Derbyshire, East Midlands


About the organisation

Lindley Educational Trust is a successful and well respected provider of inspirational and challenging outdoor learning for children and young ... Read more

Job Description

As the charity’s primary fundraiser, the role’s main focus is to increase gift and grant contributions by building relationships and exploring new fundraising opportunities. Integral to this role is raising awareness of the charity's work, aims and values & beliefs.  The fundraiser will work closely with the Trust’s senior leadership team.

Candidates will need excellent communications skills and the enthusiasm to continue to attract and build support for the Trust.  You will need to be a rounded professional who excels at networking, since success in the role depends heavily on being able to forge positive relationships with supporters.

Lindley Educational Trust was established over 50 years ago to provide personal development opportunities for young people.  We have a national reputation for our work in Outdoor Learning and seek to use our resources and expertise to benefit more vulnerable and disadvantaged young people. The Trust has a number of established relationships with large grant making organisations to enable the delivery of our services with more disadvantaged communities.  As this work expands we need help.                                       


The charity fundraiser will:

  • motivate and facilitate supporters to maximise the funds they raise
  • inspire new supporters to raise money, while maintaining and developing relationships with existing supporters
  • organise traditional activities, such as sponsored outdoor events
  • raise awareness of the charity and its work at local and national levels, e.g. attending meetings or seeking press opportunities with the media
  • increase funds by researching and targeting charitable trusts whose criteria match the charity's aims and activities
  • develop and implement a strategy for individual and corporate supporter recruitment and development
  • manage and update databases to record donor contact
  • make risk analysis and balancing time-cost ratios to focus effort on the fundraising activities that are most appropriate and will have the highest chance of success
  • co-ordinate and develop funding briefs for projects in conjunction with other staff, funders and users
  • Input into the development and delivery of impact reporting and evaluation.


C.£30,000 pro rata (2 days per week) plus benefits


The role holder will need to demonstrate:

  • commitment to your charity's cause
  • the ability to build and maintain relationships over long periods
  • creativity, imagination and an entrepreneurial attitude towards fundraising
  • a proactive attitude, drive and enthusiasm to carry out projects to conclusion
  • the ability to influence others using excellent communication skills
  • the capability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • the ability to meet financial targets
  • good organisational and project management skills
  • the ability to motivate others and work as part of a team
  • resilience, particularly when faced with setbacks
  • sensitivity to the needs of volunteers and donors
  • a willingness to carry out some administrative tasks.

Please submit a C.V. and covering letter FAO Mark Williams, Head of Centres.  Once received you will be requested to complete a Health Declaration Form.

Closing date for applications: 8 July 2018

Interviews: 24 July 2018

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