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Role: Trusts and Grants Fundraiser (part-time)

Reports To: Operations Manager (Works closely with Communications Officer; Chair, and Trustees)

Type: Contract/Part Time/Flexible

Time commitment: Equivalent to 0.2 FTE (8 hours a week); flexible hours tba

Salary: £120 per day (based on 8 hour day)

Based: Home-based, Remote


Nurse Lifeline was founded in 2020 by a small group of nurses and midwives working on the front line at the height of the pandemic and wanted to support fellow professionals.

As a result, our peer-to-peer listening service was established and launched in June 2021 to provide a trusted and effective source of support for everyone in the professions nationwide. The listening service has received nearly 1500 calls

from nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants, friends, and families. We have

40 fully-trained volunteer call handlers, and more undergoing training - all of whom are nurses and/or midwives or retired members of the professions. Our helpline is open every weekday evening, from 7 pm to 10 pm.

As we advance, we have ambitions to grow our service. Our vision is for every nurse and midwife in the UK to have our number and to use it when needed. Ultimately, we want to help change the culture in how nurses and midwives look after their mental health and well-being, empowering them to take control and normalise asking for help when needed and not waiting until being in crisis.

To progress towards our vision, we are seeking to appoint our first Trusts and

Grants Fundraiser. Having initially been funded by the Covid-19 Healthcare Support Appeal (CHSA), we have since newly secured some grants from trusts and other grant-making trusts. We would like the Trusts and Grants Fundraiser to cultivate these relationships further, identify and approach new prospects, and help us grow our income.

Aim of the post

To maximise funds from trusts, foundations and other grant-making bodies for the work of Nurse Lifeline.

Key responsibilities:

1. To research and identify trusts, foundations and other grant-making bodies with giving criteria that fit with the aims and objectives of Nurse Lifeline

2. To make initial contact with those grant-makers where possible - in line with their application process - to assess Nurse Lifeline’s suitability for an application

3. Develop proposals and other supporting materials to make formal

approaches, and to respond to any queries about our work from grants officers

4. Manage our current small but growing portfolio of donors, ensuring that all trusts and grant-makers receive timely progress reports and are kept updated on Nurse Lifeline’s work regularly

5. To establish ways of recording donor history and tracking donor relationship

progress using our CRM system, and to ensure that this is kept up-to-date and

accurate at all times

6. To liaise with the Operations Manager to obtain the latest data on Nurse Lifeline’s listening service and financial/budgetary information for proposals and progress reports, and to liaise with the Communications Officer, sharing content and coordinating activity

7. To provide regular progress reports to Nurse Lifeline’s Trustees and to draw on the advice and support of the Chair and Trustees as required for developing an understanding of the charity’s direction of travel and fundraising matters

8. To contribute to the development of Nurse Lifeline’s strategy for fundraising as we grow and develop

9. To undertake any other task that might reasonably be expected in the role.

Person Specification

● Proven track record of raising funds from trusts and other grant-making bodies

● A self-starter who can demonstrate previous experience of initiating and

sustaining new relationships with grant-makers in a previous role/s

● An effective communicator face-to-face with an ability to write to a high standard

● Financially literate in so far as is required for presenting and explaining budgets in proposals

● Experience in using a fundraising database / CRM system

● A genuine team player who is empathetic to the opportunities and challenges presented by a small, fledgling charity

● A strong interest in and enthusiasm for Nurse Lifeline’s mission and vision.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit a current CV and a covering letter of no more than 2 pages (A4) stating why you are interested in this role and what unique skills and experience you have to offer the charity. Please submit applications to Helena Kopec at no later than Friday 21 April 23.

If you would like to talk with the charity Chair Teresa Griffiths, please contact the Operations Manager at to arrange a suitable date and time.

Successful applications will be shortlisted and invited to interview.

Start date 1 May 2023

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