Fundraising & Research Executive provides support across a range of activities, contributing to stakeholder research, donor engagement, event management and wider fundraising activities. The work will provide a grounding in producing high quality, bespoke communications, fundraising across multiple income streams, and liaising with senior stakeholders both inside and outside the organisation.
You will have good research and time management skills and be able to manage contributions to multiple projects at once. You will be an effective communicator, able to relate with personal credibility to colleagues from across the organisation, as well as senior external stakeholders. Finally, you will have enthusiasm for NPC’s mission and for working in the voluntary sector.
Based in London.
Salary: £21,500 - £23,500 per annum, pro rata, dependent on experience.
Hours: circa 22.5 hours a week. We are open to exploring flexible working opportunities.
How to apply
We are an equal opportunities employer. As part of the application process we ask that you complete an equal opportunities form (which can be found on the NPC website). Information supplied will be treated in confidence. If you do not wish to complete the equal opportunities form, it will not influence your application in any way.
To apply, please send:
a cover letter (no longer than two sides) providing your evidence of meeting the key skills and competencies noted above and in the job description
a completed equal opportunities form
before the deadline of 12pm on Monday 7 October 2019. Please include the job reference in the subject of your email along with where you saw the job advertisement. Your cover letter will be used in the initial screening of your application.
Please note: We reserve the right to close these vacancies prior to the application deadline once a sufficient number of applications have been received.
Interviews will take place weeks commencing 14 October and 21 October 2019.
Working with the Individual Giving Manager, you will be helping to maximise income from individual supporters through the development of direct marketing activities and campaigns, assisting with our annual Make a Will Month campaign, and the production of our biannual newsletter, Rennie Grove Matters.
There is scope for you to research and develop new income generating products and assist with our web-based fundraising and social media activity.
Ideally coming from a marketing background, or with transferable skills, you will be familiar with the importance of data management, building supporter relationships and ensuring all marketing materials are on brand. Cross working within the fundraising team and with our communications team will be an integral part of this role.
Rennie Grove provides specialist care and support for adults and children with a life-limiting illness in Buckinghamshire and west Hertfordshire, through its unique Hospice at Home service, available day and night and a range of day services to support patients live the best quality of life they can.
Flexible working such as 5 mornings/afternoons only or a 3 day week will be considered. You will work from Rennie House, Tring however travel between all Rennie Grove offices may be necessary on occasion as part of this role so a car and driving licence will be essential.
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Interviews: 3 October 2019
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Charity People are looking for a Temporary Funding Team Leader for an inspiring independent organisation that works internationally to prevent and reduce the impact of violent conflict, and support people in building safer lives.
Job Title: Temporary Funding Team Leader
Organisation: International Development Charity
Contract: 3 Month (Fixed Term)
Salary: £44,642 - £48,871
Closing Date: Friday 13th September 2019
Required: CV and Cover Letter
The interim Head of Funding will lead the fundraising team to maintain our current portfolio, and ensure our agreed programme plans are supported through resource mobilisation and related compliance.
Over the last five years the charities, programming has grown in scope, scale and resources around a clear vision for their future development. They are spread across 12 country programme offices in East Africa, Middle East, Central Asia, South and South East Asia, and in international advocacy centres in London, Brussels, Beijing, Vienna and Washington.
We are seeking an experienced temporary Head of Funding to join our team and oversee current funding operations while we recruit a fixed-term Head of Funding.
We are looking for someone experienced as a funding team leader in a fundraising environment, demonstrating strong managerial and leadership skills. The right person for this role needs to have involvement in at least two of the following income streams: commercial bids, institutional/statutory grants, trusts and foundations or high net worth individuals. A great candidate will have a proven ability in programme and project design, and the translation of complex ideas into fundable proposals.
The perfect person will enjoy flourishing in short term contracts at a senior manager level and can make an impact in a short period.
If you wish to find out more and even apply for the role, please contact [email protected]
This is a great opportunity for an outstanding relationship builder who loves to inspire people to make a difference. The Charity for Civil Servants are expanding their team, and this is an exciting time to be joining this highly successful occupational charity. We are looking for high calibre professionals who have the ability to engage and inspire donors so that we can continue to support civil servants, past and present, offering practical, financial and emotional support.
