Fundraising Lead

Allen Associates
14 Jun 2024
12 Jul 2024
Contract Type
Full Time

We have registered an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and passionate Fundraising Lead to join our client s impactful charity. With a focus on driving new partnerships as well as maintaining great relationships with existing donors, this is the perfect role for someone who has excellent stakeholder engagement skills as well as the ability to proactively source new business opportunities.

Fundraising Lead Responsibilities

A newly created role, The Fundraising Lead will report into the charity s CEO and offers the opportunity to work across departments within this small, friendly and collaborative charity. Some of your duties will involve but are not limited to:

  • Managing and growing relationships with corporate partners, funders and supporters
  • Winning new sources of income, especially with businesses and key charitable donors within Oxfordshire
  • Identifying and submitting applications to Trusts and Foundations to secure grant funding
  • Providing support to the CEO with the development of larger funding bids, assisting relationship management and impact reporting
  • Enhancing the charity s profile amongst relevant networks with the help of the Marketing Team.

Fundraising Lead Rewards

As well as working for a local charity that provides invaluable services and support to the local community, you can also benefit from:

  • A generous annual leave allowance of 30 days + bank holidays after the probationary period.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discount scheme
  • Flexible working environment

The Company

Our client provides services, support and programmes to children and their families.

Fundraising Lead Experience

This is the ideal role for targeted and personable individual that can think outside of the box and act on initiative, as well as exercise long term plans for the future. You will have demonstrable experience of stakeholder or customer engagement and be able to spot opportunities or leads to secure all important partnerships as well as maintain existing partnerships that are in place. You are comfortable with a target-driven, client-facing role and are comfortable with networking and building a strong sense of identity for the charity and the amazing work that they do through business development activities and opportunities. Due to the CEO s high volume of work, you are able to work autonomously and hit the ground running where required, yet collaborate with necessary employees such as the Marketing team and trustees to achieve great results.

You will be educated to A-level standard or have other relevant qualifications, as well as being proficient with the use of Microsoft Office and social media applications and websites.

Whilst an understanding of fundraising within the charity sector is not essential for this role, a willingness to learn and demonstrable experience within a sales or business development role is a requirement. You will also have an altruistic nature and have a genuine passion for charitable work and causes.


OX4, Oxford - Please note, there is parking on site.

This is a full time, permanent position role working Monday Friday, 37.5 hours, where core working hours will need to be taken between 8:00am 5:30pm. There is a possibility that this role could take on as a part-time role i.e. 4 days per week or fewer hours spread out over the course of the working week.

You will be situated in the quaint and quirky office on site, and will also be required to be in the field some days during the week to establish, build and maintain partnerships. Fridays are work from home days as most of the office are out of office on this day.

They wish to start the successful person in role from September but if you can start sooner that is great! There will be a two stage, interview process which is likely to involve:

  • An initial Teams chat
  • A formal panel interview with a presentation task.

There will be a 6 month probationary period. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure of criminal background check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) before their start date.

How to Apply for this Fundraising Lead role

Please apply online with an up-to-date CV. Should you have any questions about your application please get in touch with Recruitment Consultant, Jade Lawrence, (url removed) or (phone number removed)

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