Great Opportunity - Fundraising Intern
About Us. The London Irish Centre (LIC) is the heart of the Irish community in London. Our welfare service is the largest for Irish people outside of Ireland. We also deliver a diverse programme of Irish arts, cultural and community events, which showcase the finest Irish talent to London audiences and offers a taste of home to the city’s Irish community.
Our home in beautiful Camden Square is the oldest and largest Irish Centre in Britain. We also have satellite offices in West Kensington and Kilburn and provide outreach services to a number of other London boroughs.
About the Role. Your role will be to support us in developing and implementing our new fundraising plan to help generate the resources we need to support our charitable work, primarily:
- Researching charitable trusts and foundations.
- Checking eligibility criteria, previous contact with LIC and entering this data into Excel.
- Researching and collating data, both externally and internally, on the Irish community in London and its needs, and LIC data that demonstrates our delivery on this.
- Collating LIC project data to be used in fundraising bids.
- Researching potential corporate, individual and celebrity prospects and recording these.
You will report to the Chief Executive, who is an experienced fundraiser, will have a professional fundraising mentor and visits to other fundraisers have been agreed, to support you in carrying out your role and developing your fundraising skills.
This role will be for a minimum of 2 months, preferably 5 days per week and we are able to be flexible about working hours. The planned start date is 31 November, but an earlier start may be possible. We will also be flexible about you taking time off but, once agreed, you will be expected to attend on the days and hours agreed.
Your normal place of work will be our Office in Camden (a 5 minute walk from Camden Town tube station, Northern line), but you will spend some time at other locations in Central London. The role is unpaid, but reasonable expenses (up to £15 per day) for lunch and travel will be reimbursed. You must be either an EU citizen, or have a right to work in the UK.
About You. The skills and experience you will require to carry out this role are:
- Excellent Internet research skills.
- Very good written and verbal communication skills, with experience in report writing.
- Good analytical skills, both qualitative and quantitative.
- Experience in using Excel.
- An enthusiastic, results focused team player.
- A commitment to our charitable mission in supporting the Irish community in London
The following skills and experience would be beneficial, but are not essential:
- Advanced Excel and/or database skills.
- Charity sector experience.
- Being Irish, or having lived in Ireland, would be of some benefit, as much of the research will be into Irish individuals, companies and trusts.
This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to participate in and contribute to our work in supporting the Irish community in London. In doing so, we will guide you in developing your skills, experience and networks to support you in your future career ambitions. This would be an excellent opportunity for a recent graduate, or similar, seeking a career as a fundraiser within the charity sector.
To apply send a CV and covering letter, of no more than 2 pages, which explains how you meet About You criteria above to firstname.lastname@example.org. You should include your available start date and preferred hours/days per week.