Full time | 36 Hours per Week
£23,000 - £26,000 pa
Home Based (with extensive travel)
In this role you will be an integral member of our national field engagement team. With comprehensive support and a high level of autonomy, we believe this position offers a genuinely attractive and interesting opportunity. This is a full time permanent position and you will be responsible for developing brand awareness and engagement within your region. The majority of your time will be field based, visiting offices and work places, presenting to serving Civil Servants.
As well as increasing awareness of what we do and the range of services we offer, the role involves identifying potential new donors and volunteers and raising funds through new and existing channels.
Your key objectives will be to:
- Achieve revenue/fund raising targets that will support the strategic growth plan and mission of the Charity.
- Help identify, cultivate and secure donors.
- Develop, care for and grow the volunteer and donor database.
- Support volunteers to create and run fundraising events.
What we are looking for:
While fundraising experience is desirable, we are open to applicants from a wide range of backgrounds and full training will be provided. You will need to be organised and self-disciplined with the ability to work diligently to deadlines while managing your own time. A background in sales or business development would be useful. You need to be comfortable presenting face to face to a large audience and have a natural, charismatic and empathetic personality. You will also need to be a strong networker with great time management skills, capable of researching, emailing and calling senior decision makers, getting involved with volunteers, fundraising activities, promoting awareness, leading fundraising discussions and running presentations.
In this role you will be well trained and well rewarded. Salary £23,000 to £26,000 depending on experience + car allowance and expenses. It is a Permanent, Full Time position, but we are willing to consider flexible working for the right candidate. A full driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential as there will be extensive travel within your region and from time to time you will support colleagues in other locations. 80% field based - Vacancies in Liverpool or Manchester, Birmingham and London (Croydon).
The Charity for Civil Servants is one of the largest occupational charities in the UK. We support civil servants, past and present, when times are tough, listening without judgement and offering practical, financial and emotional support. People came to us for assistance over 48,000 times last year and we distributed 2.2 million in financial support. We are one of the 100 Sunday Times best not-for-profit organisations to work for.
Closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday 11th October.
To Apply and for More Information:
If you would like to apply and find out more about this position, please click the apply button to be directed to our website.
No agencies please.
Civitas Recruitment are proud to be working with a fantastic children’s hospice based in East London to help source a Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser to join their highly successful fundraising team. The role is a development role looking to build on a candidates account management, relationship management and organisational skills. The successful candidate will have a group of corporate accounts to develop and maintain as well as be a part of the bidding team for larger pitches and clients. You will work with some of the largest recognised names in the world as well as manage smaller local organisation’s who also play a key role with the hospice.
Who we are looking for?
Ideally you will have an existing background in Sales/Account Management whether in the private sector or the non-profit sector. You will have the ability to act as an ambassador for the hospice and be able to represent their work in a professional and passionate manner.
You will be a key member of the corporate partnerships team helping with a range of activities including bid preparation, charity of the year research and applications, researching on prospective partnerships and volunteer management. The ability to learn quickly with good attention to detail will be a key asset. In addition, you will be a strong communicator both written and oral and be able to prioritise a busy diary and manage stakeholders both internally and externally. This role will also require someone to be creative as new ideas and approaches are always welcome in a dynamic fundraising environment.
Please apply for a confidential discussion and full JD. Early applications are welcome.
Curator: Japanese Collections
£36,742 per annum
Application Deadline: 02 October 2019 12:00 Midday
An exciting opportunity has arisen at the British Museum to appoint a Curator of the Japanese Collections. The Japanese Collections at the British Museum are among the finest outside Japan, comprising some 36,000 works consisting of paintings, prints, archaeological materials, ceramics, sculpture, metalwork and decorative arts, and dating from prehistory to the present. The Museum's Mitsubishi Corporation Japanese Galleries, recently refurbished, showcase these fine collections to a wide international audience,
Reporting to the Keeper of Asia, the post-holder will work with the Japanese collections to the highest international standards, cataloguing, researching, curating, publishing and recommending acquisitions and exhibitions.
We invite applicants with a PhD or Master's degree in Japanese Art History, or equivalent, and fluency in both English and Japanese. You will have experience of working as a university lecturer/researcher or Museum curator, and have excellent IT skills.
The ideal candidate will be confident in communicating to internal and external stakeholders in the UK, Japan and globally at all levels. You will be able to deliver major projects to set deadlines and manage a diverse workload effectively. A publication record of research papers and other publications on the history of Japanese art and archaeology is required. Specialist knowledge in a field of the Japanese decorative arts is desirable.
