Latin American Women’s Rights Service

We are a user-led, feminist and human rights organisation focused on addressing the practical and strategic needs of Latin American migrant women displaced by poverty and violence. Latin Americans are one of the fastest growing ethnic minorities in the UK, but desipite this they remain invisible. Our service users experience significant disadvantage as migrants, as women, and as members of an invisible minority ethnic group in this country.


Founded in 1983, LAWRS’ mission is to “to provide Latin American migrant women with tools to assert our rights, and pursue personal empowerment and social change”. We directly support more than 5,000 women annually through culturally and linguistically specialist advice, information, counselling and psychotherapy, advocacy, development programmes, and workshops.

 
Fundraising and Development Support Officer
Part time: 14 hours per week
Salary: £29,075 pro rata

We are excited to open this call for a brand new post at LAWRS! We are seeking a highly-motivated woman with fundraising experience to join our team as Fundraising and Development Support Officer (Fundraising and Development Support Officer – Job Description).

The Fundraising and Development Support Officer will work closely with the senior management team to further develop and implement LAWRS’ fundraising strategy, ensuring the sustainability of the organisation and its ability to continue successfully reaching its aims.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent communication and organisational skills, enthusiasm to drum up support for the Latin American Women’s Rights Service and a proactive and creative approach to fundraising. You will be committed to self-development and to tackling inequality and violence against women and girls.

The main duties of this post include:

  1. Developing and implementing a comprehensive fundraising strategy working closely with the senior management team, trustees, consultants, and other members of the organisation.
  2. Identifying new potential funding opportunities and contributing to increase individual and corporate contributions to LAWRS, by building relationships and continue diversifying LAWRS funding sources.
  3. Writing detailed applications and reports to trusts, foundations, corporate funders, and other donors.
  4. Maintaining up to date funding records and files, ensuring an appropriate management of LAWRS grants.
  5. Networking and forging positive relationships with LAWRS’ supporters, raising awareness of LAWRS’ work, aims and strategic goals, by attending meetings and events (normally within London).

You will have an excellent command of English, and ideally Spanish and/or Portuguese. This post is open to women only in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

How to apply: If you are interested in this position, please download the Fundraising and Development Support Officer – Application form  and Equal opportunities monitoring form and send your completed forms to Priscila Brandao, Administrator and Finance Officer, either by post (Tindlemanor, 52-54 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT) or via email (priscila@lawrs.org.uk), quoting reference: FDO-0718.

 

Contract: Fixed term, 1 year.

Deadline:  Wednesday 22th August.

Interviews to be held within the following 2 weeks after the deadline

 

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