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SOS Children's Villages is a world-leading charity in the care of unsupported children. We have projects in 125 countries and are made up of a federation of 136 country members. SOS Children's Villages UK is based in Cambridge and focusses on improving the lives of children and their families through campaigning for change, as well as raising funds for our programmes worldwide. 

We are always on the lookout for passionate and talented individuals who want to make a difference. If you are looking for a work experience opportunity in our Cambridge office, please email us at We do not offer volunteer opportunities in our projects overseas.

We're hiring! 

Grant Fundraising Manager (Maternity Cover)

Reporting to the Head of Programme Funding, you will secure charitable income from grant making organisations and support applications to statutory and lottery funding, prioritising restricted funds and projects with the greatest need. With a passion and creativity for developing successful grant application you will be responsible for research to ensure a regular and reliable pipeline of new prospects, developing grant proposals, whilst also leveraging existing relationships. As part of this role, you will be responsible for reporting on grants, including the evaluation and management of programme budgets.

Maternity leave cover, 12-month contract (with potential future opportunities)

Please send a copy of your CV and covering letter of no more than 2 A4 pages explaining how you meet the criteria in the person specification, with the titles “your name cover letter” and “your name CV” to the Head of Programme Funding:

Closing date: 19th September

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We're hiring!

Senior Grant Fundraising Officer

SOS Children’s Villages UK is going through an exciting period of growth and development.  We are looking for a talented and passionate grant fundraiser who will maximise SOS Children’s Villages UK’s current trust and foundation relationships and build new partnerships to enable us to meet our ambition to increase the resources for vulnerable children worldwide. The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least 2 years’ experience in grant fundraising,
  • A high level of attention to detail,
  • A passion, flair and creativity for developing proposals,
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and enjoys collaborating with team members,
  • Excellent relationship building skills.

We are a strong team and support our staff to have a healthy work-life balance.  We are flexible in terms of working hours and there is opportunity to discuss a flexible working location.

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to the Head of Programme Funding:, outlining how you meet the requirements of the person specification.

CV’s sent without cover letters will not be considered. Applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK.

Closing Date: 19th September

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