Fundraising Officer

Groundwork East

East of England / hybrid
£24,027 - £27,571 pa

Paid • Full or Part Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Friday, 2nd September 2022  

Fundraising Officer

Join a team that is changing places and changing lives. Groundwork is the community charity with a green heart. We believe that big global issues – the economy, the environment – have a big local impact. Groundwork operates throughout the UK helping communities find practical solutions to the challenges they face. 

The Fundraising Officer supports the generation of income, principally for Groundwork activities across the East of England. Working with business development colleagues and delivery staff you will help to identify income sources, approach funders and partners, develop and write bids, and contribute towards the annual income of the Trust.

  • Salary range: £24,027 – £27,571 (Depending on relevant experience)
  • Term: Permanent; Full/ part time (minimum 22.5 hours per week)
  • Location:  East of England, with opportunities for home working

In this role, you will monitor the external funding environment to identify suitable sources of charitable trust and foundation funding and tender opportunities for projects and programmes of activity. You will use your communication skills to write high quality, persuasive copy that brings the charities work to life for potential funders, such as charitable trusts, BIG lottery, local authorities and central government. In return we offer a supportive working environment, lots of variety in your work and the opportunity to develop your skills and professional knowledge.

Ideally, you will have experience of successful grant funding from Trusts, foundations, lottery distributors or similar, together with demonstrable experience of undertaking high quality research. The ability to quickly develop a detailed understanding of wide ranging and complex topics is essential as is a genuine interest and enthusiasm towards fundraising work.

For an informal chat about the opportunities within our Business Development team, please contact Joanne Goodall on 01480 587140 or email [email protected] to provide some initial details of your background and level of experience and what you are looking for in your next career move.

Closing Date: Friday 2 September 2022

Interview Date: Tuesday 6 September 2022

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