London, Greater London (Hybrid)
£24,598 per year plus £2,000 London weighting if applicable
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The Opportunity

We are excited to be recruiting a Fundraising and Events Coordinator to join our External Affairs Department. You’ll work in a small fundraising team to help deliver the funding goals set out in Join the Club, our ambitious strategy for 2021-2026. These include growing our philanthropic income to over £1m per year and securing funding from a diverse range of sources.

As Fundraising and Events Coordinator, you will play an essential role in the fundraising team, working to identify potential new funders through prospect research and drafting applications as well as helping steward existing funders by writing engaging funder reports. You will support the delivery of events for our Friends of The Brilliant Club network as well as other stakeholder engagement events. You will help us grow income from challenge events and nurture and grow individual giving.

In addition, this role offers an opportunity to work closely with the Director of External Affairs, supporting them with diary management and liaising with internal and external contacts on their behalf.

The role requires a proactive and well-organised person, with an interest in fundraising, strong writing skills and a keen eye for detail. This is a great opportunity for someone taking their first steps into fundraising to develop skills across different fundraising disciplines. We are looking forward to meeting great candidates who are excited to join us as we support more young people progress to university and thrive when they get there. 

We think it is important that our charity reflects the lived experience of our beneficiaries, and we want to be an organisation where employees from any background can thrive. We particularly welcome applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans including non-binary (LGBTQ+) candidates, and candidates from low-income families. These groups are currently underrepresented at The Brilliant Club, and we are committed to increasing representation and diversity at the charity.

Person Specification 

Time and Resource Management

  • Balances competing demands, prioritising tasks to get their job done well and efficiently
  • Follows appropriate team processes and flags any issues
  • Pays close attention to detail

External Stakeholder Knowledge and Management

  • Adapts tone and communications approach to meet the needs of different stakeholders
  • Follows up requests and issues with stakeholders to get to a solution


  • Strong writing skills, able to speak clearly, coherently, and accurately

Initiative and Problem Solving

  • Identifies problems and suggests potential solutions
  • Proactive in seeking feedback and enhancing processes       
  • Understands the different kinds of data and evidence available and how to access them

Developing Self and Others

  • Creates and commits to personal development plan to address strengths and weaknesses, using feedback to strengthen plan

Role Specific Knowledge and Skills

  • Essential – Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Essential – Ability to write for a range of audiences, including funders and internal stakeholders
  • Essential – Capable of adapting quickly to new systems and interfaces
  • Desirable - Confident in using digital systems for delivery.

Role Specific Experience and Qualifications

  • Desirable – Experience or understanding of fundraising, interacting with donors, prospect research, writing reports and submitting funding applications
  • Desirable – Experience of using CRM systems, such as Salesforce
Posted on: 15 June 2022
Closed date: 06 July 2022 at 09:00
Tags: Fundraising

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