Development Officer

West London Zone is at a very exciting stage in its growth within the charity and social impact sector. We’re looking for a dedicated Development Officer who’s keen to develop their career in fundraising and communications as a key member of our (small but mighty) Development Team to support us to continue to grow and embrace the exposure to many parts of a unique charity.

We are looking for someone to play an important role in the development and implementation of our fundraising activities to secure funding from trusts & foundations, major donors and statutory funders. This job requires exceptional writing skills and a good understanding of how to position West London Zone and our work within applications and funder reports.

If you are passionate about changing the lives of children in west London, excited by our delivery model and our funding structure, confident using qualitative and quantitative evidence, with a talent for writing and an eagle eye of detail – we want to hear from you.

The main responsibilities are; 

• Help to manage our existing strong pipeline and research potential funders to meet fundraising targets on an annual basis

• Write high quality bids for trusts/foundations and any other fundraising applications, including proposals to High Net Worth Individuals as required
• Regularly report internally on pipeline of trust and foundation applications and potential income
• Work closely with other members of the development team to create, edit and deliver content for publications, presentations, funder communications and social media across a variety of channels as well as internally.
• Build relationships with key individuals representing trusts and foundations and lead on donation processing and thanking.
• Manage and develop the Salesforce Database system and reporting, utilise (and help develop) internal systems and processes to track deadlines, KPIs, and get the most out of our CRM.
• Work closely with other members of the Development Team to support all fundraising activity, including events.
• Other tasks as required by line manager (Senior Development Manager, Trusts
& Foundations).

Click here for a full application pack, and here to download an application form. 

To apply, please send a completed application form to [email protected]

Applications received before 11.00pm on Sunday 6th October will be considered.