London, Greater London
£20,000 - £24,000 per year
Contract, 6 months, Full-time
Job description

At a pivotal moment in United World Schools’ history, join us to take our fundraising to the next level. We are developing our bold 2030  strategy to reach more children than ever over the next decade and you can help to make it possible. 

We are looking to recruit a Fundraising and Partnerships Associate on a 6 month fixed term contract. This role will play a crucial role supporting United World Schools through its busiest period and enabling projects that are key to the charity’s growth. We are looking for somebody who is starting out in their career or looking for a change of direction who will support Associate Directors and other colleagues across a range of fundraising and communications activities. You will gain incredible experience working for an organisation focused on transforming the lives of children, whilst working for a dynamic, committed and friendly team.

The role of Funding & Partnerships Associate is critical to the work of United World Schools. It involves providing support to the team, project coordination, fundraising, marketing and research. You will be excited by our mission and the opportunity to bring our supporters closer to their positive impact on the lives of children in the most remote and marginalised communities. 

To be successful in this role you will have a good understanding of the international development sector, in particular Sustainable Development Goal 4: to ensure inclusive and quality education is accessible for all. We are looking for an ambitious candidate to grow and develop with the role, who will rise to a challenge and who is confident to use their own initiative.

Responsibilities (including, but not limited to): 

  • Working with the Associate Directors to ensure partners are regularly updated with reports and email correspondence on the timelines of their projects

  • Supporting the Associate Director of School partnerships with development school resources, coordinating fundraising packs and marketing materials

  • Assisting with running the Student Ambassador Scheme

  • Proactively use the CRM (Etapestry) to manage supporters and ensure all communication is recorded accurately, as well as supporting the team’s financial processes

  • Developing materials required for external communications - such as blog posts, newsletters, web pages and pitch materials

  • Help to actively promote participation in our fundraising events to supporters

  • Support the team with a range of fundraising activities, including but not limited to; event planning and online campaigns

  • Understand and research industry trends, tools and platforms that can support UWS 

  • Providing general, ad-hoc support as required to the Corporate, Philanthropy and Trusts & Foundation teams that sit within the wider Fundraising team. 

  • Respond and appropriately triage enquiries in the UWS inbox in a timely manner

Person Specification  


  • Demonstrable interest, enthusiasm and empathy with the work of United World Schools.

  • Motivated, solution-focused, confident and well presented

  • Ability to work to deadlines and prioritise workload

  • Proofreading skills

  • Ability to keep accurate and up to date records, sharing information as and when appropriate

  • Excellent organisation skills and attention to detail, with the ability to work across teams, internally and externally, to drive fundraising engagement and coordination.

  • Good IT skills including using word, excel and familiar with Google Suite


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent. 

  • Experience of working with Mailchimp

  • Experience of working with a CRM

  • Experience of fundraising

  • Knowledge of GDPR

  • Experience working for an international development NGO

UWS is committed to the safeguarding of children and ensuring we recruit safely is central to this commitment. All applicants will be required to undertake a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check as a condition of employment.

More about United World Schools
United World Schools

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Refreshed on: 10 November 2021
Closed date: 15 November 2021
Tags: Admin, Fundraising

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