Fancy Joining The Longford Trust Team?

Author: | 15 Feb 2023

We are looking for a part-time Fundraising Manager to join our small office team to help us sustain and expand the work of the trust.  Interested?  Read on….


The role: to raise the funds required to carry out the Longford Trust’s work


The time commitment: Part-time, initially 1 day per week, 12 months a year, with flexibility as to how that day is made up, both per week (can be split into a few hours spread over several days), and over the course of the year to accommodate busy and quiet times, and post-holder’s other work, family and holiday commitments.


Fee: Pro-rata of £30,000, paid monthly on a consultancy basis on receipt of an invoice made out to the director.  All post-holders in the team are responsible for their own tax, VAT and National Insurance payments. An appraisal system is operated and annual fee reviews undertaken.


Reporting to: the director who leads on fundraising


Working alongside: office manager, mentoring manager, employability manager, development manager, trustees


Needed: prison experience is preferred but not essential; a commitment to reforming the prison and criminal justice system; ability to communicate well in person and in writing; up to date IT and social media skills; knowledge of Gift Aid and Just Giving; decent numeracy.


Personal specification: suitable for someone wanting flexible working to fit around family and other part-time work commitments; self-motivated; passionate about prison reform and social justice; practical; and able to master a brief, talk to anyone, be persuasive, well-organised; work well in a strong team when there is no central office to bring members together every day, work independently, and show initiative.


What You’ll Be Doing


  • administer and co-ordinate the trust’s fundraising efforts, including Gift Aid, the trustee sub-committee on fundraising, fundraising events, support for individuals raising funds for trust;
  • work closely with director to research and identify fundraising targets;
  • make fundraising applications;
  • grow the number of regular donors making monthly or quarterly donations to the trust;
  • lead relationships with some funders;
  • organise a small number of fundraising events;
  • liaise with supporters organising fundraisers for the trust.


Workplace: from home, using Google shared documents, with regular phone and Zoom meetings with colleagues and regular face-to-face team meetings.


Notice period: one month


Application Process: applications in writing by CV and covering letter, explaining why you want to do the job, your relevant experience, and why you will do a good job.  Send to Peter Stanford, the Longford Trust’s director –  Any queries before submitting an application should be made to the director at the same email and call backs can be arranged. Closing date March 10 after which a short-list will be compiled and interviews arranged in mid-late March.