Birmingham, West Midlands
£23,000 per year (pro rata)
Contract, Part-time
Job description

Carrs Lane Counselling Centre Ltd.

Carrs Lane Counselling Centre Ltd is a registered charity run on a voluntary basis. We are one of the pioneers of counselling for adults within Birmingham, and we have been successfully helping people for over fifty years. We are dedicated to providing a low cost first class counselling service for adults from Birmingham and the surrounding area, who can travel to meet a counsellor here. We have been providing counselling to clients for over 50 years. We are currently seeking a Fundraiser to join our team and help us continue to provide our much needed service.



Fundraiser – Job Description

Job Title: Fundraiser

Qualifications: Educated to A level / equivalent experience

Responsible to: Counselling Service Manager and Board of Trustees

Salary:   £12 per hour

Hours: Variable. Estimate up to 6 hours per week, plus attendance at Trustee Meetings (2 hours, 6 times a year)

Contract: 12 months from start date

DBS Check:   Required



The Counselling Centre operates as an independent charity and company limited by guarantee, although supported by The Church at Carrs Lane, where the Counselling Centre facilities are based. Present turnover is approximately £60K.

The fundraiser will report to and work with a named trustee having regular supervision sessions to set targets, monitor workload and effect post-holder performance appraisal, training and development. The fundraiser will be expected to work closely with the centre manager and volunteer treasurer as well as with other members of the centre. In most instances the work of this position can be done remotely from home.

Applications for this post will require three referees.

Interviews for this post will be held during week commencing 16th March, 2020.




Duties and Responsibilities:

The post holder will:

  1. Develop and maintain key contacts for all small and medium sized trust relationships
  2. Write funding proposals for new and existing projects in consultation with the named trustee and centre manager.
  3. Develop the rolling programme of submissions to Trusts and Foundations for both core and project grants
  4. Maintain and work to an accurate personal work-plan of scheduled fundraising activity and proposal submissions and ensure timely and accurate reporting to donors
  5. Take responsibility for updating and maintaining trust records on the working database and ensure monthly back-up onto the office system.
  6. Produce reports as required.
  7.  Liaise with the treasurer periodically and as required.
  8. Coordinate, assist and be aware of other fundraising initiatives as agreed with line management
  9. Take advantage of any community fundraising activities that might present themselves, in consultation with the Friends of CLCC Ltd., and the Board of Trustees.
  10. Respond to inbound communications about fundraising as appropriate.
  11. Undertake any other duties as may be reasonably requested from time to time by the trustees or the centre manager.
  12. Comply with all the policies and procedures of Carrs Lane Counselling Centre Ltd.,


Fundraiser – Person Specification


1. Knowledge & Skills



  • Excellent Research Skills.
  • Excellent IT skills - including Word and Excel
  • High standard of written English with the ability to produce concise and persuasive prose.
  • Have knowledge of the charity sector and the issues that face small charities


  • Working knowledge of Charity Commission regulations.
  • Knowledge of fundraising best practice.
  • Networking to build business relationships
  • Ability to identify and research potential donors


2. Qualifications


  • Education to A level or equivalent experience


  • Relevant professional training / qualifications e.g. Institute of Fundraising Certificate or Diploma


3. Experience


  • Experience of financial management and budgeting
  • Knowledge and understanding of a wide range of fundraising areas.


  • Experience of fundraising from trusts, foundations or other sources
  • Experience of producing project budgets
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and multicultural environment
  • Experience of report writing
  • Experience of securing corporate donations in a previous role
  • Experience of developing or maintaining a fundraising strategy in a previous role


4. Personal Qualities / Behaviours


  • Able to manage competing priorities and work to deadlines.
  • Personal credibility and authority
  • A professional and confident communicator, able to communicate effectively in person, by phone or in writing, to a range of audiences
  • Organisational skills with a minimum of one year’s administrative experience
  • Ability and willingness to work some unsociable hours (evening meetings)
  • Be able to use own initiative and work autonomously.
  • Appreciate need for discretion and confidentiality


  • Ability to think creatively
  • Strong Presentation skills
  • Passionate about the use of counselling to assist those in need.


5. Equal Opportunities


  • An understanding of and commitment to the promotion of service delivery in an equal opportunities framework, including anti racist, anti discriminatory team and professional practice.


More about Carrs Lane Counselling Centre Ltd
Carrs Lane Counselling Centre Ltd

Carrs Lane Counselling Centre, based in the heart of Birmingham City Centre, provides a professional, confidential and non-judgemental counsell... Read more

Posted on: 12 February 2020
Closed date: 06 March 2020
Tags: Finance, Fundraising

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