Street Child, a rapidly growing global children’s charity, are looking to hire an exceptional, experienced individual to help lead our engagement with trust & foundations and other key programme funding opportunities - in the UK and internationally.
Reporting to the Director of Policy & Development, and working closely with colleagues in UK, Europe, USA and global programmes you will help identify and progress major five-, and, in particular, six- figure funding opportunities for Street Child's work.
Managing existing donor relationships is an important aspect of the role. Our focus, however, is finding and attracting new major funders to help sustain and further drive the growth of Street Child's global programming.
We need an easy learner, who will immerse themselves in, and rapidly absorb, Street Child's work, identity and priority programmes - and can think strategically about how to present them, attractively and ambitiously, to donors.
An analytical mind, to find potential funders through multiple sources; and the imagination and creativity to craft the most relevant approaches, responsive to donors' own priorities and interests, are key.
Strong internal communication and relationship-building skills are important - to understand programme leaders' core funding needs; and to work efficiently and co-operatively with busy programmes staff to build winning proposals.
The ability to write compelling copy is fundamental - as is a passion for Street Child's mission.
A track-record of successfully winning grants is essential. A development/ humanitarian background would be great but is not essential.
This position could be based in Street Child's London HQ, at home, potentially at another Street Child global office - or a combination. Availability/ willingness to travel to field location on occasion is preferred - but not essential.
This is a hugely significant role in the organisation. Our ability to raise match funds, secure resources to seed new initiatives or scale our most important work, is beyond critical - and this role is right at the heart of these challenges. Street Child is a demanding but also immensely rewarding environment.
If you are interested in being part of what we are building here, please click 'Apply on Website' to find out how to submit your CV and brief covering note. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Pre-employment checks will be required as part of our recruitment process in line with our Safeguarding Policy. Street Child welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.
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