Senior Philanthropy Specialist - International Trusts, Foundation and Institutional Fundraising
Traidcraft Exchange works for trade and climate justice. In South Asia and East Africa, we support farmers, workers and artisans to benefit from more sustainable and equitable trade, and in the UK we advocate and campaign for changes to business practices and government policy.
It is an exciting time to join our organisation. Following a strategic review, we are embarking on a process of change to shift power to groups in the global south, and to rethink the way we work in the UK. We want to put decision-making power into the hands of those we serve and are going through a process to transition to a more participatory way of working in future.
About the role
As part of our innovative strategy, we are creating a Direct Fundraising team. This new team will have joint accountability to raise funds and build partnerships in the UK and internationally for newly defined portfolios of work, and raise match funding for existing large multi-year development programmes. The team will approach trusts and foundations, institutional donors, high net worth individuals, community groups, companies and social enterprises. Although the post-holder will focus largely on foundations, institutional and trust funding the post-holder needs to be versatile and able to engage with partners and donors at all levels with a willing to fundraise across a wide range of disciplines where the need arises.
We are looking for an experienced, skilled and charismatic communicator with a proven track record of generating new business to minimum, six-figure sums, in a charity setting across a range of fundraising disciplines to help us reach new audiences and inspire potential donors to support our important work.
We are committed to equality and providing a diverse and inclusive workplace. We particularly welcome applications from those who are significantly underrepresented in our sector, including disabled people and individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.
Location: Flexible within the UK. While colleagues are currently working from home, we have offices in London and Newcastle upon Tyne and the post-holder would be expected to travel to one or other of these on a regular basis.
Interested? You can download the attached job description and application form and email your completed application to us. Alternatively you can find further information on our website at www.traidcraftexchange.org/jobs