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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 135 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! 

Senior Grant Fundraising Officer

We believe that children everywhere deserve more from life than the basics for survival such as food, water and shelter. They are entitled to a happy childhood, and the chance to build a better future for themselves. Around the world, 220 million children grow up with the care they need. SOS Children’s Villages UK is part of a global federation and work across 136 countries and territories worldwide to ensure that children grow up in a stable environment and feel loved, safe and supported. By supporting them to grow into resilient and independent adults who can contribute to their communities, we are helping to bring about positive and lasting change.

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: 13 September

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