January 18, 2023
Rights and Security International
Location: Remote - any UK location. Staff based in London may choose to work at our office.
Salary: £33,000 per annum pro rata
Closing date: 24 March 2023
Rights & Security International is a London-based international human rights organisation that promotes respect for human rights and while ending racism, Islamophobia and other discrimination in the national security context.
As RSI’s Development Officer, you will lead our work on diversifying and strengthening our income streams. You will support our human rights mission by researching and cultivating new funding opportunities with trusts and foundations across the UK and internationally, develop our new supporter engagement and individual giving strategy and programme, and research and develop potential new income streams. You will be responsible for helping create and maintain relationships with funders, drafting grant applications and budgets, and helping fulfil RSI’s grant reporting obligations. You will also have a real impact on our work and strategy by collaborating closely with programme staff on developing our projects and evaluating their impact on people, communities and rights.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a small, welcoming team of highly dedicated staff who embrace human rights for all people.
This position currently reports to the Executive Director.
The role will entail two days of work per week, with the potential for an increase to three days per week (depending on available resources and other factors).
**You must have a right to work in the UK and plan to be based here.**
Major tasks include:
Other desirable but optional qualifications include:
RSI strives to be diverse, equitable and inclusive. We treat all staff and interns like team members and encourage everyone to bring their full selves to work. We welcome applications from candidates from groups that have historically been underrepresented in the human rights, legal or policy fields, and/or who are from communities that have been directly impacted by the issues we address in our work. We also welcome applications from people who are re-entering the workforce after time away. All applications are considered on an equal-opportunity basis.
We offer flexible working hours.
To apply for this position, please email the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Applications without cover letters will not be considered.
The successful candidate will likely need to complete a first-round interview with staff, a second-round interview with the Executive Director, and a short self-scheduled writing test.
We score eligible applications based on how well the candidate’s qualifications match the points listed in the “Person specification” above. We therefore recommend that candidates explain clearly in their applications which of the specifications they meet, and how.
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