£24,000 - £28,000 per year
Contract, 18mths with view to extending to permanent role, Part-time, Full-time
Job description
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If you’re looking for a role that offers you flexibility and the chance to work for a forward thinking, exciting charity then look no further, MACS has the job for you.

MACS is the UK's only charity specifically supporting children and adults born without eyes or underdeveloped eyes. We work with people born with three rare conditions - Microphthalmia (small, underdeveloped eye/s), Anophthalmia (no eye/s) or Coloboma (cleft of the eye/s) - helping them to connect with each other and providing access to emotional and practical support.

This is an exciting time for MACS as we continue to grow both our membership and our service offerings.  Things are developing quickly as after a Covid induced hiatus, we are recommencing implementation of our ground-breaking and transformational ambitions strategy ‘Confident and Connected’.

To assist this transformation, we are looking for an experienced Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser to play an instrumental part in the development and implementation of a Trusts & Foundations strategy.

You will work closely with the Fundraising and Service Development teams to identify needs for new funding and gather the relevant information needed for high-quality applications. You will research funders and make bespoke applications based on findings.

Your principal duties will include:

  • Assisting with the development of a Trusts and Foundations strategy.
  • Supporting the growth of our services through high-quality applications for new funds.
  • Proactively identifying new funding opportunities, as well as delivering exceptional cases for support.
  • Building, developing, and nurturing long-term relationships with funders to encourage repeat support.
  • Monitoring and evaluating the success rate of applications to assist the onwards strategic planning and targeting.
  • Compiling good feedback and information to be able to effectively report on impact.

Our ideal candidate is an experienced Trusts Fundraiser with a proactive outlook. With proven success in making applications for funds, you’ll be able to evidence your achievements as well as your ability to fulfil MACS’ aims for service development through new funding.

This is a home-based role so you must be a self-starter and not too obsessed by daytime TV (although the occasional episode of Homes Under the Hammer isn’t a problem!).  The good news is we are a very friendly team who like to keep in touch so you shouldn't feel too alone.

What is important is that you are a team player with a ‘can-do’ approach and a good sense of humour.

If you think you fit the bill, please get in touch – we’d really love to hear from you.  For an informal chat about the role, contact our Fundraising and Communications Manager, Amy Francombe.

To apply please submit your CV and a covering letter which clearly demonstrates your suitability for the post and how you meet the person specification. 

MACS is a Disability Confident Committed Employer

More about MACS

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Posted on: 06 January 2022
Closed date: 05 February 2022 at 23:30
Job ref: T&F/Jan22
Tags: Fundraising

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