Inside Out for Children
Do you believe that happiness fuels success, and not the other way around?
Want to be part of a small team, with an ambitious vision to make the wellbeing of children as important as their academic achievement? Are you open to iterating, learning, adapting and growing? Would you embrace the values of keeping it simple, having fun, experimenting, being mindful and being kind?
Then read on!
We have an exciting new fundraising role within our growing charity.
Hours: Part-time – 2 days per week (16 flexible hours)
Start date: August 2021
Reporting to: Founder/CEO
Day Rate: £150
Inside Out is an education charity improving the mental health and wellbeing of primary school children in the UK since 2013. We design and deliver evidence-based resources and magical experiences to make it easier for teachers to make a difference. Because happy children learn better. We offer the ‘Inside Out Award’ for schools committed to putting the happiness and wellbeing of children at the heart of school life. Our 5 Keys to Happiness is an evidence-based framework and children’s 5-a-day for mental health and wellbeing. Not just for school, for life. We have embarked on an exciting new digital platform to support our ambitious aim to reach 20,000 children by 2023 and help alleviate the national children’s mental health crisis.
Inside Out has a history of successful relationships with small to mid-sized funders. Given our proven impact on children, our established school partnerships and our plan to expand beyond the South-East, we are well positioned to grow our donor base and increase our number of funder relationships. We now seek our first dedicated Fundraising Consultant to secure significantly increased funding and play a pivotal role in our strategic plan for national expansion.
Roles and Responsibilities
Conduct a fundraising review, and develop a three-year fundraising strategy to diversify our income streams, as part of a wider strategy goal to ‘develop a sustainable funding model’
Lead on trust and foundation bid writing
Secure funds from a variety of sources, including trusts and foundations, individual and major donors, corporates, community fundraising
Explore new opportunities for direct government funding and earned income
Conduct ongoing funding prospect research to increase our funder pipeline
Maintain and regularly update a database of prospective funders
Manage existing and new grant relationships, by monitoring and reporting to funders
Communicate our scope and ambition to existing and new external supporters
Contribute to weekly and quarterly team meetings, and interface with trustees as required
Skills and experience
Track record of successfully securing funding for charitable organisations
Experience in researching funding opportunities and developing fundraising strategies
Knowledge and experience of the current funding environment within the UK
Ability to deliver and report upon agreed targets and plans within deadlines
Excellent writing, research, communication and negotiation skills
Self motivated, organised and independent worker
A strong understanding of the education and mental health funding landscape
Membership of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, or similar peer support network
Commitment to the Inside Out purpose to alleviate the national children’s mental health crisis
Please note, the Fundraising Consultant is required to be registered as Self-Employed with HMRC.
Inside Out for Children is committed to creating equal opportunities and an inclusive environment for our team, under our Equality and Diversity Policy.
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