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FUNDRAISER: MAJOR DONORS, TRUSTS AND FOUNDATIONS, EVIDENCE AID

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced fundraiser to grow and maximise income from major donors, trusts and foundations for Evidence Aid and to ensure that this fundraising delivers and, where possible, exceeds its annual income targets.

About Evidence Aid: Evidence Aid is a knowledge provider for the humanitarian sector, including funders, policy makers, NGOs, and humanitarian professionals. Our mission is to alleviate suffering and save lives by providing the best available evidence on the effectiveness of humanitarian action, and enabling its use. With up to 25 billion US dollars spent on humanitarian response in 2017 alone, the urgency and importance of our work on evidence-based decision making is critical. We were established after the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004 and are at a pivotal point in our development, set to grow in scale and influence, in line with our vision and strategic plan.

About the post: This part-time position (0.5 FTE, flexible working hours) will play a key role in helping Evidence Aid grow through a critical stage in its organisational development. Focusing on major gifts, trusts and foundations, and corporate relationships, you will coordinate fundraising activities for Evidence Aid to maximise income and support for the Charity. For the next six months, you will help implement the organisation’s fundraising strategy, where necessary adapting it in response to new information. You will report on fundraising performance to senior management and will help to build a stronger fundraising culture at all levels of the organisation. Subject to your performance in the role and negotiation, this post is renewable beyond the initial 6 month period.

About you: You are an experienced major gifts, trusts and foundations fundraiser with demonstrable knowledge of donors in either the international and/or research sector. Bringing energy, commitment and a ‘can do’ attitude to the role, you will have experience in researching and prioritising prospects, developing donor relationships, formulating compelling proposals for funding, and reporting back to donors. Preferably, you will have knowledge of developing corporate funding relationships, but this is not essential. A team player with strong inter-personal skills, you will need to build good working relationships quickly with the CEO, Board Chair and Operations Manager, as well as externally with donors and prospects.

PACKAGE
Base – Oxford (Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, University of Oxford), or alternative UK location relevant to humanitarian and health evidence community, working in Oxford regularly. Flexible working is available. International travel for meetings and conferences is not anticipated but may be required.

Salary and contract term – £36,000 – £40,000 per annum pro rata (excluding pension contribution made by Evidence Aid), dependent upon experience and qualifications. Six month fixed term contract initially, renewable by negotiation and subject to performance. Start date as soon as possible.

Responsible to – Evidence Aid’s Chief Executive Officer.

HOW TO APPLY
Please email a CV and covering letter explaining how you meet the criteria in the job description (available here) to Ben Heaven Taylor (bhtaylor@evidenceaid.org), EA’s Chief Executive Officer, by midnight (British Summer Time) on Sunday 8th (note the closing date has been extended). Virtual interviews will take place on Wednesday 11th July.