The Women’s Equality Party is seeking an experienced and ambitious, senior fundraiser to drive income from individuals and through events. We are at a pivotal point in our growth and need to develop our fundraising strategy to ensure we are maximising on all income generating opportunities. The post is for 4 days a week.
You will have exceptional face to face skills alongside the ability to develop and operationalise our Fundraising Strategy. You will build and strengthen key relationships with existing and potential High Net Worth Individual donors and work to increase income from our regular supporters and members. Through leading our crowdfunding campaigns and stewarding and expanding our vital network of supporters you will help WE continue to grow and deliver our ambitious campaign and election strategies. To achieve all this, you will be keen to develop our systems and processes to support the Fundraising Strategy,
This role presents an exciting and unique opportunity for the post-holder to make it their own. The Party’s central office is a small, dynamic team and as well as three direct reports, you will work closely with our communications and campaigns staff. This will suit someone passionate about equality, self-driven and with an impressive track record of raising funds.
WE are looking for:
- Experience and demonstrable track record in growing income from one or more income streams including experience in mid-level and / or major donor fundraising
- Experience of developing and managing relationships with prospective and existing donors and of developing and stewarding donor journeys
- The ability to maximise on income through bringing together membership and fundraising strategies
- Ability to work within a target driven environment, to work effectively as part of a team and on your own initiative
- Experience of developing and implementing at least one of the following:
- fundraising strategy,
- appeal strategy and / or
- events strategy
- Excellent interpersonal relationship building skills demonstrated through the ability to deliver exceptional donor care and the ability to command respect at all levels, network and communicate the vision of the Women’s Equality Party to a wide variety of stakeholders
- Effective communication skills, both verbal and written with the ability to write compelling proposals, pitches and / or appeals for support and donor reports
- Ability to be an inspiring, motivating and effective team leader and play a key leadership role as a member of the Senior Management Team
- Experience of line management and ability to develop a small team, which will include managing those with direct line reports
- Knowledge of, and commitment to, the aims and values of the Women’s Equality Party
- Knowledge of the principles of major donor and individual giving fundraising
- Understanding of the rules and restrictions for political fundraising
- Able and willing to work occasional unsocial hours and outside of normal office hours as required
To apply for this role, please submit to us:
- an up-to-date CV, with examples of fundraising targets you have achieved
- a supporting statement addressing the requirements of the person specification (maximum two sides),
- an equal opportunities monitoring form (optional)
Please submit applications no later than 23.59pm on Monday 30th September. Interviews will be held the week commencing 7th October 2019
The Women’s Equality Party values equality and diversity, and welcomes applications from candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. In relation to this post we particularly welcome applications from BAME candidates as these communities are under-represented within WEP at this level.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Could you help families through one of the most challenging and emotional times of their life? One in seven babies are born premature or sick and needing care on a neonatal unit – this isn’t what most parents expect for their baby. Join the leading national charity dedicated to supporting babies, families and NHS staff at this critical time.
Bliss is an award winning, digital first organisation looking for two Fundraising Officers to join our supportive and ambitious Community & Events Fundraising Team.
You will have experience of working on fundraising events, with a particular emphasis on marketing and stewardship, and will have a passion for delivering an excellent supporter experience to anyone who chooses to raise money for Bliss.
For the Running Events Officer role, the ideal candidate will have experience of working on events like the London Marathon or the Great North Run for charity, and will be able to work on their own initiative to look after the full portfolio of running events that people take on for Bliss.
For the Fundraising Events Officer role, we are looking for someone who has experience of community fundraising who has the creativity and passion to grow our branded community events such as Bake for Bliss or Bliss Little Heroes.
This role is advertised as full time, but we would welcome applications from candidates seeking to work part time.
For more details please view the job description and person specification attached to this advert and also available on our website.
Why work for Bliss?
Bliss values and celebrates the work of its Fundraising Team and our organisation’s strategy prioritises a mix of digital and traditional ways of building relationships with supporters. We understand that we all have different priorities at home and we therefore offer a mix of financial and non-financial benefits including 25 days paid holiday, flexible working practices, time off for volunteering, learning and development via peer to peer, blended, cascaded and self-directed learning and family friendly policies. Please see the JD for more details.
