Major Funding Bid Writer (Centre for Sustainable Fashion)

Vacancy ID: 8796
Main Location: LCF - John Prince's St, London UK
Hours: 17.5
Contract: Fixed Term
Salary: £40,454 - £48,534 pro rata pa
Closing date: October 12, 2022 10:55 pm

The role

We are looking for an ambitious and strategic fundraiser with a proven track record of raising significant funds from businesses, charities or trusts and foundations. This is a part-time role to secure funding to support the work of the CSF UNHCR Designer in Residence with refugees in 4 African countries. The role requires a self-starting and proactive approach, excellent communication and networking skills and an ability to present compelling arguments to influence and negotiate successful outcomes.

Why choose us?

Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) is a University of the Arts Research, Knowledge Exchange and Education Centre based at London College of Fashion (LCF). We engage in participatory design and transformation design practices to act on the climate, societal and personal healthand equity crisis in and through fashion. We seek to develop agency and capabilities in those involved in fashion to critically respond, adapt and transform fashion into restorative practices and cultures.

University of the Arts London is a vibrant world centre for innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts.

London College of Fashion is extremely proud to be a global leader in fashion education, research and consultancy. Much of its success is down to its dedicated employees, and you will play an important role in shaping future creative professionals, and impact on the future of so many creative industries. 

London College of Fashion, UAL is undertaking an unprecedented programme of change.  In 2023 we will be consolidating our existing six sites into a new purpose built campus as part of a new education and cultural district on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.  Ahead of this move, we welcome applications from candidates who live in and around East London, as well as from those keen to join us on this exciting and unique opportunity in our College’s history. 

If you have any queries about this role please contact the hiring manager via email: or TELE NO: , or need any reasonable adjustments for your application, please contact the College Resourcing Team via email: vacancies@fashion.arts.ac.uk or TELE NO: 020 7514 7409/07730 900321.

Your Profile

You will possess a minimum of three years in developing and managing diverse fundraising portfolios, an ability to build strong relationships with funders and businesses at a senior level and a thorough understanding of fundraising techniques, ideally in relations to human rights and/ or refugees.

A good communicator, able to write clear, concise and compelling proposals, you will have strong leadership and decision-making skills, as well as an ability to cultivate perseverance in yourself and others.

If we receive a high volume of applications, we will close the application process before the advertised closing date. Candidates are therefore advised to submit applications early.  

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

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