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Fundraising Consultant
Zurich Community Trust (UK) Ltd
  • Salary £35000 - £40000 per year
  • Location Southampton, Southampton,Bath, Bath and North East Somerset,Swindon, Swindon,Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Job Type Contract
  • Category Fundraising , General/Other
  • Sectors Social Welfare
  • Job Reference : Generation Gains Fundraising Consultant

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced fundraising professional who has a proven track record of planning, sourcing, authoring and winning funding bids. You will be expected to research and identify potential social investment opportunities and other relevant external funding sources to sustain one of Zurich Community Trust’s Strategic Funding Programmes, “Generation Gains”, from July 2020 onwards.

You will be working with the Zurich Community Trust (UK) Ltd and their three funded delivery partners of this programme – Saints Foundation in Southampton, Greenwich Leisure Limited in Swindon and the Aston Villa Foundation in Birmingham as well as our evaluators, the University of Bath and Solent University.  


The Zurich Community Trust (ZCT) is a registered charity and is the community arm of Zurich Insurance in the UK.  

Zurich Community Trust’s mission is to help build a more resilient and inclusive society. Through our work with a huge variety of community partners and supported by the funds, time and talent donated by Zurich Insurance UK and its employees, we address a raft of social issues to bring about positive change.  

Our latest Strategic Funding programme, Generation Gains, focuses on two pressing social issues in one programme - helping young people previously not in education, employment or training (NEET) to become work ready and also addressing isolation and loneliness in older people. This inter-generational programme offers a variety of physical activities with social interaction for older people which is delivered by young apprentices employed by our three delivery partners. The programme has been running since late 2016 and Zurich Community Trust have committed funding to July 2020, at which time we aim to have helped our delivery partners to source alternative funding to sustain this programme.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Understand the funding landscape across key funding areas including, but not limited to, social investment, skills development, education and training and healthcare in relation to potential for Generation Gains.

  • Work with Generation Gains partners to understand how the programme could become sustainable.

  • Interpret key data from the University of Bath to gather relevant information to submit funding bids and meet funder requirements.

  • Engage with Social Investment Brokers to discuss potential funding options.

  • Research and develop relationships with partner organisations with whom to submit joint applications.

  • Research and develop relationships with social investors who may be interested in investing in the future of the Generation Gains programme

  • Develop ideas and concepts to meet the needs of both funders and the Generation Gains Programme to ensure the proposed solution is sustainable and viable.

  • Develop a social investment plan to maximise potential for long term sustainability of Generation Gains.

  • Make recommendations for sustainability and strategies in response to the funding landscape.

  • Write and submit funding bids and deliver presentations to potential funders as required.

  • Work with all partners to ensure the programme can be implemented effectively.

Key Skills/Experience/Knowledge:

  • Proven fundraising results

  • Excellent knowledge of the social investment arena including but not limited to outcomes based contracts

  • Excellent written communication skills

  • Excellent project management skills

  • Extensive bid writing experience

  • Excellent presentation skills.

  • Excellent numeracy skills

  • Excellent knowledge of the UK voluntary sector

  • In-depth knowledge of grant funding.

  • Excellent knowledge of qualitative and quantitative University evaluations and reports.

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Powerpoint

  • Strong organisational skills and ability to prioritise and plan workloads.

  • Work autonomously & taking ownership

  • Strong ability to building relationships and networking

    As this role will involve meeting with adults at risk any offer to contract the services of the successful candidate will be subject to evidence of an acceptable “Standard” check from the Disclosure and Barring Service