We are looking for a driven, experienced, and resourceful fundraising professional with impressive communication skills and a proven record of working with high value donors to join Become. In this role you will build and foster positive relationships with philanthropic donors and grant-making organisations, providing excellent stewardship and account management, and creating sustainable partnerships. You would be managing an established trusts programme and leading on developing our philanthropy programme. This is a relatively new income stream with exciting opportunities to develop further over the next few years. You will be supported in the development of this stream by the Director of Fundraising who has a background in major donor fundraising.
You will be strongly committed to Become’s values and our vision that young people who spend time in care should have the same chances as everyone else to live happy, fulfilled lives.
As an organisation serving children in care and care leavers, we are keen to receive applications from people with experience of care and recognise the importance of having care-experienced staff within our team. We are also actively seeking to bring diversity of perspectives and experience, and especially welcome applications from people with disabilities, from Black, Asian, Minoritised Ethnic backgrounds and LGBTQ communities.
Become is committed to tackling systemic racism and providing an inclusive, equitable workplace. We recognise that embedding equity, diversity and inclusion principles is an ongoing journey and one which we are determined to invest in.
How to apply
At Become, we ask interested applicants to answer several competency-based questions.
Your application and answers will be anonymously reviewed to ensure fairness and help remove bias from the application process.
You’ll need to send us your CV as well, as we will want to consider this to check your level of experience if you are invited to interview.
We also ask all applicants to fill in an Equity and Diversity Monitoring Form so, we can better understand the diversity of applicants. This is anonymous and will not be connected to your application.
To apply, please send your CV and answer the questions below in no more than 400 words per question. Please provide relevant examples to demonstrate how you meet the skills and experience required Applications should be submitted in a Word document with only your initials at the top. We ask to please not include any additional wording or messages on the application.
We also ask that you only use your initials on your CV as well.
- What is your motivation to work for Become and why are you interested in working to support care-experienced children and young people
- How do you go about crafting compelling and persuasive grant proposals
- How do you go about juggling multiple projects, deadlines and fundraising applications?
- How do you ensure that major donors feel engaged and invested?
If you would like an informal chat before applying, please contact Cerys Shepherd, Director of Fundraising: [email protected] and we will arrange a convenient time. Please note that Cerys will be unavailable between the 6-14 November.
As an organisation serving children in care and care leavers, we are keen to receive applications from people with experience of care. We actively seek to bring diversity of perspectives and experience, and especially welcome applications from disabled people and those from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic backgrounds and LGBTQ+ communities.
Please tell us if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you in your application.
Please email your application to [email protected] by 9am on 24 November 2023.
Interviews will have two parts:
A) a session with young people
B) a panel interview with Become staff
We expect to have only one stage of interviews. These may be virtually, using a video calling app (Zoom) or face to face in person at our location in Central London. If access to technology/WIFI is difficult for you, please contact us so we can assist in making suitable arrangements.
Become also wants to ensure fairness in all our interviews so all successful shortlisted candidates will be sent the interview questions in advance.
Interviews will take place w/c 4 December 2023
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