ReachOut Fundraising Officer

Job Title: Fundraising Officer
Contract: Permanent (probationary period of 6 months)
Working Hours: 9.00-17.30 Mon-Fri
Location: ReachOut London Office
Salary: £23,970 to £27,030 p.a. inc. London weighting (dependent on experience)
Holidays: 27 days per year
Start date: ASAP


ReachOut supports young people from disadvantaged areas to develop character and improve Maths and English skills through one-to-one mentoring from positive volunteer role models.

The Fundraising Officer will be responsible for managing and growing a number of existing and new corporate partners and trust funders in London, as well as supporting the wider Fundraising Team with community fundraising events.

This is a fantastic opportunity to expand your fundraising experience across a range of income streams and to make your mark on the charity sector. You'll be part of a Fundraising team of three, reporting to the CEO and working closely with our wider team of project delivery and support staff in London.

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Job Description

  • Manage and develop a number of existing and new corporate supporters, ensuring they are involved in our organisation at every level, including funding, employee fundraising, senior engagement, volunteering and pro bono
  • Research and develop new trust funding opportunities through direct approaches and networking events
  • Be responsible for all funding and grant reporting requirements, communications, and day to day relationship management for your portfolio of partners
  • Manage team and individual employee volunteering activities
  • Support community fundraising events (e.g. Hackney Half Marathon)
  • Keep Salesforce, our database of funders, up to date
  • Work with the Communications Manager to update the fundraising pages on our website and promote fundraising through digital channels
  • Ensure that ReachOut policies and procedures are followed and adhered to
  • Carry out any other duties as required by ReachOut and to act in a manner that is in keeping with ReachOut’s values

Person Specification

  • Belief in the ReachOut mission and passionate about our character building agenda
  • Experience of corporate fundraising, new business development and/or sales/marketing with an understanding of how these skills can be utilised in a corporate fundraising function.
  • Successful track record of generating income from large charitable trusts and foundations (desirable)
  • Excellent relationship management and communication skills, with the ability to relate to people at all levels.
  • Excellent business writing skills
  • Great team player (this is very important at ReachOut) but with the initiative to work alone
  • Proficient IT skills, including use of Microsoft Office programmes
  • Good time manager and able to prioritise
  • Positive, enthusiastic, practical and can do
  • Has the ability to adapt and learn
  • Able to work flexible hours when necessary (time off in lieu will be given for very occasional weekend work) and willing to travel to various locations in London to attend meetings, projects and events

To apply for this role please send your CV and a cover letter outlining why you are applying for the role and how you meet the person specification to Kevin McCarthy at [email protected]. Please also let us know where you heard about this role. The deadline for applications is the 23rd September 2018. Please note, we will be reviewing applications and holding interviews on a rolling basis so you are advised to apply early.

Please note, if you are a successful candidate you will be required to undergo an enhanced criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service. ReachOut will cover the cost of the check and guide you through the process. All staff have a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and adults. The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.