Job Title: Development and Fundraising Coordinator
Salary: £28,000 circa (incl. pro rata) Plus up to 15% performance related pay.
Hours: 21 hours a week
Location Upton Park, East London
Reporting to: Chair, Board of Trustees
We are a small charity but with a great growing potential. In the UK, we aim to recruit, train, facilitate and enhance the ability of people from the Black and minority ethnic communities, including the young people to more effectively compete in the employment market. To achieve this aim and objective a range of activities are undertaken; including organising volunteer work placements for the project beneficiaries and youth support groups based on areas prioritised by the project participants. A range of other projects are undertaken or planned to support these initiatives and to enable us to achieve our organisational aims and objectives.
In Uganda, based in Kiboga district, through our local delivery partners we are working with a wide range of groups of beneficiaries, we aim to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS on Orphans and Vulnerable children and the families where they live. Over the years, we have been supporting over 600 orphans a year, contributing to the training in vocational skills of those that may have dropped out of the formal educational system, contributing to the provision of clean water against a background of climate change, constructing and repairing class rooms as a way of creating a conducive environment for learning. In addition, over the years, we have trained over 20,000 people to save. They now have a cumulative saving of over £700,000 and a loan portfolio of over £600,000, which has been a phenomenal success across Kiboga district, demystifying the myths that the poor can not save and dramatically lifting the poor out of poverty. It is helping to increase household incomes, access to education, nutritional security, resilience in the face of shocks and as an entry point for other development services.
Overall Purpose of the Post
The objective of the post, in a competitive environment, is to help build our fundraising capacity and increase our success in fundraising. You will be actively researching funding prospects, developing and submitting project proposals to statutory authorities, trusts and foundations requesting for funds in support of our work, both here in the UK and in Uganda. You will also be managing our relationships with and securing income from a portfolio of statutory, charitable trusts and foundation in-line with agreed targets. It is envisaged that the post holder will be making proposals to help us realise annual income target of, as an indication, at least £100,000 initially which should increase year on year as our planning systems develop and as opportunities arise. In return, we are happy to reward the staff with up to 15% of their salary, as a performance related payment on successfully achieving or working towards the target.
The post holder will also be working with other staff and volunteers, creatively engaging them to ensure that they also help in augmenting the organisation’s income and identifying new opportunities for project development, in line with the organisation’s abilities. In addition, you will be helping our organisation to reach the next level of its development through coordinating the improvement of core policies and procedures and helping us to achieve recognised quality assurance systems and training accreditation.