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Role description

Title: Fundraising Lead

Contract: 24 hours per week (3 days). 1 year contract, renewal subject to funding

Location: Remote and at the London LGBTQ+ Community Centre. (Don’t need to be London-based, but available to travel to London.)

Salary: £27,000 full-time pa; pro rata

Reports to: Communications and Marketing Manager

Key contacts: General Manager, Communications and Marketing Manager and Finance Lead

Closing date: 5pm on Sunday 28 April 2024

Interviews will take place the week commencing Monday 13 May 2024.
The successful candidate will ideally start the week of Monday 3 June or sooner if available. 


The London LGBTQ+ Community Centre is an award-winning project launched by a team of volunteers in 2017. In December 2021 we opened our first physical space in London’s Bankside.

Our mission is to provide London with a sober, intersectional, intergenerational, community centre and café where all LGBTQ+ people feel welcome and supported, can build connections, and flourish. Our vision is for a more connected, belonging and thriving LGBTQ+ community in London.

This is a very exciting time at the Centre. In the last year, our team has grown considerably and we have secured funding to cover most of our running costs until the summer of 2026. We now have to look into the future and explore alternative ways of generating income that will help us guarantee the sustainability of the Centre. 

Overall purpose of the role

A key responsibility of the Fundraising Lead will be to secure income for the charity through a range of streams: individual giving, philanthropy and fundraising events.

While in the case of individual giving, the Fundraising Lead will be growing an already-existing route; they will kickstart the philanthropy stream. We have only hosted one major fundraising event in the past, so the Fundraising Lead will be in charge of producing two events per year with specific fundraising goals.


Despite being a young, small organisation, we are working hard to create a workplace where everyone feels supported to perform at their best. Therefore we currently offer the following benefits:

  • Holiday allowance of 25 days, increasing yearly after two years of service
  • Employer pension contribution of 3%
  • Access to an employee helpline to help you deal with personal or professional concerns
  • A holistic wellbeing package
  • DBS funded by employer
  • Ongoing training opportunities to support with career development, including annual learning and development opportunities shaped to your needs
  • Flexible working
  • Being part of a small organisation where you can really see your impact
  • Working alongside a range of other LGBT+ organisations

Key responsibilities and duties


  • Work to fundraising targets in order to secure required funding for the charity
  • Demonstrate an innovative approach to design and deliver new ways to generate income for the Centre
  • Individual giving (Friend of the Centre scheme):
    • Lead on donor stewardship working closely with Communications and Marketing Manager 
    • Design and deliver strategies to nurture and expand donor pool
    • Design and deliver strategies and campaigns to increase donations
  • Fundraising events:
    • Produce bi-annual fundraising events from inception to completion
    • Manage post-event donor follow-ups
    • Reporting
  • Centre Patrons management:
    • Nurture current Patrons
    • Track Patron’s fundraising plans to ensure their fundraising goals are met
    • Design and deliver plans to engage Patrons and fundraise along with them
  • High net worth individuals:
    • Identify individuals to approach
    • Expand pool of influential people who support the Centre
    • Manage on-going relationships
  • Work in a range of platforms like Mailchimp, Moonclerk, Google Drive and Beacon
  • Ensure transparency both internally and externally in regards to fundraising process


  • Carry out such other duties as deemed appropriate and agreed and known to be within the competence of the postholder 
  • Work collaboratively at all times 
  • Participate in training and development activities 
  • Have a strong commitment to the values of equity, LGBTQ+ rights, social justice in general, community work and the specific values of the London LGBTQ+ Community Centre
  • Value diversity ensuring that individuals are treated fairly and respected for their contribution in terms of experience, knowledge and skills
  • Maintain confidentiality of information in line with data protection requirements and the London LGBTQ+ Community Centre policy 
  • Comply with Health and Safety requirements, including having an awareness of personal responsibilities to maintain a safe working environment 
  • Comply with all other policies and procedures of the London LGBTQ+ Community Centre

Is this role for you? 

While some of the criteria are essential; we would love to learn more about what your unique experience can bring to the team. So please do not be discouraged if you do not meet some of the elements outlined below. 

Shortlisting criteria:  E = essential  D = desirable

Professional experience

Track record of successful fundraising efforts or campaigns for similar organisations with similar tasksE
Experience managing individual giving donation campaignsE
Experience running a wide range of fundraising eventsE
Experience building and sustaining relationships with high net worth individuals D
Experience of navigating and maintaining CRM systems (training will be provided by the Centre)D
Experience working on communications platforms like MailchimpD
Experience working with a wide of range of individuals from all walks of lifeE
Ability to build and nurture relationships with different stakeholders – from donors, to partners and suppliersE
Experience of balancing opportunities and risks in decision-making. E.G. company reputation vs income potentialD
Experience of handling multiple work streams and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environmentE
Ability to communicate across audiences, using a variety of communication methods (both written and verbal)E

Personal qualities

Commitment to equality, civil rights, and LGBTQ+ rightsE
An engaging, passionate, energetic humanE
Knowledge of the charity sector in general and the LGBTQ+ community in particularE
Experience working with communities in general and the LGBTQ+ in particularE
Excellent interpersonal skillsE
Someone who can work self-sufficiently and in a team environmentE
Strives for high quality work and ensures other people meet this standardE
Demonstrable negotiation, presentation and diplomacy skillsE

Ready to apply?

Please send us your CV and cover letter of no more than two sides of A4 to [email protected] before 5pm on Sunday 28 April 2024.

Please add the following information to the subject line: Fundraising Lead Application

We particularly welcome applications from trans, non-binary and POC candidates. We are a disability positive employer and we welcome the opportunity to provide reasonable adjustments as defined by the Equality Act 2010 during the interview process and upon appointment. Please inform us if you feel you meet this criteria.

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