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The Kids Network, Hybrid
£25,000 per year
Exciting chance to join our small fundraising team and make a real difference. If you are a bid writer & passionate storyteller apply now!
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Charity People, City of London (Hybrid)
£35000 - £38000 per annum + 25 Days A/L, 2 mental health days
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Finsbury Park, Greater London (Hybrid)
£25,000 per year
Full-time or part-time
Job description

The Kids Network is looking for the next go getter to join our growing team to transform the lives of little Londoners. 

About the role 

Option for role to be full or part-time (3, 4 or 5 days per week) 

£25k (full-time or pro rata) 

This role would be home-based/remote however travel to London once a month may be required.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated professional to join our passionate and ambitious charity as we continue to grow. In a fast-paced environment, you will contribute to a more equal and fairer London and have significant scope to develop your knowledge of fundraising as well as your role. 

The Development Officer is a new post, responsible for prospect research of new grant opportunities, maintaining a detailed and insightful record of all grant funding, writing bids, writing funding reports, collecting and sharing stories that amplify the voices of the children we support and supporting our Senior Development Manager to achieve our income targets. 



  • Flexible working hours  

  • Flexible working arrangements (mostly home working with London office option) 

  • 25 days annual leave entitlement (pro rata) and extra bonus day on your birthday 

  • Great opportunities for progression 

  • A friendly, fun-loving, passionate team, with plenty of animal and food-related chat 


Key Responsibilities 

  • Responsible for completing small grants under £20,000  

  • Track, monitor and ensure all produced to maintain strong positive relationships using our CRM system Salesforce 

  • Lead on administration requests of funders  

  • Support with the compilation of information and editing of large, multi-year funding bids 

  • Write high quality reports for Trust and Foundation funders 

  • Oversee the collection and writing of high-quality, compelling stories of our mentees and mentors which can be adapted for different audiences and platforms 

  • Identify, research and cultivate prospective trust donors, to build a strong pipeline of high-value prospects that will have a significant positive impact on income over the current and financial years;  

  • Support the Senior Development Manager with the scope and development of new income streams 

  • Support the Income Generation team with administration, ensuring effective processes and GDPR practices are adhered to 

  • Report to the Senior Development Manager with progress against KPIs 


About you 

With trust and foundation income being our largest income stream, you will be an exceptional storyteller and problem solver, with the ability to write clearly and concisely, adhere to tight deadlines and take a methodical and systematic approach to your work. You will have a keen eye for detail and a passion for using your communication skills to effect change. 

Important too will be the ability to learn new systems quickly and work well as part of a collaborative team. 


Personal Specification 

  • An exceptional writer with a flair for storytelling 

  • Demonstratable experience of successful bid writing 

  • Highly organised, process driven with strong attention to detail 

  • Exceptional proofreading and editing skills  

  • Strong IT skills (CRM experience is a plus) 

  • Creative, energetic, enthusiastic and proactive team player 

To apply please upload your CV and a write short paragraph as to why you are right for this role.

The Kids Network is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to apply for an enhanced DBS check. 


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Posted on: 13 January 2022
Closed date: 12 February 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Fundraising, Business Development
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