About the role

The fundraiser will work as part of our small fundraising team, supporting the fundraising manager and using a range of fundraising methods including events and trusts foundations. The team is seeking to increase supporter engagement and generate funds exceeding £100,000 annually to fund our network of food banks.


  • Coordinating 2 direct mail fundraising appeals each year
  • Writing thank you letters for all donations received
  • Organising our flagship summer fundraising food festivals with a target of £25,000 raised
  • Maintaining a CRM database of donors and potential donors
  • Contributing to the writing of funding applications to new trusts and foundations
  • Liaising with the wider team to gather information for funder reports
  • First point of contact for our National Lottery grant, responding to requests and queries
  • Promoting our new portfolio of giving options:  text to give, tap simple, and mobile pay
  • Piloting a new online quiz event to raise £10,000 over a year
  • Supporting the design and delivery of a new legacy and in-memory giving appeal

Skills and Qualifications


  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in fundraising
  • Advanced level writing skills to be able to produce persuasive bid writing copy
  • Great people skills, able to network and build relationships with new people
  • Confident public speaker
  • Resilient nature, ability to keep going after funding rejections
  • Knowledge of General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and relevant fundraising legislation
  • A commitment to our mission to ensure that no family goes hungry


  • A degree level qualification
  • Creative ideas for new fundraising events
  • Knowledge of food insecurity issues in the UK


Salary range for fundraiser working from head office, depending on qualifications and experience £26,000 - £33,000.

Additional information

Occasional evening or weekend work for events.


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