Fundraising Officer to help raise funds for a small charity

Fundraising Officer to help raise funds for a small charity

Ongoing role
J81072
At a glance

Skills

  • Fundraising events
  • Fundraising research / Bid writing
  • Fundraising strategy

Where

London, UB10 3QP
Remote opportunity
Travel limit? 20 miles

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month or 1-3 hours / week
Flexible days/times, we will work around your schedule

We are looking for a capable and enthusiastic voluntary Fundraising Officer, who will work closely with, and support in various fundraising tasks to increase project and unrestricted income. 

What will you be doing?

The Fundraising Officer will work closely with the chief executive officer to implement a fundraising programme for the organisation's current work to deliver its aims, objectives, and projects.

  • Developing and maintaining project income through institutional donors, trusts and foundations.
  • Building unrestricted income by developing current income streams from individuals, corporate and major donors.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Research and keep track of funding opportunities, providing timely information to support the development of new bids.
  • Develop and coordinate specific project funding proposals and bids to institutional donors, trusts and foundations.
  • Develop TMAF’s ability to raise unrestricted funds from major donors, corporate and individuals.
  • Build a positive relationship between TMAF and its financial supporters to maintain and grow their support.
  • Run systems needed to help fundraising work, including maintaining a funding contacts database.
  • Co-ordinate and write bid applications on behalf of TMAF
  • Develop and work to an annual work plan, including specific financial targets.
  • Report monthly on fundraising activities to the Senior Management Team.
  • Contribute to developing TMAF policies and strategies through appropriate groups and internal structures.
  • Be responsible for your own health and safety at work.
  • Undertake other duties as the senior management team may from time to time require.

What are we looking for?

Experience/skills

  • 1-3 years’ proven track record in a similar charity fundraising role, including achieving fundraising targets
  • Experience in institutional grant proposal development and tender writing
  • Experience in fundraising from major donors, corporates, and individuals
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to interpret scientific/technical information for a lay audience
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and execute a programme of work
  • Good IT literacy, including using spreadsheets and databases

Personal Qualities

  • You should be able to take responsibility for your areas of work, and also be able to
  • work collaboratively, seeking, encouraging, and building on the ideas of colleagues
  • Independent thinker, able and willing to take a creative approach to problem-solving and deal constructively with change
  • Ability to organise your time efficiently and prioritise effectively to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Good interpersonal skills: approachable, professional, and courteous, able to talk to people at all levels
  • Prepared to work flexibly: we generally work core hours, but staff members have considerable autonomy in their working schedule

What difference will you make?

As a fundraising officer, you will help us raise money to increase our capacity and support more women of African/Caribbean descent on their mental health journey. 29% of Black women having a common mental health disorder in comparison to 24% of Asian women, 21% of White British Women and 16% of White other women. Despite this, women of African/Caribbean descent are less likely than white women to receive mental health treatment (statistics from weareagenda.org). We are working to address this by engaging with mental health professionals and increasing women of African/Caribbean descent contact and access to effective mental health care.

Before you apply

Please send us a CV detailing all of your fundraising experience

Causes
  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Counselling / advice
  • Mental health
  • Women
  • Advance

    The education for the public benefit among mental health practitioners and women of African/Caribbean descent who have an interest in mental health, by:

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