Programme Funding Officer
About the role
Sense International has an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and motivated individual to join our fundraising team. This is a permanent, full time position, working 37.5 hours per week in our Head Office in King's Cross, London.
In collaboration with the Programme Funding Manager and others in the team, you will support statutory, lottery, trusts, and European fundraising across Sense International, contributing to the delivery and management of a diverse, high value, multi-year portfolio.
You will deliver an agreed income target from funders, working as part of a team to sustain and grow income in line with the Sense and Sense International fundraising strategy. You will help to develop relationships with a broad range of donors, maintaining and building on existing sources of funding, as well as securing new ones for core work and targeted projects.
Specific responsibilities will cover areas of securing funding, financial management, donor relationship management, report writing and raising the organisation’s profile to funding partners.
The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level or hold equivalent experience. You will have appropriate fundraising experience, including developing applications and securing funding from a variety of sources, as well as experience of reporting and overseeing these relationships. You will have a proven track record of identifying and researching donors.
Other required skills include good quality report writing, excellent financial data handling skills, and strong organisational and administrative ability. You will be able to manage and prioritise your own workload and meet deadlines. You will have strong IT skills, including knowledge of the full Microsoft Office suite, databases, and ideally Raiser’s Edge.
We want to hear from you if you have an up to date understanding of working with issues of disability, health and/or education and a knowledge of the charity sector.
For full details of the role and personal specification, please refer to the Job Description attached below.
Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued. Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.
Sense International works in partnership with others across the globe to ensure anyone facing challenges because of deafblindness and multi-sensory impairments has access to advice, guidance and support. We have programmes in East Africa, Romania, Latin America and South Asia.