Location: Leicester / home-based, able to travel occassionally to Leciester, Birmingham and Nottingham
Contract: Permanent, full-time
Salary: £26,000 per year
About FareShare Midlands
FareShare Midlands is the region’s largest food redistribution charity, fighting food poverty and hunger by tackling waste. We source good quality food that is surplus to requirements from retailers and manufacturers. We rely on an army of volunteers to help redistribute this food to 550 frontline charities such as school breakfast clubs, community centres and organisations supporting those who are homeless, unemployed, socially isolated and recovering from addiction. These organisations provide meals and food parcels to more than 35,000 vulnerable people every week.
We are seeking a Fundraising Officer to lead on the creation, submission and management of a portfolio of trust and grant applications in order to achieve financial targets in line with their growth plans. This is an exciting time to join FareShare Midlands as we develop and expand our operations across the East and West Midlands.
The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate:
- Experience of securing gifts from trusts, grants and/or foundations, from researching and writing compelling funding applications, to impact reporting
- Experience in prospecting for new business, stewarding funders face to face and managing donor relationships
- Experience of delivering against an income targets
- Ability to keep good administrative records
- Confidence in presenting to a range of audiences
We are seeking a creative individual with excellent communication, persuasion and writing skills. Building good relationships, with the ability to meet objectives and deadlines, and experience of working well in a team is essential.
How to Apply
For more information, please contact Katherine Anderson-Scott, Charisma Charity Recruitment, firstname.lastname@example.org or 01962 813300.
Applications should be submitted through the Charisma website and include your CV and supporting statement.
We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or other category protected by law.
Closing date for applications is 2nd February 2022, however applications are being reviewed and interviews conducted on a rolling basis, so please apply without delay to avoid disappointment.