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Fundraising Officer (Grants)
Missing People
  • Salary £26,000 to £28,000 per annum
  • Location Richmond Upon Thames, London, Greater London
  • Job Type Permanent
  • Category Admin , Fundraising
  • Sectors Social Welfare
  • Job Reference : 00323178

Job Description

Fundraising Officer (Grants) 

About Missing People 

Our Vision is that every missing person is found safe. 

Somebody goes missing in the UK every 90 seconds. We are a non-judgemental, highly skilled team of staff and volunteers working around the clock for everyone who needs us. We provide free 24-hour confidential support, help, advice by phone, email, text and online, including the opportunity to reconnect. We also coordinate a UK wide network of people, businesses and media to join the search when someone goes missing. 

Missing People is an independent charity that relies on donations. 

Position: Grants Officer 
Location: Mortlake, South West London 
Job type: Full Time, Permanent 
Hours: 35 hours per week (some of out of hours work may be required) 
Salary: £26,000 to £28,000 per annum (depending on experience) 
Benefits: Missing People is on the Sunday Times “100 Best Not-for-profit Organisations to Work for” List 2016 and offers the benefits: 25 days annual leave per annum / pro rata plus statutory holidays; Additional annual leave days awarded on length of service; Company pension contribution; Life insurance (3 x salary); Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) including 24 / 7 support helpline; Interest-free Season Ticket Loans; Additional maternity pay and leave; Additional paternity pay; Additional sick pay; Childcare vouchers; Eye care vouchers. 

Closing date: 9am Friday 12th October 2018 
First Interviews: Friday 19th October 2018 
Second Interviews: Thursday 25th October 2018 

About the role: 

The Grants Officer will be responsible for supporting the Grants Manager in securing and managing income against a defined target from a variety of sources, developing enduring funder relationships. Potential funders include charitable trusts and foundations, livery companies, Big Lottery Fund and non-commissioned statutory funds. A key part of this role will be working with services, policy and finance teams cross the organisation to ensure project plans are developed to enable successful funding applications. 

The Fundraising and Communications team is responsible for appealing for individual missing people; creating sustainable long-term income and increasing awareness of the charity’s services. 


- Research prospective supporters and build relationships to create a pipeline of key prospects aligned with the charity’s funding needs 
- Support the Manager in planning and delivering an annual work programme of applications and reports to ensure that income targets are met 
- Take ownership of our ‘small grants mailing’ programme to grow this income stream from trusts for sums of up to £5,000, monitoring income and stewarding funders 
- Working closely with the Manager, develop high quality and inspiring large bids and reports in partnership with colleagues across the charity that meet long-term plans to ensure that applications you make stand a strong chance of success 

About you: 

- Knowledge of the charity sector and different types of funding sources 
- Experience in a trust fundraising and / or statutory fundraising role 
- An understanding of trends in grant giving and emerging funding streams 
- Degree level education or equivalent 
- Excellent written skills in drafting compelling bids, presentations, reports, briefings 
- Ability to undertake prospect research and develop donor plans 
- Ability to interpret complex information and synthesise into simple, compelling messages 
- Ability to understand basic budgeting in relation to a project or service 
- A high level of competence in using relationship management databases (ideally Raiser’s Edge NXT) and Microsoft Office software notably Excel and Word 

You may have experience of the following: Grants Officer, Fundraising Officer, Fundraising Assistant, Fundraiser, Fundraising, Fundraising Executive, Trusts, Grants Fundraising, Statutory Fundraising, Raisers Edge, Chartiy, Charities, Not for Profit, NFP, Third Sector, etc.