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Location: Central London

£35,000 - £45,000 depending on experience

Permanent, Full-time

World Villages for Children is fundraising to fight childhood poverty overseas. We believe that educating a child is the key to lifting whole families and communities out of poverty.

Set up in 1998, the charity is based in London and provides funding for the international poverty relief and education programmes of the Sisters of Mary. Established in 1964, each year these Christian, humanitarian programmes care for 20,000 of the most impoverished children in their schools in the Philippines, Guatemala, Mexico, Brazil, Honduras and now Tanzania. So far they have helped over 150,000 children and their families out of poverty.

We want to increase our financial support so the programmes can do more, by recruiting our first ever fundraiser.

We are seeking an experienced and talented Fundraising Manager to create and lead on a fundraising strategy for the charity. This brand new role offers an exciting opportunity to shape income generation so we can transform the lives of more of the world’s poorest children through education.

This is a senior management role working closely with the UK Manager, trustees and team to develop and deliver an integrated and effective fundraising plan.

The new role is pivotal for the charity and a chance to create the space and enthusiasm for fundraising in the World Villages team. It represents a great opportunity for a resourceful fundraiser to define and grow this new function, generate immediate impact for our beneficiaries and includes international scope, both through collaboration with our partner organisations around the world, and with overseas donors.

The successful candidate will have significant experience of fundraising, including a proven track record of writing proposals, winning, negotiating and delivering partnerships with, and funds from charitable trusts and foundations, major donors and corporates.

You will need to enjoy working in a small, tight knit team, be comfortable in a very busy environment and have the flexibility to take on  new opportunities as they arise. You will be juggling responsibility for managing key donor relationships, developing new partnership opportunities, reporting to funders and liaising with other charity partners and field offices. With attention to detail and excellent written and verbal presentation, you will also have the negotiation and strategic management skills to co-ordinate the development of strategy and to monitor budgets. 

If you’re a results focused self-starter, with the big picture in mind, hands-on brilliant with people, setting up a prospect pipeline, managing partnerships and closing the deal, this could be the role for you.

For more information on the role please refer to the full Job Description and Information Pack. To apply please email a comprehensive CV and a covering letter showing evidence of how you meet the personal specification of the role no later than 5pm on Thursday 26th March 2020 to nicolalawson@worldvillages.org.uk  Interviews will be held week commencing 6 April 2020. No Agencies Please