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Experienced Funding and Communications Officer
Boston Women's Aid

Job Description


The flexibility to work mainly from home at hours to suit you, so you don't need to live locally.

We’re looking for someone who is experienced in writing funding applications, working with grant-making bodies and who has an established network of contacts that they’d like to expand.

It’s an exciting opportunity to further develop your expertise and be part of the team managing this expanding domestic abuse charity, which is at the forefront of developing new ways of working.

Job title: Funding and Communication Officer

Hours: 28 hours per week, flexible hours Salary: £27,300FTE (£21,840 actual)

Workbase: Working mainly from home, with our Boston office as required for meetings etc

Reporting to: Operations Manager

Pension: Contributory pension 6% by employer, 3% by staff

Holidays: 20 days FTE (16 days actual) paid leave plus 8 bank holidays

Travel: Business mileage payable @ 40p/mile

For an informal chat about this exciting opportunity, please call our Funding and Development Manager Marie Chapman.

Apply by email. You will be sent an application pack.

Please note that this is NOT an entry-level post; the successful applicant will have had experience in most of the fields below and, following induction and shadowing the Funding and Development Manager, will become solely responsible for the duties below after two months.

Please read through the Job Description and Person Specification thoroughly before applying, and tailor your application to the requirements of the post.

Please attach your CV with your completed application form.


Research, apply for and gain funding for the work of the charity from a number of sources, including:

  • Tenders for statutory agency contracts;
  • Revenue (core) funding from charitable trusts and other grant-making bodies;
  • Project funding for specific work discussed and agreed with Operations Manager;
  • One-off funding opportunities for capital and revenue from local, regional and national sources;
  • In-kind donations from businesses, social groups and individuals;
  • Developing an ethos of regular giving from individual supporters.

Maintain and develop the Charity’s web and social media presence:

  • Through the use of social media channels, keep supporters abreast of news from the Charity;
  • Make creative use of social media to make appeals for items, volunteers, job vacancies etc;
  • In liaison with the Charity’s ICT contractors develop the Charity’s website to become an interactive platform which includes enabling delivery of some online services;
  • Write and distribute Press releases;
  • Work with local and regional media to promote the work of the Charity and to raise awareness.

Monitor and report on performance against project budgets:

  • Using data from Oasis Ontrack, develop a clear reporting system that can be tailored to the specific requirements of each tender contract or grant reporting requirement (full training will be given);
  • Provide regular reports to Trustees, outlining budget and outcome reports for each budget strand;
  • Provide regular reports to Trustees on expected income from various funders, highlight any areas of concern or where a fund is coming towards its end;
  • Provide a weekly update to the Operations Manager for discussion at weekly Team Meetings;
  • From time to time attend Team Meetings as requested by the Operations Manager;
  • From time to time attend Trustee Meetings as requested by the Chairman.

Maintain and further develop the network of grant-making agencies and potential project partners:

  • The Charity has established relationships with several grant-making bodies (such as the National Lottery, Lincolnshire Community Foundation). The Trustees are keen to see such relationships maintained and, where possible, extended to encompass other relevant organisations;
  • The Charity works in partnership with others on some projects and Trustees are keen to see partnership working and partnership funding applications being developed to enable the Charity to be an expert participant in contracts / projects that cover a wider geographic area or are strategic importance, or pilot projects that will steer the delivery of services for the future.

The above is provided for guidance and is not an exhaustive list of all accountabilities that the post holder may have over time.

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.