Bid Writer/Fundraiser to support the largest deliverer of diverse blue plaques in Europe.

Bid Writer/Fundraiser to support the largest deliverer of diverse blue plaques in Europe.

Ongoing role
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At a glance

Skills

  • Financial management
  • Commissioning / Contracting
  • Fundraising research / Bid writing
  • Fundraising strategy

Where

London, SW2 1JF
Mainly at home
Travel limit? There is no specific limit on how far away volunteer should be based.

Time

Mostly outside office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week
Volunteer please note: We do have specific fundraising projects.

The NJCT exists to promote equality and diversity for the public benefit and to date we have installed (94) plaques in the UK and the USA and we are seeking an experienced, successful bid-writer.

What will you be doing?

We are looking for someone to spend (approx.) half a day each week working on writing bids - (this is a flexible opportunity) - in order to raise funds for our organisation. You can be located anywhere in the UK – as we can connect via Zoom when/if needed.

There are (3) key deliverables.

  • Firstly, to identify the most suitable funding sources that will fit our charity
  • Secondly, to collate an all-purpose list of potential funders  
  • Thirdly, to apply for grants/bids 

You will work with the CEO and Founder of NJCT Dr. Jak Beula and be supported by the Chair and one other Trustee

We are a rapidly growing organisation who has received grants in the past, however; we currently have no one available to spend the necessary time on this vital activity.

What we are looking for

The ideal candidate would be someone with:

  • A passion for and a working knowledge of fundraising techniques
  • Experience in winning bids
  • Grant writing research and bid-writing skills.
  • Ability to work mainly on your own, or as part of a small team with enthusiasm and commitment
  • Strong writing and presentation skills with the ability to write compelling, warm and engaging copy (with attention to detail)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with a diverse range of individuals
  • Good IT skills
  • Knowledge and experience of sponsorship, donations, and marketing would be an advantage
  • A proactive nature – who is able to work semi-independently

What are we looking for?

The ideal candidate would be someone with:

  • A passion for and a working knowledge of fundraising techniques
  • Experience in winning bids
  • Grant writing research and bid-writing skills.
  • Ability to work mainly on your own, or as part of a small team with enthusiasm and commitment
  • Strong writing and presentation skills with the ability to write compelling, warm and engaging copy (with attention to detail)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with a diverse range of individuals
  • Good IT skills
  • Knowledge and experience of sponsorship, donations, and marketing would be an advantage
  • A proactive nature – who is able to work semi-independently

What difference will you make?

Your assistance in helping to fundraise, will be transformative and will help amplify the work already being done by an excellent small team of volunteers.

Your role will be crucial in helping to ensure that we can maintain both our existing and planned projects; continue to work with the community, as well as our many stakeholders and also more importantly, safeguard the future sustainability of our charity.

We are hopeful that a successful fundraiser, will mean they could then be employed as a part-time Bid Writer, or Project Manager, which will allow us to continue to put in the right infrastructure, increasing the resourcefulness and allowing greater international awareness of NJCT.

Before you apply

Please apply through Reach in the first instance, with a cover letter detailing why you are interested in our cause, this role and your relevant experience.

Causes
  • Arts
  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Education
  • Museums / heritage
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

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