Fundraising Officer

Job Opening: Fundraising Officer

Reporting to: CEO

Salary:£28,000 – £30,000 pro rata + pension

Hours: Part time (4 days a week)

Contract time: Permanent

Location: Home Based (with some meetings in London)

OVERVIEW

Child’s i Foundation has demonstrated that children can be safely placed into loving homes through tracing and reuniting them into their own families, finding foster families or placing them with adoptive families in Uganda. Together with other partners, Child’s i Foundation is catalysing the elimination of institutional care for children by demonstrating the positive impact of family strengthening and protection as a high-quality alternative to institutions. As a result, hundreds of institutionalized children have been transitioned into safe family environments where they receive care and protection and benefit from significantly improved health, education and wellbeing outcomes. Also, the lives of thousands of children and their families at risk of institutionalization including children with disabilities have benefited from improved community-based services. Families have been supported to: reduce their vulnerability, access services and gain relevant skills with regard to increasing their income and protecting all children. In addition, the capacity of government professionals and community paraprofessionals increased to strengthen families in responding adequately to poverty and ensure children are safe and protected.

We believe in creating a supportive and respectful place where people are passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of those with lived experience of care, children and families from different backgrounds. We encourage applications from people across all communities. We are committed to ensuring that our people and our services reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and applications from people from under-represented groups are particularly welcomed.

The rOLE

An exciting new opportunity for a Fundraising Officer to help us drive our aspiration forward.

The Fundraising Officer will work closely with the CEO, Grants and Strategic Partnerships Manager, and other teams across Child’s i Foundation to achieve the fundraising targets associated with Child’s i’s plans, objectives and values.

The Fundraising Officer will help deliver our fundraising campaigns, challenge and supporter events, and assist on specific fundraising audiences to raise as much money as possible.

kEY rESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Develop and manage regular and exciting fundraising appeals, challenge events and supporter events to maximise income and meet fundraising targets (both new donor acquisition and existing donor retention).
  2. Develop excellent supporter journeys, fundraising resources, and stewardship communications to maximise supporter numbers, retention and engagement.
  3. Support the Communications team with the development of multi-channel marketing communications, visual and written content and fundraising collateral.
  4. Maintain a high level accuracy on our CRM system Salesforce to capture both donor and donation information and key data contributing to the development and implementation of fundraising processes. 
  5. Monitor and report on key fundraising performance indicators, and pipeline development against income projections.
  6. Communicate proactively and effectively with the team in the UK and global to follow up on leads, cultivate strong relationships and maximise fundraising income through all channels.
  7. Contribute to the development of fundraising strategies and budgeting.
  8. Follow sector best practice on fundraising.
  9. Safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children in accordance with Child’s i Foundations  Policies and Procedures at all times
  10. Demonstrate and uphold Child’s i foundation’s commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
  11. Identify your own personal learning and development needs and seek opportunities to address them.

Person Specification

Essential

  • A successful track record of meeting fundraising income and supporter number targets.
  • Experience of using CRM systems to deliver a fundraising programme.
  • Experience of developing fundraising collateral for campaigns and events.
  • Information sharer, operating and communicating as a team player who enjoys collaborating with and learning from others.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, developing productive working relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and adopting a collaborative working approach.
  • Commitment to and enthusiasm for the aims and objectives of the organisation and positively and proactively represent and advocate for Child’s i Foundation’s vision.
  • Excellent written and spoken English and high level of numeracy.
  • An eye for detail.
  • Strong time management and organisational skills.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • The role requires travel within the UK for meetings

Desirable

  • Knowledge of international development and the issues involved in poverty and inequality in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • An understanding of Child protection, social care and social policies relating to Care reform and a desire to learn more.

Additional Information

• At Child’s i Foundation we value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. The statements in the person specification are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.
• Child’s i Foundation is an equal opportunities employer.
• This role is open to UK residents only.
• We will actively consider flexible working arrangements.

How to Apply

Closing date: 10th July. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis so we reserve the right to close this vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible. 

Applications by CV with covering letter to jobs@childsifoundation.org by 12 noon on Monday 11th July.

*No more than 3 pages in total please!

Timeline

  • Shortlist agreed on Tuesday 12th July 2022
  • First Interviews & finance test W/C 18th July 2022
  • Final Interviews W/C 25th July 2022
  • Offer made Friday 29th July 2022