RECRUITMENT

The FSI is a charity that supports the UK's vibrant small charity sector through providing free advice and heavily subsidised training in strategy, governance, fundraising and impact. We believe that small charities are the backbone of society, providing vital services to those who need them, and we want to be able to share knowledge and skills to help the sector thrive.  

Does this sound like something you’re passionate about? Want to join our amazing team?

General Administrator 

Hours: 37.5 hours a week (flexible hours possible) 

Location: Remote working, with office space in Liverpool Street London available, and occasional meetings there 

Holiday: 25 days + bank holidays  

Salary: £22,000 

We’re looking for someone to join our small and friendly team to carry out varied range of administrative duties ranging from setting up Zoom meetings to using our Learning Management System. 

Overview of the role: 

The role of Administrator will take on a variety of administrative tasks helping with the day to day running of our core programme and our consultancy work. They will have the opportunity to work closely with all members of the FSI team and will get a real sense of our fantastic charity members through responding to emails and phone calls. 

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to start a charity sector career – you don’t have to have any charity experience previously. You’ll be supported to develop your knowledge of all areas of the charity world, including attending FSI’s training and having a professional development plan.  

The role will involve tasks to help our training and projects run smoothly, including: 

  • Answering our phone line and responding to admin emails to answer queries and resolve issues 

  • Using our Learning Management System (LMS) to organize courses and bookings and to compile reports  

  • Assisting with general administration for events including set-up (Liaising to agree dates, setting up Zoom, getting materials to the trainer) and wrap-up (invoices, follow-up emails, gathering testimonials and feedback) 

  • Producing briefings for trainers and sponsors based on templates 

  • Assist team with client administration 

  • General support for consultancy projects and events  

As we are a small team, there are sometimes duties that may pop up that are not included on this list, so a flexible attitude to what the role entails would be handy! 

 

What we’re looking for: 

  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft products including SharePoint, Teams, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and, especially, Excel 

  • A confident and friendly phone manner 

  • An ability to multi-task 

  • Time-management and excellent organisation skills to manage workload 

  • The ability to work well in a team 

  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal 

  • A strong sense of initiative 

  • Confident using online tools such as Zoom, Jamboard, mailchimp etc. (or the ability to quickly learn new online tools) 

  • Problem-solving skills and the ability to come up with creative solutions to issues 

 

How to apply: 

If this sounds like you, then please send your CV and a cover letter (up to 1 page outlining why you’re interested in the role and how you meet the skills we’re looking for) to admin@thefsi.org. Please use the subject line: “General Administrator Application”. 

Deadline for CV and cover letter: Friday 21 January 2022 

We’ll be conducting interviews on 27th and/or 31st January 2022.  

We can’t wait to hear from you! 

Lead trainer: small charities

Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours a week) – however we will also openly consider other structures, such as job-shares, flexible hours, part-time, freelance through our Associate pool

Contract: Fixed term 12 months (with extension expected depending on funding)

Location: Remote working, with office space in Liverpool Street London available – occasional meetings there and travel around UK with clients required

Holiday: 25 days + bank holidays  

Salary: £35,000 

 

We’re looking for someone to join our small and friendly team to deliver high quality and engaging training and consultancy projects directly with small charities. 


Overview of the role:
In this post, you’ll spend the majority of your time working directly with small non-profit organisations, either delivering training courses or consultancy projects. Depending on your areas of expertise and interest, this could include:
•    Delivering 2hr webinars or full-day courses on Fundraising Strategy, Demonstrating Your Impact, Strategic Planning, Good Governance or a host of other topics to our small charity audience
•    Creating and delivering training workshops directly for clients or with partner organisations such as the Fore Trust, the Big Give, or local infrastructure bodies
•    Mentoring a small charity to develop their impact measurement skills, fundraising knowledge, or organisational strategy
•    Facilitating away days for teams to refresh their strategy, explore income diversification opportunities, develop a Theory of Change, or review their Governance


We estimate that around 60% of your time will be face-to-face directly with clients. Alongside this, you’ll contribute to team goals, including:
•    Relationship building with clients and partners
•    Contributing to bids and proposals
•    Participating and leading on elements of FSI initiatives such as Conferences and Small Charity Week
•    Representing the FSI at external events, panels and conferences
•    Keeping up with the latest developments in your field, and bringing this in to our materials to ensure our work is in line with best practice
As we are a small team, there are sometimes duties that may pop up that are not included on this list, so a flexible attitude to what the role entails is needed!
This is a really exciting role for someone looking for variety in their role and who wants to make a real difference to a huge range of small charities in all cause areas. You’ll be joining a passionate and experienced team who will invest in your professional development and growth – you’ll have the opportunity to shadow other trainers, undertake research and develop new content, and access a professional development budget. 


We’re looking for someone:
•    Passionate about small charities and making a difference
•    With experience in at least one of our core areas (fundraising, governance, strategy or impact), and interest in expanding your knowledge to other areas 
•    Confident speaking in front of a crowd – ideally you’ll have experience delivering training before
•    Confident working online, including delivering training on Zoom and using Microsoft Office products effectively
•    Able to communicate clearly and engagingly in person and in writing, and able to adapt your style to meet different needs
•    Flexible, curious and with a strong sense of initiative
•    Organised and able to manage multiple projects at once
•    Problem-solving skills and the ability to come up with creative solutions to issues


When we ask for experience, it doesn’t have to mean you have a qualification or many years’ specialising in that area. If you’ve “been there done that” in a small charity, even if you don’t feel a total “expert”, then you could be a great fit to support our clients going through the same thing. 


How to apply:
If this sounds like you, then please send your CV and a cover letter (outlining why you’re interested in the role and how you meet the skills and behaviours we’re looking for) to admin@thefsi.org. Please use the subject line: “Small Charity Trainer Application”.


Deadline for CV and cover letter: Friday 28 January 2022
We’ll be conducting interviews on 9 February 2022


We can’t wait to hear from you!