We are working in partnership with FareShare Midlands, the region’s largest food redistribution charity, fighting food poverty and hunger by tackling waste. They source good quality food that is surplus to requirements from retailers and manufacturers and rely on an army of volunteers to help redistribute 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.
They are now 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 they develop and expand their 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
Experience of customer care in a charity or sales environment
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.
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: 6th December. However, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so please apply without delay to avoid disappointment.