Global Funding Lead 

REPORTING TO: Director of Engagement

SALARY: 23 – 27k (pro rata, depending on experience)

TYPE: Permanent, part time (22 hours)

BASE: Hybrid base (home/our HQ in Malton, North Yorkshire)

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The Encephalitis Society is the only resource dedicated to supporting those affected by encephalitis (inflammation of the brain). This inflammation is usually caused by a person’s own immune system going wrong or by an infection (like the herpes simplex (cold sore) virus or more recently COVID-19). There are approximately 500,000 new cases of encephalitis each year.

We are a small but mighty team and are totally focussed on making as good as it can be for our community via our support services, our research and our campaigns.

Your role will be to proactively develop and manage relationships with new and existing trusts and foundations both in the UK and overseas, crafting proposals and submitting requests for support which deliver funds in line with our fundraising strategy.


Fundraising activities and relationship management

1. Development and implementation of a funding pipeline
2. Ongoing development of new trusts, foundations and other funders
3. Crafting credible and fundable proposals, relevant to each funder
4. Development and delivery of persuasive funding propositions, cases for support, budgets and applications in writing, in person and digitally
5. Implementation and development of a stewardship programme which continually strengthens relationships with funders. This will include digital, face to face and telephone communication and will include friendraising asks and invitations
6. Ensuring a reporting schedule is in place, feedback is available and targets met
7. Using database (currently eTapestry) to manage administration, stewardship communications, workload and any other activities
8. Working collaboratively with colleagues, developing activities into funding propositions

Fundraising planning, reporting and performance management

1. Monitoring of trusts and foundations income and expenditure budgets
2. Analysing trends and reporting as appropriate
3. Analysing and production of management information
4. Ensuring activities are compliant with fundraising regulation and legislation

Team working

1. All members of staff are expected to join in the life of the charity, including becoming involved in events and other activities
2. Support the Engagement team as an effective team member, contributing to development through collaboration and acting as an ambassador between fundraising and other departments
3. Undertaking other tasks reasonably requested by the charity

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Please send your CV and supporting statement, telling us why you would like to join our Team to [email protected] by noon 16th October 2020.

We’d encourage you to have an informal discussion before you apply - please call or email Julia Clark, Director of Engagement on +44(0)1653 692583 or email [email protected]