Reporting to the COO, the role of Fundraising Officer is a permanent post (after 6 months’ probation period). The key purpose of the job is to develop and promote a diverse range of fundraising activities and projects to support our fundraising strategy and income generation.
- Meet all fundraising strategy targets, timelines and income projections.
- Develop public fundraising opportunities and activities.
- Research, identify and manage donations from trusts, foundations,
- institutional funders, governments and statutory-making bodies, corporate and private donors.
- Attract, build and develop relationships with new and existing corporate donors to secure long term and increased funding across a wide range of target markets.
- Manage a mixed portfolio of funders to best practice standards, ensuring reporting deadlines are met, terms and conditions for grants are satisfied, grant income is collected efficiently when due and donor retention remains an ongoing priority.
- Research new philanthropic foundations and likely sources of statutory funding both in the UK and abroad.
- Maintain and update database of fundraising contacts.
- Experience of a wide range of fundraising activities (including public fundraising) and proven success of substantial income generation.
- Good knowledge of the principles of fundraising from trusts and foundations and experience in soliciting funds from these sources.
- Previous experience in preparing multiple funding application forms and writing detailed and compelling proposals.
- Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and oral.
- Exceptional organisational and project management skills with the ability to prioritise and deal with a variety of tasks.
- Ability to work as part of a team.
- Excellent diplomacy skills.
- Some experience of social media and digital marketing.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.