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Fundraising Officer

NFP People
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1 Oct 2021

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Fundraising Officer

We are seeking a Fundraising Officer to play a key role in a small fundraising team, working with an environmental not-for-profit organisation that targets the market forces destroying nature.

The charity is at the heart of a global movement to change markets by making their impacts and dependencies on nature more transparent and accountable.

Position: Fundraising Officer

Location: Oxford office- based OR home-based, with regular travel to Oxford

Salary: Circa £30k depending on experience

Contract: Permanent, the charity is willing to be entirely flexible on hours for the right candidate and will consider full-time, part-time, compressed hours etc.

Benefits: 28 days' holiday + bank holidays and the option to buy up to 5 additional days for full time staff, pension contribution of 5%, Healthcare cashback plan, Employee Assistance Programme, Huge range of discounts and cashback deals at gyms, restaurants, holidays, and much more.

Closing date: 11th October at 9am

About the role:

As Fundraising Officer you will have a focus on researching and applying to new trusts and grants for funding and reporting to existing funders on impact and performance. There will also be scope to help with other fundraising avenues including major donor events and regular giving, as the charity seeks to scale up these functions, in line with overall organisational growth.

This is an important area of work, and bringing in core costs/ unrestricted income is increasingly important in a sector where programmatic grants come now with increasingly reduced overheads. You will need to immerse yourself in the work of the charity in order to be able to report on impact across the various projects and put together strong and persuasive funding applications.

Key responsibilities:

  • Trusts and Grants Management 65% - Responsible for researching, writing and submitting new

trust and grants applications to funders

  • Other fundraising support 15% - Help with other fundraising activities as and when required, such as Major Donor events
  • Restricted fundraising support 20% - Coordinating the operationalisation of the restricted income strategy

About you:

The role of Fundraising Officer would suit a seasoned Fundraiser or even a recent graduate with relevant work experience and excellent writing skills. The most important thing is that you bring with you the motivation and enthusiasm to make the role a success, along with you the essential skills and experience:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Proven interest in climate change /environmental issues / sustainability
  • Experience of fundraising in any form
  • Computer/IT skills - Google Workspace / Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and build relationships with funders

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with an entrepreneurial organisation committed to achieving system-wide change, working on issues of global deforestation. Download the recruitment pack for full details of this opportunity.

The charity values diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all backgrounds and is committed to having a team with a diverse set of skills, experiences and abilities. They are particularly interested in strengthening the team to include those with a background from forest regions such as Latin America and South East Asia and would welcome applications from people from these regions, however due to UK government rules they cannot sponsor a visa for this position.

Other roles you may have experience of could include: Fundraising, Fundraiser, Trust, Trusts, Statutory Fundraiser, Trusts and Statutory Fundraising, Trusts Fundraising, Trusts Fundraiser, Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser, Partnerships Manager, Fundraising Partnerships Manager, Income Generation, Income Generation Manager, Foundations, Supporter Engagement, Bid Writing, Bid Writer, Bids, Bids and Tender, Key Relationship Manager, Trusts Executive, Trusts and Grants, Events Fundraising, Events Fundraiser, Events Marketing, Fundraising Marketing, Supporter Engagement, Charity, NFP, Not for Profit, Individual Giving, Events and Community Fundraising, Corporate Fundraising etc.
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