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Trust and Grants Fundraiser

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Bright House in North West Leicestershire


Minimum starting salary at £30,000 dependent on experience - with a 6 monthly review


LE67 8QT

Job Overview

Do you want to make a difference with your valuable grants writing skills, whilst working for a successful meaningful charity? Are you someone who has the ability to generate income to help a key charity strengthen and grow?

We are looking for a key person in our team to generate income for Bright Hope in North West Leicestershire to meet the
growing needs of the charity.

This post ends at 5pm on Friday 28th of June, so please read the below details, you will also find out more details on the Bright Hope website, where you can also make any enquiries.

The post holder will be responsible for the
generation of restricted and unrestricted income to meet the funding
requirements of the organisation by application to relevant trusts and grant
providers. The fundraiser will work with the Charity to develop an annual
fundraising plan and implement actions as required.


Trusts and Grant Making Organisations

• Source funding streams for restricted and unrestricted funding as
• Develop and submit tailored applications, addressing grant-making
priorities or requirements as specified by individual trusts and
• Develop a strong portfolio of funding sources through research, and establish / maintain good relationships with sources
• See all trust fundraising activities through to completion, preparing
all necessary reports both for external and internal use
• Produce and submit all relevant reporting information in partnership
with the Charity Trustees and Treasurer.

• Update on progress of grants and trust fundraising activity
• Maintain an up to date pipeline of all existing applications, awarded,
declined and potential funding.
• To provide the Charity with detailed monthly reports including an
updated pipeline document
• To maintain a database of funders including outcomes
• To report on grants as required

• Contribute new ideas for fundraising and identify suitable new
fundraising initiatives
• Participate in the day to day work of the Charity – such as attending
team meetings and Trustees meetings as required, taking a flexible
approach to general administration and support tasks
• The post holder will be required on occasion to work outside normal
working hours to attend meetings and presentations and any other
occasions when your professional attendance is required.
• The post holder will be required to ensure that any data systems under their control are kept secure and properly managed.
• To act as an ambassador for Bright Hope in North West Leicestershire at
all times.

This job description does not form part of a contract of employment and exists
to give an indication of the duties and responsibilities that the post may
currently involve. The exact nature of these duties and responsibilities may be
subject to change over time and the post holder will be expected to carry out
any work that is commensurate with their position that may be reasonably be
required of them.
This position will require the post holder to undertake an enhanced
Disclosure and Barring check(DBS).

Skills and Qualifications required

This person specification seeks to define a person most suited for the post.

Please note you will need a full driving licence and access to a vehicle.

Candidates will be required to meet all the essential requirements and if
possible, the desirable ones. Reference to these must be included in your
application form and will help in the selection of candidates for interview.

Experience and knowledge
Educated to degree level or equivalent - Desirable
Relevant professional qualification accredited by the Institute of Fundraising - Desirable
Some fundraising experience and a track record of significant successes - Essential
Evidence of successful use of the key ingredients of the following aspect of fundraising: Trusts and Foundation - Essential
Experience in using all aspects of Microsoft Office and establishing / developing effective fundraising databases - Essential
Planning and managing time, budgets and evidence of meeting targets - Essential
Dealing with external contacts often at a senior level – Desirable

Skills and Abilities
Ability to work to a consistently high standard - Essential
Ability to work in an organised, timely and methodical manner - Essential
Ability to act on own initiative, with flexibility and to deadlines - Essential
Ability to work as part of a team - Desirable
Willingness to take personal responsibility for the standard of work carried out - Essential
Reliable and punctual – Essential

Positive and flexible attitude to work - Essential
Excellent interpersonal skills – Essential

Good attendance level - Essential
Full driving licence and access to a vehicle - Essential
Suitable place to work at home - Desirable
To work within the charity’s Confidentiality Policy with respect to confidential or sensitive information - Essential
To have a good knowledge of the area of North West Leicestershire - Desirable
The post holder will need to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Enhanced Service check (DBS) – Essential

Please see their website for full exact details/documents of how the above will be assessed.
Methods of Assessment
• Application form
• Interview
• References
• Documentary Evidence

Hours per week

Hours of work: 30 hours per week to be worked flexibly Location: Hybrid working, but travel will be required within North West Leicestershire. A minimum of one day per week is required to be worked at Bright Hope House. Responsible to: Charity Trustees Leave: 25 days per year plus Bank Holidays – pro rata

Closing Date



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Contact Information

Jan Shepherd

01530 648553