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Trust and Partnerships Officer

Leighton Buzzard, Central Bedfordshire (Hybrid)
£30,000 - £32,000 per year
Job description

KidsOut’s core mission is to provide support designed to improve emotional, educational and social outcomes for children and young people who are facing numerous adverse childhood experiences associated with domestic abuse, poverty, family breakdown or ill health. We do this by providing joy filled experiences, practical and emotional support, and facilitating therapeutic or educational initiatives that strive to empower each child or young person to overcome adversity, unlock their full potential, and flourish in a nurturing and inclusive environment.

KidsOut’s support is offered to every child in a Women’s Aid refuge and over 100 independent refuges as well as children and young people  experiencing crisis and challenge from some of the most marginalised and disadvantaged communities across the UK.  Many of the 70,000 children and young people we support have undergone traumatic experiences, which can cause significant harm to their psychological development, their emotional wellbeing, their school life and their relationships.

We aim is to restore some normality and provide comfort to these traumatised children and young people though our programme of wellbeing amd educational activities. Our multi-faceted activities include fun days out, music, sport and art workshops as well as delivery of our bespoke Toyboxes to every child arriving at refuge. Additionally, for young people struggling to cope with their mental health we collaborate with regional partners to offer face-to-face sessions that offer specialist support and coping strategies to build resilience and improve emotional wellbeing.

In your role of Trust and Partnerships Officer you will be actively involved in the provision of these positive initiatives by applying your excellent research and relationship management skills to help develop a pipeline of income from charitable trusts and corporate foundations with the potential to support our wide range of projects. You will identify and develop compelling applications to secure funding through various funding sources, that not only contributes to the financial team target but makes a difference to the UK's most vulnerable children. 

Key Duties:

  • You will write compelling and successful funding applications to Charitable Trusts, Statutory funds and other grant making organisations.
  • You’ll keep up to date on the UK grant funding market and trends
  • You’ll build and maintain grants and partnership pipeline, seeking out new prospects and opportunities to support existing and new projects.
  • You’ll ensure compliant and organised information filing on SharePoint and CRM to facilitate access to relevant information for colleagues and ensure smooth collaboration.
  • You’ll produce and update internal income generation reports
  • You’ll work flexibly, adapting to rapid changes and opportunities.
  • Support volunteers and interns within the Grants and Partnership fundraising team.
  • Work across teams to develop projects and align with funders criteria.
  • You’ll collaborate across fundraising, sharing ideas, learnings and encouraging creativity and innovation.
  •  You’ll be prepared to represent the team at workshops and events as required (may require occasional evening/weekend work).
  • You’ll assist the Fundraising Team with other fundraising appeals/events when necessary.
  • You'll comply with all current charity law and data protection legislation (i.e. GDPR) and ensure that the Code of Fundraising Practice, as stipulated by the Fundraising Regulator and best practice is adhered to.

Salary:                 £30-£32k  per annum

Base:                   Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire with flexibility for Hybrid home working.

Hours:                  37.5  Monday-Friday

Benefits:             25 days annual leave + all UK Bank Holidays, Bright HR benefits + Pension

Application Instructions

Please ensure that in your covering letter you highlight your suitability for the position and tell us why you want to work for KidsOut.

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Posted on: 29 May 2024
Closed date: 17 June 2024 at 16:33
Tags: Fundraising, Project Management

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