Fundraising Advisor

Job Title: Fundraising Advisor
Location: Unknown
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: FA19
Contact Name: Gemma Arregui
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Job Published: November 10, 2019 15:55

Job Description

Role Description 

Bright Futures UK (BFUK), the first and only charity whose purpose is to provide support to young people who have been forced to take time out of education as a result of illness. We offer support to young people of all educational ages who suffer from long term illness whether it be a mental health or physical condition. 

As the only organisation working in a space that affects around half a million young people each year, we have a responsibility to our beneficiaries and the wider community to continuously raise the standard of our service. 

By joining Bright Futures UK’s Advisory board as our Fundraising Advisor, your role will be to advise and lead Bright Futures UK with all aspects of our fundraising operations. This will include providing guidance on applications to trusts and foundations, stewarding major donors, corporate partnerships and fundraising events. The Fundraising Advisor will ensure Bright Futures UK has a developed and sustainable fundraising operations, encompassing all above topics.  


  • Provide oversight and scrutiny to fundraising practices to ensure fundraising is carried out in legal, honest and accountable ways. 

  • Support the development of an appropriate fundraising operations to ensure income generation targets are achieved. 

  • Regularly review Bright Futures UK’s fundraising operations and identify gaps in the current fundraising operations to respond to a changing context. 

  • Ensure Bright Futures UK is diversifying income and spreading risk appropriately as the organisation develops. 

  • Contribute specific knowledge and expertise of fundraising techniques and operations, to ensure that our activity is realistic and effective. 

  • Attend monthly Advisory Board meetings. 


External Relations 

  • Act as an ambassador for the cause and charity. 

  • Use existing relationships, for example with trusts and foundations, to add value to Bright Futures UK fundraising income. 

Person Specification 

Knowledge and experience: 

  • An understanding of the UK charity sector, good governance, Charity Commission, Companies House requirements, relevant legislations and statutory requirements. 

  • An understanding of the challenges facing small to medium UK charities in maximising income streams & donor cultivation. 

  • Experience of delivering successful fundraising operations, including statutory funds, corporate, philanthropic giving, Individual Giving and Major Donor. 

Skills and abilities: 

  • Excellent networking skills, influencing and communication skills. 

  • Senior funding operational knowledge and good, independent judgement. 

  • Ability to analyse risks and opportunities and take a balanced approach to both. 

  • Flexible and collaborative in your approach while retaining a clear vision of what you want to achieve. 

  • The ability to work collaboratively and constructively as a member of the Advocacy board.  


The Advisory Board’s purpose:  

BF’s Advisory Board is a volunteer group formed to give advice and support to the board of Trustees; employees and volunteers. Our purpose is to ensure that the strategic plan is delivered within the day to day operations. This is a home-based role, with the possibility if required, to work from the organisation beautiful offices in Paddington. 


Why volunteering at Bright futures is worth your time? 

This is an exciting time to join BFUK. Being a volunteer on the Advisory Board will give you an opportunity to grow your leadership and operational experience and skills. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the direction and growth of the organisation and be part of a unified, authentic and passionate team. 



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