Fundraising Assistant

REDRESS is recruiting a Fundraising Assistant to oversee supporter engagement and running events, as well as provide ongoing support to proposal development and grant management. We encourage applications from candidates with experience of supporting in any of these areas, ideally at an international NGO, and with a commitment to human rights.

Who we are

REDRESS is an international human rights organisation based in London and The Hague that pursues legal claims on behalf of survivors of torture in the UK and around the world to obtain justice and reparation for violations against their human rights. We empower survivors to access justice through human rights cases against governments, civil cases against individuals, and cases where we advocate for law enforcement bodies to prosecute perpetrators under the principle of universal jurisdiction. Our approach is strategic, so that as well as representing an individual we target the policy reasons that enabled the torture to take place, by building a campaign that uses advocacy, community engagement, and communications to influence change. Our 2025 Strategy identifies torture related to dissent and discriminatory torture as our two thematic priorities. We also support the anti-torture movement through our solidarity programme.

The Team

The Fundraising Assistant will support the Programme Development Manager to deliver the fundraising strategy, working towards specific fundraising targets for Trusts and Foundations, Major Donors, Law Firms, Individual Giving and Events. The position will also support with new project and proposal development

Position Profile

The main responsibilities of the role are:

  • Prospect research to identify potential donors for key programme areas.
  • Assisting with drafting grant proposals and uploading applications to online systems.
  • Monitoring and updating the fundraising pipeline and deadlines schedule.
  • Coordinating runners and developing communications for running events.
  • Tracking and recording individual giving income and donation journeys.
  • Writing supporter stewardship emails and analysing response rates.
  • Working with the Communications Assistant to develop fundraising content for the website and social media sites.

The position is also expected to carry out such further duties as may reasonably be required from time to time by REDRESS.

Person Specification

This is an entry level position, and so we will consider candidates at the beginning of their career, with some relevant experience.

Essential Competencies

The successful candidate will need to have the following essential competencies:

  • Strong IT skills, particularly in using Microsoft Excel
  • Good writing skills and the ability to adapt style to different audiences
  • Proven organisation skills, with the ability to prioritise, schedule and meet deadlines
  • Fluency in written and oral English.

Desirable Competencies

A strong candidate will also have other desirable competencies:

  • A university degree relevant to the role or at least two years relevant work experience.
  • Experience of working with email lists, databases and/or online systems.
  • Knowledge of social media, Google Analytics and AdWords.
  • Skills in a language other than English, in particular French, Arabic or Spanish.

Personal Attributes

To work for Redress, the candidate should have the following personal attributes:

  • Happy to work collaboratively as part of a small and energetic team with a wide range of personalities.
  • Highly efficient and organised, with an ability to multi-task, show initiative, solve problems, and take a hands-on role when necessary.
  • Able to think and work strategically, creatively, and under pressure.
  • Able to understand and support the aims, objectives and values of REDRESS and reflect them in all aspects of work.
  • Able to work with victims of human rights abuse with a range of specific needs.


Reporting. The position reports to the Programme Development Manager.

Hours. This is a full-time position at 35 hours a week. Evening and weekend work may be required from time to time. REDRESS will consider a part-time role for this position.

Location. The position is based at the REDRESS office in London. REDRESS has a flexible working policy which allows some working from home.

Salary. REDRESS staff are paid according to set salary scales, with annual cost of living increases, and the possibility of step increase with strong performance. This is an entry level ‘assistant’ position, with a salary range starting at £26,390.

Duration. The contract is for an initial fixed-term of 12 months, but is expected to be extended, subject to funding.

Start date. The position would start in February 2022.

Probation. There is a six-month probationary period.

Pension. REDRESS offers a pension contribution of 10% of salary.

Holiday.  There are 25 days of holiday per year, in addition to UK public holidays. The office is also closed between Christmas and New Year.

Status. The candidate must have the right to live and work in the UK.

First round Interviews will take place on Wednesday 5 January 2022.

Final round interview will take place on Friday 7 January 2022.

How to Apply

In line with our Equality Policy, we particularly welcome applications from candidates from ethnic minorities who are currently under-represented at REDRESS.

Please upload into our recruitment platform

  • A cover letter of no more than one page explaining (a) why you would like to work for REDRESS, and (b) how you fulfil the personal specification for the role. Please name this document using: [family name] [personal name] Cover letter
  • Your curriculum vitae, including the names and contact details of two references (these will only be approached in final stage of the process). Please name this document using: [family name] [personal name] Curriculum Vitae
  • Please also complete the Diversity Monitoring Form (which is anonymous, so please do not name this) and return it to [email protected].

Deadline: Wednesday 8th December 2021.