We’re hiring a Fundraising Officer

Are you a passionate Fundraising Officer experienced in building positive relationships with Trusts, Foundations and individuals to support charities reach their income targets?

Want to play a key role in our strategy for income growth, contribute to our mission to provide inspiring learning experiences and help young people become active and engaged citizens?

Young Citizens is an education charity on a mission to empower young people to actively engage in society. For over three decades, we’ve been giving young people the tools to understand society’s institutions and tackle its biggest issues. We are a national charity that makes big impact with a small central team and networks of volunteers.

This is a dynamic new role which will play a key part in our strategy for income growth and diversification, with a particular focus on Trusts and Foundations and individuals.

Salary: £27,000 per year

Closing date: Tuesday 9th July at 9am.

Find out more and apply via CharityJob.


Role snapshot

  • Support the Senior Income Generation Manager with the implementation and success of the income generation strategy
  • Work with our Education Team to develop funding propositions
  • Provide a high standard of stewardship for all our audiences
  • Managing and maintaining relationships with our existing grant funders to maximise relationships and long-term income growth
  • Identifying prospects among trusts and foundations, researching and writing tailored bids to support our education activities and core funding needs
  • Develop supporter journeys for our small group of individual donors
  • Work with other team members including our Communications & Digital Manager to identify potential new audiences and to target communications to build our supporter base


Who are we looking for?

We believe the ideal candidate is an experienced Fundraising Officer with strong relationship management skills, and the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with our team and external stakeholders.

You will have experience of fundraising across varied audience groups, strong bid-writing skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

You will have a proactive and strategic way of working and an affinity with our mission and values. You will be detail orientated and organised yet able to focus also on the bigger picture with a commitment to receiving high quality results.

If you are enthusiastic about the opportunity to have a significant impact within an organisation focused on social good, we would love to hear from you!

To find out more about the full scope of this role including further essential and desirable experience and skills, please see the job pack via CharityJob.


Benefits and role details

This is a hybrid role with some days at our London offices each week. Please note candidates should be based within a reasonable commute to London for office visits if required and have the existing right to work in the UK to meet the requirements of this role.

Benefits of working at Young Citizens In addition to joining a small friendly, dynamic and supportive staff team, Young Citizens offers:

  • enhanced employer pension contribution
  • 28 days annual leave plus eight Bank Holidays
  • paid volunteering leave
  • a day off for your birthday
  • employee assistance programme
  • enhanced sickness and maternity policies
  • hybrid and flexible working options
  • season ticket loan
  • an opportunity to make a real difference to help children and young people benefit from quality, inspiring citizenship education!

Salary: £27,000 per year

For the full information about this role and how to apply, please see the recruitment pack via CharityJob.

Application Instructions

To apply, send us your CV and cover letter explaining your interest in the role and demonstrating your capabilities in relation to the person specification. This will give you the best possible chance to be shortlisted. Any questions about this role, please do contact our HR team.

Closing date: Tuesday 9th July at 9am.

Apply via CharityJob now.


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