Senior Institutional Funding Officer

28787.00 - 32364.00 GBP Annual
31 Mar 2021
09 Apr 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Cardiff
Hours: 35 hours per week, Monday - Friday but we're open to flexible working
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: GBP28,787 and GBP32,364 (depending on experience)

Are you an experienced fundraiser looking for an exciting new opportunity in Wales?

We're looking for a Senior Institutional Funding Officer who can:

  • Build brilliant relationships with internal/external stakeholders
  • Understand the fundraising landscape in Wales
  • Deliver inspirational funding proposals
  • Be part of an enthusiastic, dedicated team at a globally respected charity

Why this role matters

The British Red Cross' new ten-year strategy focuses on 3 main cause areas to help people in crisis: Disasters and Emergencies, Migration and Displacement and Health Inequalities. Our fundraising and supporter engagement directorate has a critical role to play by raising much needed income. To maximise support and engagement we have established a dedicated Institutional Funding team within our newly formed Partnerships department.

The role will support the Institutional Funding Team to maximise funding opportunities in Wales and more widely across the UK, focussing on institutions such as the Welsh Government, UK Government departments and Lottery funding. You will be responsible for developing and maintaining an Institutional Funding Action Plan and for driving the Welsh portfolio, maintaining, and maximising relationships with donors and identifying opportunities. You will develop donor engagement strategies and plans, that inform our work with donors in Wales and wider in the UK.

What you'll bring to the role

The ideal candidate for the role will have the below skills, experience, and attributes:

  • Strong understanding of the funding landscape in Wales
  • Skilled at building and managing relationships with existing and potential funders - ideally with a background of institutional funding, but adaptable experience of corporate funders, trusts & foundations will also be considered
  • Experience of identifying funding opportunities and putting together bid teams
  • Able to manage opportunities from start to finish
  • Be results focused, and comfortable working with targets
  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills, interpersonal and networking skills, that result in the production of clear and persuasive proposals and strong donor relations.
  • Be able to travel within the UK occasionally

Please view the attached job description, person specification for the full list of duties, responsibilities, and criteria to help with filling in your application and supporting statement.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 11th April 2021 with interviews to follow via zoom.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:

* 36 days holiday pro rata (including Bank Holidays)
* Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
* Up to 6% contributory pension
* Flexible working policy

A little bit more about us...

The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we're there when you need us.

Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.

At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to bring your authentic-self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.

In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.

If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.

As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.

If driving is an essential requirement of the role, appropriate driver checks will be completed in line with current policy.

The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

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