Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser

Job Title: Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser

Salary: £30,000

Contract Type: Fixed Term for 2 years with strong likelihood of extension to permanent

Hours: 35 hours per week – some weekend work may be required

Department/Section: Core Operations

Accountable to: Finance Manager

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of central London’s leading educational charities, Vauxhall City Farm.

Covering two acres, the farm is home to over 100 animals and for 45 years has given visitors from far and wide the opportunity to experience life on a farm making the use of its green space by offering a range of visitor experiences, education and training programmes, volunteering, horse riding, and events.

Despite the impact of the pandemic, we have been very successful in building our income from trusts, foundations, corporate and statutory sources. We have also launched a new capital appeal to redevelop our community gardens, riding arena and other aspects of the Farm. We are now seeking an
exceptional fundraiser with experience of raising funds from trusts and foundations who can continue to grow our income and build on our success.

The Fundraising Officer (Trusts and Foundations) will work closely with the CEO, as well as the rest of the team to apply for revenue and capital funds.

The successful candidate will build relationships with potential and existing funders and be able to translate our impactful educational, environmental, recreational and therapeutic programmes and ambitions into compelling funding proposals. As the sole fundraiser within the team, supported by the CEO and Finance Manager, the role will be both challenging and exciting, offering opportunities to grow your expertise.

Our ideal candidate will be a self-starter as well as a team player, highly motivated with strong communication /writing skills and demonstrable experience of securing grants and building relationships with Trusts and Foundations.

Vauxhall City Farm strives to be a diverse and inclusive workplace. We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or other minority backgrounds that are underrepresented on the Farm.

For full details, please download the Job Pack: Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser January 2023

How to apply:

Application: Please send your CV and a cover letter (no more than 2 sides of A4 minimum
font size 11) outlining:
a) Why you are interested in the role
b) The skills and experience you will bring that align with the Job Person specification

Submit to: recruitment@vauxhallcityfarm.org with ‘Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser
Vacancy’ included in the email subject heading.

Closing date: Sunday 10th February at 11.59pm

Interviews: Interviews will take place as we receive applications.

Questions? Please email: recruitment@vauxhallcityfarm.org

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