£27,000 per annum
Permanent, Full Time - Flexible working options are available
Are you passionate about gender equality? Do you recognise the value of sport to personal development and society? Do you want your work to make a difference?
Our client exists because they believe it is wrong for girls and women to be denied the joy, fulfilment and lifelong benefits of sport. And yet still so many are, even here in the UK. Gender stereotypes, concerns about body image, limited opportunities and social norms at home mean that at every life stage, women are still less active than men and less likely to play sport. Too many women and girls are missing out on feeling happy and confident in their bodies, on the companionship, exhilaration and liberation of simply playing and forgetting day-to-day stresses. Women from disadvantaged communities and women of colour are missing out most of all.
Our client is the longest established charity in this space and they are at an exciting point in their development. They have an opportunity for an Engagement Officer to work closely with their Head of Engagement and Communications to drive forward their income generation.
They value the quality and diversity of thought possible from a team made up of individuals from a broad range of backgrounds, who can each bring their different experiences and perspectives. For this reason, they encourage applications from men as well as women and would particularly welcome applications from people of colour and a wide variety of ethnic or minority backgrounds, sexual orientation, religion, age and impairment.
They are committed to a working culture where everyone can be authentic and true to themselves. They strive to represent the full diversity of the communities they serve.
Come and be part of this exciting new era for women's sport.
Main responsibilities are to:
Maintain knowledge of grant giving bodies, the charity sector and any trends to ensure you identify and capitalise on any relevant opportunities for the organisation.
Identify and devise applications to grant giving bodies and support growth in unrestricted income.
Support the Chief Executive, Head of Engagement and Communications and Trustees to cultivate and maintain relationships with funders, including grant givers, corporates and individuals.
Represent them to potential funders in addition to attending networking events where required.
Support the management of large grants, monitoring income from funders and updating as required.
What they're looking for from you is to:
Be a passionate advocate for our cause in gender equality, positive and resilient
Be results and target driven as you'll be expected to support working towards fundraising targets set in our business plan.
Have high levels of attention to detail and the ability to prioritise conflicting deadlines
Demonstrate strong relationship management skills
Have previous experience supporting with the delivery of projects
Be a forward thinker with strong reporting skills
Be a competent IT user with excellent Microsoft Office skills
Please click apply to see the job description for a full list of responsibilities and the criteria required for this role.
What they can offer you:
Annual leave: 25 days, plus Bank Holidays
Pension: An auto enrolment pension, with matched contributions starting at 3% of salary.
Flexibility: They have a range of options for flexible working and they'd be happy to discuss your needs at the interview stage.
Annual Healthy Living Allowance of £250