How to apply
Interested applicants are requested to submit the following documents by clicking “apply online” below, or via post to: HR Officer, Bliss, 4th Floor, Maya House, 134-138 Borough High Street, London SE1 1LB
- Supporting statement explaining how you meet the criteria in the person specification
- Equal opportunities form
- The closing date for applications is midday on Sunday 29 September 2019 but please note that early applications may be prioritised
- The first round of interviews is provisionally scheduled for 3-4 October at the Bliss head office
- Second round interviews will be arranged for the following week as needed
It is Bliss’ policy not to contact applicants who have not been invited for interview so if you have not heard from us by 3 October you should assume that, on this occasion, your application has been unsuccessful.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in the development of fundraising work at Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust. As a Fundraising Officer, the post holder will have the opportunity to help us make a real difference by raising vital funds for our work supporting those affected by cervical cancer and cervical cell changes (abnormalities) and our work promoting prevention of cervical cancer through the HPV vaccine and cervical screening. Jo’s exciting vision is the elimination of cervical cancer in the UK.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and driven individual to help the team maximise income while providing support to our fundraisers, and donors, who are the backbone of our organisation. Many of our supporters have been through a cervical cancer diagnosis or have lost someone to the illness so are very engaged and passionate about the charity. The post holder will also have the scope to look for and develop bespoke activities for specific audiences within their portfolio such as Health Care Professionals.
The person we are looking for will be proactive and willing to build relationships and drive forward income generation rather than simply administrate what comes in. They will manage our relationships and stewardship with individual donors and fundraisers (who are carrying out activity to raise money for the Charity) and ensure there we promoting legacies at every opportunity. They will also play a key role in managing our fundraising materials and merchandise.
The post holder should have at least 1 year professional fundraising experience.
To apply for this role please send a CV and a covering letter to Emilia Carman, Head of Fundraising. Further information can be found on our website. Applications without a covering letter will not be considered.
Closing date for application: 12pm Thursday 19th September 2019
1st Interview date: Thursday 26th September 2019
2nd Interview date: Wednesday 2nd October 2019
ActionAid UK is recruiting for a Fundraiser Engagement and Monitoring Officer to reinvigorate our direct dialogue programme, through training, inspiring and engaging face to face and telemarketing fundraisers.
ActionAid is an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty. Our dedicated local staff are ending violence against women and girls and helping change lives, for good. We won’t stop until women and girls are out of danger, out of poverty and on track to create the future they want.
Our Fundraiser Engagement and Monitoring Officer will also take responsibility for carrying out regular compliance monitoring of telemarketing and face to face agencies.
We will look to you to develop and deliver engaging training and inspire sessions to external agency fundraisers. To ensure the wider Acquisition teams meets our training and engagement targets, you will be tasked with implementing a fundraiser engagement calendar to motivate agency fundraisers throughout the year.
In order to succeed within this role, it is essential that you have proven experience of confidently delivering training and or workshops to large groups and therefore that you have good presentation skills and feel comfortable commanding a room of fundraisers.
As you will be regularly liaising with external agencies and fundraisers, it is essential that you have the ability to quickly build trust and an excellent working rapport with external stakeholders and that you are able to engage and motivate varied audiences.
We are keen to receive applications from those with strong organisational and project management skills, as you will need to be process driven with the ability to work collaboratively and to stick to agreed deadlines.
As our Fundraiser Engagement and Monitoring Officer, you will be expected to work with your colleagues to support our ‘Every Support Matters’ ethos; ensuring that individual supporters’ needs are fully considered at every point of contact.
We are particularly keen to receive applications from those with experience of working within an Individual Giving or similar context and from those with a good understanding of international development and or humanitarian relief work.
It is important that you have a strong knowledge of the Fundraising Code of Practice, data protection requirements and other relevant legislation.
If you have this skillset along with a passion to work within an organisation committed to improving the lives of women and girls, please apply.
Interviews will be held on the 1st of October 2019.
ActionAid is passionate about supporting flexible working. If you would like to discuss flexible working options, including the possibility of a job share for this role, there will be space to do so during the interview process.
ActionAid is committed to driving improvement through digital channels, tools and ways of working. We will ensure that we provide the technology and the training to enable all staff to perform their roles to the best of their abilities. In return, we ask that all staff are committed to continually improving their digital skills and knowledge within the working environment. Our recruitment processes will evaluate the digital skills of all applicants.
