Findacure is recruiting a Fundraising Officer to work closely alongside our team to raise the funds we need to deliver our expanding programme of events and projects.
We’re looking for someone who is organised, self-motivated and a confident communicator with the ability to build relationships with a variety of people. This is an entry-level role suitable for an individual with some experience in fundraising or administration
We are excited to have a new member of our small, hardworking team based just a few minutes’ walk from Cambridge train station. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing and ambitious charity, and gain valuable experience working in the charity and health sector.
Job Title: Fundraising Officer
Location: Findacure Office, 66 Devonshire Road, Cambridge, CB1 2BL, remote working considered, though the ability to work in the office at times is required
Responsible to: Fundraising Manager
Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours per week) – one-year fixed-term contract with potential for a permanent role following this
Salary: £19,000 to £21,000
OVERVIEW OF THE ROLE
As Fundraising Officer, you will support the Fundraising Manager with the identification and administration of grant applications, whether to trusts, foundations, or corporate funders. You will help to develop bespoke written applications, research new funding opportunities, and collate information on projects and impact to support the composition of applications. Alongside this you will work closely with the Projects Team to help secure sponsorship for our projects, and collate and monitor the impact of our work, reporting directly to funders where appropriate.You will also attend a wide range of Findacure events, supporting and meeting our beneficiaries regularly.
Central to your role will be the ability to form and maintain relationships with our supporters and funders, to organise and manage competing demands, and a strong command of written English. As an entry level role you will work closely with our Fundraising Manager and CEO, learning directly from their experience, and taking on new responsibilities and opportunities that appeal to you and match your skill set. The successful candidate will be an effective administrator, researcher, organiser and communicator who will relish this varied role. You wil lshow initiative and drive, able to work well alone or collaboratively with the other members of the Findacure team.
Please email an up-to-date CV and covering letter to Dr Rick Thompson (CEO) and Laura Thompson-Harper (Fundraising Manager) on [email protected] by 9am on the 1st December, outlining your relevant skills and experience. We welcome enquiries about the role to the same email address. We reserve the right to close applications early if a suitable candidate has been found.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for phone interviews in early December, with the final round of interviews likely taking place later in the month, or early January. We hope that the successful candidate will start late January or early February 2022.