New Vacancy: Grants Officer
(6 July 2021 1:26 pm)
Job Title: Grants Officer
Location: Home based and Warwick offices
Line Manager: Admin & Finance Manager
Salary: £24,000 - £28,000 pro rata
Hours of Work: 21 - 35 hours per week (occasional evening and weekend working)
Holidays: 23 days annual leave (increasing to 25 days after 4 years’ service) plus additional 2 days at Christmas, plus 8 bank holidays pro rata
Warwickshire Vision Support is the primary local charity for people living with sight loss in Warwickshire. We offer a holistic seamless service from the point of diagnosis, through visual impairment rehabilitation to long term social support to ensure that any person with a visual impairment gets the support they need, when they need it.
We provide a range of services, including Vision Support (drop-in) Centres, Recreational Clubs, Home Visitor and Telephone Befriending Service, Advocacy and Hospital Advice Desks. As a Fundraising Officer, you will play a key role in sourcing funding for the delivery these services. We are a small charity with a big heart who are looking for someone who wants to make a difference.
We are now looking for a Grants Officer to grow existing income streams and develop new ones to meet our targets.
We believe that diversity and engagement is not only the right thing to do, but is the only way we can achieve our goals. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all backgrounds and cultures.
Main purpose of job: To co-ordinate, develop and deliver WVS fundraising strategy
- Working with the Admin and Finance Manager to research and identify the most beneficial prospects for where the annual fundraising programme should be targeted
- Support the development of appropriate and accurate project budgets in line with full cost recovery principles
- Recruit and train an active group of volunteers who are involved in supporting the annual fundraising programme
- Assist in developing and implementing our trust/foundation programme.
- Researching Trusts and Foundations and developing good relationships with grant makers
- Make risk analyses and balance time-cost ratios to focus effort upon the most appropriate fundraising activities with the highest chance of success
- To submit reports to donors as required
Record keeping and reporting
- Maintain and develop the electronic and manual administration systems and data records of donors, supporters, volunteers and future prospects
- To prepare monthly progress reports
Presentations & Communications
- Deliver presentations to interested groups
- To maintain good communications with the volunteer fundraising team
- To work with Marketing & Communications Officer to establish effective links with representatives from local media to publicise fundraising activities
- Work alongside the Marketing and Communications Officer to develop fundraising resources and materials
Additional Fundraising duties
- Support the Fundraising Officer to organise events and campaigns as part of community fundraising development, responsible for new and imaginative activities to motivate and involve WVS members, volunteers and new supporters
- Identify potential high value supporters and groups and co-ordinate their contact and involvement with WVS
- Support the implementation of WVS’s individual giving strategy
- Support corporate fundraising, including employee giving and matched giving from employers
- Monitoring expense claims of fundraising volunteers and passing on to the Admin and Finance Manager for approval
- To travel as required; some meetings or events may occur on evenings or at weekends.
- To respond appropriately to telephone, written and email enquiries, and maintain your own diary (making travel/booking arrangements when necessary).
- To be aware and adhere to Health and Safety Regulations.
- Participate in risk assessments to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all activities
- To be aware and adhere to Warwickshire Vision’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
- To undertake any necessary training for the post
- Any other reasonable duties requested by the charity
This job description is to illustrate the primary duties and responsibilities of the job. This document reflects the job content at time of writing and will be subject to periodic change in the light of changing operational requirements. Such changes will be discussed with the jobholder and the job description amended accordingly.
The closing date for this role is 1 August 2021 with interviews taking place week commencing 8th August. You will need to submit your CV and a covering letter which includes why you think you are the ideal candidate for this position and what skills & experience you will bring to this role. Please note, CV only applications will not be accepted.
While we would like to contact all our candidates, unfortunately, this is not possible so if you haven’t heard from us a week after the closing date, your application has not been successful.
We do not accept applications from recruitment agencies.
- Experience of working with Trusts and Foundations and ideally some experience in the broad mix of other fundraising disciplines (e.g. corporate, legacies, community, events, individual donors)
- A successful track record of experience in fundraising in the voluntary sector for a minimum of 2 years
- Experience of developing and managing fundraising projects
- IT and administration skills to manage and develop office electronic and manual systems, including database management.
- Knowledge of Social Media is essential
Further essential qualities:
- Team player with a confident manner and professional, flexible, positive approach to work
- A high standard of written English with an ability to produce concise and persuasive prose
- High level computer literacy
- A good telephone manner
- Close attention to detail
- An ability to work with figures and use spreadsheets
- Proven track record in achieving financial and non-financial targets
- Confident, personable manner
- Ability to produce marketing and publicity materials to accompany fundraising activities and promotions
- Experience in planning and developing effective fundraising strategies
- A detailed understanding of the wider funding environment and changing trends in the voluntary sector
- Relevant professional qualifications or memberships
- A current valid driving licence and/or the use of a car
Part-time hours: 21-35 per week
Application deadline: 01/08/2021
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent
Salary: £24,000.00-£28,000.00 per year
Benefits: Work from home
Schedule: Monday to Friday
Work remotely: Yes