Wigan, Greater Manchester
£18,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Passionate… professional… creative… pro-active…

Do you want to use your skills to make a real difference in the world? Through quality fundraising, Chell Perkins Ltd exists to make a real and lasting impact on the third sector. We want to identify, partner with and nurture the next generation of potential fundraisers to see all charities have access to bespoke, exceptional and affordable fundraising support.

At Chell Perkins, we have been blessed by the charities we have worked with. They have offered us training, sharpened our fundraising skills, challenged us, and invested in our ability to fundraise well: releasing us to help more individuals with deeper support. 

Chell Perkins wishes to pay this kindness forwards through our Junior Fundraiser Training Programme. 

Break into fundraising and make a difference:

If you want to use your skills to help charities, this five-year training programme will teach you everything you need to know about fundraising, while giving you considerable on-the-job training and support. 

How it works:

Year One  Fundraising Officer: You’ll be inducted into an immersive training programme, featuring online/classroom training, self-study and key texts. There is plenty of practical experience with trusts and foundations, event, corporate, individual donor and major donor fundraising. This is all aimed to equip you for your Certificate in Fundraising in Year Two.

Year Two  Fundraising Consultant: This year you will have the opportunity to complete the Institute of Fundraising’s Certificate in Fundraising, fully funded by Chell Perkins. This is the industry-recognised qualification for frontline fundraisers. It provides the theory and principles behind successful fundraising and practical skills to make an immediate impact on fundraising results. With your increased experience and knowledge, you will find yourself taking the lead more with our clients’ trust and foundation, direct mail, capital and event fundraising. 

Year Three/Four  Senior Consultant: By Year Three, you will have experienced fundraising across a diverse range of income streams. This learned experience will now see you assisting Chell Perkins with strategy formation and consultation work throughout the third sector. We will offer some candidates the chance at this stage to enter into a Level 7 qualification either with the Institute of Fundraising or the University of Kent.

Year Five  Principal Consultant/Team Leader: As you continue to sharpen your fundraising toolkit, you will have the choice of working towards becoming a Principal Consultant or a Team Leader. 

  • Team Leader  This role will see you managing your own team of fundraisers within the speciality or sector that suits you best. You will be responsible for ensuring all output from your team is of exceptional quality, and producing the best outcomes for the charities we work for. You will help to mentor and train the newer members of staff on your team.
  • Principal Consultant  You will now use your skills to lead and partner with your own charity clients. Working with charities over the last four years, you will have built relationships and grown your capacity to support organisations in a variety of ways. Chell Perkins will support you as you transform charities through professional, passionate and pro-active fundraising.

Both roles will be instrumental to ensure that Chell Perkins continues to support charities and make their Vision a Reality.

Why Chell Perkins?

At the end of our Junior Fundraiser Training Programme you will be a fundraising expert, trained in every aspect of the job and capable of fundraising for clients of all shapes and sizes. But there’s much more to the scheme than the nuts and bolts. Although we are biased (of course), the Chell Perkins team are a great bunch of people to work with. We really care about our clients and your future. We want you to become part of the family, and enjoy our supportive and empowering work culture, aimed at enabling you to realise your own potential.

Client mix

Candidates should be aware that at present 70% of our clients come from a Christian background (churches or Christian charities). While it is not an occupational requirement to be Christian, candidates must be happy to write for a faith-based audience.

Refreshed on: 07 August 2021
Closed date: 22 August 2021
Tags: Christian, Fundraising

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