Fundraising Officer

Beech Hill
16 Apr 2018
18 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Thrive is a national charity using Social &Therapeutic Horticulture (STH) to make a positive impact in people’s lives. We have offices in London, Reading and Birmingham.

We are looking to recruit a Fundraising Officer to be based at our Reading Office on an initial short-term basis whilst we review our fundraising strategy and mix of activities. We expect to create a permanent post in due course. The focus of this post is to improve our fundraising through our trust and grant work as well as our direct mail campaigns and community fundraising. We are looking for someone who is a creative thinker, resourceful and proactive and a good communicator.

You should have experience of identifying and growing income for charities with particular focus on understanding of the UK philanthropy market & of donor care.

You will need to have a 'can-do’ attitude with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, Knowledge of the fundraising environment and regulatory framework in the voluntary sector is essential for this role.

This role requires organisation, flexibility and understanding of the issues affecting people with disabilities, ill-health and long-term conditions.

Key areas of work will include:

Trusts, Grants & Foundations (unrestricted)

Direct Mail Appeals

Community Fundraising

Charity of the Year (COTY)

Reporting to the Business Development Manager, the Fundraising Officer will work with both the Business Development Team and Operations Teams to add support in developing and implementing their work streams.

To download the Job Description and person specification please visit our website

Appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory basic Disclosure and Barring Service.

Thrive complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from working for Thrive.

Application process:

Please send an up to date CV and an accompanying statement explaining how you meet the person specification and what you can bring to Thrive, to recruitment at

Closing date: 10th April

Interviews: 16th April

For further information please contact Sandy Fitzgerald

Thrive are a Disability Confident Employer and as such we are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people and will offer an interview to give you the opportunity to demonstrate your abilities at an interview, if you declare that you have a disability and meet the minimum criteria for the job,).

By 'minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competency as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential

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