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Reporting to: Development Manager

Location: Flexible with a minimum of one day per week in the office, London W10 6SP

Salary: Up to £28,000 depending on experience

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Contract: Permanent


Job summary

The Development Officer plays a crucial role in Mental Health Innovations’ small and dynamic Income Team. The organisation generates income philanthropically from individuals, trusts / foundations and corporates, and also via commissioned contracts with public and some private sector organisations. The primary responsibility of the Development Officer will be to work across all functions to generate new, well-qualified prospects for the team to take forward to ensure we are able to secure income against targets. This will require excellent and well-honed prospect research skills and the ability to spot opportunities. In addition to leading on prospect research, the Development Officer will own a portfolio of small charitable trusts and foundations to generate income against targets, and support the effective running of the Income Team through highly efficient administration and meticulous record keeping.

The successful candidate will be entrepreneurial and organised, with a keen eye for detail. This opportunity is ideal for someone looking for their second role in the charity sector who is likely to thrive and develop in a fast-paced income team.

Key duties and responsibilities

Prospect research (60%)

Fundraising and stewardship (20%)

Income support (20%)

Person specification

Essential experience

Desirable experience

This role is subject to eligibility to work in the UK plus satisfactory DBS and reference checks.

Please send a short CV (no more than two pages) and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to

Closing date for applications is 2nd July, interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and we may appoint before the closing date.