The Brilliant Club is an award-winning charity that exists to increase the number of pupils from underrepresented backgrounds who progress to highly-selective universities. We do this by mobilising the PhD community to share its expertise with state schools. We recruit, train and place PhD researchers to work with state schools: either part-time as tutors through The Scholars Programme or our new Brilliant Tutoring Programme; or full-time as classroom teachers through Researchers in Schools (RIS).
With a charity fundraising target of over £800,000 per year, The Brilliant Club is looking for a Senior Fundraising Officer to grow our income from Trusts and Foundations, build our corporate partnerships and engage our supporters in the work of the charity.
The Senior Fundraising Officer will lead our Trust and Foundations and corporate fundraising, and they will work closely with the fundraising and operations team to grow these strands. This will include new business development, writing high-quality applications, and managing our supporter relationships.
The Senior Fundraising Officer will also ensure that that the charity’s fundraising is in line with sector best practice. The Senior Fundraising Officer will work closely with the Head of Philanthropy and the External Affairs Director to track fundraising progress, escalate and manage fundraising risks and ensure that fundraising practices are aligned with the strategy and vision of the charity.
The successful candidate will have experience of working with external stakeholders in a fundraising capacity, with experience of building relationships, writing successful fundraising applications, producing high-quality reports, and delivering positive supporter engagement opportunities. They will also have experience in delivering cross-organisational projects and working with senior stakeholders.
The Brilliant Club has three core values, which we expect all employees to embody: 1) We get to a solution, 2) We seek and act on the best data available, and 3) We understand that little things go a long way. The successful candidate will have examples of where they have demonstrated these values in the past.
The Brilliant Club exists to increase the number of pupils from underrepresented backgrounds progressing to highly selective universities. 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.