Grants and Fundraising Officer - Maternity Cover

Thank you for your interest in working for the Oak Tree Animals’ Charity.

Grants and Fundraising Officer - Maternity Cover

Closing Date: 18th July 2021

Oak Tree Animals’ Charity is the largest independent animal welfare charity in Cumbria and Southern Scotland. The Charity provides homing services, practical animal welfare solutions and increasingly, through our Community Department, education and fostering services.

The post may be home-based and is offered on a flexible basis over 24 hours. Working as a part of our Fundraising Team, the post holder will be responsible for assisting to generate the Charity’s income via charitable trusts and grant issuing foundations. It is essential that applicants can demonstrate a tangible track record of working closely with the public sector and have proven experience in developing effective working relationships with local councils and organisations where financial support is central to our community action plans.

The post holder will have strong communication skills to facilitate the communication of the work and objectives of the Charity to external audiences. It is essential that the post holder has proven and flexible research skills to effectively investigate philanthropic organisations whose objectives match the Charity’s and who may be contacted with a view to developing a formal relationship. This will normally be achieved via the design and delivery of a soundly reasoned Business Case.  

Well-developed interpersonal skills are essential, as are high standards of IT literacy including the preparation and delivery of business propositions to potential funders.  The ability to work effectively in a highly motivated team within a fast paced environment is required. Consequently, the successful applicant must be self- motivated and able to meet challenging deadlines. This may mean weekend work and or Bank Holiday work in parallel with the Charity’s various teams.

The post holder will be expected to incorporate the grants and trusts procedures implemented by the charity, and will be required to follow up existing bids and any potential funding identified in the pipeline, which is attainable and corresponds with the timings of their employment contract.

In return we offer a competitive salary, 28 days annual leave pro rata, a sick-pay scheme and pension with a rural location in easy reach of Carlisle.

The post will commence w/c 30th August 2021 for an initial period of 6 months and will be subject to a 1 month probationary review.

Please apply by submitting your written letter of application and full curriculum vitae to

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