Fundraising Officer

  • Job Reference: 00001336-1
  • Date Posted: 20 April 2022
  • Recruiter: 1625 Independent People
  • Location: Kingsley Hall, Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0ER
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £25,419 to £30,095
  • Role: Other jobs
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Full Time

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced fundraiser to join our charity working with young homeless people and care leavers. We pride ourselves on establishing innovative and successful ways of supporting young people to create real change in their lives. As a fundraiser you would be championing these approaches.

We are a successful fundraising team, with realistic ambitions for future projects. With the support of our Strategic Leadership team, Operational teams and young people, we are investing in fundraising so that we can be there for even more young people.

This is an excellent opportunity to further your knowledge and understanding as part of a small, close-knit team. So, if you’re personable, detail-oriented, well organised and enjoy writing, this role is for you!

1625ip values are social justice, equality, self-awareness, humility, passion, ownership and integrity. You will need to be able to work to these values as part of the team.

Please find full details of how to apply via our website in the advert below. There is no deadline for this application. We will interview applicants as we receive applications and we will close the vacancy when the role is filled. If you need an adjustment to be made to any part of the recruitment process, please let us know as soon as possible.

We are keen to increase applications from ethnic minorities, Muslim and male candidates as they are currently under-represented in our organisation. We would also like applications from people with relevant lived experience. 

What we are looking for:
• Someone with enthusiasm to build relationships.
• Someone with experience securing income from charitable trusts, grants or foundations.
• Someone with writing skills to create outstanding funding bids.
• Someone with a passion for helping vulnerable people.

What you will be doing:

The successful candidate will gain invaluable in-house training and support, working as part of a high performing and super supportive team.
• You’ll be cultivating new relationships with trusts, grants and foundations, and manage a portfolio of existing trusts and grants.
• You’ll be planning, preparing and writing applications.
• You’ll be collaborating across teams to develop funding proposals.
• You’ll be responsible for developing and sustaining a pipeline of funding opportunities.
• You’ll ensure that we listen to young people and meet their needs through new funding.

You will be in the Fundraising and Comms Team within our Central Services Department, and your line manager will be our Fundraising and Comms Manager, Hannah Barry.

If you have transferrable skills and are interested in this role, but you are worried about the application process, please get in touch with us. We encourage you to have an informal chat with the recruiting manager, Hannah Barry, to discuss how your personal or professional experience and skills could be transferred to this role.

What we are offering: 
• A very generous annual leave entitlement of 30 days per annum plus all Bank Holidays.
• Flexible working hours.
• A very supportive environment with reflective practice, regular supervisions, team, cross departmental and organisational development days.
• Employee Health Cash Plan with UK Healthcare.
• The opportunity to work alongside fascinating partners and funders.
• The opportunity to learn about innovative ways of supporting vulnerable people, being part of creating real change.
• There is scope for progression in this role as you’ll have opportunities to get involved in the growth of a range of income sources. 

Contract details: 
• Hours per week: 37.5 (this represents full time hours)
• Contract type: Permanent
• Pay: The salary range is between £25,419 – £30,095 (NJC scale 18 – 25). The successful candidate will be appointed on a 4 point scale within that range, based on fundraising experience in trusts and foundations.
• The location: Our office is based in Kingsley Hall, in Old Market in Bristol. Currently, our Fundraising team are largely working from home. With our Hybrid Working Policy in mind, there will be an opportunity to perform some of the role from home with flexibility and support to do so.

Application information:  
• To access the Job Pack for this role and submit an application, please visit the vacancy page on our Website: 
• Please refer to the Cover Letter guidance below to ensure your application can progress to the shortlisting stage. 
• To have an informal chat about the role, please contact Hannah Barry: We really encourage anyone to reach out with questions or for a conversation
• If you have any queries, please email

Important dates: 
• There is no deadline for this application. We will interview applicants as we receive applications and we will close the vacancy when the role is filled. Feel free to contact if you have any questions.
• Once you apply, we may have a phone interview with you and then you may be invited to a further face to face interview. We aim to do this within 1 week of your application.

Covering Letter Guidance 
Please note that the online application form cannot be saved until it is fully complete.  We recommend that you prepare your Cover Letter before you start the online application.  

Your Cover Letter will form the most important basis on which your skills, experience and behavioural competencies will be tested against the job criteria. You should refer to the Person Specification document within the Job Pack and cover only the elements that are tested at this stage of the recruitment process.

There is no need to upload a CV.

Equal opportunities for everyone

We safeguard and promote the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Any job offer will depend on a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Barred List Disclosure Check. 

We believe those with a criminal record should have an equal chance to become employees or volunteers. We also pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer for everyone regardless of age, disability, gender identity, race, religion and beliefs, sex and sexual orientation. 

Please see our Policies section on the website, for further information.