Fundraising Officer

  • Job Reference: 216980110-2
  • Date Posted: 14 January 2021
  • Company: Optima UK INC Ltd
  • Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
  • Salary: £25,000 to £30,000
  • Sector: Community & Sport
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Recruitment | Training | Business Advice & Consultancy

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Job Title: Part Time Trusts Officer

Location: Home Based and Leicester

Salary: £25,000 - £26,500 pro rata for 18.75 hours per week Monday to Friday

The Role

Our client is one of the leading providers of welfare assistance, a highly organised charitable organisation based in Leicester. They are currently recruiting for a Part Time Trusts Officer to add value to the existing team and execute on their fundraising programme. Our client is looking for an individual with established experience within a fundraising environment and the ability to delivery on an already successful programme alongside bid writing and high level literacy skills.

Key Requirements and Responsibilities:

Assisting the Trusts Manager in the execution of a sustainable trusts and foundations fundraising programme;

Focussing on applications with a value of between £5,000 to £20,000 with a personal target of raising a certain amount of funds;

Using a pipeline approach, identifying opportunities and monitoring the implementation of grants;

Present to current and prospective funders;

Bid writing and putting together tenders with a high level of literacy skills;

Creating compelling and persuasive grant applications;

Ensure monitoring and reporting requirements are adhered to;

Monitoring of the implementation of all grants awarded that are below £20,000, ensuring that conditions are adhered to and agreed reporting takes place

The successful candidate:

Experience of working within an established fundraising department;

Proven experience of creating and managing successful trust/foundation funding applications

Proven literacy and bid writing skills;

Ability to write persuasively and creatively;

Educated to degree level or equivalent;

Institue of Fundraising certificate;

Possesses a strong desire to identify opportunities and pursue them to achieve agreed objectives

Salary and Benefits:

Part Time - 18.75 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Homebased, with a requirement to occasionally attend head office meetings and training as required in Leicester;

Salary £25,000-£26,500 per annum pro rata for 18.75 hours per week