Fundraising Executive - International Justice Mission UK (IJM)

Fundraising Executive - International Justice Mission UK (IJM)

Location: London (consideration will be given for the right candidate to work from another office in Belfast, Edinburgh or Witham, Essex)

Salary: Negotiable dependent on experience 

About the Organisation

IJM is the world’s largest anti-slavery organisation working to end modern day slavery, human trafficking, and other forms of violence against people living in poverty.  They do this by partnering with local officials to carry out rescues, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors to safety and strength, and help local law enforcement build a safe future that lasts. 

IJM UK supports this global mission by: raising awareness; raising funds to support their operational work around the world; mobilising a movement of abolitionists across all parts of society, including the Christian Church; and providing thought leadership, leveraging their unique global experience to influence leaders across Government, businesses and institutions.

About the Role 

This role will work closely with the Fundraising Director to ensure IJM achieve our Trusts and Foundations fundraising targets by applying for funding and managing relationships when applications are successful as well as support in other key areas of fundraising activity.

The post holder will be responsible for maintaining a steady stream of income from Trusts and Foundations as well as seek to establish IJM as a recipient of Institutional income. The post holder will lead this work for our England & Wales region whilst providing support in this area for our Northern Ireland and Scotland teams.

In addition, the Fundraising Executive will support other team members with our Major Donor fundraising activities.This role would suit a person with at least 2 years previous experience of trust fundraising and managing donor relationships. You will be passionate about seeking justice for vulnerable people and communities around the world with a strong desire to convey how important the work is to trusts, major donors and other grant makers.

Main duties and responsibilities: 

Trusts and Foundations:

  • Work with the Director of Fundraising to meet trust fundraising income KPIs and targets
  • Research prospective grant makers and develop a strong pipeline of opportunities
  • Engage and develop relationships with key funders, including trusts, foundations and institutional funders (e.g. DFID), conducting face to face meetings as well as writing high quality applications
  •  Work with global teams on larger fundraising applications
  • Contribute to the formation of our annual field office grant budget
  • Ensure exemplary supporter experience by maintaining accurate records of fundraising activity (largely using our CRM, Salesforce)
  • Manage donor relationships through excellent personalised stewardship development as well as grant report writing
  • Work with the Director of Fundraising to refine and implement the Trust Fundraising Strategy
  • Organise meetings and small events for grant makers to meet with IJM staff from the field

Other fundraising responsibilities:

  • Provide support for larger fundraising campaigns such as The Big Give Christmas Challenge
  • Provide support to the mid & major donor programme by working with the appropriate relationship manager to draft reports/proposals and steward our mid/major donors
  • Manage small fundraising platforms e.g. Easyfundraising
  • Work with the Director of Fundraising to establish our small but growing Legacy Programme

How to Apply

To apply for this position and to see the full job description, head to the IJM website! 

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