Greater London
£19,003.80 Salary Pro-rated ( £31,673 FTE)
Permanent, Part-time
Job description
About us

Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We are a global movement of people, churches and local organisations who passionately champion dignity, equality and justice worldwide. We are the changemakers, the peacemakers, the mighty of heart.

About the role

The role sits in the Partnerships and Philanthropy team (PPT) within the Fundraising and Supporter Engagement (FSE) directorate of Christian Aid. The role will be line managed by the Prospect Research Manager, will work closely with all PPT income teams particularly supporting the sub-streams of SALT, Middle Value and small and medium Trusts and Foundations. It will also work in an integrated way with the Community Fundraising & Public Engagement team and the Marketing & Fundraising team of the FSE. The role will work closely with the Prospect Research Officer and a senior prospect research volunteer. Where necessary, the role may take on recruitment, training and management of volunteers to support delivery of these outcomes.

To ensure higher prospect to donor conversion rates, align fundraising efforts with the external funder landscape, leverage actionable intel and facilitate the team's shift towards a more evidence-based and donor informed working culture -- under supervision of the Prospect Research Manager-- the role will support development of compelling fundraising content and coordination of cultivation initiatives centrally, for the purposes of new business development.

The role will support development of principle fundraising content and collateral to service communications needs of all Philanthropy and Partnerships teams (PPT) including Philanthropy, Trusts and Foundations and Private Sector Engagement. The role holder is expected to work in close collaboration with income teams and related income sub-set streams to ensure delivery of qualitative communications collateral, coordination of organisational and bespoke events, thematic mapping of CA flagship programmes as well as support prioritisation and fundraising for CA's restricted, co-financing liabilities.

To ensure uniformity of communications messaging, the role is expected to work in close consultation with relevant communications departments outside of Philanthropy and Partnerships team and may be required to collaborate closely with the wider FSE department and other income generating teams as necessary.

Key outcomes

• Thematic Mapping: Priority thematic areas of intervention from CA existing programmes as relevant for the Philanthropy and Partnerships teams, are identified in alignment with the external funder landscape.

• Comprehensive thematic Cases for Support including overall programme needs, impact, focus countries, objectives/outputs, activity types, beneficiary data, programme highlights/successes and lessons learned etc are developed.

• Relevant communications collateral such as case studies/success stories, infographics, videos/b-rolls, pictures etc are developed for each case for support.

• An updated and accurate central repository of thematic cases for support, subsidiary projects including CA co-financing initiatives/liabilities and related communications collateral is developed and managed on a relevant platform.

• An updated and accurate central financial monitoring and reporting system for thematic cases for support and subsidiary PPT projects including CA co-financing initiatives/liabilities is developed and managed on the CRM.

• Development of tailored communications content such as newsletters, appeals etc mainly for PPT income/engagement sub-streams (MV, SALT and S/M Trusts) is supported in uniformity and alignment with organisational messaging and principle cases for support;

• A central calendar of events to facilitate and coordinate PPT engagement is developed, maintained and coordinated;

• Central PPT donor missions and trips are planned, coordinated and executed effectively, ensuring a rewarding experience for all PPT donors and relationships;

About you


• Educated to degree level or have relevant work experience

• Experience in grant writing, reporting or communications

• Working knowledge and understanding of fundraising from public or private funders

• Experience of developing fundraising content such as project proposals, concept notes, theories of change, logical framework analysis, donor narrative and financial reports etc

• Understanding of fundraising communications such as case studies/success stories, fact sheets, A/V content, imagery and visuals etc

• Experience of using digital archiving systems and repositories such as SharePoint, Shared Drives, organisational databases and Enterprise and Resource Planning (ERP) systems etc

• Experience of using a CRM database

• Prior work experience with an international development organisation/INGO

• Excellent organisational skills and communication skills.


• Experience/knowledge of copy writing and/or marketing

• Ability to take initiative, structure, prioritise and coordinate their work as well as take ownership of related outputs

Further information

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

All successful candidates will require either and Enhance or Basic Disclosure Barring Service certificate (DBS) as part of your clearance for commencing your role with us. Information will be forwarded to you by the HR team with your offer.

Christian Aid is committed to providing a safe and trusted environment for every person connected to the work we do; and to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour including sexual harassment and exploitation, abuse, and financial misconduct. Any candidate offered a job with Christian Aid is expected to share and demonstrate our values and adhere to Christian Aid's Safeguarding policy and sign Christian Aid's Code of Conduct.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.
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Our vision Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of dignity, freedom and hope, of power over their own lives. Christian Aid ha... Read more

Posted on: 05 March 2021
Closed date: 21 March 2021
Job ref: 3119
Tags: Fundraising