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Here at Oaks, we help socially-minded organisations raise their game.
Formed back in 2008 – with roots in the business of sport – our journey has seen us work with organisations of all shapes and sizes right across the sport, voluntary and education sectors: empowering socially-minded organisations to expand their work, support more vulnerable people, and ultimately change lives across the UK.
These organisations include sport-for-development focussed charities such as Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, the Dallaglio Foundation and London Youth Rowing; leading education providers such as the Challenger Trust and ASDAN; and Premier League level club community organisations including Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, West Ham United Foundation and Cardiff City FC Foundation. Our work with these award-winning organisations has received its own plaudits too – with Oaks shortlisted as provider of the year at the Football Business Awards and Sports Business Awards in the last twelve months.
We help these organisations to raise their game by supporting with critical functions such as business planning, organisational development and income generation. Primarily focussed on grants from trusts, foundations and lottery sources, our market-leading fundraising team specialises in securing income that underpins organisational growth and facilitates the creation of community interventions that address key social issues - with successful bids ranging from small scale awards of £1,000 up to large investments of £2 million+.
Building on this success, we are now offering another fantastic opportunity for an experienced and talented fundraiser to join our growing fundraising team – supporting our trusts and foundations work with several high-profile clients. Successful candidates will focus primarily on helping to secure income for our diverse clients – writing compelling funding applications to a variety of trusts, foundations and other relevant grant funders for several different charities, reviewing applications written by others, and training new members of the team in the art of bid-writing.
It’s a unique opportunity to hone your business-development skills in a variety of not-for-profit contexts – working with schools and academy trusts, national governing bodies, sport-related charities and regional and international development organisations to secure their long-term futures and deliver genuine social impact. The role will also support our work in other income generation areas too, including corporate partnerships, community fundraising, and high-net worth individuals.
Key responsibilities will include:
Core Skills and Experiences
We are looking for individuals who would be a natural addition to our energetic, purpose-driven team: a people person, with a love of building relationships, a passion for business development, and an independent and innovative thinker.
We are looking for:
Who we are
We are a team united by our love of sport and our commitment to:
Individuals who join us on our journey will:
Come and join our growing team and help us raise our game too.