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Financial Officer Trainee- Kick start scheme

Job summary


We are currently looking for Financial Officer Trainee with a focus on fundraising.  If you have good organisation skills, care about diversity, and have a passion to make a positive impact on people’s lives, then working as a Financial Officer Trainee with us will be the right role for you. As a UK Charity, promoting Diversity and Inclusion, it's important to us to deliver our mission enabling our team members to have meaningful and enjoyable experiences.


As a Financial Officer Trainee, you will:


  • Arrange, coordinate, and facilitate fundraising events and activities such as cookies sales, painting sales, online crowdfunding, etc.  

  • Research and prepare funding applications to relevant funders (the UK or abroad) 

  • Report on funded activities to funders (with photos and documented supporting evidence)  

  • Report funding applications to the executive committee. Track Funding application progress

  • Send thank-you letters to all supporters

  • Create promotion campaigns with the social media marketing team and project director 

  • Follow funding budget and prepare reporting documentation

  • Be able to work as a part of a small, flexible team and contribute to the group and individual targets 

  • Be able to work remotely 

  • Be an excellent, confident, and persuasive communicator with people at all levels (written and oral, including public speaking and presentations) 

  • Have fun and enjoy 

Essential skills, experience, and qualifications


  • A team player who engages well with others

  • Strong communicator and influencer with excellent writing and oral communication skills 

  • Energetic, respectful, self-disciplined, and hardworking

  • Attention to detail and strong organisational skills

  • Knowledgeable about handling confidential and sensitive information

  • Enjoy fundraising and strong networker

  • Enjoy bid writing

  • Keen to details and good with numbers

  • Basic understanding of fundraising and/or marketing 

  • Flexible and able to adapt to change

  • A “glass half full person”, with a sense of humour and a positive attitude

  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint proficiency 



Hours per week

25 hours per week

Working pattern


Preferably 9:30 am to 2:30 pm Monday to Friday,

But Flexible working hours offered, as long as 25 hours per week are covered.

For Flexible working patterns, please state clearly your preference in your application’s cover letter.

Hourly rate of pay


National minimum wage

Employability support


The trainee will be allocated to our Funding Team to undertake financial tasks for Wisdom Foundation and its projects.


The trainee will be mentored by our experienced Project Directors who are senior managers at international corporations, and experienced department heads who work at our charity.


We will provide initial 1-week training for the successful candidates to ensure they have the skills that are needed for the job, these will include: how to use Microsoft Office tools, other systems in use, processes, procedures

Funding application strategy, Project budgeting, etc.


Job Training throughout the employment for different Funding applications, Fundraising campaigns, and financial planning for the projects. The candidate will be able to work independently with funding applications during this 6 months’ employment.  


Periodic reviews with the line manager will be carried out to provide opportunities for feedback on performance and training needed.


Trainee will be provided with an opportunity to expand their network and get invaluable communication experience.


We can offer to coach on CV writing, interview skills and how to maintain professional profile; provide support with their career development.

*Send your CV and cover letter.

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