We offer voluntary short term work experience placements in our office throughout the year.

To apply please send an up to date CV, covering letter and suggested dates to: olivia.robey@centreforsocialjustice.org.uk.


The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) is an independent think-tank, established to put social justice at the heart of British politics. Moved by shocking levels of disadvantage across the nation, it studies the root causes of Britain’s acute social problems in partnership with its Alliance of over 350 grassroots charities and people affected by poverty. This enables the CSJ to find and promote evidence-based, experience-led solutions to change lives and transform communities. The CSJ believes that the surest way to reverse social breakdown – and the poverty it creates – is to build resilience within individuals, families and the innovative organisations able to help them.

The CSJ relies solely on donations and sponsorship with an extremely busy fundraising team. We are currently recruiting an enthusiastic, ambitious Fundraising Assistant to join this department on a six month fixed-term contract (with potential for extension) to start in May. The role is ideally suited to a hard working, motivated individual looking to provide fundraising support in a social policy setting. The Fundraising Assistant is responsible for managing the diaries of the Business Development Director and Fundraising Manager and general assistance for the fundraising team including the Fundraising Events Manager. The Fundraising Assistant will report to the Business Development Director.

 Responsibilities will comprise:

 -       Arranging and prioritising meeting requests and invitations both internally and externally.

-        Provide any meeting preparation material required.

-        Managing and maintaining fundraising database and further records.

-        Producing clear and accurate reports to assist fundraising team.

-        Managing individual donations and income records from fundraising activities.

-        Supporting senior team members with income forecasting.

-        Recording of key performance indicator statistics and presentation of this data.

-        Conducting research and providing briefings for team in preparation of meetings.

-        Preparing drafts of fundraising materials (emails, mailouts, letters, invites etc.)

-        Managing mailout processes.


The successful candidate will preferably have:

-       Been educated to graduate level

-       Administrative experience and/or a willingness to learn

-       Proficiency in Microsoft Office with a developed understanding of Excel

-       A keen interest in fundraising

-       Flexibility and the ability to manage competing and sometimes unforeseen priorities

-       An excellent work ethic

-       Impeccable time management skills and outstanding attention to detail

-       An interest in current affairs, social policy and the work of the Centre for Social Justice

-       Excellent written and verbal abilities

-       Advanced numerical skills

-       The skills to handle pressure-filled situations effectively

-       Willingness to engage with a variety of tasks with a consistent degree of enthusiasm

Closing date:  10 am on Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Interviews will be held on Friday, 25 April 2014. Please indicate in your cover letter should you be unable to attend this date.

To apply please submit a CV and covering letter to: recruitment@centreforsocialjustice.org.uk

Please outline in detail within your cover letter your suitability for this role.