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About the Early Intervention Foundation
The Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) is a young, dynamic and ambitious charity established in 2013 to champion and support the use of effective early intervention to improve the lives of children and young people at risk of experiencing negative outcomes.
As a member of the government's What Works Network, EIF has a pivotal role as the go-to source for evidence and advice on early intervention for children and young people. We have a responsibility to communicate 'what works' in a way that is robust and transparent in its use of evidence, and also relevant and accessible for national and local audiences, including policymakers, public service commissioners and managers, and frontline practitioners and service providers. Our work extends across a range of social policy and service areas, including health, education, families and policing.
EIF is funded through grants and contracts with a range of organisations, including central government departments, local authorities, non-departmental bodies, research organisations and the voluntary sector.
Your new role
The Funding and Partnerships Coordinator role is new to Early Intervention Fund (EIF) reporting into the Director of Finance and Resources and will be a key member of the team at this small charity.
The role is a key part of enabling EIF to meet its ambitious income targets for 2019-20 and beyond and has three main focuses. You will be pro-actively working with teams across the organisation to package up their work and develop funding proposals, support the development of new external relationships with funders and partners (including corporate sponsorship and exhibition space for events) whilst also supporting and nurturing their relationships with existing partners and funders, assisting in negotiations, and coordinating progress reports to funders.
This is a unique opportunity for a motivated individual who has experience in supporting fundraising and partnerships in foundations, charities, research organisations or think tanks. This role would suit a self-starter with broad skills and previous experience of working in a small to medium sized team.
What you'll need to succeed
The successful candidate will have relevant fundraising experience such as experience of submitting successful applications for external funding, experience of responding to tenders and contributing to proposals and fantastic relationship management skills. Although not essential it would be great if you have previously worked on the development of successful funding strategies.
What you'll get in return
This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to use a wide spectrum of skill in a stimulating environment and continue to develop their own skills/experiences in a fundraising environment. The role offers some flexibility regarding hours of work - 9.00 to 17.00 or 9.30 to 17.30 and there will be scope to work from home one day per week once you are established.
This is a permanent position paying £31,992 - £35,547. Benefits include 30 days holidays and pension - full details of all benefits will be provided.
"We believe in being inclusive and giving everyone an equal chance to succeed. Applications are welcome from all regardless of age, sex, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, race, sexual orientation, transgender status or social economic background."