Bid writer and fundraiser

Bid writer and fundraiser

Ongoing role
At a glance


  • Business development / Sales
  • Commissioning / Contracting
  • Fundraising events
  • Fundraising research / Bid writing
  • Fundraising strategy


Harrogate, HG2 8ER
Mainly at home, or remote opportunity.
Travel limit? No limit to volunteers location as remote working is key.


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
3-7 hours / week
Minimum 7 hours a week.

Are you a good writer and can deliver work on tight deadlines? Are you able to independently research online? Are you available to support a charity doing amazing work in international education development? We need a bid writer to join us. 

What will you be doing?

  • Increase funds by researching and targeting donors and charitable funding trusts whose criteria match Tusome Africa's aims and activities
  • Manage and update databases to record donor contact and preference information
  • Make risk analyses and balancing time-cost ratios to focus effort on the fundraising activities that are most appropriate and will have the highest chance of success.
  • Actually writing the application bids.

What are we looking for?

A qualification or experience in marketing, media or charity fundraising will be helpful. We are looking for an individual with the right aptitude and capacity to learn quickly. 


You will need to show:

  • Commitment to our charity's cause of education
  • The ability to build and maintain relationships
  • Creativity, imagination and an entrepreneurial attitude towards fundraising
  • A proactive attitude, drive and enthusiasm to carry out projects to conclusion
  • The ability to influence others using excellent communication skills
  • The capability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • The ability to meet financial targets
  • Good organisational and project management skills
  • The ability to motivate others and work as part of a team
  • Resilience, particularly when faced with setbacks
  • Sensitivity to the needs of volunteers and donors
  • A willingness to carry out a range of administrative tasks.

What difference will you make?

We are a young start up charity with a big ambition to eliminate illiteracy! It is unacceptable that there are children in the world who will never be able to read anything! We believe that this is unacceptable and that we can do something about it! We need to raise funds to fund this ambition and you will be critical in enabling us to reach our financial target. We need a person with self drive and great initiative. One who is able to focus on the vision and deliver work. 

What's in it for the volunteer?

You will gain the following:

  • Have opportunities to grow the organisation in unprecedented terms! we have no limits, we are young and currently are taking on anyone who has the capacity to give us time and brains! 
  • You will grow your faith in humanity. We are lucky to have a group of dedicated staff and volunteers who are all keen to get stamp out illiteracy in the world - It is a great team to work with.
  • You will have the opportunity to travel and visit our work on the ground - Nothing else compares to seeing how much value your efforts brings to the life of those less fortunate. 

Before you apply

Just drop us a note if you are interested and then we should talk on phone. We are looking forward to getting your application.
  • Education
  • International development
  • Poverty relief
  • Our Mission is to “place every boy or girl at the forefront of personal and societal development by increasing their life chances through opportunities of a quality education.”