Senior Fundraising Officer

Red Balloon Educational Trust

Location: Must be commutable to Milton, Cambridgeshire, with flexible remote working from day one

Hours: 28 – 36 hours per week, occasional evening work will be involved

Salary: £33,000 – £35,000 (Pro Rata) depending on experience



Are you looking for an exciting Senior Fundraising Officer role where you will really make an impact and have the ability to bring your ideas and experience to the table? Then this is the role for you.

In 2021 we are on target to raise in excess of £240,000 via grants, event income and donations. In 2022 our aim is to raise £300,000. As the Senior Fundraising Officer you will play a pivotal role in supporting us to reach this target. Our 2025 target is to raise in excess of £500,000.

Our newly created Senior Fundraising Officer role is suited to someone who has recently been or is currently working as part of a fundraising team and is ready to move into a Senior role where they are able to support the growth and development of the fundraising department. A key goal for the role will be to generate a sustainable flow of charitable income for the Red Balloon Educational Trust.


What you will need to succeed

To support us in achieving these ambitious goals you must have substantial experience – with proven success in creating and delivering effective fundraising campaigns across a wide range of fundraising channels. You will have experience in using a CRM for constituent management, and of following fundraising best practices and GDPR requirements.

You will manage end to end fundraising delivery, including writing creative and compelling funding applications to trusts & foundations, corporate and individual donors. You will also be involved in creating and coordinating a small number of fundraising events.

You will develop new and nurture existing relationships and be confident in representing Red Balloon at fundraising and networking events to help expand our reach both locally and nationally, as such you will be required to work a small number of evenings to support events throughout the year.

You will have a proven track record of meeting and exceeding targets across a wide range of fundraising channels, as well as an understanding and commitment to deliver a memorable fundraising experience through excellent stewardship. You will also have experience in budget management and reporting.


What you will get in return

Alongside an incredibly supportive and passionate group of colleagues, you will have the ability to work remotely and support our incredible students through the challenging and exciting times they have throughout their journey with us.


The benefits package includes

  • Salary : £33,000 – £35,000 (Pro Rata) depending on experience
  • Location: Must be commutable to Cambridge, with flexible remote working
  • Holiday: 30 Days plus bank holidays
  • Training and Development Opportunities

Application pack

Senior Fundraising Officer

Application form

Senior Fundraising Officer

Closing date

In line with safer recruitment practices, we are only able to accept applications via our application forms, which can be accessed by following the application link. Our forms can be saved and come back to at any point.

  • Deadline for applications is midnight on 1st December 2021

Once shortlisting has been completed and interviews offered, candidates will be required to submit a writing sample prior to their interview for which guidelines will be given at the time of interview offer.

Interviews will consist of online or face to face interviews with the Fundraising and Marketing Lead, the Human Resources and Operations Lead and one other.

Red Balloon is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires the successful candidate to commit to this. The person appointed will be subjected to an enhanced DBS check.