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Grants and Foundations

Grants and Foundations Fundraiser

Salary: £26,000 (pro rata)

Location: Based at our registered office in Witney (remote working)

Hours: 30 hours per week   

Are you well organised, enthusiastic, and highly motivated by working for an organisation whose mission is to change lives?  

Can you help us change the lives of some of the most disadvantaged people in our local communities, by helping them access the support, opportunities and skills they need to overcome social challenges and achieve greater wellbeing?

We are looking for an experienced Trusts and Grants Fundraiser to join our small, busy and very friendly Fundraising team.

Reporting to our Fundraising and Development Lead, you will play an active role in helping secure vital income to help Guideposts extend its support to more people in need and communities.

You’ll have a strong understanding of researching, preparing and submitting high-quality compelling funding applications and will be confident in developing strong relationships with current and potential grants funders. This is an exciting, varied and vital role, and your enthusiasm and ability to plan effectively and positively contribute to a small but dedicated team will be key.  

Our successful fundraiser will have:

  • Knowledge and appreciation of the challenges faced by those living with mental health problems, disabilities, caring responsibilities and the ability to express this issue in a fluent, well researched and emotive way to potential funders
  • Ability to write compelling funding applications to Charitable Trusts, Statutory funds and other grant making organisations
  • Keen research skills seeking out funding sources, keeping up to date with new and emerging funding opportunities, and analysing their suitability
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Keen eye for detail
  • You will comply with all current charity law and data protection legislation (i.e. GDPR 2018) and ensure that the Code of Fundraising Practice, as stipulated by the Fundraising Regulator and best practice is adhered to.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Demonstrable evidence of excellent communication skills
  • Strong analytical and creative skills
  • An understanding of the UK grant funding market and trends
  • Proven ability to secure five figure grants
  • Demonstrable experience in developing and managing projects
  • Strong organisational and ‘plate spinning’ skills
  • Demonstrable ability to work with teams and stakeholders to ensure ‘buy-in’
  • Self-starter
  • Highly organized
  • Ability to work to deadlines

In return you will receive a competitive salary plus

  • Pension scheme:  Guideposts will contribute 6% of your salary when you contribute 3%.
  • EAP from Health Assured
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Career Development & Training Opportunities
  • Annual leave: 23 days rising to a maximum of 28 days plus bank holidays

Driving license and use of a vehicle is essential as when current restrictions are lifted you will be required to travel to visit our services across Gloucestershire, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire.

An enhanced DBS check is required for this role.  The cost will be met by Guideposts.

Please refer to the job description for more information.

Please demonstrate in your application how you meet the responsibilities and key competencies of the role.

To apply for this post please send a CV and covering letter to careers@guideposts.org.uk  

Please visit our website www.guideposts.org.uk

Closing Date:  Monday 1 March

Interviews:        Will be via video call