Many individuals from Black and Minority Ethnic Communities who are suffering from Cancer, TB or HIV would not be alive today if it wasn’t for the incredible work of BHA.
BHA have been providing their services, support, and guidance, to Black and Minority Ethnic, disadvantaged, and other marginalised communities for the last 30 years. The charity offers a range of services delivered at local, regional, and national levels in the areas of HIV and sexual health, cancer, TB, mental health, community health education. Since day one, BHA has fought the corner of communities and minority groups who considered themselves a ‘poor relation’ in terms of the level of services and standard of health care they received.
The vision of this organisation is to become a society with equitable health and social care systems and services, to reduce inequalities and improve health and well-being. BHA for Equality exists to work with and for African, Caribbean, south, and south east Asian communities, refugees, and people seeking asylum..
BME groups have higher rates of myeloma and stomach cancer, and males from the black ethnic group have a much higher rate of prostate cancer, with one in four Black men being diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Black men with cancer report poorer experiences of NHS care. They are also more likely to die from prostate cancer compared to other ethnicities. A staggering 80% of all local Tuberculosis cases are in non–UK born BME communities. With BHA’s determined vision and its unique and unwavering commitment to supporting individuals and communities towards equality in health, they strive to see a day where Black and Minority Ethnic, disadvantaged and other marginalised communities have the same access to health and social care services.
The charity is looking for an experienced Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser to join their new business development team to focus on income generation. Reporting to the director, you will be required to work independently once given a brief and develop the fundraising activity by cultivating and developing relationships with funders. You will be required to develop high-quality bids and applications for fundraising, to raise reserved and unreserved income to further the BHA’s charitable aims. Upon joining this diverse team, you will be required to research on grants/trusts that match agreed priorities and new opportunities and draft and submit funding applications. You will be required to Develop relationships with trust representatives and support your colleagues who are leading on other funding applications along with working with the charity's Directors to submit competitive tenders.
As the new Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser, you will have a genuine interest in the charities' mission and ethos and will be motivated to support their future development. You will have an enthusiastic approach and be willing to be part of BHA’s next stage of development. Knowledge of the fundraising landscape and demonstrable experience producing content for a variety of audiences are essential to succeed in this role. With a minimum of 2/3 years writing compelling funding applications, you will be proficient in recording and tracking fundraising applications and prospects. Joining a friendly, encouraging team, you should be an excellent team worker with strong communication skills, both oral and written, and be innovative with the ability to contribute ideas. You will possess strong IT skills, including experience in Microsoft Office, and have the ability to work with third-party databases as needed. Meticulous attention to detail and being able to manage multiple conflicting priorities are essential skills.
If you would like to work for a diverse, supportive charity and have a passion for BHA’s work, and are an experienced, competent Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser then please consider this as your next career move.
Closing date: Tuesday 14th September
Interview date: Tuesday 21st September
This search is being conducted exclusively for BHA by BTA (Bruce Tait Associates). Our leadership team have all worked in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.
Please send CV and Cover Letter