£25,000 per year (FTE)
Contract, 12 months fixed term, Part-time
Job description
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The Karen Hilltribes Trust (KHT) is a UK registered Charity that has worked in Northern Thailand for the past three decades. Our mission is to partner with Karen communities to improve their health, livelihoods, and access to education. By taking a holistic approach to the complex socio-economic issues at hand, we aim to achieve sustainable change by empowering Karen communities to improve their own lives.

An exciting opportunity to join our small, dedicated team and support the growth of the organisation’s income through its next stage has arisen.

Main Purpose of The Position

The Fundraising Manager will work closely with the Thai-Karen team and Director of KHT to secure funding to support the successful operation of the charity and implement projects in KHT’s three key programme areas: Community Health; Sustainable Livelihoods; and Access to Education.

The role will be primarily desk based but with opportunities to travel to the field to support fundraising activities. The successful candidate will be directly responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing KHT’s fundraising strategy with support from the Director;
  • Managing a pipeline of funding opportunities and applying for grants from foundations, corporations, and individuals;
  • Supporting the development and implementation of KHT’s CSR strategy to better engage corporations;
  • Implementing KHT’s volunteer strategy, ensuring it provides funding to KHT’s projects;
  • Ensuring donors are engaged with high quality materials to support donor stewardship.

Person Specification

You’ll likely have:

  • Several years of experience in a relevant role fundraising for registered charities.
  • Demonstrable success in securing funding through grant applications and by engaging donors.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to produce high-level written communications in English and adapt writing style for an array of different audiences.
  • Knowledge of Charity Commission/Fundraising Regulator regulations pertaining to fundraising.
  • High level of computer literacy and a proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Confidence to present the work of the charity to donors and supporters.
  • Capable of working within different cultures and with teams from different economic and cultural backgrounds, where English might not be the first language.
  • Well organised, able to prioritise effectively to meet deadlines.
  • Have a proactive, flexible, and patient attitude.
  • Right to work in the UK.

Other skills that would be useful:

  • Experience of using Donorfy.
  • Experience working with analytics and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) to drive website performance.
  • Experience working with social media analytics to drive social media engagement.
  • Experience of working in international development or for a small UK charity.


  • £25,000 FTE for 21 hours a week.
  • Opportunity to travel to Thailand, with at least one paid visit per year if travel allows.
  • Flexible and remote working whilst in the UK.
  • 5% employer contribution to pension after probationary period.
  • 25 days per year FTE paid holidays, plus bank holidays in England and Wales
Application Instructions

To apply, please submit your CV and a two-page cover letter, addressing how you meet the person specification before the closing date. Please make sure to state the job title in the subject row of your email.

The closing date for applications is 11.30pm (GMT), Sunday 12th December 2021. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis as and when applications are received until the position is filled and will be conducted remotely via video conference. We encourage early applications to not miss out.

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Posted on: 24 November 2021
Closed date: 12 December 2021
Tags: Fundraising, Intl Development

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