Birmingham, West Midlands
£13.50 per hour, 24-35 hours per month
Contract, 12 month contract (with possible extension), Part-time
Job description

Carrs Lane Counselling Centre Ltd is a registered charity based in the centre of Birmingham. We are dedicated to providing a low cost first class counselling service for adults from Birmingham and the surrounding area. We are also now able to provide counselling by telephone. Our clients are mainly from low income households, unable to afford private counselling costs.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced commercially minded Fundraiser to join our team to help us secure the resources we need so that we can deliver our proactive strategic plan, and continue to provide such a vital resource for the local community. As an ambassador for the Centre, you will be building relationships and networks and identifying opportunities to raise funds. It is an exciting time to join us, as we continue to adapt to new ways of working since the pandemic, and the ever increasing demand for our service.


We hope to hold interviews for this position by Zoom, week commencing 13th December, 2021



Carrs Lane Counselling Centre Ltd.

Fundraiser – Job Description


Job Title: Fundraiser

Responsible to: Board of Trustees

Salary:   £13.50 per hour. To be reviewed annually.

Hours: Variable between 24 – 35 hours per month with an expectation of between 6- 8 hours per week.   This flexibility will also include attending trustee meetings which are currently held through zoom

Contract: Self-employed; subject to performance for 12 months from start date with possibility of extension if both parties agree.

DBS Check:   Required



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


The fundraiser will report to and work with a named member of the trustee body, who will hold regular supervision sessions to set targets, monitor workload and effect post-holder performance appraisal, training and development. The fundraiser will be expected to work collaboratively with other members of the Counselling Centre, particularly the manager and the treasurer. In most instances the work of this position can be done remotely from home.


Duties and Responsibilities:

The post holder will:

[1] Take lead responsibility for researching and identifying new trusts and foundations

[2] Develop and maintain key contacts for all small and medium sized trust relationships

[3] Write funding proposals for new and existing projects in consultation with centre manager and named trustee

[4] Will be expected to use and develop the existing rolling programme of submissions to trusts and foundations for both core and project grants

[5] To use, maintain and develop the existing spreadsheet trust records to enable accurate reporting and timely funding applications and reporting

[6] Develop and implement appropriate donor care programmes for small trusts, ensuring that quality standards are maintained and support increased from this source

[7] Produce reports for trustee meetings on a regular basis and end of grant reports

[8] Reconcile departmental accounts with treasurer periodically and as required.

[11] Respond to inbound communications about fundraising as appropriate.

[12] Undertake any other duties as may be reasonably requested from time to time

[13] Take advantage of any community fundraising activities that might present themselves


Review of this Job Description:

This job description is intended as an outline indicator of general areas of activity and will be amended, in consultation with the Fundraiser in the light of the changing needs of Carrs Lane Counselling Service.



Application Instructions

Please complete an application form and submit with a covering letter.

More about 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: 22 November 2021
Closed date: 06 December 2021
Tags: Fundraising, Practitioner

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