The Big House has a simple mission: to enable care leavers to fulfil their potential.
Through drama and individualised long-term wrap around support we help care leavers overcome traumas experienced in childhood so they can make the complex transition from looked-after child to independent adult. The Big House's main activities are: weekly drop-in drama and employment workshops and the 3-month Open House Project which runs twice yearly. in 2018 we've moved into our first permanent home which will enable us to begin to expand and develop new programmes across the next five years.
Through our work we have seen the transformational effect that drama can have on at risk young people’s lives. The strict discipline required to produce professional theatre imparts vital transferable skills including time keeping, focus, team working, effective communication, ability to regulate emotions and make better informed decisions; empowering and equipping the young people with the skills needed to become self-reliant.
We're looking for an experienced Fundraising Manager (Trusts & Foundations) to join our team and work to maximise income for The Big House from trusts & foundations, including corporate and public sector funding and to assist more generally with other fundraising initiatives.
This position will suit a self-motivated person capable of working within a fast-paced environment, with a proven track record in securing multi-year funding and 5- and 6-figure grants towards revenue and project funding within any related sector. The post-holder will be required to work closely with staff across the organisation to identify funding opportunities, develop cases for support and provide effective stewardship to existing and potential funders.
How To Apply:
Please submit your most recent CV and Cover Letter (no more than 2 sides of A4) which outlines your experience to date, how this relates to the duties and person specification of this role and why you are interested in working with The Big House.
Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
Closing date for applications: Friday 1st November 2019, 10am
Interviews will take place on: TBC
Start date: ASAP / depending on notice period.
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