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Fundraising Officer

Launchpad Reading
Closing date
18 Jan 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Fundraising Officer

Fixed Term 6 months, with possibility of permanency

£24- £27K FTE depending on skills and experience

37 hours per week

7% employer pension contribution, 25 days' annual leave plus bank holidays


Based in central Reading, Launchpad provides vital information and support for vulnerable individuals, couples and families in Reading who do not have a stable place to live or are at risk of losing their home. Founded as a soup kitchen in 1979 by students at the University of Reading, the charity now provides a holistic service that works in three ways - we prevent homelessness, provide homes and rebuild lives.

Launchpad has remained open throughout the pandemic with our teams working tirelessly to ensure extremely vulnerable people in Reading continue to receive the help they desperately need. Looking ahead to 2022, things still remain uncertain and we anticipate there will be even more people in housing crisis because of issues such as evictions, redundancy and mental health.


As Launchpad's Fundraising Officer, you will play a big part in supporting Launchpad's vital work whilst our team is expanding and looking to the future. You are an enthusiastic and professional fundraiser looking to build your career in the not for profit sector. Whether you are managing community or corporate relationships to ensure they receive the best possible experience, ensuring our database (ThankQ) is accurate, up-to-date and relevant or managing one of our events, you will play a central role in raising funds for Launchpad and building our community of supporters to have a real and lasting impact on helping local people in need.

You will support the Fundraising Manager by helping to plan and deliver Launchpad's major annual fundraising events, and support the implementation of the community and corporate fundraising strategies. You will lead on the generation of income with a particular focus on community, corporate and volunteer fundraising to support current and new projects. You are a strong communicator who can engage effectively with different audiences to generate long-term support for Launchpad. Using these skills, you will increase awareness of our work in the local community and with local businesses and develop those relationships to keep them productive and mutually beneficial.

You are an enthusiastic, efficient and organised team player with proven administrative experience, combined with excellent working knowledge of using a CRM system, preferably gained in the not for profit sector. Your excellent attention to detail, reputation for building strong working relationships and experience working with volunteers coupled with your ability to prioritise and manage a varied workload whilst meeting deadlines make you an ideal candidate.

To apply, please visit our website or apply through CharityJob.

We look forward to hearing from you!

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 14th January
and interviews will be held week commencing 17th January.

Whilst appointments will always be made on the merits of the application and performance in the
selection process, Launchpad is committed to achieving greater diversity, inclusion and
equity in our workforce - and actively encourages and welcomes applications
regardless of sex, gender, race, age, sexuality, beliefs or disability.
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