Fundraiser (grants) – £25,065 per annum (pro rata 18.75 hours per week), two year fixed term contract

Closing date and time: 27 August 2019, 9.00 am

Soft Touch Arts is an award-winning local charity using arts, media and music activities as a tool to engage with and change the lives of disadvantaged young people. We have our own Young People’s Arts and Heritage Centre on New Walk, Leicester and also work in community settings across Leicester and Leicestershire.

We are looking for a part-time experienced fundraiser who is a good team worker and will enjoy working in a creative environment. The successful applicant will have a proven track record in securing funding from trusts, foundations and other grant giving bodies. This is a new role to support the senior management team in achieving income generation goals.

For full application details please visit the Soft Touch website

Soft Touch Arts aims to be an equal opportunities employer. We particularly welcome applicants from those who are significantly underrepresented in our sector, such as women, disabled people and individuals from Black and Minority ethnic communities. Soft Touch operates equality and diversity, recruitment and selection and employment of ex-offenders policies.

Application pack

Please download and read all the documents contained in this pack. Please note that applications will only be accepted by email on the form included in the pack. If you have problems downloading any of the documents please contact Nick Ward on 0116 255 2592

If you have any questions about Soft Touch Arts or the post please contact Helen Pearson on 0116 255 2592

Background information

Fundraiser Job Description

Person specification

Application form

Equality and diversity monitoring form

Conditions and benefits

Effort and access guidance

Sessional Workers

From time to time we take on new sessional and freelance staff who bring specialist arts and music skills and support our projects with extra skills and capacity.  We usually advertise when we are looking for staff but we will accept a CV with a brief covering letter to hold on our files should any suitable opportunities arise.   Please send your CV to Vince Attwood, Co-director, Soft Touch Arts Ltd, 50 New Walk, Leicester, LE1 6TF.


We only take on volunteers for specific roles as we do not have the capacity to support general volunteering.   Therefore, currently we can support people who want to volunteer for the following opportunities:

Individuals with cooking and catering skills to help in our Thursday lunchtime pop-up cafe and for occasional evening event catering.

A volunteer to help with basic gardening skills to help to look after our small front garden for 1-2 hours per week.

A volunteer who has good admin/database skills to help update our CRM system and keep on top of our mailing lists.

Please follow this link to be included in our volunteer list.

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