Appointed Fundraising and Partnerships Officer

The Diana Award

The Diana Award is a legacy to Princess Diana’s belief that young people have the power to change the world. Their mission is to empower young people to lead that change through a range of initiatives which unlock their potential, inspire action and create opportunities, ensuring that no young person is left out or left behind.

Their programmes include:

  • The Diana Award – the most prestigious accolade a young person aged 9-25 years can receive for their social action or humanitarian work.
  • The Diana Award Anti-Bullying Programme – raises awareness of bullying behaviour and supports schools and young people to tackle it.
  • The Diana Award Mentoring Programme – collaborates with professional volunteer mentors and includes careers development.

This is an exciting time to join The Diana Award in a new role in a newly established, small fundraising team as they look to build on the successes of current partnerships with well known funders and corporate partners. We are looking for an ambitious and passionate fundraiser to help them attract new income to support more young people across the UK and internationally.

You will play a key role in supporting Head of Fundraising and Partnerships to increase and diversify the types of income across trusts and foundations and corporate partners, and offering a unique partner experience to your portfolio of stakeholders. Ideally, you will have one years’ experience working in a fundraising role where you are focused on building excellent relationships and are keen to build and develop or diversify your skills in the charity sector.

About the role

As Fundraising and Partnerships Officer, you will:

  • Develop restricted and unrestricted income from trusts and foundations, and corporate partners at 4- and 5-figure level
  • Support a team income target of £1.2M
  • Collaborate on ideas for creative sponsorship and funding opportunities in line with strategic ambitions, supporting with the creation and presentation of funding proposals and identifying suitable donors and sponsors
  • Support the management of existing donor relationships through working closely with the Programme Management Teams across the organisation
  • Keep up to date with donor trends, youth empowerment, and other topics relevant to the role and the organisation

About you

Ideal skills and experience:

  • Good knowledge of the third sector, in the UK and/or Europe/abroad
  • Knowledge of budget and financial management, including monitoring and reporting on budgets
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills across internal and external stakeholders
  • Passionate about social justice and supporting young people to reach their full potential

Apply for this role

QuarterFive and our clients know fundraising could better reflect the diverse backgrounds and experiences of the people the charity sector supports. We encourage individuals with relevant skills and experience to apply for roles regardless of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief. If you think you meet some of the criteria for a role and would like to discuss how your other experience might transfer, please ask us for a chat. We’re here to support you. Appointments will be made on merit alone and we will gladly make reasonable adjustments to always ensure a fair process.

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