Do you get a kick out of writing grant applications, securing monies for small and mighty charities but can’t commit full time?
We have the job opportunity for you!
- Move The World, International Development Education Charity – with operations in Ghana Remote working with access to London
- £26,000- 29,000 Annually (based on experience)
- Pro-rata Permanent, Part-time, 2 days (16 hours) a week to be worked flexibly
NB: Potential for role to be increased pending funding
Who We Are
Move the World is a UK-registered charity and registered NGO in Ghana founded in 2016, focused on community development and global citizenship education in the Ga West Municipality of Ghana, West Africa. Our mission is to educate youth in Ghana to be active global citizens. We work alongside schools and communities to deliver our global citizenship education programmes, Get Global and Get Local using the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as learning themes. Since our 2019 pilot 914 students, 15 young adults and 9 teachers throughout 12 different schools have engaged with each other in experiential activities to build life skills whilst learning about local and global issues.
We’re looking for a Grants Manager to join our small UK team to help us reach out to new donors particularly trusts and foundations.
Move The World is growing, and this role will be dedicated to continuing this trend. Although the role will focus on raising funds from trusts and foundations, as a small international development charity, we work dynamically, adjusting to the most pressing need at any time. You’ll embrace this culture and enjoy being responsive. You’ll need to be passionate, personable and well-organised. You’ll manage your own partnerships as well as support existing ones.
As we are growing and expanding there is breadth to this position and opportunities for increased hours and promotion to the Senior Management Team as Director of Development.
This role will be home-based, but you’ll need to be able to travel to London for one – two days a month to meet with our UK team. You’ll need to also be able to travel in the UK to meet with partners, and there will be potential for international travel. For UK- based staff this travel will be covered by the organisation.
We would accept applications from elsewhere globally if you have the knowledge and access to UK funders. Please note in this situation, stated salary would reflect in-country cost of living and travelling to London would not be required.
Your main responsibilities
- Write and submit applications to a range of trusts and foundations including corporate foundations, working with our programme team to develop the applications and gather the information you need to create applications.
- Research and develop relationships with trusts and foundations, and proactively manage our grants pipeline.
- Engage with potential, existing and previous funders to identify funding opportunities
- Write and submit inspiring reports for existing funders.
- Lead due diligence processes for funders.
- Support the monitoring of our fundraising budget to ensure we’re on track to meet the annual fundraising target.
You must have or be all of these:
- At least three years experience in charitable fundraising – ideally international development.
- Experience in cultivating relationships with trusts, foundations and/or corporate donors.
- An understanding of individual giving.
- Experience in researching and managing a fundraising pipeline.
- Experience of using a fundraising Customer Relationship Manager (CRM) databse (we use Beacon but experience in any CRM will be transferable) .
- Plenty of experience using Excel and Microsoft Word or Google Sheets and Google Docs.
- Great organisational skills – you need to be able to multitask and prioritise your own workload.
- Strong communication skills – we work remotely but we are all in touch a lot, you need to be happy to be part of this remote team and stay in touch about what you’re doing.
- Good digital acumen – you can’t be a technophobe.
It would be great if you had some of these skills and experience:
- Experience in either education or international development.
- Understanding in communications, in particular social media and newsletters
- Experience of putting together fundraising resources and newsletters, using Canva or Indesign.
- Experience of digital fundraising including Facebook.
You’re likely to be a great fit if:
- You enjoy communicating with donors and sharing a cause with them
- You’re passionate about international development
- You are happy to work independently
- You have a flexible approach to your work. As a small charity, everyone in the team has to do things that aren’t in their job descriptions
Interviews will be conducted over Zoom on commencing the week of 20th of February 2023 and will include a short assessment. Candidates will have access to questions prior for preparation.
The position will start ASAP.
Send an email to Claire – email@example.com and include your CV and a cover letter.
We’d love to hear why you think you’re a good fit for the role at Move The World. Permission to get creative 🙂