Contract type: Initial 2 Year Fixed Term Contract

Application Closure Date: 5 Jun 2023

Salary: £27,000 per annum

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is the National Charity of the British Army. The Soldiers’ Charity began in 1944 as the Army Benevolent Fund and rebranded in 2010 to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. With help from the public, we support each and every soldier, veteran, and their immediate family who need our help, either by supporting individuals directly or through our partner delivery charities.

We’re on the hunt for an ambitious self-starter looking to make their first steps in fundraising to join our Individual Giving and Philanthropy Team. This is a varied role which will give the right candidate the opportunity to broaden their CV and work across a variety of projects and income streams. The role is focused on supporting Trusts, Major Donors, Individual Giving, and Legacy fundraising and will help the team to identify prospects, nurture existing donors, build relationships with prospective funders, undertake administrative and financial tasks, and ultimately raise income.

This role is admin focused, however it is a varied position with the opportunity to get involved in lots of different parts of the charity, including high-profile events in unique locations.

You would be joining us at an exciting time of growth as we embark upon a new four-year plan. With a refreshed strategy, the Individual Giving and Philanthropy Team will play a pivotal role in supporting the organisation to grow sustainable income in the coming years.  In the role you will:

  • Be instrumental in generating income to support the Army family and help soldiers, veterans, and their immediate families in their time of need.
  • See the difference your work is making through your close working relationship with our Grants and Welfare team, gaining insight into the experiences of our beneficiaries.
  • Be part of a passionate, creative and dedicated team.

We are committed to nurturing talent and supporting career development. We are a small team and like to work collaboratively and we encourage every team member to bring creativity and personal flair to their role. The role is an entry level position and would suit someone with relevant transferable skills – some experience of the charity sector would be a bonus. We will recruit based on attitude and potential, as well as direct experience. We are looking for an individual who has strong research skills, is highly organised with excellent attention to detail, a good team player with a collaborative approach, a confident and considerate communicator, and importantly someone who enjoys building relationships.

The starting salary is £27,000 per annum with 30 days annual leave running from April to March. After a probationary period of 6 months the successful candidate will benefit from the Charity’s full range of employment benefits including an income protection scheme and an employer contribution pension. There will also be opportunities to participate in key Charity events and activities with a TOIL scheme in place.

This is a full-time post for 35 hours per week based at the Charity’s National Office in Victoria, London (the Charity currently operates under a Flexible and Hybrid Working Policy).

Interviews will take place in Mountbarrow House, Victoria, London.

If you have the relevant experience for this role, please apply by sending your CV and supporting statement to the HR Team–

Closing date: 5 June

Interview date: 13, 14 and 22 June (AM)

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ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is an Equal Opportunities Employer