Fundraising Officer


Full Time - Permanent


£30,000 PA




Job Purpose: The Fundraising Officer will research, advise on and implement fundraising opportunities appropriate to IMPAKT housing & support and its planned activities with a focus on funding for the Community Food Larder.  You will have a good understanding of a variety of promotional and fundraising techniques, and apply this knowledge to maximise our impact across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & North Hertfordshire to a variety of audiences to generate unrestricted funds.  You will liaise with service delivery teams, as required, to gain a full understanding of the projects we deliver or aim to deliver, so that these can be promoted and funded.  You will establish, maintain and use an organisation-wide database which identifies potential and actual stakeholders and donors.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:


The postholder will implement and oversee effective fundraising across the organisation.  They will identify appropriate funders, Corporates and research their specific interests/funding criteria using their skills to fundraise in an appropriate, timely and effective manner.  This is broken down into the following core components which may vary according to organisational requirements:

Major Donors/Corporate giving:

  • Research, identify and pursue new sources of potential corporate income
  • Support senior staff in cultivating a network of major donors
  • Liaise with businesses across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & North Hertfordshire to raise our profile and promote sponsorship, volunteering and other forms of support
  • Apply for/attract and oversee specific corporate social responsibility initiatives run by corporate organisations
  • Explore and promote sponsorships for certain areas of the organisation

Trusts and Foundations:

  • Working in partnership with the Bid Writer identify opportunities for funding applications to relevant charitable Trusts and Foundations. This may/will include research, writing, costing, presentation and monitoring
  • Assist when necessary with specific tasks on large-scale bids and tenders as required

Community Fundraising

  • Make presentations to organisations across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & North Hertfordshire (schools, churches, rotary clubs, corporate businesses etc.) to raise our profile and explore fundraising possibilities.
  • Provide opportunities for donating, including cash appeals to existing and potential new donors.
  • Maximise donations via IMPAKT housing & support’s website and online giving.
  • Develop and oversee committed giving.
  • Explore and utilise as appropriate digital and new media fundraising including crowd funding for specific projects.
  • Support staff/service users who organise their own fundraising activities, including recordkeeping to ensure we approach the most appropriate sources for each cause, and avoiding any potential duplication .
  • Maximise Gift Aid contributions across all community fundraising initiatives.
  • Ensure all donors are thanked appropriately for their contributions.


  • Be flexible to the changing needs of the organisation and its service users.
  • Abide by the organisations staff working policies and procedures.
  • Promote the aims, purposes, mission and services delivered by the organisation.
  • In addition to the duties set out in this job description the post holder may at times be required to undertake additional or other duties to meet the needs of the organisation.


Internal and External Relationships:

  • Build and maintain good relationships with funders, Local Authorities, businesses, other charities and infrastructure organisation’s and attend/host relevant forums, to raise our profile and enable business development.
  • Develop and maintain constructive and affirmative relationships with the Executive team and all staff across the Organisation.
  • Act at all times as a positive role model demonstrating a caring and forgiving attitude and working with integrity.


  • Experience working within a charity and registered social landlord
  • Experience of engaging with corporate businesses
  • A recognised fundraising qualification
  • Ability to effectively network
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills


  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee discount
  • Life insurance
  • Wellness programme
  • Referral Scheme
  • Award Winning Company


  • Mon-Fri 37.5 hrs per week
  • Office based




Please add a covering letter answering the questions below. Applicants failing to answer the questions will not be considered for the role.

  • Describe how your previous experience is relevant to this role?
  • Why are you a good fit for this job?
  • What about this role excites you and made you want to apply?
  • Please describe your interest in working with us.