Business Development – Fundraising – Interim role 

Role type3-month contract 

Location: Home-based.  

Salaryup to £35,000 pro rata plus benefits. We encourage flexible work opportunities including homeworkingand flexi-hours. 


About Social Tech Trust 

Social Tech Trust is at an exciting stage. With a clear purpose to transform lives with tech, an expert team, supportive Board, and a strong portfolio of social tech start-ups, we’re ready to scale our impact. Our vision is a world where social transformation is the driving force behind tech. We’ve already invested more than £31m in almost 800 socially motivated initiatives over the last twelve years. Following a strategic review, we’re designing and delivering a new sustainable business model, which requires developing several new income streams. 

About this role 

We are seeking an individual to research and respond to grant opportunities in order for us to deliver our strategy and vision of a world where social transformation drives tech. There has never been a greater need for society to address the growing inequalities that have been accelerated by Covid 19 and we need a dedicated individual energised by our vision to join our team and make a positive difference.   

This is an exciting short-term opportunity to contribute to our long-term sustainability at a pivotal time for our organisation.  

This role would suit a highly motivated individual with experience of fundraising and bid writing. 


Key Responsibilities  

>Lead on bid writing, ensuring that proposals are aligned to our objectives and the interests of the funder.  

>Building relationships with funders to understand their funding strategy and share our work.  

>Ensure bid budgets are fully supported by operational planning, with full support of the operational team.  

>Develop plan to ensure successful bids are fully monitored, processes for impact measurement and evaluation are in place and key milestones are well communicated.  

>Contribute to long term fundraising plan that supports our strategic objectives to ensure our work is fully funded and sustainable. 


Key Skills and Experience 

>Proven track record for overall responsibility in making successful grant application bids.  

>Strong understanding of the current fundraising landscape and opportunities within the sector.  

>Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to instigate and build strong relationships.  

>Independent thinker able to manage their own workload with demonstrable ability to deliver to brief, under time pressure.  

>Able to build into applications fully costed implications of delivery, ensuring full cost recovery.   

>Forward-planner capable of prioritising.  

Enthusiastic with a strong desire for social impact and transformation. 

How to apply 

To apply for the role, please send your CV and a supporting statement (maximum 2 sides of A4) that outlines your motivation for applying to join Social Tech Trust and addresses the requirements set out in the job description. 

Please provide the names, positions, organisations and telephone contact numbers of two referees relevant to this role. References will only be taken with your permission, once your application has progressed to offer stage. 

Finally, please ensure that you have included a contact telephone number. 

Applications should be submitted to Paulina Kowalke at Add the title of the role that you are applying for in the subject line of your email. 

The closing date for applications is 11.59pm on 3 March 2021.  Please note that we will be reviewing applications and carrying out interviews throughout the recruitment period. Once a suitable candidate had been identified we will close the recruitment process so please don’t delay your application if this role is of interest. 

Commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion 

The Trust embraces diversity, and we want to diversify our team in terms of skills, background and life experience. If you think you could be a good fit for this role, we would love to hear from you. Even if you’re not sure you have the right experience, you can always get in touch and have a chat with one of us. We welcome all applications and particularly those from individuals from racially diverse backgrounds and people with a disability as they are currently under-represented on our team.  We also welcome applications from individuals who reflect the wide range of socio-economic backgrounds in the UK and are especially interested to talk to those that can bring lived experience of social challenges to the team.  

For any questions related to the role, please contact