Osteopathic Centre for Children / Foundation for Paediatric Osteopathy
28 June 2024
28 July 2024
7-14 Great Dover Street London SE1 4YR, London, United Kingdom
Job Type
£35,000 FTE (£14,000 pro-rata )


Position: Senior Fundraising Officer
Reports to: Communication and Marketing Manager
Hours of Work: 14 hours per week
Salary: £35,000 pro-rata (£14,000)

Role Overview:

The Senior Fundraising Officer will play a pivotal role in maintaining and enhancing our fundraising efforts. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive fundraising plan aimed at achieving growth, meeting agreed targets, and diversifying income streams. The primary goal is to meet an annual income target of over £140,000. The organisation currently has £100k in warm funding and is now looking to increase cold funding opportunities and diversify income streams.

Main Responsibilities:

Trusts & Foundations:

  • Account manage a portfolio of trust and foundation donors, ensuring high levels of stewardship to maximise opportunities for long-term support.
  • Identify, research, and secure funding opportunities aligned with the charity's strategic plan, and write tailored applications to trusts and statutory sources.
  • Develop a case for support for the charity and manage the process of approaching and applying for funds from grant-giving organisations and corporations.


  • Develop and manage a new business pipeline to expand our corporate income stream.
  • Lead the acquisition and cultivation of new partnerships.
  • Conduct research, prospecting, and cultivation to identify and attract potential corporate supporters.
  • Provide excellent account management and develop comprehensive stewardship plans for corporate donors.
  • Assist in identifying and researching new business opportunities for our corporate pipeline.


  • Plan and implement a calendar of fundraising events, including major participation events and community fundraising events.


  • Plan and implement public campaigns, including Christmas appeals and thematic public fundraising appeals alongside the Communications and Marketing Manager.

General Duties:

  • Develop short and long-term plans and new initiatives for fundraising growth.
  • Produce written reports and statistics when requested, highlighting areas of concern.
  • Maintain the fundraising donor database, ensuring accuracy and effective utilisation (e.g., Raisers Edge).
  • Conduct regular meetings with funding contacts and prospects, and organise and deliver presentations.
  • Foster ongoing relationships with stakeholders to secure long-term committed support.
  • Undertake any other reasonable tasks required by the Marketing and Communications Manager or the Managing Director.

Skills Required

Who You Are:

  • Experienced: You have experience in corporate or wider fundraising, with a track record of developing and managing successful relationships.
  • Excellent Relationship Builder: You excel in building effective, long-lasting relationships and possess exceptional relationship management skills to engage and inspire high-value supporters.
  • Skilled Communicator: You possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Organised & Detail-Oriented: You ensure high-quality work through your organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Self-Motivated & Proactive: You are highly organised and proactive.
  • Team Player & Independent Worker: You thrive both independently and as part of a team.
  • Empathetic & Aligned: You resonate with our mission and values and are passionate about making a difference.

About Us

The Foundation for Paediatric Osteopathy is a specialist osteopathy charity that makes osteopathy an option for all children and families. The Osteopathic Centre for Children is the name of our dedicated Paediatric clinic.

Our mission is to train skilled and knowledgeable Paediatric osteopaths, research osteopathy for children, and provide excellent osteopathic care for children (up to 18) and pregnant and post-natal women (up to 6 treatments) at our dedicated Paediatric clinic. We treat all patients, regardless of their ability to donate for treatment. We always treat holistically to help restore, maintain and support health and well-being.

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