Freedom from Torture
Finsbury Park, Greater London
£34,956 - £40,549 per annum. Please note the starting salary is £34,956 per annum, with the opportunity to progress up the scale over time.
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Grants Fundraising Officer

Contract: Permanent, Full-Time

Hours: 35 per week

Location: London

Salary:  £34,956 - £40,549 per annum. Please note the starting salary is £34,956 per annum, with the opportunity to progress up the scale over time.

Closing date: 29 August 2021

Expected date of interviews: TBC

Job ref: VA436

Do you believe in standing up for human rights alongside torture survivors? Would you like to use creativity, technology and people power to raise significant funds to positively impact the lives of torture survivors?

Freedom from Torture is looking for a Grants Fundraising Officer to join our new, friendly Philanthropy and Partnerships team. This is an exciting chance to join us as we place survivor empowerment and movement building at the heart of our next four year strategy.

About the role

The key purpose of the role is to lead in generating five and six figure grants from Statutory Funders, and high to medium Trust Funders to support Freedom from Torture’s work with survivors of torture.  You will work closely with the Head of Philanthropy and Partnerships and the Senior Trusts and Grants Manager to implement the fundraising strategy, by raising income from funders in line with agreed income targets. You will be expected to identify new funding streams and deliver a year round portfolio of funding applications. You will also manage a portfolio of existing donors who fund a range of our work including clinical, policy and campaigns.

About you

To be successful in this role you must have demonstrable experience of successfully meeting or exceeding fundraising targets from a variety of funders and experience managing relationships with statutory funders and trust and foundations.

It’s essential that you have strong communication skills and experience of managing donor funded grants including review of financial information, preparation of donor reports and donor compliance. You must have experience and knowledge of statutory and grant fundraising research tools and grant writing in the UK charity sector.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification, please click the link provided.

Please note a CV and a cover letter addressing the job description and person specification of the role are mandatory to be considered for the position.

In return, we offer a competitive package, with a generous 30-day annual leave entitlement, and 6% employer pension contribution and 1% employee contribution.

Freedom from Torture is an equal opportunity employer! People with lived experience of torture or asylum, from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQIA+ individuals and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Freedom from Torture is dedicated to healing and protecting people who have survived torture. We provide therapies to improve physical and mental health, we medically document torture, and we provide legal and welfare help. We expose torture globally, we fight to hold torturing states to account and we campaign for fairer treatment of torture survivors in the UK.

We campaign for national and global change, using evidence from our services and survivor voices to protect and promote survivors' rights and hold torturing states to account. We are proud to play a significant role in the global anti-torture movement. Survivors, active and empowered, are at the centre of all of our work.

Freedom from Torture is committed to its responsibilities under safeguarding, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to a satisfactory DBS disclosure, as well as a need for full employment history and up to date employment references.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applications.

No agencies please.



Posted on: 30 July 2021
Closed date: 29 August 2021
Tags: Finance, Fundraising