Funding Officer

Closing date: 15 April 2024
Admin Finance Fundraising General/Other
  • Salary £31,500 per year
  • Location Remote
  • Job Type Permanent, Full-time
  • Sectors Human Rights
  • Job Reference :

Asylum Justice is a registered charity (1112026), and a company limited by guarantee (5447875), which was set up in 2005 to provide free legal advice, assistance and representation to asylum seekers, refugees, and vulnerable migrants without access to Legal Aid.  We are a small but dynamic charity which is growing to meet demand. We are looking for a funding officer to manage our grant funding and fund raising, and to identify and utilise new funding opportunities.

About the role

Hours:37 hours a week 

Salary:  £31,500 per annum

Contract terms: Open-ended (on the basis of ongoing continuation of external funding). Probationary period of 12 weeks.

Holiday entitlement: 28 days plus bank holidays

Place of Work: Primarily Home-based with potential for hybrid working if requested

Responsible to: Legal Director 

Key responsibilities and duties

The post holder will have the following areas of responsibility: -

1.Fundraising (55%)

a.Research and identify fundraising opportunities; 

b.Write and submit grant applications and funding bids; 

c.Foster relationships and lead meetings with donors/panels during funding application processes;

d.Promote and coordinate opportunities for individual giving, including online donor platforms, newsletters, regular social media communications, campaigns, and events (with support from trustees);

e.Maintain and set-up new partnerships to increase income generation;

f.Update existing strategies related to:


b.Monitoring and evaluation


2.Project Management (15%)


a.Assist the Legal Director with partner meetings to ensure smooth set-up of projects;

b.Review contracts / agreements and liaise with the Finance Officer / trustees to request amendments where necessary;

c.Update the Client Liaison Officer/s on monitoring and evaluation requirements and make necessary amendments to systems / forms to capture relevant data.

d.Manage project funding through allocations in Quickbooks, with support from Finance Officer where necessary.

3.Monitoring and Evaluation (30%)

a.Regularly update overview of case records and track enquiry numbers, calculating statistics and reporting these to Legal Director, trustees, and external parties where relevant;

b.Prepare and submit monitoring reports to donors with statistics and testimonials gathered by the Client Liaison team;

c.Attend and lead monitoring meetings with donors;

d.Prepare the annual report with support from trustees and Finance Officer;

e.Create internal and external communications to share results, with support from trustees.


a.To work within Asylum Justice Policies and Procedures at all times