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Grant Fundraising and Development Officer

Black Country Women's Aid

Let us introduce ourselves…

Black Country Women's Aid (BCWA) is an established charity working across the Black Country and wider West Midlands providing accommodation and community support services to victims of domestic abuse, sexual abuse and human trafficking.

Services range from advocacy, civil remedies, support in court, individual and group support and access to a range of therapeutic interventions.

All services are client and needs led.

Job Role

Job Title: Grant Fundraising and Development Officer
Position available: 1 full-time position (37.5 hours), based across the Black Country
Salary: £25,682 - £28,391
Closing date: 28th March 2022
All interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams

Is this you?


Are you a persuasive bid-writer with a good knowledge of grant funding and a track record of successful applications? Black Country Women's Aid is looking for a talented individual to support the development and growth of our services.

You will be self-motivated, resourceful and a great communicator, who will help us to build on past successes and shape this new role.



The Role:


As BCWA's grant fundraising and development officer, you will work with our development manager to implement a new grant funding strategy, identify appropriate grant-making bodies including trusts and foundations, and develop high-quality funding applications.

You will also work closely with our operational teams and users of our services to identify needs and develop new project ideas.


This role will provide the opportunity for a creative and skilled fundraiser to showcase their talent and further develop their skills and knowledge.

Working within our corporate services, the grant fundraising and development officer will be part of a supportive and innovative team.


Flexible working hours and home working options are available to the right candidate.



If you are self-driven, conscientious, hardworking with lots of ambition we would love to hear from you.


Important information for all positions


Black Country Women's Aid is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


All posts are subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975.

It will be necessary for an enhanced disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service for details of any previous criminal convictions.


Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

The post holder must be female.


Employment checks


As a responsible employer we adhere to safer recruitment practice and all our employees are subject to the following recruitment checks:


Right to work in the UK


Under Section 8 of the Asylum and Immigration Act, we, as a responsible employer need to ensure that we do not employ anyone illegally.

To avoid discrimination we treat all job applicants equally.


We, therefore, ask all candidates selected for interview to bring original documentation to show their Right to Work in the UK.

A copy of these will be taken.

Once the successful candidate has been appointed the unsuccessful candidates documents will be destroyed confidentially.

You may be refused an interview if you do not bring the correct documents with you.


References


Following your interview, two employment references will be sought.

One of these should be your current or most recent employer.


If you have finished full-time education and you have no employer reference, we will accept a reference from:


, a professional from your centre of study, for instance, a teacher, lecturer or headteacher
, GP or health visitor
, a character reference from a person who knows you
, a civil servant from a government agency
, a bank manager


DBS


All positions are subject to DBS checks at the relevant level.


COVID-19


BCWA has adapted services during COVID to support victims of violence and abuse that meet all the latest Government guidance.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is available at all our sites and distributed to all staff as appropriate.


Full details of the BCWA Risk Assessment can be found on our website.

Please read this as it provides the framework that we are delivering services against.


You will receive appropriate training to undertake the duties of the job on and on and offsite basis and all situations are risk assessed.


Management supervision, support and oversight is embedded in our practice to ensure all parties are kept safe.