Job Title: Fundraiser
Reports to: Charity Director
Salary: £35,000 pro rata
Hours of work: Part time: 3 days per week (0.6 FTE)
Contract: 1-year contract
About The Loss Foundation and Fundraiser Role
The Loss Foundation specialises in providing bereavement support to people who have lost loved ones to cancer; spouses, family members, friends. Our mission involves providing accessible and varied support to people bereaved by cancer and helping them learn to compassionately support themselves, carrying out research to learn best practice in grief support, and campaigning to break the taboo of grief in society. We are now moving towards creating a national pathway of cancer bereavement support. In response to the pandemic, the charity now also temporarily supports people who lose a loved one to coronavirus.
The Loss Foundation is a growing charity and we are looking for a friendly, enthusiastic and motivated fundraiser to join our team. The fundraiser will be responsible for maximising income from charitable trusts, grants and other philanthropic sources, as well as managing and developing these relationships.
This is an exciting and pivotal role; giving the post-holder the opportunity to work closely with our Founder, Dr Erin Hope Thompson MBE, and help to help implement our fundraising strategy.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Income generation and relationship management
· Preparing and submitting inspiring, persuasive and well written applications for funding of five figure plus grants.
· Cultivating and stewarding relationships with current funders, including the preparation and punctual submission of accurate, thorough and well written reports.
· Proactively keeping current funders up to date with projects, events and organisational developments, etc.
· Carrying out prospect research to identify relevant new funders.
· Collating feedback and preparing case studies from beneficiaries as appropriate.
· Accurately maintaining supporter record via our CRM, Salesforce.
· Organising personal workload.
· Developing and updating Cases for Support.
· Keeping the team up-to-date with fundraising outcomes and sharing successes / challenges.
· To follow the Institute of Fundraising Code and the Fundraising Regulator at all times.
· To ensure that high quality records are maintained in our CRM and in internal processes in accordance with GDPR. Maintain confidentiality of all information required, including supporters, beneficiaries, staff, Trustees and volunteers.
· To undertake mandatory training as required and participating in appropriate education, learning and personal development.
· Take responsibility for being up-to-date with current policies and procedures, fundraising trends, best practice, fundraising law, and ensure the charity adheres to these.
· Any other duties that may be reasonably requested.
The successful applicant will have the following attributes:
- A passion for our work, with a strong interest in, and connection to, our charitable purpose.
- Strong belief and enthusiasm for, and ability to work in line with, The Loss Foundation’s mission and values (Honourable, Compassionate, Progressive, Bold, Personal).
- Knowledge and experience of the charitable sector with demonstrable success of securing multiple five-figure grants from Trusts and Foundations.
- Being able to take own initiative and work independently.
- Enthusiasm for fundraising and ability to create strong rapport with funders.
- Strong prospect research skills with experience of identifying quality new prospects, and a proven track record of securing funding from new Trusts and Foundations.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to write persuasively and engagingly.
- Excellent time management and organisation skills.
- Strong proofreading skills and attention to detail.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills with the proven ability to form good working relationships, both internally and externally with people at all levels.
- Experience of creative proposal writing combined with the ability to demonstrate clear outcomes and impact.
- Experience of preparing and presenting budgets and a working knowledge of charitable financial accounts.
- Ability to work well within a team.
- Ability to meet objectives & targets and tight deadlines under pressure.
- Excellent IT skills.
- A clear understanding and empathy with the issues and challenges that the beneficiaries face when experiencing bereavement.
- Experience of using Salesforce or similar Customer Relationship Management systems.
- Experience of fundraising for bereavement support.
The Loss Foundation welcomes applications from everyone and encourages applications from a diverse range of backgrounds.
Note all candidates need to have the right to work in the UK
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.