27 July 2017
Since 2008 I have been supporting the voluntary sector with fundraising advice and consultancy, helping clients to secure £millions in grant funding for their work. Through Fruitful Fundraising Ltd I deliver prospect research into Trusts and Foundations, grant bid-writing, coaching, training and consultancy services to a wide range of charities and Christian churches in the East Midlands. These clients range from small, locally focussed groups, to large, regional organisations. I am now looking to recruit someone to focus mainly on Trusts research and bid-writing.
You will need to be motivated by a strong desire to tackle social injustice, through supporting those on the front-line, and you will be able to prove strong written communication skills. You will be comfortable working flexibly, managing sometimes competing interests and deadlines, and able to stay positive even when your “best ever” funding bid is rejected (it happens!)
Finding your way around Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc) and online will be second nature, leaving you free to focus on writing compelling, targeted and attractive funding applications. If you can demonstrate an understanding of the voluntary sector or have any background or experience of funding, marketing or social-sector service delivery, that will be an advantage.
In return, you will be given flexibility to fit this part-time role (2-3 days a week) around your own circumstances, and the opportunity to work with a wide range of fabulous clients, quickly gaining a lot of in-depth fundraising experience. The work may cover small grants of a few hundred pounds, right up to large, complex bids for £tens-or-even-hundreds-of-thousands. I’m expecting to recruit at a fairly junior level, meaning that this opportunity could be ideal for your next step in a fundraising or voluntary sector career.
If you are interested in this new role, please visit my website (see below) and then contact me for an informal chat. If you would like to apply, please send an up-to-date CV and a short letter (2 sides max) making a case for a small grant of £200 towards a charity of your choice (it doesn’t need to be on their letter head).