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Age UK Oxfordshire is an independent local charity. We have over 160 dedicated staff and over 235 volunteers helping us to deliver services and activities for older people in Oxfordshire.
We encourage applications from all candidates to support a more diverse workforce. We are committed to challenging all forms of discrimination and celebrating and promoting diversity throughout our work.
Age UK Oxfordshire is looking to appoint a freelance fundraiser, with a background in arts, culture, and heritage, to secure additional sources of funding to support the Creative Later Life 2023-2025 programme of work.
Timescale of work: January 2023 to March 2023.
Project fee: Up to £5,000 inclusive of all expenses and VAT (if applicable).
Location: Remote / Online working with some time at the Age UK Oxfordshire Head Office, Abingdon, if needed.
Reporting to: Head of Cultural Partnerships and Head of Marketing and Fundraising.
What We Need
Age UK Oxfordshire seeks an experienced fundraiser or fundraising consultancy to help ensure our sustainability and growth in relation to creative ageing. This contract would be ideal for an individual or agency with significant experience of attracting income for local/ national arts, culture and heritage projects and developing fundraising strategies for agile delivery.
We know that good fundraisers work best when they have an interest in the field of delivery and are given space to advise on what they think is the best approach. As such, we are providing a fairly open brief, with a set fee and timeline. We would like you to set out how your input could be most effective:
Scope of Work
Skills and experience
major gifts and corporate funding
Experience of working with creative and heritage delivery partners and funders such as Arts Council England, National Lottery, Paul Hamlyn, etc.
To learn more about AUKO’s Creative Team, visit: The Team | Age of Creativity
Please outline how your knowledge and experience meets the brief and provide an overview of how you intend to spend the time and resource to meet our fundraising needs. Please indicate your day rate and payment schedule.
We have a commitment to trying to ensure the widest access to working with us so
understand you might want to apply in a format that’s most comfortable for you, the
application can either be:
• A CV and a covering letter of no more than 2 pages
• A video (no longer than 5 minutes) – please send a link to the video not the full file.
If you need to talk to us about making an application in another format, please contact us.
Application deadline: 10am on Monday 21st November 2022
Shortlisted contractors will be invited for a short, online interview on Wednesday 23rd November 2022.
Age UK Oxfordshire is committed to equality of opportunity for all, we are a Top 100 employer with the National Centre of Diversity and a Disability Confident Employer. The Creative Team is signed up to the Oxfordshire Anti-Racism Alliance and have a commitment to supporting those who are marginalised across the creative and cultural sector as employees as well as participants.
Should you require any support or adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact Sarah Jackson, HR Manager, on [email protected] or call 07827 235400.