Sheffield, South Yorkshire (Hybrid)
United Kingdom
£26,000 per year
Permanent, Part-time, 19 flexible working hours per week
Job description

Would you like to be part of a well-respected, long-standing and growing Sheffield charity?

Are you passionate about making a positive difference in women’s lives?

Then you could be our new Fundraising Officer!

Saffron Sheffield provides free, specialist 1:1 trauma therapy and wellbeing activities where women can address their experiences in a safe and dedicated environment. We are a registered charity with a 30-year history of providing services for women in Sheffield. 

The Fundraising Officer will play an integral and crucial role in the Saffron team. They will provide a focal point for fundraising across the organisation, with an emphasis on the development and management of our grant acquisition activity. Working closely with the CEO and supported by an Associate Fundraiser, they will be responsible for implementing and managing a long-term income strategy to build sustainability and increase the impact of our service.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Proactively identify and research trusts and grant-making bodies, highlighting funding opportunities to meet agreed fundraising targets.

  • Coordinate with the CEO, Head of Clinical Services and Associate Fundraiser to prepare funding proposals that reflect our service needs.

  • Ensure donor reporting requirements are met by preparing monitoring reports as required.

  • Liaise with the Finance Manager and CEO over successful applications to ensure appropriate tracking of payments.

  • Take an active role in planning and implementing evidence-gathering activities such as response forms, surveys and other service user feedback.

  • Where appropriate, develop and produce campaign and support resources for major and individual donors.

  • Work with the CEO to develop and refine Saffron’s case for support, ensuring it is tailored to maximise income.

  • Assist the CEO in implementing and maintaining a new donor CRM

Additional Responsibilities

  • Contribute to monthly and quarterly reporting against strategy and budget.

  • Assist in organising donor meetings and events such as the annual AGM.

  • Participate fully with the agreed support structures for the post, including line management, training events and appraisal and contribute positively and flexibly within the team.

  • Protect the reputation of Saffron by every reasonable means.

  • Work at all times with respect and sensitivity to the needs of our service users.

  • Comply with Saffron’s policies and procedures at all times.

  • Contribute to the review and development of relevant policies and practices.

  • Actively engage with other team members and work constructively with colleagues and managers in all aspects of the work.

  • Other reasonable duties as negotiated with your line manager.

Person Specification


  • At least one year’s experience of successful fundraising within a charitable organisation.

  • A broad understanding of fundraising for charities.

  • Experience in donor relationship management, including report writing.

  • Strong persuasive communication skills with attention to detail.

  • Basic IT skills.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Commitment to supporting women who have experienced abuse and trauma.

  • Interested in learning and developing new skills.

  • Willingness and ability to adapt to change.

  • Understanding of and commitment to equality and diversity.

  • Willingness to work flexible hours occasionally, including some evenings/weekends.


  • Experience writing grant applications to Trusts and/or requests to Corporates or Major Donors.

  • Understanding of statutory funding avenues from central and local government.

  • Advanced IT skills, including CRM systems and Google Workspace.

  • Ability to read and analyse charitable accounts.

Saffron Sheffield is committed to equal opportunities policies and practices and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Due to being a single-sex service provision, a female for this role is a determining occupational requirement and is exempt from discrimination under the Equality Act 2010, Part 1, Schedule 9

Interviews will take place w/c 22nd August 2022

More about Saffron

By providing specialist trauma counselling and psychotherapy in a safe and dedicated environment, Saffron exists to help women in Sheffield rec... Read more

Refreshed on: 09 July 2022
Closed date: 24 July 2022 at 23:30
Tags: Fundraising

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