We are seeking to appoint a Lead Fundraiser to join our small highly committed team. S/he will be responsible for developing and leading on our fundraising and will work with the Community Engagement Coordinator to widen our very loyal supporter base.

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Job overview:

Amos Trust was established in 1985.
Our three areas of current operation are:

  • Amos Palestine which promotes the need for a just peace for Palestine and full equal rights for all who call the Holy Land home.

  • On Her Terms which journeys with girls and young women on the streets as they re-shape their lives and challenges the injustice and abuse they experience.

  • Water For Life which promotes climate justice by supporting the work of our partner CEPAD in Nicaragua as they work with rural communities to respond to the impact of climate change, and by developing resources that stem from this work.

We are highly committed to narrowing the gap between our supporters and our partners. We do this by organising numerous trips to our partners, and visits to the UK from our partners, each year.

We work closely with musicians, artists and others to ensure that we develop a creative response in challenging injustice and have a strong commitment to developing the spirituality required to further our advocacy work.

We are an inherently risk-tolerant organisation that seeks to respond to proposals on their merits and their ability to inspire people. Therefore people and creativity are important to us in our work and should be in our fundraising too.

We are not interested in financial growth for the sake of it. We want to build a movement of people passionate about what we do, who are supporting our work financially as well as with their actions.

We are aware that for a vacancy such as this, within an organisation such as Amos Trust, this will work best for those whose experience and passion for the work fits with and widens Amos’ approach.

The person appointed will need to be:

  • an innovative strategic thinker with a can-do mentality, able to drive change as well as respond to opportunities
  • able to analyse the fundraising opportunities available to Amos, identify suitable approaches and develop realistic and successful plans for their implementation
  • able to work flexibly through a broad portfolio of fundraising styles, but with a focus on developing our major donor base and establishing new fundraising networks
  • excited by the areas of work that Amos focuses on
  • confident fundraising through events and excited by the opportunities available in digital fundraising
  • able to champion fundraising in the team, with our board and our supporters
  • values-led and inspired by the ethos and values that underpin Amos.

S/he will need to be:

  • experienced in a number of different fundraising areas and ideally in fundraising for international development/advocacy/human rights
  • experienced in developing, implementing and monitoring a fundraising strategy, which will include work with either major donors, trusts and foundations, public audiences or corporate donors
  • a strong, assertive communicator with good written communication skills and proven influencing skills
  • a team player who is also happy to work under their own initiative
  • in agreement with Amos’ commitment to promote diversity and proactively address discrimination.

S/he will join a staff team of 10 (7 full-time). S/he will oversee our highly experienced half time Community Engagement Coordinator and work closely with the Director (who will be the line Manager), Communications Manager, Operations Manager, On Her Terms Lead and Administrator.

We seek to introduce our team to our partner projects so that they can gain first-hand experience of the issues they/we are seeking to address.

This is a full-time post based in London. Amos seeks to be a flexible employer and there will be the opportunity to combine time in the office with home working.

The specific areas of responsibility listed below will, in part, be shaped around the successful candidate’s areas of expertise.

Areas of Responsibility

Strategic lead:

  • work with Director, trustees and team to identify how Amos develops its fundraising and where we should be focusing our resources.
  • feed into and help shape Amos’ future direction
  • develop Amos’ case for support and that of our partners.

Major donors and events:

  • develop opportunities for high net-worth individuals to support or to increase their support for Amos Trust
  • develop long-term relationships with donors and use the Director and Trustees to further these, and with the Community Engagement Coordinator, identify the most appropriate person to provide support to individual donors and private foundations
  • develop annual and one-off fundraising events for our higher net-worth supporters
  • work with the Community Engagement Coordinator to develop new community fundraising events and opportunities for our supporters to meet our partners.

Trusts and Foundations:

  • research and identify new Trusts and Foundations
  • maintain relations with and increase support from current and past funders
  • work with On Her Terms Lead and Director to apply to trusts for partner projects and for Amos’ activities
  • maintain a register of Trusts and a spread-sheet forecast likely income
  • report to Trusts and Foundations — work with Director and On Her Terms lead to ensure that reporting requirements are met.

Business support:

  • take advantage of our location in the City to develop links with businesses and individuals in order to secure financial and in-kind support
  • work with the Director and Trustees to increase contact and support base
  • seek appropriate corporate sponsorship opportunities for Amos and our partners (our current corporate supporters are Ottolenghi).

Digital and appeals:

  • work with the Communications Manager to create new digital fundraising opportunities and to maximise the effectiveness of storytelling through our digital platforms
  • work with the Community Engagement Coordinator to develop appeals and to produce copy for these
  • ensure that we make the best use of our appeals and communications to recruit new individual donors.

Community Engagement Coordinator:
Support the work of the Community Engagement Coordinator as she undertakes her role, specifically in:


  • developing Amos’ Activism strand through fundraising events, e.g. the Palestine Marathon
  • developing support from churches and other groups
  • developing support from those who have been involved in Amos Trips
  • leading on Amos’ annual Christmas Appeal and carol service tour, and the annual Greenbelt Arts Festival
  • widening Amos’ supporter base.

Legacy:

  • work with the Community Engagement Coordinator to promote legacies.

Legal constraints and new developments:

  • be aware of emerging trends in fundraising and new developments
  • maintain awareness of the evolving legal base for fundraising and ensure that Trustees are appropriately kept abreast of these.

Other activities:

  • ensure fundraising activities meet the ethical criteria set out by Amos Trust
  • take part when appropriate/possible in Amos advocacy activities in promoting Amos Trust
  • give presentations and talks about Amos Trust and our partners
  • feed into the creativity and spirituality that underpins Amos’ work
  • undertake other tasks as commensurate with the nature of this post and with Amos being a small organisation.

Terms

Salary circa £35,000
We operate a standard 35-hour week but are happy to discuss flexible working (hours and locations) with candidates.

Recruitment process
If you would like to discuss this post before applying then please contact Chris Rose, Amos Trust Director at recruitment@amostrust.org. When applying, please email your CV and a letter outlining why you think you are a good fit for this position to recruitment@amostrust.org 

The closing date for applications is Sunday 17th February. Interviews will take place on Friday 22nd February at our office in the City of London.

Photograph: © Amos Trust/Clive Horsman

amos trust works all around the world

We work alongside grass-roots partners in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in Palestine, South Africa, Nicaragua, Burundi, India and Tanzania.

Amos Street Child

Reaching children on the streets, addressing their trauma, working with them and their families to reintegrate them into their homes, to realise their rights and recover their future.

Amos Palestine

Working with local and international peace activists, and partnering with grass-roots projects, to call for a just peace, reconciliation and full equal rights for all Palestinians and Israelis.

Amos Communities

Addressing the impact of climate change and the causes of extreme poverty, building sustainable rural communities and empowering them to realise their rights.

Amos Travel

Bringing people together to meet our partners from around the world, visiting the communities they work in and seeing their projects in action – building solidarity and lasting friendships.

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St Clement’s
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