Development Assistant

Location: London
Closing Date: 4th Apr 2024
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Employment Type:

Salary: £30,151.00 Pro Rata
Contract type: Part time – 15 hours per week, Fixed 2 year contract
Benefits: 35 days holiday, flexible working, employer pension contribution
Location: London / working from home

The Outside Project is an LGBTIQ+ Centre and Shelter in response to those within the
LGBTIQ+ community who feel endangered, who are homeless, ‘hidden’ homeless and
feel that they are on the outside of services due to historical and present prejudice in
society and in their homes. We are seeking a Development Manager to join our team and
help us achieve our mission of providing safe and inclusive space for people experiencing
and recovering from homelessness or domestic abuse.

About the role:
The Outside Project is expanding its Development Team, introducing a new role within the
organisation. As the Development Assistant, you’ll be instrumental in maximising The
Outside Project’s fundraising and enhancing its visibility. This position offers an exciting
opportunity for the ideal candidate to bolster the team, shape the role, and bring fresh
ideas into our organisation.
You’ll be building long-term relationships with a wide range of individuals, community
supporters, networks and local groups to fundraise and build awareness of The Outside
Project’s mission.

In the role, you’ll be:

Working with the Head of Development to refine, develop and implement our
annual programme of Outside Project-led events, including cultivation,
stewardship and fundraising events.
Running the day-to-day of all Individual Giving stewardship, including sending
timely and personal thank yous, and onboarding new regular donors.

Seeking out new engagement opportunities to support donor engagement.

Monitoring and identifying potential funding opportunities from both local and
national government departments ensuring we can prepare applications in good
Performing due diligence tasks to assess the credibility and suitability of potential
partners, donors, and contributors, safeguarding the organisation’s and wider
community’s reputation and interests.
Maintaining accurate records to ensure that we develop, engage and update our
Fulfilling supporters’ requests and ensuring all relevant materials are sent on time.
Representing The Outside Project at fundraising and awareness events (from
conferences to drag brunches…!).
Using data and evidence to monitor KPIs and track trends, helping the Head of
Development make informed decisions.
Supporting the Head of Development with the day-to-day running of fundraising,
comms, and awareness activity.

Applying for the role:
No formal qualifications are needed for this role, and we encourage everyone with the
appropriate skills, experience and potential to apply. As a by-and-for led organisation we
particularly encourage applications from survivors of homelessness and / or domestic
For more information about us, please visit our website and follow The Outside Project on
our instagram @lgbtiqoutside.
Please send your CV and a cover letter that outlines your relevant experience and
qualifications for the position to [email protected]. Additionally, please include a
brief statement (no more than 500 words) on why you are passionate about working at
The Outside Project.
If you have any questions about the role, or you’d like an informal chat about it, please
reach out to [email protected]
In light of the nature of this position, The Outside Project considers this post to be subject
to an Occupational Requirement in accordance with Para 1, Schedule 9, of the Equality Act
2010 on the basis of the protected characteristics of gender reassignment, race and
sexual orientation.
We understand that everyone has a variety of experiences and that individuals may not
always feel that they have relevant professional or academic qualifications, however we
strongly encourage individuals who feel their lived experiences meet these criteria to
apply. If you have any access requirements you would like us to be aware of, please feel
free to include these when submitting your application, and we will do our best to
accommodate them. Additionally, if you require more information about the post or the
application process, please feel free to include this in an email to the address above.
Deadline for submission: Thursday 4th April 9pm
Interview dates: Thursday 11th and Friday 12th April (can be flexible on this)

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