Fundraiser at ESTEEM

We are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative and creative fundraiser to join our team and help us generate funds to secure long-term sustainability and enable us to increase opportunities for young people. As a key member of the team you will be responsible for creating and submitting compelling and bespoke funding proposals and managing funder relationships.You will be required to work on your own initiative to develop persuasive proposals and nurture effective relationships with funders.

Key Responsibilities
● To create and submit compelling and bespoke funding proposals/ applications to charitable trusts/ foundations.
● To successfully manage and develop a portfolio of existing ESTEEM supporters (including thanking, reporting and identifying upsell opportunities) to ensure long lasting relationships and repetition of grants, CSR and individual giving.
● To undertake prospect research, qualifying suitable new funders for approach.
● To ensure all data related to both existing funders and prospects is kept up to date, while maintaining funding databases and setting up new systems where required.
● To contribute to and help achieve the agreed ESTEEM Funding Strategy (through meeting attendance, personal KPI management, 121’s/appraisals, planning, and budget re-forecasting)
● To forward any identified opportunities for youth-led projects to the Youth Management Team and support where able.
● To undertake any other reasonable duties, as required by ESTEEM management.
● To support youth fundraising and events teams as and when possible/required.
● To understand and adhere to all ESTEEM Policies and Procedures.
● To keep up to date with ESTEEM’s work, key priorities and future plans, to effectively match with supporters interests and identify opportunities for support.
As a youth-led organisation, young people are at the heart of what we do. In this role, you will develop compelling fundraising proposals about our varied projects, and manage a portfolio of trusts and family foundations with grants of between £1000 to £500,000. You will work with ESTEEM’s CO to achieve our annual fundraising target – currently £280,000 for this financial year – and will be personally responsible for securing income of c. £180,000 per year.

What we offer
● Excellent Development and Growth Opportunities
ESTEEM’s employees are encouraged to consider opportunities to develop new skills or progress including application to new roles in the organisation or just to get involved in various projects happening within the organisation.
● A Diverse and Inclusive Work Place
Equality, diversity and inclusion are central to ESTEEM’s values and how we work.
We are proud of our commitment to diversity and inclusion and support young people and staff from different backgrounds so they are able to be their best selves. Our networks include: All Sorts Safer Spaces (LGBTQIA+), Adur Refugees and Possibility People.
● Flexible Working and Other Benefits
We are committed to maintaining your work/life balance. We offer 28 days (pro-rata) annual leave, and operate flexi-working, which allows you to supplement your annual leave entitlement. ESTEEM office hours are 10am-6pm, Monday to Friday though we take a flexible approach to work and working patterns; we also ask the same of our staff, alongside the ability to work effectively and respond appropriately in challenging circumstances.
If you have the skills, knowledge and drive that we are looking for, and are passionate about making a real difference to the lives of those experiencing homelessness, we would love to hear from you. You will be required to complete a safer recruitment form if you are successful in gaining an interview with us.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Cat Vizor, Chief Officer on 07760 395085 or

For a full job description, person specification and application form, please visit

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Deadline for applications

26 Aug 2020


£28,000 per year (£11,400 pro rata)

Hours per week



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