Funding & Partnerships Officer

Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education.

We are delighted to be recruiting for a Funding & Partnerships Officer to join our growing team in Glasgow. Working as part of our Strategic Partnerships & Policy team, you will play a key role in enhancing the long-term sustainability and growth of Mary’s Meals. Supporting funding relationship managers in the provision of documentation to support the needs of our existing donor base and provide support for new funding opportunities, you will play a key role in securing sustainable income to allow us to grow our movement and reach the next child waiting for Mary’s Meals.

Reporting to our Funding & Partnerships Manager, you will be responsible for designing and developing compelling funding proposals and writing funding reports for a range of major donors. In this fast paced and varied role, you will also have the opportunity to identify and research prospective opportunities for programme funding.

Other key duties include:

  • Supporting the communication of the impact of our work;
  • Supporting the development of the Mary’s Meals suite of products and materials that communicate our strategy and attract funding, and promoting their use across the network;
  • Assisting National Affiliates in establishing a portfolio of long-term partnerships that provide sustainable income for our feeding programmes;
  • Building good relationships across the Mary’s Meals network and supporting affiliates in their management of key partners, grantors and foundations;
  • Contributing to the development and coordination of organisational systems and processes for the completion of funding proposals and reports;
  • Collating and assessing information for reports and proposals; and
  • Managing deadlines for donor proposals, applications and reporting.

With strong organisational skills, you will be comfortable working across multiple projects and coordinating contributions across all parts of the organisation. You will have strong writing skills with the ability to tailor your approach to a variety of audiences.  Working closely with team members across all our locations and with colleagues working in other parts of the organisation, your work will make a tangible difference to the lives of children in some of the world’s poorest communities.

Mary’s Meals is a values driven organisation, we believe in the innate goodness of people, respect the dignity of every human being and family life and believe in good stewardship of the resources entrusted to us. In line with our values, Mary’s Meals is fully committed to a culture of safeguarding.

To apply, send your CV and a covering letter in support of your application, detailing why you want to work for Mary's Meals and why you are interested in this role to: jobs.MMI@marysmeals.org

Closing date: Sunday 26 May 2019.

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