Reprieve is a UK charity founded in 1999. Reprieve uses strategic interventions to end the use of the death penalty globally, and to end extreme human rights abuses carried out in the name of “counterterrorism” or “national security”.
Reprieve works with the most disenfranchised people in society, as it is in their cases that human rights are most swiftly jettisoned and the rule of law is cast aside. Thus, Reprieve promotes and protects the rights of those facing the death penalty and those who are the victims of extreme human rights abuses carried out in the name of “counterterrorism” or “national security”, with a focus on arbitrary detention, torture, and extrajudicial executions.
Reprieve’s main office is in London, UK. Reprieve also supports full-time Fellows, who work as lawyers, investigators and campaigners in the countries in which we work. We work closely with a number of partner organisations in jurisdictions all over the world, who provide access to beneficiaries, expertise, knowledge and guidance on specific issues or regions. We work in cooperation with relevant government officials, individual lawyers and human rights defenders, as well as individual, corporate and foundation funders to further the cause of our shared goals.
Reprieve has ambitious and exciting plans towards realising our vision for the world, and the Development and Outreach Team is responsible for ensuring we have the funds needed to achieve our goals. The Grants Fundraising Officer will be directly responsible for developing a pipeline of prospective funders and generating new income from trusts, foundations and statutory bodies (with a focus on the US and in Europe), whilst managing and maximising a portfolio of grant relationships and building the profile of Reprieve and our partners through applications to relevant awards.
We are looking for an experienced fundraiser with a strong track-record of successful applications to charitable trusts, foundations, and statutory bodies, and someone with the professionalism, energy, creativity and drive to seek out and make the most of funding opportunities. You do not necessarily require experience in raising funds for human rights causes, but you do need to be able to rapidly get to grips with Reprieve’s key areas of work and the impact we seek to achieve, and be able to articulate this to donors in a way that is accessible, accurate and compelling.
The Development and Outreach Team is a small and close-knit team, so you will need to be both self-sufficient and a team player. You will regularly collaborate with people across Reprieve, from caseworkers, to the finance team and operations, as well as local partners and fellows. You will be an excellent communicator with a passion for Reprieve, and the willingness to muck in on all tasks big or small in order to ensure that Reprieve is in the best position possible to keep delivering justice and saving lives.
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