People and Places Fundraiser

£27,741 yearly
  • Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire
  • Northampton, UK
  • 15 Oct, 2020
Full time Charity Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description


Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire (VIN) is known as an Infrastructure Organisation and provides support for the voluntary and community sector in Northamptonshire. Our role is to help the voluntary sector to support local communities. VIN provides a range of support services for frontline voluntary and community groups to enable them to address management and development issues and to function more effectively within the changing operating environment. Our principle components are supporting groups within the county to develop and grow, advocate and support volunteering initiatives and provide voice and representation for seldom heard groups. Northamptonshire is a county which is experiencing massive and rapid change. Not only is it moving towards a Unitary Structure, it is also delivering NHS Transformation through Integrated Care Systems and has recently been granted funding for its innovative Social Prescription at Scale.

Working in partnership with other infrastructure and voluntary sector organisations as well as statutory and educational bodies within the county, VIN aims to develop a thriving independent voluntary and community sector that is a valued partner in the development of Northamptonshire and its communities.


The Post:

 Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Fundraiser to generate new funding opportunities in collaboration with the CEO.

You will be an exceptional bid-writer with very strong attention to detail and a proven record in researching, designing and writing funding applications to relevant grant-making bodies (predominately trusts, foundations and national funding bodies).


Key Responsibilities

Identify and research prospective trusts, foundations and other funding sources relevant to VIN’s funding needs.

Develop VIN’s Trust and Foundations fundraising strategy to maintain a strong and diverse income pipeline that meets VINS funding needs.

Develop a knowledge of VIN’s projects and stakeholders to ensure that funding approaches are fully reflective of our work and in line with funders’ priorities.

Review all bid feedback and ensure knowledge is shared, so that learning informs VIN’s future approach.

Write high quality, persuasive bids that meet funders’ interests and requirements.

Write additional documents in support of funding bids.

Contribute to VIN’s Annual Report.

Identify and write up case studies to inform audiences of the difference VIN makes in communities.

Maintain robust relationships with key stakeholders, funding authorities and the VCSE generally across Northamptonshire.

Build relationships with new potential funding sources.

Ensure the appropriate recognition of grants and gifts made.

Develop effective communications

Work with CEO & THE Operations and Projects Manager to ensure the effective collection of key performance indicators or outcome data.

Ensure the timely submission of comprehensive grant reports in line with funder priorities and timescales.

Work collaboratively within a small team.

Adhere to VIN’s policies and procedures at all times.

Support the CEO with other duties as required or relevant.



SALARY: SCP 23 (27,741.00 PA)

HOURS: 37 hours per week.


Occasional evening and weekend work may be necessary.

No overtime is payable but a TOIL scheme operates.


PLACE OF WORK 15 St. Giles Street: Northampton: NN1 1JA


Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire

People and Places Fundraiser (Trusts and Foundations)

Person Specification:


Essential Criteria:

· Strong experience as a Fundraiser ((especially Trusts & Foundations).

· Experience of writing successful grant applications.

· Experience of building Trust and Foundation pipelines.

· Experience of effective grant management including the collation of impact evidence or KPIS.

· Experience of producing grant management reports for publication.

· A demonstrable understanding of how to secure funds from Trusts and Foundations.

· An understanding of the importance of diverse funding programmes.

· Knowledge of social impact measurement.

· Excellent written skills including an ability to write compelling funding briefs, reports and proposals.

· Strong attention to detail.

· Demonstrable ability to build networks and partnerships with internal project managers and external stakeholders.

· Well organised, with effective time management and problem solving skills.

• The ability to work both collaboratively and independently.

• Numerate, with the ability to develop and interpret budgets and other financial information.

• IT literate (able to use MS office, E-Mail and Social Media).

• A commitment and understanding of equal opportunities and diversity.

• Have access or own a vehicle for work activities.


Desirable criteria:

• An understanding of the VCSE sector in Northamptonshire.

• An understanding of the changing nature and landscape of the VCSE sector in Northamptonshire.



The office is based at St Giles Street in Northampton. The Successful candidate will park at either St Johns or the Mayorhold Car Park and will receive a subsidised car park pass, the current cost being £37.50 which is taken directly from the monthly salary. During C19 most staff are working from home. 

Salaries are paid on the 25th of each month.

Staff receive 20 days annual leave per year which is separate to stated bank holidays.

Car Mileage for work related activities is paid at the prevailing rate.

Staff can join a workplace pension scheme if they so wish after successfully completing a 3 month probation period.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact the organisational CEO Russell Rolph on 07592 501770.