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Senior Fundraising Officer

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Town/City London
Salary Additional Information Salary: £32k, Cycle to Work Scheme and Employee Assistance Programme
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Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 21/10/2022
Company Name Groundwork London
Contact Name Edward Bohling
Email edward.bohling@groundwork.org.uk
Website Further Details / Applications
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As our Senior Fundraising Officer (SFO) you’ll play a central role in both leading and helping to shape Groundwork’s income generation and project development across the south of England. This is a new role within the team, presenting a fantastic opportunity to lead a supportive, lively and expanding team of passionate fundraisers!

Summary of role:  The SFO will be responsible for identifying and securing funds towards a wide range of social and environmental projects, as well as managing an ongoing portfolio of projects in need of funding. This will involve generating income from statutory sources, trusts and foundations; you’ll work closely with colleagues across the organisation to identify significant/suitable statutory and major grant income sources before developing and submitting bids to the relevant funders and partners. The SFO will manage the tendering and application process, and support the development of programmes and projects. You will be responsible for the development, writing and submission of tenders and major grant applications, and for positioning Groundwork on relevant Frameworks.

With close support from the Fundraising Manager, you will line manage and support the professional development of a small team of Fundraising Officers and Assistants, whilst identifying, devising and implementing new systems/processes to improve efficiencies and maximise income in line with the Trust’s Fundraising strategy and annual income targets.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Proven experience in writing high value (>£100k) bids and tenders
  • Confidence in writing creative and compelling proposals for targeted funders
  • Excellent relationship building skills with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience of line managing staff and/or volunteers
  • An ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritise multiple tasks
  • An ability to take the initiative in identifying and proactively developing new Fundraising & Development opportunities
  • An interest/ passion for creating greener, more sustainable communities

 For more key requirements of the role please see the personal specification attached to the Job Description on our website.

 Groundwork South

Groundwork South works with communities across the south of England to transform their lives and the places where they live. We have been at the forefront of social and environmental regeneration for over 25 years, and today we have a simple mission: to create better places, improve people’s prospects, and promote greener living and working.

We are passionate about creating a future where every neighbourhood is vibrant and green, every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny, and no-one is held back by their background or circumstances. This vision drives the work that we do. Each year we deliver over 100 innovative projects, tackling the biggest issues facing our communities and creating real and lasting, positive change.


Please send your completed application form, quoting reference ‘SFO722 to recruitment.south@groundwork.org.uk

For further information and to discuss the role please contact Ed Bohling at edward.bohling@groundwork.org.uk  or 07522 060 542.

Closing date for applications: 17th October 2022

Interview date: 21st October 2022


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