As the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of services to disabled people, we believe disabled people should have the freedom to live their lives the way they choose – with the opportunity and support to live independently, to contribute economically and to participate fully in society.
With 5,000 staff and 10,000 volunteers supporting nearly 70,000 people in the UK and around the world, Leonard Cheshire provides support to 3,200 people in a variety of UK living services including supported living, nursing and day centre facilities. We also support 12,000 young people in the UK with skills, confidence and employment programmes. Internationally, we are a specialist development non-governmental organisation, delivering inclusive education, youth leadership and access to livelihoods programmes to more than 50,000 people in 15 countries across Asia and Africa.
About the role
We are looking to recruit a dynamic individual to join the Regional and Corporate Fundraising team at Leonard Cheshire. The team works to raise awareness of Leonard Cheshire both locally and nationally and raise funds for our services and programmes supporting disabled people.
You will be responsible for all local corporate and trust applications, grant management and reporting as required. You will conduct in depth research into local funding opportunities and work with staff across the UK to match these up to funding needs.
Working on our annual school’s campaign, you will recruit and manage participating schools and grow our supporter base and income. You will work alongside marketing and digital to develop an educational fundraising pack.
You must be efficient, organised and pro-active with strong administrative skills. You will have experience applying for funding from corporates and trusts and stewarding those relationships. You will be required to be an effective communicator and customer focussed individual. Many of our activities also rely on working across departments and will require someone with a confident manner who can work collaboratively with colleagues to ensure regional activities are delivered.
We seek candidates with a genuine commitment to our values and ethos.
• Substantial annual leave.
• A generous employer contribution to a company pension scheme with additional life cover.
• Access to a cash health plan at favourable rates.
• Flexible working and lot’s more.