Are you a proactive fundraiser who can develop our fundraising strategy? We are looking for an experienced fundraising officer to obtain grant funding and develop corporate partnerships.
About Happy Space UK
Happy Space believes that prevention is better than cure. We provide bespoke wellbeing resources to schools UK-wide with the aim of preventing mental health problems from developing wherever possible.
Could you support Happy Space in our mission to protect the minds of tomorrow?
We are looking for an experienced fundraising officer volunteer to develop a fundraising strategy and approach companies/apply to grant-funders to secure sponsorship/funding. If you have previous fundraising experience in a third sector context, that would be brilliant.
We would like to draw on your experience in the fundraising world to help specifically with:
You will be working with the charity’s founders as well as other members of our team, who will provide an overview of our existing fundraising materials, our brand and how we have approached fundraising to date.
As a growing charity we need an experienced fundraiser to increase our existing fundraising channels and open up a wider range of fundraising opportunities to secure income to support our work.
We are looking for a volunteer who:
You will be joining our charity during an exciting point in our development and a period of real growth; your expert knowledge and experience will be critical to our success. You will have a key role in ensuring we can maintain the work that we do.
Our long-term vision is that Happy Space will be the leading charity in preventive mental health and wellbeing for young people and that every child, parent and teacher in the UK will understand how and where to effectively utilise our products and services throughout a child's journey to adulthood. We want to make a big difference and would like to draw on your experience in the fundraising world to help us to grow and make even more of a difference to young people’s wellbeing UK-wide.
You will be a part of our small, extremely friendly, passionate and forward-thinking charity team. You will have a key role in developing a fundraising strategy, creating fundraising opportunities and writing grant applications. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to make a real difference to young people.
Ellie Hall, former Happy Space volunteer and now Trustee, says this:
“My time volunteering for Happy Space was filled with some of the most rewarding moments of my professional life thus far. The team is an amazing group of like-minded people who are all genuinely passionate about mental wellbeing, making it a fun and supportive place to volunteer. The experience allowed me to build skills and confidence at a pace and in ways that I would not have been able to do at other organizations, and the best thing was that at the end of every week I knew I had done something that really mattered! Volunteering for Happy Space was a truly pivotal experience for me.”
You will be offered an initial informal Teams/Zoom discussion with the founders to explore your interest in the role and how we might work together. A further discussion may take place if we both agree you might be a good fit for the charity and the role.
Estimate of time needed:
Ideally a minimum of 4 hours a week
Commitment of a minimum of 6 months
This role is based remotely. That said, the team is tight-knit, meeting regularly in / around London either in person or via phone / video calls every-other Sunday, and you would be welcome to join these meetings!