Job Vacancy: Fundraising Officer

The Catholic Children’s Society (CCS) is a leading provider of mental health services to schools across London and the South East.  We also provide family support, Early Years Education and emergency grants for children living in poverty.

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join a dynamic team and gain valuable experience in all areas of fundraising.

CCS works with children and families of all faiths and none and there is no requirement that this postholder is Catholic.  However, you must have a passion for improving the life chances of disadvantaged children.

As Fundraising Officer your role will primarily focus on generating income from individual supporters. You will develop strong relationships by writing creative and engaging fundraising materials and managing our donor stewardship programme.

Working as part of a small team you will have the opportunity to gain experience in many other aspects of fundraising including direct marketing, advertising, events, grants and school/community fundraising. This varied role would therefore be ideal for someone who is new to the charity sector and keen to use their excellent writing and communication skills to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children.

In this role you will receive an excellent package including an 11% employer pension contribution, access to an employee assistance scheme and 27 days annual leave.  The successful applicant will have:

  • Strong writing skills and the ability to produce compelling and persuasive communications.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop strong working relationships with colleagues and supporters.
  • Outstanding organisational skills and the ability to prioritise work and manage competing deadlines.
  • Willingness to learn new skills and support all areas of fundraising within the department.

Salary: £25,000 – £28,000 (dependent on experience)

A full job description can be found here:

Fundraising Officer – Job Description

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter to: mariek@cathchild.org.uk
Please ensure your covering letter clearly outlines why you want to apply for this role and your relevant skills and experience.

CLOSING DATE: Monday 16th March 2020, 9am
INTERVIEW DATE: Tuesday 24th March 2020

CCS is committed to safe recruitment and the post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.