Transparency International UK: Fundraising Officer
- Full time - 35 hrs per week
- Salary: £26,574 - £27,919 per annum
- Location: Office near Liverpool Street, with opportunity for blended working.
Transparency International UK (TI-UK) is the UK’s leading independent anti-corruption organisation. We are a member of the Transparency International global movement made up of more than 110 country chapters with the vision for a world where people’s lives, government, business and society are free from corruption. We believe in a world where the health of our institutions is enhanced so they can better support the people they are intended for; a world where we can trust the integrity of those in authority and in business, and a world where there is no impunity for the corrupt at home or abroad.
Our ground-breaking research and work with governments, business and civil society exposes serious governance issues in the UK and where the UK contributes to corruption abroad. Moreover, as the world struggles to rebuild in the shadow of COVID-19, to deal with devastating events like the fall of Afghanistan, and the need to tackle corruption makes front-page news, our global programmes addressing corruption in health and defence and security are increasingly important.
The Fundraising Officer will be joining TI-UK at a pivotal time. We have just launched our ambitious new 10 year strategy setting out how TI-UK will tackle corruption now and in the years to come. Responsibility for securing the crucial donor support sits within our small but dynamic Evidence and Engagement Team, who lead the organisation’s fundraising, communications, and evidence and impact.
About the role
Reporting into TI-UK’s Head of Institutional Fundraising, the Fundraising Officer will play a vital role in cultivating relationships, supporting proposal development and in generating income for the fight against corruption. The role spans all TI-UK’s funding streams – trusts and foundations, major gifts, institutional donors and individual giving – making it a rewarding opportunity for someone excited by their contribution to fundraising as a whole.
Your excellent organisational skills, natural ability to build relationships, and your fundraising experience will be key to engaging and collaborating with TI colleagues, prospects and partners within the UK and around the globe. You will identify funding opportunities, manage proposal development processes, and engage and develop your own pipeline of donors.
Specific tasks include:
1. Support TI-UK’s fundraising by:
- Conducting research, identifying, and tracking funding opportunities, preparing funding briefings and alerting teams to opportunities which feed into the funding pipeline and our networks.
- Conducting funding prospect research, due diligence, and ensuring the CRM tool is up to date with accurate information.
- Assisting in coordinating and drafting applications for larger funders
- Helping to report on project and programme impact, promoting TI-UK’s success amongst key stakeholders via donor reporting, contributing to social media content and our newsletter.
2. Use your flair for engaging with others to nurture and grow supporter relationships, fundraised income and our pipeline through:
- Tracking donations, thanking donors, and contributing to maximising Gift Aid income.
- Building deeper relationships with those interested in supporting TI-UK both directly and through growing our ‘Friends of TI-UK’ community and support through events like the Big Give.
3. Proactively contribute to building a donor portfolio and delivery of fundraising targets: Taking responsibility for identifying, applying to and managing donor relationships with a portfolio of smaller trusts and foundations and individuals, seeking unrestricted funding where possible.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an understanding of fundraising and experience in a fundraising environment. Just as important however, will be your enthusiasm for building relationships, organisational skills and confidence to ask prospective donors to support TI-UK’s work.
Key skills and experience include:
- Excellent interpersonal skills with experience of building and managing relationships with donors and supporters of an organisation.
- Strong written communication skills with the ability to adapt messaging to different audiences.
- Proven experience contributing to writing successful grant/tender funding bids, proposals and/or and reports.
- An understanding of fundraising, alongside experience of researching donors – which could be bilateral/multilateral institutions, individual donors, corporates and/or trusts and foundations.
- Excellent organisation skills and attention to detail, with the ability to work across teams, internally and externally, to drive fundraising engagement and coordination.
- Understanding of the international context that TI operates in with a demonstrable interest in anti-corruption, international development, global health and/or defence and security – enabling you to identify relevant funding opportunities for TI-UK’s programmes.
You will be:
- Excited to work in a mission-driven organisation
- Results oriented with a desire to support TI-UK to continuously learn and improve
- A natural team player, collaborator and networker
- A strong communicator
In exchange we will offer you:
- A competitive salary
- 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
- Up to 5% contributory pension
- Season ticket loan
- Cycle to work scheme
- Enhanced sickness and family friendly policies
- Employee Assistance Programme
- A flexible and friendly working environment, with the opportunity for blended working
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.