The Mayor’s Fund for London is a pan-London, non-political, independent charity, championing opportunities for young Londoners from low-income backgrounds. We believe that all young people, regardless of their starting point in life, should be able to thrive in their community, forge fulfilling careers and are able to take advantage of the outstanding opportunities that London has to offer.
Our work in the fields of food, wellbeing, numeracy and employment raises awareness of the barriers facing young Londoners, promotes the activities which best increases their opportunities and brings together the partnerships to make a measurable impact on young Londoners’ lives. In 2020, we supported over 40,000 young Londoners aged 4-24 across all 33 boroughs, working in partnership with 721 schools, 110 community organisations and 195 employers, 173 charities, social enterprises and local authorities.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is our patron.
PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
Reporting to the Director of Development, this role will be pivotal in securing grant funding to support the delivery of all Mayor’s Fund for London programmes. Trusts and foundations form a large part of the charity’s income, so the successful applicant will be instrumental in ensuring that we meet, and where possible exceed, our annual fundraising targets.
The postholder will be responsible for identifying potential funding streams that align with our programmes, managing a prospects pipeline, preparing regular, targeted funding applications, and managing all related data. The role will involve regular liaison with key staff across the organisation and specifically at trusts and foundations. Responsibilities will include the maintenance of up-to-date records, as well as the co-ordination of funding reports and ensuring that funder reporting deadlines are consistently met.
This role would suit someone with a good understanding of the charity sector, who has a proven track record of securing funding from trusts and foundations and would relish the chance to make this position their own.
The Mayor’s Fund for London is currently based at City Hall near London Bridge. The charity will be moving to a new location in either the Docklands or Southwark in the summer of 2021 as a result of the relocation of City Hall. A final decision on our new location will be made in March of this year.
The role will involve occasional evening and early morning events so a flexible approach to working hours is required and time off in lieu will be granted in these circumstances. Occasional travel across London for meetings or events may also be required. Once we are back working in our office, applicants will also be able to work remotely for one day a week out of the 3 designated working days.
N.B. Since March 2020, all staff have been working remotely from home and many of our programmes’ activities and events have been redesigned to take place online instead of face-to-face or at City Hall.
HOW TO APPLY
Application deadline: 12 noon – Monday 15th March 2021
Please apply online by sending in:
- A comprehensive CV
- A covering letter (maximum two A4 sides) describing your suitability for the position and how your experience matches the job description and person specification
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Interviews are expected to take place via Teams/Zoom during w/c 22nd March 2021
Please note that this post is subject to appointee undergoing an Enhanced DBS, in line with the Mayor’s Fund for London’s commitment to Safeguarding.
The Mayor’s Fund for London is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from everyone. We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented within our organisation.
We are an accredited Living Wage and Good Work Standard employer.
Please only apply if you are eligible to work in the UK.
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