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Fundraising Grants Officer

Medical Research Foundation

Location: London, Hybrid
Salary: £29,000 to £34,000 pro rata depending on experience
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 21st February 2024
Closes: 14th March 2024

London and remote, £29,000-£34,000 full time (0.8 FTE considered), permanent

Can you write successful grant applications? If you have fundraising experience or would like to move into fundraising this could be the ideal role for you.

This is an exciting time to join us as we prepare to launch our new five-year strategy to drive the life-changing advances of tomorrow, by laying the foundations for ground-breaking new discoveries today. A key part of this strategy will be to invest in our fundraising team to achieve transformational growth in voluntary income. To support this growth, we are looking for a Fundraising Grants Officer to play a crucial role in raising income from funders.

Reporting to and working closely with our Senior Philanthropy Manager, you will make a significant contribution to delivering ambitious income generation plans from a range of income streams. Your main responsibilities will be to:

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of our research projects and funding plans.
  • Develop a pipeline of low value-high volume applications to Trusts & Foundations; research, tailor templates and submit applications.
  • Work closely with the Senior Philanthropy Manager on the development of a new programme of high value-low volume applications to Trusts & Foundations.
  • Undertake research to identify individuals with an interest in medical research to support the development of a Major Donor fundraising programme.
  • Undertake research on companies and assess their potential for partnership to support the development of a Corporate Partnerships programme.
  • Organise meetings and events for prospective supporters and provide briefings for colleagues.
  • Work with the communications team to develop compelling case for support documents and other donor materials.
  • Maintain records and monitor progress of applications and relationships, including working to agreed KPIs and ROI. 

This is an excellent opportunity to utilise your existing skills gained by making fundraising or grant applications, or through grant-giving or grant management, to grow professionally and perform a vital role in helping us to achieve our objectives to improve the future of human health.  We would like to hear from you if you can demonstrate:

  • Experience of undertaking research to identify and assess potential funding opportunities.
  • Effective written communications with a persuasive writing style.
  • Experience of successfully making or reviewing fundraising or grant applications in a charity. grant-giving organisation, research funding organisation or scientific setting.
  • Exhibit strong research and analytical skills with excellent attention to detail.
  • Work in an organised manner, managing deadlines effectively and responding flexibly to work priorities.
  • IT literacy and experience in using a CRM for fundraising.
  • Develop and manage effective working relationships with colleagues and external stakeholders.

We will offer you

The salary will be £29,000-£34,000 pro rata depending on experience and we will double-match pension contributions up to 10% max employer contribution.  The post is offered full-time (36 hrs) but we will consider part-time (min 0.8 FTE).  We offer 30 days of annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata), excellent financial, health and social benefits and an opportunity to join a dedicated team making a difference to human health.  We operate a hybrid working policy with part of the week office-based and part remote.

Visit our website to apply.

Closing date: 14 March 2024 at 09:00

Interview date: 25 March 2024

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