Vision impairment or blindness affects over 2.2 billion people globally, and at least 1 billion people have a vision impairment that could have been prevented or has yet to be addressed. 89% of visually impaired children and adults live in poor countries. Sight loss is not purely a health issue, it directly affects an individual’s ability to access employment, causes social isolation and family breakdown, and is a significant factor in worsening poverty.
The British Council for Prevention of Blindness (BCPB) funds innovative and pioneering research projects, and part-funds training of eye care professionals from the world’s poorest countries. We focus almost entirely on supporting the few, who will transfer their knowledge and skills in blindness prevention to health care workers and influence governments who are then in the position to pass on the benefits to the many – the so-called ‘cascade effect’. Our approach helps ensure that our interventions are sustainable and learning is shared widely to achieve the greatest impact.
BCPB is a very small charity making a huge impact on people’s lives. We employ a part-time Charity Manager and a part-time Fundraising Manager, and are now looking for someone dynamic to help us sustain our current work while our Fundraising Manager is on maternity leave.
Summary of Role
We are searching for a results driven person with at least three years fundraising experience and a strong track record, who is a confident communicator, proactive, flexible, comfortable working independently, and can hit the ground running. You will manage relationships with our existing trust and foundation donors, and research new potential trust and foundation supporters, develop and build new relationships with corporate funding partners, identify challenge events and promote them, research and identify new major donors, identify ways to develop legacy income, and maintain and develop our website and social media. This role is 21 hours per week. You will be home based during Covid-19 with some work in due course at BCPB's office based in Bloomsbury, London WC1.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.