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Senior Fundraiser

United Kingdom
Job Type
3 Feb 2024

Position: Senior Fundraiser (Grants and Trusts) Location: London, UK

Type: Permanent, Full Time Hybrid: a minimum of 3 days to be worked from our South Kensington Office.

About Us:

On the Edge is a London-based charity on a mission to emotionally reconnect people with nature through smart, entertaining, social-media-based storytelling. We are especially interested in reaching young people who do not engage with traditional nature content. By fostering a reconnection with the natural world, our stories aim to create advocates for its protection and restoration. On the Edge is also a science-based, grant-giving organisation that funds conservation projects around the world.

Role Overview:

We are looking for an experienced and well-networked fundraising professional to contribute to On the Edge's growth by identifying and securing significant grants from a broad range of trusts, foundations and grant-making bodies.

You will ensure that fundraising is consistent with the charity's goals and ensure professional presentation of the charity to all funding sources adhering to best practice in fundraising.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a fundraising strategy to maximise trust and grant giving income to meet or exceed annual income targets.
  • Create a sustainable and diverse fundraising portfolio, with funding streams including major donors, trusts, foundations and other grant making bodies.
  • Maintain and develop existing relationships, whilst proactively identifying and approaching new funding partners in the UK, US and internationally.
  • Research potential funding opportunities and prepares well-written structured persuasive cases for support and targeted funding applications.
  • Works with the wider team to develop new projects to inform funding applications.
  • Sets and achieves realistic time bound fundraising targets.

What we're looking for from you:

  • Experience and successful track record of securing income from trusts, foundations and/or major donors.
  • Experience of developing a fundraising strategy and income targets.
  • Excellent writing skills with attention to detail and experience in preparing structured, engaging and successful grant applications.
  • Financially literate with experience of navigating budgets specifically relating to projects.
  • Excellent negotiating, influencing and communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Experience in providing detailed concise project reports.
  • Ability to meet and monitor deadlines and targets.
  • Excellent team working skills. Self-motivated, proactive and organised.

Our benefits package:

  • 28 days annual leave + Bank holidays
  • Private health insurance (including optical and dental)
  • Pension contributions at 15%
  • Bicycle scheme

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  • Job Reference: 1227929338-2
  • Date Posted: 3 February 2024
  • Recruiter: On the Edge
    On the Edge
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Salary: £50,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: + benefits
  • Sector: Community & Sport
  • Job Type: Permanent