ShareAction
Bermondsey, Greater London (On-site)
£36,000 - £39,000 plus 8 per cent pension (non-contributory) and benefits including a healthcare scheme
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

ShareAction and the global system of finance

It is said that “money makes the world go around” but the global financial system in its current form is in danger of making our world a very inhospitable place indeed for future generations.

Though it has lifted many out of poverty, today the global financial system has an oversized impact on many of the existential challenges we face. The growing gap between rich and poor in terms of both income and health, as well as climate change and biodiversity loss, are all examples of this. Investment, lending and insuring decisions can enable destructive and exploitative industries or they can support a transition to a more sustainable way of living and use of precious resources. The latter approach is known as responsible or ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) investment.

ShareAction’s vision is of a world where the financial system serves our planet and its people. Our mission is to define the highest standards of responsible investment and to drive change until these standards are adopted worldwide. We work towards our mission by:

  • advocating for change in the investment industry using our research and rankings
  • campaigning with allies to strengthen investor stewardship and change corporate behaviour
  • pushing for public policy reform to transform the financial system

Position

2022 sees us at a critical juncture for people and planet, and so too is the work of ShareAction to harness the power of the investment system for good. As we continue to ramp up the level and the pace at which we are working, our Fundraising team is playing a critical role to ensure this can happen. We are looking to recruit a new Fundraising Manager to support the development and maintenance of a portfolio of committed trust, foundation and statutory funders, ensuring that ShareAction has sufficient income to match our ambitions for growth.

Key responsibilities:

  • Leading on, or being a key contributor to, securing 5-7 figure multi-year grants from UK, EU and Global trusts, foundations and statutory sources across a range of social and environmental issues.
  • Working alongside our Senior Fundraising Manager to ensure a co-ordinated and collaborative organisational approach to fundraising, including regular planning and update meetings with project teams, frequently reviewing and updating Fundraising resources and knowledge-sharing opportunities, and maintaining up-to-date and thorough records on Salesforce and SharePoint.
  • Cultivating and maintaining positive funding relationships through timely reports and updates, meetings and events as appropriate.
  • Supporting colleagues across SA to construct fundable projects and submit high quality bids and applications, working with finance to construct accurate costings for proposed work.
  • Working with the Senior Fundraising Manager and the Fundraising Assistant to ensure all monitoring, evaluation and learning processes are robust and effective and meet the varying needs of our funders.
  • Taking a strategic approach to identifying and researching prospects and leading where necessary on opportunities for raising income for new and existing programmes and projects.
  • Maintaining a professional knowledge of trust/foundation and statutory fundraising within the UK, EU and more widely, and identifying appropriate learning opportunities in association with the Senior Fundraising Manager in order to facilitate this.

Please note that this list isn’t exhaustive and the role might change slightly from time to time.

Requirements

We are looking for a passionate, determined individual, with the following experience and skills:

ESSENTIAL

  • Demonstrable experience in trust and foundations fundraising, ideally with bid/proposal writing experience for 5-7 figure projects.
  • Excellent English communications skills, both written and verbal and have the ability to communicate complex information and ideas.
  • Exceptional organisational, project and time management skills with the ability to work under pressure, plan and prioritise work effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage multiple competing priorities, completing work to the highest standard.
  • Experience of using CRM systems to manage a Trusts and Foundations portfolio, ideally Salesforce.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word and Excel.

DESIRABLE

  • Experience in statutory fundraising.
  • Experience in EU/US based trust and foundation fundraising.
  • Experience in fundraising for public health/health and/or medical causes.
  • Experience in fundraising for climate, environment, social welfare, equality, poverty causes.
  • An understanding and passion for the role of the investment system in driving positive change in corporate behavior.
  • Experience of working with Office 365, particularly SharePoint.

Other information

Hours: Full-time, but with some flexibility possible

Contract type: Permanent

Salary: £36,000-£39,000 plus 8 per cent pension (non-contributory) and benefits including a healthcare scheme

Deadline for applications: 9am, Monday 7 February 2022

ShareAction values and respects all differences in people (seen and unseen) and welcome applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries. We are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities and so if you are not 100 per cent sure that you meet all the requirements but believe you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply and use the application questions to tell us about your experience and what you hope to bring to this role.

We also actively encourage staff to work in ways that best suit their needs and our flexible working policy outlines many of the options available- such as part-time and term-time working, job sharing, home working and working compressed hours. Please talk to us at the interview about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

ShareAction’s London office is based in vibrant Bermondsey and a short walk from London Bridge underground and national rail. Remote working will remain the norm for many ShareAction staff as we continue to face the Covid-19 pandemic, with office space available in London for those who wish to use it.

Please note that to be considered for this post you must be legally eligible to work in the UK. Due to current restrictions we are unable to hire anyone that isn’t already living in the UK. Due to our size we are unable to sponsor visas.

Posted on: 25 January 2022
Closed date: 07 February 2022 at 09:00
Tags: Fundraising, Management