Home-based

£26,000 - £28,000 per year

Contract, Full-time

Fundraising Officer

About the organisation

Many women experience economic abuse within the context of intimate partner violence. It limits their choices and ability to access safety.

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Job Description

Founded in 2017, SEA is a new charity which is already making a significant impact. We have grown our income from approx. £35,000 to £230,000 (including through statutory funding) and our team from one to twelve in the past 12 months.

We have secured some generous funding grants for our ongoing project work and now need to grow our income streams to sustain our work. 

We are looking for a candidate to drive ambitious income growth across the charity whilst building sustainable fundraising and income generation work.

You will be an enthusiastic and driven individual with a passion to work in fundraising and the violence against women and girls sector.

You will be able to deliver successful fundraising activities, developing excellent relationships with partners and stakeholders.

In particular, the post holder will be responsible for preparing and submitting applications and reports to funders, researching new opportunities and maintaining our records and information on sources of funding. 

Key responsibilities

  • Research and keep SEA up to date on opportunities to raise funds from charitable trusts, contracts and other forms of income generation, prioritising those that are most suitable and most likely to be successful;
  • Preparing and submitting high quality grant applications to trusts, statutory organisations, Big Lottery and corporate funders;
  • Identifying fundable projects and developing ideas into compelling applications;
  • Work towards SEAs KPIs, particularly responsible for achieving financial targets through trust and grant fundraising;
  • To create, manage and attend events and opportunities to network and engage with stakeholders and funders (both existing and prospective);
  • Co-ordinate SEAs applications for funding, ensuring deadlines are met and collating information from members across the SEA staff team;
  • Liaise with existing and potential funders to provide any information requested;
  • Coordinate SEAs reporting requirements in relation to funders, including liaising with staff to ensure that they understand and meet information requirements, and making sure deadlines are met;
  • Establish and maintain a “case for support” document for us in developing funding bids, including data about the impact of SEAs work;
  • Maintain a record of the charity’s funding bids, and outcomes, to assist the Director and Operations Manager in reporting to the Board of Trustees, and for audit purposes;
  • Support the Operations Manager in developing budgets for funding bids and monitoring project spend for reporting purposes; and
  • Support Operations Manager in maintaining and processing financial and funding systems.

Additional Specification

  • This role is home-based. A laptop and telephone are provided and travel expenses are covered.
  • The team meets approx. once a month in Mansion House, London.
  • Due to the nature of our work this role, appointment will be subject to satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and references.

To apply

To apply for this role, please send your CV and a covering letter outlining how you meet the essential knowledge and skills.