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Working for Lumos
Proposal and Bid Manager
Named after the light-giving spell in Harry Potter, Lumos is an international children’s organisation founded by J.K. Rowling in 2005. We have a bold mission: to have a world without institutions and orphanages by 2050. Research shows the dramatic harm that institutional care causes to children and the proven benefits of the alternatives: community and family care. Lumos tackles the root causes of family separation – poverty, trafficking and discrimination – and transforms care systems around the world. We speak up on behalf of children trapped in institutions and reunite them with their families. And we change education, health and social care systems so every child can thrive.
You will take the lead in producing high quality, bespoke and engaging proposals for trusts and foundations, corporates, philanthropic and institutional donors as required. With an emphasis on high value (£100k+) opportunities, you will bring strategic thinking and planning skills to complex global and multi-regional proposals. You will also lead on the development of fundraising materials and help to coach team members on best practice, content development, reporting and innovative ways to engage donors.
An excellent understanding of fundraising from a range of donors is essential, including corporates, major donors, trusts and foundations and institutional funders. Experience of delivering insight for colleagues is important, helping to shape proposals from the outset and deliver to a high standard and inside agreed timescales. Through your knowledge of international development programmes, complex budget building and best practice in fundraising process and procedure, you will be able to make a real impact on performance and proposal conversation rates.
For more information please see attached job description.
Please apply as soon as possible. We will review all applications as they are submitted. Please allow up to 10 working days to update you on the outcome of your application.
Right to Work:
If you do not already have the right to work in the UK, please think carefully before applying. This is because even if the role is sufficiently skilled to qualify for sponsorship, we will be unable to sponsor you if there is a suitably qualified settled worker available to fill the role (this is known as the ‘resident labour market test’) unless you are currently in the UK and your immigration status and qualifications mean that the resident labour market test will not apply in your case.
Lumos is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and criminal records checks where legally permitted.