I CAN is the UK’s leading children’s communication charity. We exist solely to help children and young people with speech, language and communication needs find their voice, and develop the skills they need to thrive and fulfill their potential.
The issue we are tackling is enormous, and so will be your role in helping us achieve our mission that no child should be left out, or left behind, because of a difficulty speaking or understanding.
Following a restructure of the team, as we gear up towards achieving our goal of reaching a quarter of a million children by 2023, we are seeking to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic Senior Trusts Fundraiser within our Philanthropy team.
Your work will make a concrete difference to the lives of children affected by speech, language and communication needs in the UK. As such, we seek professionals who share our ambition and donor-centred approach, are target-driven, and have strong work ethic. This is your opportunity to be an exceptional fundraiser as part of a dedicated, hardworking team that loves nothing more than supporting one another succeed.
Reporting to the Head of Trusts & Statutory Fundraising and an active member of the team, you will raise income from grant making organisations and build strong relationships with them.
We are keen to hear from you if you match the criteria outlined in the person specification and can fulfill the requirements of the job description. However, we expect the postholder to unequivocally demonstrate:
- Experience in fundraising
- Aptitude for developing relationships
- Ability to deliver against agreed targets
- Excellent written communication skills, and ability to develop compelling funding applications.
To apply, please send a one-page cover letter and your CV by the closing date. Your cover letter must address the above 4 points to support the shortlisting process.
For more information download our job description and recruitment pack.
Interviews will be held via video call on Thursday and Friday, 11th & 12th February 2021.
I CAN works within the government’s Covid-19 guidelines.
I CAN is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons, particularly Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.
Due to the volume of applications we receive, unfortunately, we are not always able to respond to every applicant. If you have not received a response within one week after the closing date, you have not been successful on this occasion.