Duration and time commitment: Minimum 6 months full time (open to flexible working)
Remuneration: Reasonable travel expenses will be paid.
Purpose of the role: To assist Generation Success in the development and delivery of Generation Success fundraising objectives. This will include supporting the team with donor relations and funding applications, researching potential opportunities as well as communicating with a wide variety of stakeholders, such as supporters, and law firms. The finance part of the role will include utilising our accountant software to generate reports,issuing invoices, recording and keeping track of income & expenditure. You do not need to be a numbers person.
The Role (internship / Volunteer)
We are seeking a volunteer for a role that has a mixture of:
Donor relationship management
We are looking for someone who is a self-starter, professional and eager to contribute on a large scale. The volunteer will gain visibility into the inner workings and aspects of a small fast-growing charitable organisation, provide concrete deliverables and learn from top to bottom. You will have hands on responsibility and will be intrusted to make this role your own.
Fundraising and Development:
Research and identify potential funders;
Assisting in fundraising from small trusts and foundations
Draft initial correspondence with potential donors and supporters and following up the contact
Draft funding applications and performance reports;
Writing fundraising bids
Review supporters’ engagement with Generation Success and record involvement;
Thank and update supporters;
Assist with planning fundraising events and drafting funding materials
Assist with maintaining the fundraising database, ensuring accuracy and consistency across the records;
Donor relations - nurturing relationships with people who have donated (creation of newsletters, emails to thank them for their support etc)
Creating concepts, presentations and ideas for our fundraising events
Maintain up‐to‐date filing systems, both manual and electronic as appropriate; and
This job description is not exhaustive. It merely acts as a guide and may be amended to meet the changing requirements at any time after discussion with the post holder.
Financial recording, invoicing and generating quarterly reports through our accounting software.
Strong desire to learn along with professional drive
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Efficiency at MS Office
Self-motivation and the ability to work well within teams when required
Highly organised and able to prioritise a workload
Keen attention to detail
A willingness to be flexible according to the demands of the organisation
Ability to work independently and manage own time
Ability to summarise information and present this in clear and compelling way
What we offer
• The chance to gain an insight into the running of a small, unique non – for profit.
• The opportunity to develop valuable business development and communications skills.
• A personal development plan and regular support to help you in your role.
• The opportunity to take the lead on a specific project for the right intern / volunteer.
• References can be supplied on successful completion of the 3 month period.
Friendly community and interaction with industry experts
Depending on performance and outcome there is a possibility this position becomes paid in the future.
About Generation Success
Generation Success was launched by successful business man James Adeleke. A law graduate of BPP University, London, James has enjoyed a varied career in business development. He was inspired to found Generation Success following the London riots of 2011 – himself a member of what tabloid media were calling ‘the lost generation’, he decided it was time to start reclaiming the future for today’s youth. Rather than laying blame and pointing fingers, James wanted to find ways to tackle the roots of society’s problems: food poverty; deprivation; educational and employment inequality. Generation Success is James’ way of helping to ensure that every young person has the chance to shine.
‘I truly believe that we are limited by the boundaries of our minds,’ says Adeleke, ‘so I am always trying to expand mine – and to help others to do the same.’
Our Vision: A world where we all have equal access and equal opportunities to achieve our career or entrepreneurial aspirations.
Our Mission: Our mission focuses on social mobility, through bringing diverse groups to network, learn and achieve together and social action through programs that inspire volunteering
How to apply
Please send your CV and a covering letter (no more than one A4 page) expressing your reasons for applying and suitability for the post.