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Volunteer Bid Writer

CEO - Operations | Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom | Full Time, Part Time, and Volunteer

Job Description

About the opportunity

Age Concern Colchester is a charitable organisation that looks after the welfare of individuals of 60 years+ to support them in later life. Three key ways that we do this are: -

- To provide support in identifying benefit applications and support in completion - £1.4m per year in benefits delivered
- A befriending service matching individuals with the needs of the older generation - we have 24 befrienders
- Sourcing suitably referenced individuals to support with handyperson activity

The charity has gone through significant change over the last couple of years and is now an independent charity but reaches people across the borough of Colchester.

About Age Concern Colchester

Age Concern Colchester is a Charity which is focused on making life better for individuals in later life. The current services that we provide cover:-

- Identifying benefits that those over 60 are entitled to and supporting in the application process
- Providing a befriending service according to the needs of the individual
- Supplying a qualified and vetted list of handyperson individuals who can support the elderly
- Provides clubs for those in older life for companionship
- Is developing a community cafe for those in later life

The people that work with us our special and provide a great deal of care for those in later life and who need some support.

What are they looking for?

Duties to include: -

- Identifying suitable grants and bids we can apply for
- Understanding the Grantmakers guidance notes
- Utilising the bid-writing template pack for base template documents
- Writing bids which identify the goals of the charity with the type of grant available
- Tracking bids through to conclusion
- Adding activity to Salesforce for charities and noting probabilities and outcomes

We are particularly interested in an individual who has completed grants and bid-writing previously.

Practical Considerations

The ideal volunteer would have experience with Salesforce but full training can be given
Experience successfully writing and achieving grants and bids in the charity sector preferable