SOS Children's Villages UK is looking for a Senior Grants Fundraising Officer
We believe that children everywhere deserve more from life than the basics for survival such as food, water and shelter. They are entitled to a happy childhood, and the chance to build a better future for themselves. Around the world, 220 million children grow up with the care they need. SOS Children’s Villages UK is part of a global federation and work across 136 countries and territories worldwide to ensure that children grow up in a stable environment and feel loved, safe and supported. By supporting them to grow into resilient and independent adults who can contribute to their communities, we are helping to bring about positive and lasting change.
SOS Children’s Villages UK is going through an exciting period of growth and development. We are looking for a talented and passionate Senior Grants Fundraising Officer who will maximise SOS Children’s Villages UK’s current trust and foundation relationships and build new partnerships to enable us to meet our ambition to increase the resources for vulnerable children worldwide. The ideal candidate will have:
- At least 2 years’ experience in grant fundraising
- A high level of attention to detail
- A passion, flair and creativity for developing proposals
- Excellent interpersonal skills and enjoys collaborating with team members
- Excellent relationship-building skills
We are a strong team and support our staff to have a healthy work/life balance. We are flexible in terms of working hours and there is opportunity to discuss a flexible working location.
To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to the Head of Programme Funding outlining how you meet the requirements of the person specification.
CVs sent without cover letters will not be considered. Applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We’re an award-winning charity that works in partnership with universities to provide local learning centres where young people are inspired to achieve. We currently have 31 centres across the UK and have ambitious plans for several more, including new centres in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Norwich.
Effective fundraising is essential to the success of the charity and the fundraising team is an integral part of the charity’s operation, working closely with our delivery and head office teams. Our fundraisers come to work each day knowing that they are helping to change the fortunes of the UK’s most disadvantaged young people.
As a Fundraising Officer you will be part of a highly effective team of eight with an impressive track record of raising funds from charitable foundations, corporate partners, universities and individual donors. Our aim is to raise £8m in the 19/20 year, and this role will be vital to achieving this.
We are looking for someone keen to launch a career in fundraising, with the determination to succeed in a competitive and demanding environment. You will need to be a resilient and proactive individual, who is keen to develop skills in relationship management. In order to produce high quality bids, you will be someone who loves writing, has excellent writing skills and great attention to detail. You will also be someone who is interested in learning about fundraising methods and excited by the opportunity to work on a range of fundraising projects.
Crucially, you will have a genuine passion for the mission and values of IntoUniversity. From day one, you will be given the support you need to become an accomplished professional fundraiser. You will develop a range of skills including: prospect research, prospect pipeline management, bid writing and donor stewardship and engagement. You will also gain valuable insight into the planning and execution of fundraising campaigns.
If you believe you have the qualities we are looking for and you want to work with us to bring about positive change for many of the UK’s most disadvantaged young people, then we would be delighted to receive an application from you.
Civitas Recruitment are proud to be working with a fantastic charity which creates amazing theatre production with and for the homeless community. This is a truly great opportunity for an experienced Trust and Foundations/Individual Giving fundraiser to join their team to ensure income is generated to continue with the existing suite of programmes as well as build capacity for future growth.
Who we are looking for?
Ideally you will have previous experience of raising funds through Trust and Foundations or Individual Giving. You will naturally be a well organised individual who can develop a pipeline of work and have excellent written communication skills. You will also have a passion for the non-profit sector and be collaborative in your work style as you will be working in a small team. Finally, you will be a natural networker who is accustomed to working with a level of autonomy to agreed targets and objectives. Please apply in full confidence with Civitas Recruitment for an informal discussion and JD.
Job Title: Major Gifts Manager
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Location: Home working/Bosham, Chichester
Salary: £30,401 - £37,267
We are working in partnership with a West Sussex hospice, an independent local charity that has been caring for and supporting those in the community who are in the last phase of their lives for almost 30 years.
The charity is now seeking to appoint an experienced fundraiser to the role of Major Gifts Manager. Reporting to the Director of Fundraising and Communications the successful individual will lead the stewardship and account management of key funder relationships with high net worth individuals. The successful candidate will demonstrate:
- Minimum of 3 years relevant fundraising experience
- Specialist knowledge of major gift fundraising from high net worth individuals, including strategic planning and reporting
- Experience of broader fundraising disciplines, particularly corporate fundraising and trusts is desirable
- Line management experience
- Full driving licence and daily access to a car
We are seeking an enthusiastic and engaging individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
To apply, please e-mail your CV and a Supporting Statement in a word format to Charisma Charity Recruitment, quoting our reference JO1664.
Closing date for applications: 7 October 2019
Interview dates: w/c 21st October 2019