Fundraising Officer

Are you passionate about organising fundraising events to drive donations?

Are you seeking the opportunity to positively impact the lives of young people?

At Sport 4 Life, we’re committed to changing the lives of young people, we believe in giving young people the opportunity to create a better future for themselves. The Fundraising Officer will be responsible for planning and delivering key fundraising events and programmes, with support of the wider team.

Sport 4 Life UK is driven by a set of values that define our mission:

  • All that we do is focused on CHANGING the LIVES of young people.
  • We are a TEAM
  • QUALITY runs through the core of the organisation
  • We do not stand still – we are a PROGRESSIVE organisation

Ready to join our mission? Then here’s your chance to join us in shaping and supporting the next generation.


Job summary


£25,000 – £28,000 pro rata


Contract type

Part-time (2 days a week – 15 hours)


Number of vacancies



Start date



Application deadline

Sunday 21st July 2024 (midnight)


Interview date

Tuesday 30th July 2024



Sport 4 Life office (Digbeth)

Job description

  • To be accountable for achieving income targets working with the Business Development Manager.
  • Provide tailored support to all our community fundraisers for their fundraising events.
  • Attend events to fundraise directly and to build relationships with potential fundraisers/supporters. 
  • Strengthening donor/fundraiser engagement over time via a range of strategies and positive engagement.
  • Support the design and launch of annual fundraising campaigns.

Person Specification


  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience in a similar community fundraising role 
  • Experience of working with a wide range of stakeholders including community fundraisers, major donors, companies and trusts 
  • Proven track record of income generation 
  • Experience of developing and supporting fundraising campaigns/ events 
  • Knowledge and experience of Salesforce or similar CRM system 
  • An understanding of fundraising regulations and best practices for charity fundraising
  • An infectious passion, enthusiasm & charisma 
  • Excellent organisation skills 
  • A fully enhanced DBS disclosure
  • Ability and confidence to work alone 
  • Ability to complete administrative tasks, and use computers (e.g. email, word processing)


  • High levels of self-motivation and determination 
  • A polite, professional appearance & manner 
  • Evidence of commitment S4L’s vision 
  • An interest in and passion for sport

We recognise the importance of diversity within our teams and are fully committed to embracing and maximising talents. See also our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Statement. We will always seek to make appropriate adjustments, where possible, to recruitment, workplaces and work processes to be fully inclusive to people with different needs and working styles. If you need us to make any reasonable adjustments for you from application onwards, please contact us.

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Ready to apply?

Thank you for showing an interest in this role with Sport 4 Life UK. To apply, please tell us a little more about you and your skills.

As a business centred around team culture, people are always at the heart of everything we do. We believe in the richness of ideas and power of each other’s differences, and we’re striving to be an organisation packed full of people that are truly representative of the world that we live in. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is more than a tick box.

We want to hire people, not statistics or stereotypes, who bring fresh ideas to our work and young people. For impartiality, our applications are divided into two sections. Both sections must be completed to successfully apply for this role.

  • Part one: Questions about your experience and relevancy to the role – this excludes any personal information and is reviewed by the hiring manager.
  • Part two: Contact information and legally required questions – this is reviewed by our HR team for legal reasons and is not disclosed to the hiring manager prior to the interview.