Senior Fundraising Officer

Hours: Full-time: 35 hours per week with possibility for flexible working

Contract type: Permanent

Salary: £26,200- £29,200 + 8% pension

Deadline: Monday 25 March 2019 at 9am

Applications will be reviewed as they are received

Hours: Full-time: 35 hours per week with possibility for flexible working

Contract type: Permanent

Salary: £26,200- £29,200 + 8% pension

Deadline: Monday 25 March 2019 at 9am

Applications will be reviewed as they are received


The investment system is an important, yet often overlooked, tool which can be used to resolve negative environmental and social corporate impacts on the world.

ShareAction is a charity with a vision of an investment system that is a force for good – serving savers and communities and protecting our environment for the long term.

We do this by building a movement of savers and civil society who share our vision; campaigning to unlock the power of investors to change corporate behaviour on issues such as climate, work, and food; and working with policy makers to reform the rules of the system, making sure it serves these interests over the long term.


Brief description of role:

We are looking to appoint a new Senior Fundraising Officer who can assist the Fundraising Manager and the Head of Communications and Fundraising in the delivery of our ambitious fundraising strategy.

This is an ideal role for a junior fundraiser who wants to take a step up in their career, as part of a small team you will have the opportunity to grow your experience across multiple income streams and input into decision making, exploring new opportunities to increase philathropic support for ShareAction

In assisting with the coordination of the fundraising portfolio, the main responsibilities for the postholder will include:

  • Collating and crafting funding bids;
  • Managing relationships and reporting to funders;
  • Identifying and researching prospective funders and Major Donors;
  • Supporting the Fundraising Manager and the Communications team in development of the Mid Value ‘Partners’ and Individual Giving Programmes; and
  • Assisting in the running of fundraising and stewardship events.

Person Specification:

 We are looking for a passionate, determined individual, with the following experience and skills:


  • Proven experience of trust & foundation and/or major donor fundraising.
  • Proven track record of successful income generation.
  • Demonstrable ability to develop and manage successful relationships.
  • Experience of researching and identifying funding opportunities.
  • Experience of fulfilling reporting requirements and managing and maintaining accurate records and tracking systems.
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to produce concise, creative proposals and compelling reports.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with proven ability to build relationships and influence at a senior level.
  • Exceptional organisational and project management skills with the ability to work under pressure, plan and prioritise work effectively and meet deadlines.


  • Experience of working with Salesforce (or other CRM/ fundraising software).
  • Experience of planning and managing events.
  • Knowledge of fundraising best practice.
  • An understanding and passion for the role of the investment system in driving positive change in corporate behavior.

A few more details

  • Hours of work: 35 hrs per week with an expectation of some out of hours working. We actively encourage staff to work in ways that best suit their needs and our flexible working policy outlines many of the options available – such as part-time and term-time working, job sharing, home working and working compressed hours. Please talk to us at the interview about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.
  • Holidays: 25 days per annum, pro rata plus working days between Christmas and New Year, plus statutory bank holidays.

How to apply

Please send us an up to date CV and cover letter (your cover letter should be no more than one side of A4). Please describe why you would be perfect for this job. Make sure your application clearly explains your interests and the skills you would bring to the role. Please note that we are unable to progress applications that do not include all of the asked-for information.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Don’t be afraid to show your enthusiasm! Please send your CV and a cover letter to Amy Webster at recruitment@shareaction.org by Monday 1 April 2019 at 9am.

Please note:
To be considered for this post you must be legally eligible to work in the UK, due to the size of the organisation we are unfortunately unable to sponsor anyone for a visa.

ShareAction is committed to promoting responsible investment throughout all sectors of society, understanding that the investment industry affects everyone. We welcome anyone who shares our enthusiasm for responsible investment – whether they have experience in the investment system or not. We particularly encourage applications from women, people from ethnic minority backgrounds, people with disabilities and other protected characteristics in underrepresented areas of work. We are happy to make reasonable adjustments to enable disabled candidates to show their suitability for any role.

A bit more about us

ShareAction is a charity which promotes responsible investment by pension funds and other institutional investors. We believe that investment can be a force for good, serving savers and communities, and protecting our environment for the long term. We campaign on specific environmental and social issues that the investment industry has the power to influence, like climate change and workers’ rights. We advocate for policy changes required to enable responsible investment to thrive. We undertake research and rankings to drive up best practice among pension funds and asset managers. And we work with savers to help them push their pension schemes towards more responsible behaviour and sustainable investment practices.