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Partnerships Fundraiser

Salary: £22,000 to £28,000 per annum, pro rata (depending on experience)

Hours: 35 hours per week (part-time hours can be discussed)

Location: Remote or Stroud, Gloucestershire (Hybrid working available)

Contract type: Permanent

This role is a fantastic opportunity for someone wanting a career in the charity and fundraising sector. We are open to receiving applications from people with limited fundraising experience, but who have significant transferrable skills and experience to the role. Please ensure you clearly demonstrate in your supporting statement how your past experience and skills fit with the skills and experience that we are seeking in the person specification (please see the recruitment pack).

Our charity relies on donations and to help us raise the important funds that we need, we are looking for a Trusts and Grants fundraiser to join our friendly team in a ‘Partnerships Fundraiser’ role.

Meningitis Now has an established programme of Trusts and Grants fundraising (you can find out more about Trusts and Grants fundraising here: https://ciof.org.uk/events-and-training/resources/grants-and-trusts). The successful candidate will be responsible for all applications and relationships with grant funders that are capable of making a gift of up to £5,000. This will involve stewarding relationships with a number of long-term loyal donors and also seeking support from new donors.

The successful candidate will have excellent written skills, the ability to distil complex information into concise and inspiring information for donors, and be highly organised with demonstrable administrative experience. You will feel at ease speaking over the phone, email and in person with a broad range of people, for example families affected by meningitis, colleagues, senior leadership, Trustees, administrative staff at funders, volunteers and high net worth individuals. You will have investigative abilities to research funders and seek out new, relevant funding opportunities for the charity. Being able to work independently is an essential skill, but you will also need to be able to work with colleagues and contribute to the goals of the team to succeed in the role.

If you are interested to know more then please look through the recruitment pack below, which provides more information about the role, the experience we are looking for, the charity and how to apply.


For an informal chat please contact Meningitis Now on 01453 768000 and ask to speak to Sarah Ramsay, Partnerships Manager or email sarahr@meningitisnow.org. Sarah’s working days are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Ready to apply?

Please complete the application form below and contact Laura Smith, HR Manager, on 01453 769 039 or email lauras@meningitisnow.org with any application queries.

As part of the application process, applicants will be asked to complete an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form which will be held separately from applications.

Closing date for applications: 9am Friday 9 December 2023*

Interviews: Thursday 14 & Friday 15 December 2023

*Note: Meningitis Now reserve the right to close this advert early or extend it depending on the number of sufficient applications received. If you are interested, please apply as soon as possible.

Meningitis Now is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process. The successful candidate will be required to complete regular safeguarding training and undertake a DBS check.

Download full recruitment pack