Who we are
Peace Direct is an international charity with a big mission: to work with local people to stop violence and build sustainable peace in some of the world's most conflict affected countries. More than that, we want to change the international system so that it better supports the role that local people and communities play in preventing violence and building and sustaining peace.
Our core values are the bedrock of our organisation, defining our organisational culture. We have agreed the following as our core values, which underpin our ways of working:
Non-violence; Dignity and respect; Inclusion; Trust; Courage.
We are looking for an experienced Senior Fundraising Officer, available to start ASAP. This fixed term position (12 months) is based in our small, friendly London office and is well suited to an individual that is looking to work in a very hands-on role in a welcoming and supportive environment. Our expectation is that this role will become permanent, pending funding. You will lead and oversee various projects and work alongside team members to support the relationship with external partners, ensuring that we maximise all income and awareness of opportunities that arise throughout the partnerships.
The successful Senior Fundraising Officer will be a well organised and self-motivated individual who is confident working with data and analytics. You will have strong writing and verbal skills with previous experience in a similar role, delivering fundraising campaigns and programmes. Your ability to engage and build relationships with supporters is an important part of this role.
(Please see the full Job Description and Personal Specification for a more extensive list of responsibilities, experiences and key skills required for this role).
The closing deadline for applications is 17th July 2022.
We require a CV and cover letter only at this stage. However please note, shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete an application form.
First stage online interviews will be held during the week commencing 25th July 2022. Second stage interviews will be in person at our London office, within 1-2 weeks of the first interview.
Please kindly note that our office location will move to Central London before the end of Autumn.
Our benefits package includes:
- Hybrid working, staff can work a combination of office/home-base, with a minimum of 2 days per week in the office.
- Flexible working opportunities
- 25 days annual leave, plus paid leave when the office closes between Christmas and New Year.
- 6% pension contribution
- Weekly wellbeing time allocated for all staff
- Training budget available for all staff
- Cycle to work scheme, Techscheme (laptops etc.)
- Study support - time off for exams, exam fees, study materials and professional body membership
The role involves the chance to build on the strong relations we have developed with our current and potential partners, donors and funders, identifying new opportunities and driving us forward, navigating a rapidly changing environment.
In return, we can offer you excellent benefits and a variety of activities and social events to promote health and wellbeing and enable our teams to enjoy a positive, cohesive work environment.
To be successful, you will need
- Proven experience of the following:
- working in a fundraising or marketing role, or equivalent
- developing, organising and delivering appeals and/or campaigns
- organising events (in person and/or remotely)
- planning and managing budgets
- Excellent interpersonal and team working skills
- Highly organised, able to work to tight deadlines, independently and on multiple projects
Still interested? Take a look at the job description to see full details about the role.
This post is only open to those with the right to live and work in the UK and is not open to sponsorship.
Peace Direct strives to be a diverse, inclusive employer celebrating the values and power of diversity, with equality of opportunities regardless of personal identity. We believe that local communities should be the drivers of sustainable peace; partnering with them is at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to improving our systems and ways of working to support this, including creating a Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) working group and DEI strategy and recruitment guidelines. We strongly encourage individuals from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds to apply, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), LGBTQ+, people with disabilities and people with mental health challenges.
Peace Direct is committed to preventing and protecting all people from harm in their interactions with us. We expect all those that act in our name to uphold our approach to doing no harm and to sign up to our Safeguarding policy.