Fundraising Director/Trustee

Fundraising Director/Trustee

At a glance


  • Social media marketing
  • Business development
  • Commissioning / contracting
  • Fundraising events
  • Fundraising strategy
  • Researching funders / writing proposals
  • Copywriting / journalism
  • Market research
  • Sales
  • Strategic development and planning


Corby, NN17 4AX
Remote opportunity
Travel limit? 50 miles


Mostly during office hours Estimate of time needed:
3-7 hours / week
Ideally, up to 5 hours each week.

The charity is in the process of dynamic change; in order to assist its 2,700 international members make a difference to disaster. Take the lead on developing a fundraising strategy and supervise other volunteers in implementing the plan.

What will you be doing?

The HLA provides training and education, professionalization of the role, global networking, research and knowledge, and events. 


  • Be committed to the humanitarian imperative and the aims and objectives of the Humanitarian Logistics Association (HLA) as found on its website.
  • Be a Trustee of the HLA and work with other Trustees in discharging the fiduciary duties of a director and Trustee of the charitable company. 
  • Take the lead on developing a fundraising strategy and work plan.
  • Supervise other volunteers in implementing the fundraising work plan.


  • Increase funds raised from grant-making Trusts and private Foundations active in the humanitarian sector.
  • Demonstrable experience of working on grant applications, community fundraising, communications or social media marketing, Trust fundraising experience.
  • Undertake research to identify potential funders and review/analyse existing research.
  • Ability to create an excellent case for funding documents.
  • Excellent copywriting skills and ability to communicate jargon-free information in a clear and accessible way.
  • Experience of delivering fundraising campaigns.
  • Project management skills to enable delivery against multiple projects at any one time.
  • Liaise with other volunteers to manage relationships with funders.
  • Engage a range of stakeholders, both internally and externally to achieve project outcomes. 

Other information

  • The period of appointment is expected to be a minimum of three years.
  • The job is unpaid, although legitimate travelling expenses may be claimed.
  • The job requires up to 5 hours per week. 
  • Trustees normally meet at least three times a year via Skype or conference call.


What are we looking for?

Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent team player – essential.
  • Flexibility and ability to work well under pressure – essential.
  • Excellent communication and people skills – essential
  • An ability to work at the strategic level helping to steer the charity - essential.
  • The ability to work with different cultures - desirable.

General & Specialist Knowledge

•       Knowledge of current best practices for charity fundraising - essential.

  • A track record of writing successful funding bids to trusts and foundations – essential.

•       Knowledge of international membership charities - desirable.

Relevant Experience

•       Previous UK charity trustee experience - highly desirable.

•       Previous experience with a membership charity - desirable.

•       Previous experience with an international organisation - desirable.

Special Requirements

•       Ability to offer up to a day a week - essential.

•       A commitment to the humanitarian imperative - highly desirable.

What difference will you make?

The role will enable HLA to pursue many of the exciting projects it has in mind, principally around engagement with members locally (especially the Global South) to increase training, knowledge-sharing and best practice.

What's in it for the volunteer?

The team at HLA is entirely volunteers and all are dedicated, led by the volunteer CEO who founded the charity in 2009. We have a number of high profile members of our advisory board and everyone is keen to make a difference to disaster, by improving the professionalism of our humanitarian logistics members.

A few more details

Short-listed candidates will be interviewed via Skype and then will be expected to travel to the Cotswold area or London for a meeting with the CEO (travel expenses will be reimbursed).

Before you apply

To apply, please get in touch with your CV via the Reach Volunteering website.
  • International development
  • Poverty relief
  • Refugees / migrants
  • HAL is a professional member organisation for humanitarian logistics professionals who work to bring relief to victims of emergencies and disasters.