Interviewing Trusts and Institutional Funding Executive

War Child

War Child believes that children’s lives should not be torn apart by war. It is the only specialist charity for children affected by conflict, with four main areas of work: protecting children, educating children, supporting communities and campaigning. War Child are renowned for their creative, innovative and entrepreneurial approach, with strong connections to the gaming, music and creative industries. In 2021, the charity supported over 140,000 children and adults – making it one of their strongest years ever.

It’s an exciting time to join War Child as they have just launched their new Alliance initiative. The War Child Alliance brings together the five War Child fundraising members (in the Netherlands, UK, Germany and Sweden, plus Children in Conflict in the US), with 14 programme members, based in and around conflict-affected areas across the world and coordinated by a new international body: the War Child Alliance Foundation. Through the Alliance they are integrating programme activities under one umbrella – allowing War Child to combine strengths and pool resources – all with the aim to multiply impact for conflict-affected children.

As part of the Trusts and Institutional funding team of four you’ll work alongside the Head of Trusts and Institutional, Trusts Manager and Trusts Executive, and be line managed by the new Trusts and Institutional Funding Lead.

Your key objective is to provide operational, administrative and analytical support to the team to grow income and enable War Child to deliver quality programmes. You’ll ensure compliance with quality and donor requirements, contribute to effective risk management, provide support for the different donor accounts and ensure processes and systems are in place, implemented and efficient.

The role requires proactive collaboration with cross-functional teams, excellent organisational skills, attention to detail and strong communication skills.

About the role

  • Develop donor profiles by conducting research on potential donors, including their funding focus, giving history, and connections to War Child.
  • Plan and prepare meetings with donors by collaborating with senior colleagues and stakeholders to determine strategic objectives and key messages.
  • Monitor and share potential funding opportunities with the relevant Donor Account Managers within the Trusts and Institutional Funding team.
  • Support the implementation of internal grant management processes.

About you

  • Experience of fundraising for an international development organisation.
  • An excellent verbal communicator, confident in dealing with people at all levels, externally and internally, with the ability to influence and negotiate.
  • Interested and knowledgeable in current developments and trends in the international aid sector.
  • Committed to War Child’s mission, vision and values.

Employee benefits

  • Flexible working – War Child recognise the considerable benefits that flexible working can bring and are happy to discuss any possible flexible working options with our employees from hiring. For most roles, the following types of flexibility are usually possible: flexible hours, occasional working from home and compressed hours.
  • Annual leave – 28 days per year (full-time) rising to 33 days with service, plus bank holidays.
  • Pension – all eligible employees automatically enrolled into a Group Personal Pension Plan with a 5% employer contribution, with minimum employee contribution on a salary sacrifice basis.
  • Family leave – we offer enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption & shared parental leave.
  • Health & wellbeing – employees may take advantage of a healthcare cash plan and a range of wellbeing initiatives and training. In addition, all employees have access to free, confidential one-to-one wellbeing consultations with trained counsellors.
  • Learning & development – dedicated to the investment in learning and continuing professional development for all our employees.
  • Workplace Nursery Benefit – employees make tax and NI savings on nursery costs for children up to the age of 5.
  • Range of flexible benefits such a Cycle to Work scheme and season ticket loans.

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