Grants Application and Fundraising Officer

Contract 15 hours over two days

Closing date for applications: 5 pm on 31st March.

Salary – Competitive

About Tempo

Tempo is a rapidly growing social enterprise with huge ambition. Our work builds strong, resilient communities and gives people the tools to make real, lasting changes in their lives.

Tempo works to enable more people to volunteer in their communities because giving your time and feeling valued improves health, happiness and future prospects. We do this with Tempo Time Credits, one of the world’s largest time-based community recognition systems. People earn Tempo Time Credits when they give their time and use them on a wide range of activities they choose. Over 56,000 people have earned over 900,000 Tempo Time Credits so far, and we partner with over 1,500 community organisations, public services and businesses.

Tempo are on a 5-year journey to becoming a nationwide organisation, enabling people from any community to get involved in Tempo Time Credits, join their community and access new opportunities. By 2023, we aim to have reached 250,000 people across England and Wales and see 2.5m Tempo Time Credits earned and spent.

About You

Tempo Time Credits have ambitious and exciting plans towards realising our vision, and the business development and Digital Time Credits team is responsible for ensuring we have the funds needed to achieve our goals. The Grants Fundraising Officer will be directly responsible for developing a pipeline of prospective funders and generating new income from trusts, foundations and statutory bodies), whilst managing and maximising a portfolio of grant relationships and building the profile of Tempo Time Credits and our partners through applications to relevant awarding organisations.

You are passionate about developing communities and about creating positive, lasting societal change. This role would suit someone who is an experienced fundraiser with a strong track-record of successful applications to charitable trusts, foundations, and statutory bodies, and someone with the professionalism, energy, creativity and drive to seek out and make the most of funding opportunities. You do not necessarily require experience in raising funds for the volunteering sector, but you do need to be able to rapidly get to grips with Tempo’s key areas of work and the impact we seek to achieve and be able to articulate this to donors in a way that is accessible, accurate and compelling.

Our team is a small and close-knit team, so you will need to be both self-sufficient and a team player. You will regularly collaborate with people across Tempo, from contract managers to the finance team and operations team.  You will be an excellent communicator with a passion for fundraising, and the willingness to muck in on all tasks big or small in order to ensure that Tempo is in the best position possible to keep delivering impact to the communities in the United Kingdom.

Please refer to the job description and person specification for a comprehensive list of the main duties and the requirements of the role.

Working at Tempo

We are proud to be an accredited living wage employer and offer pay over the statutory minimum for all our team members.  In addition, we offer a wide range of staff benefits including:

  • 33 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays
  • Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 5% ER contribution)
  • Employee Assistance Programme available 24/7
  • Family friendly policies
  • Flexi-time Scheme (offering up to 13 days flexi leave each year)
  • Wellbeing Centre offering the latest wellbeing articles, news and advice
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Healthcare Cash Plan – claim back money on essential healthcare costs.
  • Shopping Discounts – online and in-store at over 850 retailers from groceries to wellness products, travel and more
  • SmartTech™ – get the latest tech at the best price and spread the payments over your salary, interest-free.
  • Death in Service Grant – 1 year

Closing date for applications: 5 pm on 31st March.  We reserve the right to close applications early.

How to Apply:

If you think this is the role for you, please take a look at our candidate pack first as it will help you decide whether we’re a good fit for you.  We would then ask you to submit your current C.V. with a detailed cover letter telling us how you meet our competencies and why you want to work for Tempo Time Credits.  Please also complete our Equality and Diversity Information Form.

View our Candidate Pack

View the Job Description / Person Specification

Download our Equality and Diversity Information Form

Please send your completed application to using the post title and your name as the subject heading by no later than 5 pm on 31st March 2021

As part of our commitment to Disability Confident, candidates who consider themselves to be disabled will also be given the opportunity to attend an interview if they meet the essential criteria for the role.  By opting-in to this scheme, you are disclosing that you have a disability solely for the purpose of the interview guarantee and we will not assume nor infer that you wish to disclose or record your disability in any other way – including any reasonable adjustments you may need if you are employed.

The successful applicant will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.

We strongly believe in the benefits of having a diverse and inclusive workforce and encourage applications from all sectors of the community.