Individual Giving Fundraiser

Turning Tides is a multifunctional, complex needs homelessness organisation that works in Worthing, Adur, Littlehampton, Horsham and Mid Sussex. It has over 150 staff and 250 volunteers. Its mission is to end local homelessness.

The role of Individual Giving Fundraiser is an exciting role within the charity, working within the Fundraising & Communications Team which plays a vital role in maximising opportunities for Turning Tides, increasing income to support and grow the services we offer our clients. You will be responsible for maximising fundraising income by developing individual giving and major donor giving, increasing engagement from our supporters. The role will encompass donor development, supporter acquisition and retention, thorough research and building relationships with a wide range of supporters.

The role requires someone with excellent communication skills who will develop relationships with our donors, and future supporters, taking them on a journey from awareness of homelessness and of the charity, to one off giving, regular giving and ultimately to becoming a major donor or leaving a gift in a will. You will also possess excellent IT skills, with essential experience of working on databases. This will enable you to develop the strategy for increasing new donors and increasing existing income across all individual giving streams, interrogating data to ensure that all opportunities are being captured.

We are looking for someone with experience of working in the fundraising sector, ideally as an individual giving, direct marketing, legacy or major donor fundraiser. You must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to manage and plan your own workload and meet deadlines and targets is essential. The ideal candidate will relish the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of homeless people by joining a friendly and supportive team in a creative and exciting field of work.

A full job description and person specification along with an application form are available to download from our website.

To apply, please ensure you complete an application form, including your responses to the shortlisting criteria (in Person Specification), along with a completed Equal Opportunities Questionnaire.

You can either fill out these forms online or download them from the right and send to: Please note we do not accept CV’s.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 06 June 2021

Interview date: 16/17 June 2021 TBC (Zoom optional)

No agencies please.

Turning Tides aims to create an environment which respects and welcomes everyone and is committed to achieving a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We value, respect and celebrate diversity. We encourage applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their history.

We are a ‘Covid-secure’ employer and have taken all necessary measures to protect our employees in line with the latest Government guidance and the Coronovirus Act 2020. Additional information and advice, including an individual employee Covid-19 risk-assessment will be carried out prior to commencement of employment.

Turning Tides requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults. Successful applicants (dependent on role) are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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Please note that we will only contact the candidates that have been shortlisted for interview. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks please assume you have been unsuccessful this time.

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Individual Giving Fundraiser


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Primarily home based but travel across West Sussex will be required to attend meetings, events etc.


37.5 hours per week
(Part-time hours negotiable)


£24,756.07 per annum

Closing date:

6th June 2021

Interview date:

Interview date 16/17 June TBC

Support us to make a difference​

Millions of people in England are only one pay cheque away from being homeless.

Turning Tides have provided support to thousands of local men and women in West Sussex for almost 30 years.

We provide a warm, safe space to listen to anyone who comes to us for help. Our support services empower people to find the strength and belief in themselves to create a brighter future.

Together we can make a difference and end homelessness where you live.


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