We’re Hiring!

Posted by Francesca Rutherford on Thursday 7th March 2019

Job Description - Fundraising Assistant


Role Title:                  Fundraising Assistant

Location:                   Bath

Hours:                        Full time - Monday – Friday (37.5 hours per week)

Term of contract:     Short term contact to 31 Aug 2019

Salary:                        £18,700 FTE per annum

Ethiopiaid is based in central Bath and generates income to fund partner organisations in Ethiopia, primarily in Addis Ababa and the surrounding area. 

We support projects ranging from maternal health, FGM and women's rights, to education, disability and the elderly. It is our aim to see an Ethiopia without preventable poverty, in which every person enjoys the right to quality education, healthcare and a life of dignity. 

Outline and Purpose of Role

This will be an opportunity to gain work experience in fundraising within the international development sector. This position is ideal for either a confident graduate or someone with office experience seeking to move into fundraising/international development with a demonstrable interest in either or both. 

You must be highly organised, able to manage multiple projects and work under your own initiatives.

Main areas of responsibility:

Donor care

AdministrationAnswering the telephone and dealing with donor enquiries, card donations and post
Manage the supporter inbox
Supporting the Fundraising Manager and Officer with  fundraising admin
Supporting the Finance Officer with financial admin
Ensure all donors are thanked 
Ensure all cancelled regular gifts are responded to
Delivering excellent donor care at all times


Support with data entry and updating Gift Aid information onto the Raisers Edge database
Help proof read DM appeals and newsletters
Leading on social media content and blogs
Complete scanning of remaining gift aid forms
Banking donations

Special Projects *

30th Anniversary activities and promotion
Support Global Strategy development and set up of a global data hub
Small grants programme

Team Support

Supporting the fundraising team with adhoc jobs and special projects when needed

Essential skills

  • Good knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Office, in particular word and excel
  • Professional attitude
  • Ability to seek new opportunities and think on your feet
  • Ability to multi task
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Proven interpersonal skills
  • Keen to learn and develop new skills
  • Able to concentrate in a busy office environment



  • Experience of, or an interest in, International Development
  • Design skills
  • Raiser’s Edge experience




Send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you feel you are the right person for this role. Applications can be made by email to:

Email:  support@ethiopiaid.org.uk

Application Deadline: Sunday 17th March

Interview Date:  Wednesday 20th March

Start Date: Monday 26th March

Please note that interviews will be held at our office in central Bath.  Due to the popularity of this position we unfortunately cannot provide feedback on your application.

This position is open to UK residents with the right to work.



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