The need to prioritise a ‘sustainable business development – not project focused’ approach to business planning and fundraising is becoming increasingly important during these challenging times. The creation of this position will be an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to work independently, and at times closely with our Founder & Executive Director, to develop a clear fundraising strategy as bOunceT moves into a ‘new normal’; a fairly uncertain landscape ahead.
£27,000 – £30,000 pro-rata
Employed or Self Employed options for successful candidate.
Part time; fixed term (10 months) with possibility for extension and/or change to permanent contract.
This is a fixed term post, initially working 1 day a week (flexi-time Mon to Fri allowed). It is hoped this contract can be extended (to part time or full time) on a permanent basis, if this post can prove to be value added for the organisation.
The successful candidate can work the desired hours either as an employee, or as a self-employed consultant to the organisation. This can be discussed during the interview.
This role forms part of the Operational Leadership Team (see Organisational Structure below) based in Stirling (city centre) with flexibility for home working for the majority, if not all, of the contract.
bOunceT are seeking to recruit a passionate, highly motivated and experienced Fundraising Officer to join its small, but growing, team of staff and volunteers.
bOunceT is a Community Interest Company, founded by Callum MacKinnon (Occupational Therapist) in April 2017.
bOunceT exists to improve the quality of life and participation in meaningful activities for children and adults with disabilities, and their carers. bOunceT’s vision is for all individuals to be happy, healthy, and able to do the things they want, need or have to do.
You will be a key player within our core operational team – working independently for the majority of your time, whilst liaising closely with our Founder & Executive Director to raise our profile and achieve fundraising goals.
- maximising income from funders by preparing innovative and compelling applications and reports.
- contributing to overall strategy and objective setting for the organisation to clearly demonstrate and communicate the impact and value of our activities.
- maintain excellent relationships with funders and partners, meeting all application and reporting deadlines and ensuring that funders are kept fully engaged and informed on developments within the organisation.
You will be expected to report ‘up to’ our Board of Non Executive Directors & Professional Advisors (subgroup) once per month during senior management meetings.
Educated to degree level (or equivalent experience), you will have experience of raising significant income for social enterprises and/or charities, and composing convincing applications to trusts and foundations.
You will also have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with experience of managing relationships with funders and stakeholders.
Excellent IT skills, including MS Office and Adobe PDF are also essential.
Please e-mail your CV and answers to the following questions (below) to Founder & Executive Director (Callum MacKinnon) at email@example.com. If you are unable to do this please contact us to make alternative arrangements.
- Can you tell me about a fundraising campaign you’ve successfully managed?
- How do you think you can add value to our small, but growing team, at bOunceT?
- How do you balance ‘sustainability’ and ‘social impact’ within a fundraising application and/or campaign?
Please give the names and addresses of two referees, one of whom should be your present or most recent employer. Your references will only be contacted following an offer of employment.
You can view bOunceT’s Organisational Structure here:
You can view the full person specification here:
We accept applications from all nationalities. However we are unfortunately unable to offer visa sponsorship for this role, so before you apply for this post please ensure that you have the right to work in the UK. For more details on eligibility to work in the UK, please visit gov.uk/check-uk-visa. If you are invited to interview, we will ask that you provide evidence showing your right to work in the UK.
We aim to promote equal opportunities. If you require any assistance or special arrangements to attend an interview, please specify this to the person who contacts you to arrange the interview.
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Please confirm that the information contained within your application is true and complete.
For any additional information, or to arrange an informal discussion, please e-mail Founder & Executive Director (Callum MacKinnon) at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07415323683.
Closing date for all applications is Monday 26th at 12.00pm. Interviews will be conducted w/c Monday 3rd May 2021.
KNOWLEDGE AND QUALIFICATIONS
• Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
• Knowledge of the principles of fundraising best practice
• Knowledge of data protection principles
• Experience of raising significant income for social enterprises and/or charities.
• Experience of composing complex and compelling applications to trusts and foundations.
• Experience of identifying and researching funding opportunities.
• Experience of managing relationships with funders and stakeholders.
• Experience of using social media to support funding relationships and generate funding
SKILLS & ABILITIES
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills
• Impeccable attention to detail
• Excellent research and analytical skills
• Ability to prioritise a busy workload while ensuring targets and deadlines are met.
• Ability to work collaboratively and supportively with colleagues.
• Ability to use initiative and work independently, managing a portfolio of work effectively.
• Ability to assimilate and convey complex information and communicate this clearly and concisely in compelling and persuasive applications and reports
• Excellent IT skills, including Word, Excel, Teams and Sharepoint.
• Strong inter-personal skills with the ability to mix appropriately with a wide range of people.
• A passion for supporting children and adults with disabilities, and their family. • Membership of the Institute of Fundraising