£30,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth

Job Description – Grant & Campaign Co-ordinator

£30,000 per annum plus defined benefits contributory pension

Full time 35 hours per week, flexible working/occasional evening and weekend duties

Reporting to the Director of Communications and Fundraising.


About us


The Diocese of Portsmouth comprises 90 parishes across Hampshire, Dorset, Berkshire (except Slough), South Oxfordshire, the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands. Formed 19th May 1882 by the division of the Diocese of Southwark, the Diocese of Portsmouth has a presence in every community and can offer ministry and mission to all who come to us, working towards the Bishop’s vision of Bringing people closer to Jesus Christ through his church.


  • To play a key role within a small but growing Development / Fundraising team.
  • The post will primarily be to prepare applications to a range of funders, in order to secure support for a variety of projects across the Diocese.
  • Research, prepare and submit well written applications based on information provided by the team and/or Parishes with bids of four, five and six figures to trusts, foundations and statutory bodies.
  • This position will involve developing relationships with funders, building cases for support, working across different teams and researching potential funding opportunities.
  • The post will lead on delivering parish engagement and community consultation exercises
  • The successful candidate will play a central role in the delivery of fundraising campaigns
  • Provide support to other fundraising activities as required

The role will include working with a CRM for monitoring, tracking and co-ordinating projects.

Please apply by sending in the following:

Covering letter:  Please tell us how your motivation, values, skills, experience and personal qualities demonstrate your suitability for the role (around 500 words). Please make it clear why you are excited about this role, and why you specifically want to work for the Diocese of Portsmouth.

Current CV and the details of two referees: This should include full education and employment history (including dates, with no gaps left unexplained). Please include your current or most recent employer as one of your referees.

Closing date for applications:  14th May 2021

Notes to candidates

1. Interviews: all shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a face-to-face interview.

2. Unsuccessful applications: if you have not been contacted within 3 weeks of your application, we regret that you will not have been offered an interview on this occasion.

3. General: this post will be subject to review under the relevant Diocesan Terms and Conditions of Service.

4. New employees to the Diocese will be subject to a probationary period of six months.





Posted on: 29 April 2021
Closed date: 11 June 2021
Tags: Christian, Fundraising

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