Fundraising Officer – All Aboard Youth Rowing (formerly Warrington Youth Rowing)

Hours: Full-time

Job Type: 2-year Fixed Term Contract with potential for extension

Salary: £32,500 – £35,000 pa

Are you a great fundraiser with an interest in helping a growing and successful charity based in North-West England? All Aboard Youth Rowing – formerly known as Warrington Youth Rowing – is a charity established to support disadvantaged children achieve life skills using the sport of rowing.  An exciting opportunity has arisen for a creative fundraising professional to coordinate and achieve additional funding.

The Role

The Fundraising Officer will coordinate all fundraising activities in line with the Charity’s overall strategy and sustainability plans.  Working closely with the Chief Executive Officer, the Fundraising Officer will identify sources of income and build good working relationships with funders to achieve agreed funding targets.

The role is based in the North-West of England working from home and ideally, the Fundraising Officer will be in one of the following locations:

  • Cheshire
  • Merseyside
  • Greater Manchester

Key areas of responsibility for the Fundraising Officer include:

  • Contribute and assist with the development of a fundraising strategy for the Charity.
  • Achieve the agreed funding target of newly sourced funding within the specified and agreed timeframe.
  • Identify potential sources of funding and maximise opportunities to secure funding and grow and develop income.
  • Develop relationships with funders aiming to achieve and maintain long-term partnerships.
  • Maintain a database of funding sources, funders, and funding partners.
  • Apply for funding by letters of interest or application forms dependent on the funding organisation’s requirements.

About You

The successful candidate will be highly motivated and have a background in fundraising.  They must be able to demonstrate a strong track record of securing funding from national funders, preferably for the youth or sport sector. They will have experience of monitoring the impact of community projects.  In addition, they will be adaptable and comfortable working on both their own initiative and as a team player.

About the Organisation

The Charity has a desire to grow and become more sustainable, the Fundraising Officer will play a key role in achieving this ambition.  The aim of the Charity is to enhance the life skills of disadvantaged youngsters using the sport of rowing.  The charity works closely with Henley Stewards Charitable Trust and British Rowing to help achieve this aim.

All Aboard Youth Rowing run programmes in Warrington, Merseyside, Northwich, Greater Manchester, Runcorn and North Staffordshire.

Further information

For further information, please see the job description.


To apply, please send a CV and covering email to Elaine Nesbit

Close Date: 9.00 am on Friday 3rd May 2024