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Fundraising Lead Beyond Food

The remarkable Beyond Food Foundation is searching for a newly created Fundraising Lead to spearhead the growth and development of individual fundraising.

  • Location: Hybrid: London Bridge SE1 office three days a week with two flexible days
  • Salary: £40,000 - £45,000

Who we are.

Beyond Food provides support and empowerment to people who are experiencing or have experienced trauma, homelessness, addiction, poor mental health, incarceration, or simply feeling excluded from society. We believe in second and third chances for everyone.

Based at the fantastic Brigade Bar + Kitchen by London Bridge, Beyond Food harnesses the power of food to inspire and equip people facing chronic unemployment with the power to change their lives.

Our flagship training programme, FreshLife, is a comprehensive three-week emotional support and practical hospitality training. Beneficiaries are taken on a journey in a safe, welcoming and empathetic environment – most of our staff have lived experience of the common issues they face – and are taught to master chef skills: they’ll bake bread, fry mackerel, create risotto and pancetta Bolognese dishes.

After completing the three-week training programme, with work experience at Brigade Bar + Kitchen, they are guaranteed employment at several high-end restaurants and hospitality partners in London. If they relapse, whether they start using again or even find themselves in prison, we don’t give up on them. They will be supported while they find their feet again and re-enter the training programme when ready.

These skills enable those excluded from work to become and remain employable. We keep in touch with our Alumni and will support them as they continue their journeys towards long-term, fulfilling employment and happier, healthier lives.

About the role.

This role will support our Partnerships and Fundraising Manager to drive our fundraising efforts with a clear focus on individual giving. Responsibilities include cultivating and advancing relationships that secure income generation, particularly through major donors, high net worth (HNW) individuals, PAYE giving, and individual income generation through events and associated campaigns that drive donations.

Who we are looking for.

We are searching for a creative, driven and charismatic individual who is captivated by the mission of Beyond Food and wants to grow income to support more people.

Candidates will be required to have either mass individual giving experience (ideally playing a key role in acquisition, digital, campaign or an RG programme) or major donor/HNWI experience. This is a special opportunity to join a true innovator and a movement that makes a difference to many people facing a multitude of challenges. You will get autonomy, support, investment and a wonderful opportunity to develop and grow in a dynamic, fast-paced industry and environment.

For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultant at Peridot Partners:

Josh Larkin | josh@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07950 729373

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    For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultant at Peridot Partners:

    Josh Larkin | josh@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07950 729373

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    Closing date: 9 a.m. Monday 15th July 2024
    Candidates informed of outcome: Wednesday 17th July 2024
    First stage interviews: Tuesday 23rd July 2024
    Second stage interviews: Tuesday 30th July 2024

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