Fundraising and Prospect Research Volunteer – Tower Hill London

Refuge is the country’s largest provider of specialist services for victims of all forms of gender-based violence (domestic, sexual, so called ‘honour’ violence, trafficking, prostitution, forced marriage, stalking and FGM). Every day we support over 3,800 women and children in our national network of services.  These include Independent Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence Advocacy services (IDVAs/ISVAs and IGVAs), community outreach, specialist refuge accommodation, sanctuary services and culturally-specific services and the Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership between Refuge and Women’s Aid). We advise Government and lobby to keep violence against women and girls high on the public agenda. We run award-winning prevention and public education campaigns, managing a busy press office and website, and we are an accredited training provider. We give a voice to the voiceless.


In the current climate of government funding cuts, Refuge needs to raise approximately 20% of its funding year on year from voluntary sources to keep its services running. This volunteer prospect researcher post could make a valuable contribution by helping to develop funding leads and opportunities.


Job title: Fundraising and Prospect Research Volunteer                                                                                                       


Minimum 2-3 days per week, as available for minimum 2-6 months                                        

Location: Tower Hill London


We are currently looking to recruit a fundraising and prospect research volunteer

As a fundraising prospect research volunteer you will help drive high value income. By providing the trusts, foundations and corporate team with relevant research on potential funding opportunities, you will help support their approaches to potential donors and help build profitable long-term relationships.


As part of your role you will identify potential prospects, carry out research and screening, and prepare briefings, biographies and detailed research profiles.


This vital work will enable the fundraising team to grow and diversify income generation opportunities.


A reimbursement is payable of up to £9 per day for travel to and from home to the head office: 4th Floor International House, St Katharine’s Way London E1W 1UN.  Travel expenses can be claimed for travel by public transport (bus, train or tube) and travel by car.


All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality, which underpin all of our work.

Refuge is proud to be a leader in its field and an employer of choice with leading edge systems for supervision, quality management and development.


Closing date:    6th October 2016                                                         

Interview date: 18th October 2016

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Fundraising and Prospect Research Volunteer JD

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Refuge is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. This post however is restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.


No agencies please – as a charity we work hard to keep our costs down.


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