Fundraising and Communications Officer

Interested in Human Rights?  Prisoners’ Advice Service, PAS, the charity providing legal advice and support to adult prisoners across England and Wales, is recruiting a Fundraising and Communications Officer to work part-time in its London office.

Alongside the Head of Fundraising and Communications, you will be responsible for generating much of PAS’ income from a mix of trusts and foundations, wealthy individuals, corporate law firms and fundraising events.  You will be responsible for working with project staff to develop tailored and persuasive applications, communicating our work to both cold and warm prospects.

To succeed in this role, the post holder should demonstrate excellent written and communication skills and ideally be responsive, creative and thorough. You will be skilled at writing compelling proposals and reports, managing budgets, working to deadlines and communicating effectively with grant makers, colleagues and senior organisational staff.  Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Access particularly desirable.

This is a perfect opportunity for someone with previous experience returning after a career break, someone wishing to have a suitable work/life/home balance or a full-time professional looking to reduce their hours.  The needs of families are forefront in our considerations and should not hinder any application.

Key Responsibilities

  • To research and identify – particularly – trusts, foundations and major donors likely to be interested in the work of PAS;
  • To maintain existing, and develop new, relationships with trusts, foundations and major donors;
  • To ensure that funding applications are well researched, written, submitted and timely;
  • To respond to enquiries from trusts, foundations and major donors via the telephone, letter, email or in person;
  • To work with colleagues to help produce compelling case studies and to compile reports to a high standard and on time;
  • To meticulously document and record all key activities and service-user statistics in electronic (Excel, Access) and paper form, in a regular and timely manner;
  • To assist with pitching appropriate appeals on online giving platforms (GlobalGiving, Virgin Money Giving);
  • To assist with identifying content for PAS’ e-newsletter, and with researching and posting appropriate material to PAS’ social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) and website;
  • To help organise, promote and attend key PAS events where required;
  • To help interview, induct and supervise Fundraising & Communications volunteers.


  • To self-manage effectively and work with the minimum of administrative support;
  • To become conversant, and work in accordance, with PAS’ mission, aims and objectives;
  • To form effective working relationships with staff members, volunteers, trustees, donors, and relevant outside organisations;
  • To work within PAS’ policies and procedures;
  • To maintain up-to-date statistics of service-users’ protected characteristics;
  • To keep an up-to-date electronic diary;
  • To maintain and observe an appropriate level of confidentiality at all times;
  • To prepare for, and attend, supervision and appraisal meetings with line manager;
  • An ability and willingness to work flexibly, including some evenings and weekends;
  • Other duties that may from time to time be necessary, compatible with the nature and grade of this post.

Based in London

Salary: NCJ scale 22 -£29,722.00 (including London weighting) pro-rata.

Hours: 21 Hours per week.

How to apply:

Please download and return the application form to

 Application Form

Closing Date: 24 May 2019

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