Grants and Foundations Fundraising Coordinator

Do you have a flair for writing that captures the imagination? Could you inspire funders to support Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team in its life saving work?

If so, an exciting new opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and motivated individual with experience in trusts and foundations fundraising to join our vibrant support group.

To be successful in this role you will have a proven track record in grants and foundations fundraising. You will ideally come from a trust fundraising background and be able to bring with you knowledge and practice of fundraising techniques. You will ideally have some knowledge and practice of grant fundraising including research, development and bid writing in order to secure grant funding.

Responsibilities

As the Grants and Foundations Fundraising Coordinator, you’ll need to:

• plan develop and implement grants and foundations fundraising strategies in line with the teams strategy and values.
• research and identify funding opportunities from a number of different sources
• produce robust and compelling funding applications,
• build strong partnerships
• manage reporting and stewardship processes in order to raise both core/unrestricted and restricted income.

Skills

The experience and skills of our ideal candidate would include:

• Successful fundraising with trusts, corporations or philanthropists.
• Researching grant giving bodies and writing proposals for funding
• Experience of working to and achieving financial targets
• Local travel within a working day, evening or weekend may be required therefore a full, clean driving licence and use of a car may be beneficial

Previous experience supporting volunteer and charitable emergency services (mountain rescue, air ambulance, etc) projects would also be desirable.

What to expect

This is an unpaid volunteer opportunity which may help you gain valuable experience to enhance your CV
It is expected that the role will involve a commitment of around 10 hours per month and, although you may manage your own hours as required, evening and weekend work will be required.
This role is primarily home-based working, but may involve some visits to our rescue base at Snainton, external organisations, and other events.
Local travel within a working day, evening or weekend may be required.
Your will receive training in a range of skills including basic life support and First Aid.

What difference will you make?

As our traditional fundraising routes have been significantly impacted by the current Covid-19 crisis, there is an opportunity to make a significant difference to Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue teams capacity to support our local community by identifying additional sources of funding.

Identifying additional sources of funding will also enable the Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue team to become stronger in the longer term (after the current situation has improved) and the work you do will have a genuine long term impact on the teams ability to continue its operational commitments.

If you have a passion for writing funding applications and supporting Mountain Rescue, we look forward to hearing from you.

Next steps

You will then be contacted by someone from our friendly support group and successful applicants will be invited to a telephone/video chat interview, this will be an opportunity for us to find out more about you and for you to find out more about this role. Following this interview if we both agree to continue with recruitment, we will invite you to meet the team and take part in our induction training where you can find out more about what it is like to be a volunteer support member of the Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue team.
For more information regarding Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team and our work please visit our website www.srmrt.org.uk

Skills or experience required?:

The experience and skills of our ideal candidate would include:

• Successful fundraising with trusts, corporations or philanthropists.
• Researching grant giving bodies and writing proposals for funding
• Experience of working to and achieving financial targets
• Local travel within a working day, evening or weekend may be required therefore a full, clean driving licence and use of a car may be beneficial

Previous experience supporting volunteer and charitable emergency services (mountain rescue, air ambulance, etc) projects would also be desirable.

You will require?: Drivers licence, A car
Frequency of opportunity: Ongoing
Can this opportunity be home based?: Yes
What are the areas of interest?: Admin & office, Fundraising
Type(s) of cause supported: Local community, Sport & outdoor activities, Other
Where is the opportunity located?: Across North Yorkshire, Ryedale, Scarborough
Includes out of pocket expenses?: No
How many hours per week is this opportunity?: 2.5
You can volunteer for this opportunity at the following times:

M T W T F S S
Morning
Afternoon
Evening