Fundraiser (Head Office)

Posted on 31st March 2017

A varied, flexible and never boring fundraising role in a young food charity that builds communities over yummy meals.

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Job Description

Hi, we’re FoodCycle. We build communities by combining surplus food, volunteers and spare kitchen spaces to create tasty, nutritious meals for people who need them.

We may be small, but we are also mighty, and growing all the time. We have 30 projects all over the country, run by volunteers, supported by a small professional team of 10. The fundraising team is just two full time equivalents, but super successful, bringing in grants big and small, working with corporates, and doing community fundraising.

This role is primarily focused on working with small trusts, corporates and community fundraising. It needs a great verbal and written communicator who is really enthusiastic and well organised, with loads of common sense, because no two days fundraising at FoodCycle are ever the same.

We are a unique among food charities – no one else is doing what we are doing, and as a result we have had great success over the past three years in terms of income, growing from £469,000 in 2014 to £693,677 in 2016. Our last fundraiser, a Senior Fundraising Officer, was with FoodCycle for two years and gained such a wealth of experience in a wide range of fundraising techniques that it really helped springboard her career, so if you enjoy variety and trying new things, this could be the job for you!


Any questions

If you have any questions or to apply, please email [email protected].

Applying for this role

What to send: A CV of no more than two sides, and a covering note/letter of no more than two sides explaining why you are suitable for the role.

Deadline for your application: 9am on Tuesday 18 April 2017

We will aim to get back to you by: Friday 21 April 2017

Interview dates:

First round: Wednesday 26 April or 3 May 2017

Second round: 10 May 2017

Top tips on your CV and covering letter: Your CV should tell us about your achievements. Have you done something impressive? Have you achieved your goals or perhaps surpassed them? Tell us about it!

Your covering email/letter should tell us why you are right for the role. Please keep it to no more than two sides. What you say should be relevant to the role, but we will also be looking at how you say it, so think about being concise, informative and not using jargon.


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