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Trust and Charity Grant Coordinator/Bid Writer - EXPIRED

Job Title Trust and Charity Grant Coordinator/Bid Writer - EXPIRED
Contract Type Volunteer
Location Twickenham, Middlesex
Salary £1 per annum
Job Published 06 Nov 2014
Contact Name Volunteers team
Contact Email

Job Description - EXPIRED

Short term volunteer: Trust and Charity Grant Coordinator/Bid Writer Placement (unpaid)

The Organisation

SPEAR are a long established and renowned charity working in the Boroughs of Richmond upon Thames and Merton addressing homelessness and rough sleeping. We address not just housing, but also encourage our clients to follow a pathway towards independence; taking a person centred approach.

SPEAR has fantastic longstanding partnerships with trusts (such as Richmond Parish lands, Berkeley Foundation and Streetsmart), corporate partners (including SW Trains, St George's Property, HML Holdings and Thames Valley Housing) and statutory organisations for funding. This year we were the designated charity for the Richmond Half Marathon, Twickenham Festival and Richmond Riverside event, held a wonderful corporate masquerade ball at Twickenham Festival and Richmond Riverside event, have a SPEAR choir and will also be holding our annual sleep-out event! So you will be joining SPEAR at a very exciting time.


This role works within the dedicated and energetic Fundraising and Communications team. Based in the Twickenham office at 89 Heath Road, Twickenham, TW1 4AW, this role will be an excellent opportunity to gain an overview of all aspects of fundraising; trusts, events, corporate, community and individuals, whilst knowing you are supporting a fantastic cause. You will also sit alongside other SPEAR employees working in our outreach, skills and development and resettlement teams giving you a broad overview of the homeless sector. Your time at SPEAR will be rewarding and a great springboard for a future career or a career change.

The Role
Do you enjoy research, one-to-one discussions and report writing and developing new ideas? This role requires liaising with front line staff and fundraising, so we can consider if the project idea meets requirements for a fundraising application to a trust or foundation. For those wanting to explore a career in fundraising the Trust Coordinator Role is an ideal opportunity to learn all aspects of this key income stream. This is a hands on role for an independent and self-motivated individual who loves research, writing and has an analytical and academic mind-set. Your time at SPEAR will be rewarding and a good springboard for a future career in fundraising and charity work.

Key Accountabilities
*Monitor the current year's calendar to ensure that trusts are applied for before their deadlines
*Use your research skills look for new trusts and assess if they are compatible with SPEAR's strategy and funding requirements
*Liaise with the Head of Fundraising to prioritise and pursue project funding
*Work in partnership with Programme Managers ensure that the project meets the trusts' requirements
*Apply for Trusts within tight timescales
*Provide dynamic reports to Trusts who are currently funding us.

Experience and Recruitment
We are looking for someone who enjoys writing and has an analytical and academic approach to your work with an interest to learn about the homeless sector and apply this knowledge. You will need to be proficient on the use of Word and your spoken and written English should be of a high standard. You do not necessarily need experience in trust/grant/bid writing but should be able to demonstrate you have an interest in writing, research, answering questions and applying knowledge. To apply please send your CV. All applications for this post will be responded to, but not all applications will necessarily get through to interview stage. Once short-listed, recruitment for this post will involve an interview and basic written test. If successful you will then be required to complete a short Volunteer Registration Form. Please do not hesitate to contact us for an informal discussion before you apply.

Time Commitment

Will be from 7 hours (one day) up to 21 hours (three days) per week during working hours of 9.30 - 5pm (with a 30 minute lunch) for a three month commitment. We appreciate a volunteer placement may need to fit around your paid work, family commitments or studies so it is up to you to decide whether you can commit to one day, two days or three days per week.

Contact Details
Heidi Shrimpton Head of Fundraising
Tel:- 0207 036 9764

TPP is committed to equal opportunities and actively encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We shortlist based on competencies and not on race, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, or age.

TPP Not for Profit was voted Best Recruitment Agency 2014 at the IoF PIFAs.

Ref: EXPIRED - SH420 | Published: 06th Nov 2014