Despite being the wealthiest county in the UK, across Surrey there are many pockets of genuine deprivation, often hidden within towns and villages normally associated with prosperity and high living standards. Society’s most pressing issues, hidden in plain sight.
Since establishing in 2005, the Community Foundation for Surrey has been successfully bringing together those within the county who are in a position to give with those driving local action. We bring together local donors and those acting to provide positive solutions in our communities for local people and disadvantaged individuals.
Companies, individuals, families and trusts can establish a fund with the Foundation, which supports a growing programme of grant-making to communities. The Community Foundation for Surrey is part of a national network of 46 Community Foundations, one of the fastest growing philanthropic movements in the UK.
We have some ambitious targets to grow the Foundation over the next five years, and our new Development Officer will play a key role in supporting the organisation to reach these ambitions. After an exceptional year in 2020, this is a very exciting time to be joining our growing Community Foundation.
What we are looking for
In this newly created role, we are looking for someone who is passionate about making a difference by developing a career in the voluntary sector. You will love research and working with data - and be experienced in using a variety of research tools. You will be highly organised and able to prioritise several competing work strands effectively, sometimes working to short deadlines. In addition, you will have the creative flair to write inspiring and engaging proposals for prospect Major Donors.
If this sounds like you, we look forward to receiving your CV and a covering letter outlining why you are the right candidate for this role.
INTERVIEW DATE: Interviews will take place on 16 February via Zoom.