£30,500 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Actively Interviewing
Job description

CoachBright is a social mobility movement. We are working towards a day where no young person’s background determines their future. Still now, in 2022, there is a postcode lottery. We are at a crisis point. If you are born poor, you are likely to stay poor. The chances of a young person succeeding in life are largely down to where they live.

Our mission is to instil young people with the independence and resilience to lead the lives they want. Now, more than ever, it is essential that young people from disadvantaged backgrounds get the support they need to achieve their goals. Covid-19 has further widened the gap between the pupils who have the income and resources to withstand educational disruption, during the past few months and those who don’t. That’s why we’re playing our part to narrow the gap and support a generation of pupils to be their best.

We are young, ambitious and optimistic, and are looking for someone as passionate as we are about creating a socially just world. If you get out of bed to transform the life chances of young people and want to shape and grow a values-driven social mobility organisation, we would love to hear from you.

Come join the team as our first ever fundraiser helping us secure contracts from trusts and foundations and more.


Fundraiser (trusts/foundations and major donors) will be responsible for:

Researching, identifying and applying for funding applications:

  • Write and submit funding proposals to trusts and foundations

  • Build relationships with major trusts/foundations and high net worth donors to secure 5 and 6 figure income from trusts and foundations and over time major donors.

  • Meet fundraising targets of £90,000 to £150,000 annually in next 3 years

  • Plan and deliver fundraising / outreach pitches and presentations

  • Create engaging content for our website and social media that could lead to online fundraising, including writing press releases as required


Relationship Management:

  • Organise and host online / in-person events leading to fundraising for the organisation

  • Attend events and networking with relevant fundraising stakeholders

  • Manage information and record your fundraising activity on our database

  • Keeping funders up to date with projects and organisational growth


Internal Processes and Governance:

  • Raise awareness of the organisation's work, through creation of supporting documents / marketing info.

  • Prepare forecasts for fundraising quarterly, to present to the Board of Trustees


Interest and active involvement (where required) in CoachBright’s programmes, in order to really understand the nature of our work and therefore communicate this effectively and emotively to funders


Essential Experience

We think a wide range of different work and educational experiences could support you to be successful in this role and encourage applications from candidates who feel they have the necessary skills and attitudes:

  • Proven experience of developing fundraising proposals to secure 5 and 6 figure income

  • Demonstrable experience of developing bids / proposals and budgets to meet the needs of service delivery

  • Experience of fundraising related to the charitable, international development and education sectors



  • Superb writing skills: succinct and compelling approach to writing long applications or short cover notes

  • Ability to exercise sound judgement

  • Strong interpersonal skills, with experience of managing diverse stakeholders inc. senior leaders / funders


Person Specification:

  • Innovative: genuine motivation to come up with new ideas, be creative; and have the confidence to suggest these to the CEO / Trustees and then implement them! 

  • Responsibility: this will be the first time CoachBright has a fundraiser and we want someone who can bring leadership and own this strand of work.

  • Vision: clear passion for why you want the role, what you bring as a fundraiser and your own career development

  • Adaptable: willingness to be flexible and ‘get stuck in’ to a fast-paced, dynamic and fun start-up environment


Other desirable attributes

  • Knowledge of the education and social mobility sectors; knowledge of barriers to social mobility

  • Prior experience in marketing / sales is also helpful and will be considered



  • An opportunity to create, lead and shape our fundraising mechanism

  • Starting Salary: £30,500

  • Annual Leave: 28 days


Key Information:

  • Length: permanent

  • Hours: Full-Time, will consider part-time for the right candidate

  • Reporting to: CEO

  • Location: Birmingham, London or Exeter  

  • Interviews First Round: 19th August

  • Interviews Second Round: 22nd August

  • Start Date: September/October

Application resources
More about CoachBright

We are a social mobility movement. We are working towards a day where no young person’s background determines their future.

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Posted on: 01 August 2022
Closing date: 31 August 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Fundraising