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Fundraising Officer- Trusts and Partnerships

Shared Lives Plus
£34471 per annum
Closing date
30 Jun 2021

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Fundraising Officer - Trusts and Partnerships

Salary Scale: £34,471FTE, £19,564 (pro rota)
Accountable to: Director of Development
Hours: 21
Contract: Permanent
Location: Flexible homebased with occasional UK travel including the Liverpool Head Office (when restrictions allow)


Shared Lives Plus is the UK membership charity for more than 6,000 Shared Lives carers, 150 Shared Lives schemes and a growing network of over 25 local Homeshare organisations. Our vision is a kinder, stronger society built on sharing our lives and our homes. We help build communities where everyone lives a full life, regardless of the support they need. We do this by turning Shared Lives and Homeshare into thriving, mainstream options, with all the right structures in place to support and guide who want to share their lives and homes.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to work with our Director of Development to develop and implement an ambitious fundraising strategy to grow and develop our offer to our membership and people benefiting from shared living. Working with our wider team you will be responsible for co-ordinating a successful programme of fundraising from trusts, and the corporate sector to an agreed annual target, including Charity of the Year applications, applying for trusts and grants, sponsorship and general donations.

You will need to have the ability to be a strategic thinker and have the passion and experience to take forward our fundraising plan to increase income from Trusts and Foundations. The role has the potential to grow depending on the success of the organisation.

We are looking for an individual who understands and believes in our ethos and is ready to join us on our journey.

Main duties and responsibilities

Secure funding from Trusts and Foundations

- Identify appropriate sources of funding where we fit their criteria
- Work with managers to develop and write funding proposals and corporate applications
- Develop a case for support for our work
- Identify and write up case studies to show the benefits of our work
- Write appropriately tailored grant/funding bids that meet funders’ interests and requirements
- Develop any additional documents in support of funding bids i.e. budgets, workplans
- Maintain and strengthen relationships with existing and potential funders
- Work with managers to report back to funders on grant usage and impact
- Manage relationships with funders before, during, and after receipt of funds and maintain a high level of supporter care

Contribute to the development of the organisational fundraising processes

- Work with managers to develop projects and priorities for funding applications
- Support a strategy for prioritising bids to maximise our chances of securing funding
- Help develop a Trusts and Foundations strategy to help create and maintain strong and diverse income that meets our funding needs
- Create a calendar of grant deadlines and track submitted funding proposals
- Review all grant/bid feedback and ensure knowledge is shared, so that learning informs us for future approaches to grants
- Develop key organisational information for use in future applications

To apply

Please submit your CV along with a supporting statement considering (based on all the details in the job description and person specification) why you feel you’re the person for us.

The closing date is 30th June.

Short pre-interviews will be on 5th July with interviews taking place the morning of 7th July.
Shared Lives Plus is an Equal Opportunities Employer and we are committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. We welcome applicants regardless of race, religion or belief, colour, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age and other protected status as required by law. We promote and protect human rights; they are the foundation of what we do.

We want to be an inclusive place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come and contribute their unique strengths and perspectives. We are focused on equality and believe that all the fascinating characteristics that make us different, make us more able to deliver our life-changing work with passion and creativity.

- Good standard of education (5 GCSEs or equivalent)
- Membership of Institute of fundraising

- Possess a proven track record (2 to 3 years or more) of leading successful applications to grant makers and charitable trusts
- Demonstrable experience of achieving financial targets and keeping financial records and preparing budgets.

- Excellent presentation, communication and report writing skills
- Able to engage confidently and constructively with stakeholders
- Good IT skills including Microsoft office and CRM and ability to utilise bid/proposal information systems and commissioner portals
- Effective organisation and time management skills
- Able to work flexibly and creatively using own initiative.
- Ability to understand the strategic aims of the organization and to translate these into presentations

- An understanding of Shared Lives and the philosophy and values underpinning our work and the sector
- Understanding of GDPR, fundraising code and other charity law as relates to fundraising.

Values and Behaviours
Ability to demonstrate behaviours that reflect the Shared Lives Plus Values
- Authenticity
- Integrity
- Sense of Purpose
- Zest and Energy

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