Freelance Fundraiser

Work with us!

PIRC are looking for a freelance fundraiser to lead six months of trust fundraising to support a programme of work to diversify, democratise and deepen civil society’s work on narrative change.

About the programme

The programme of work you’ll be fundraising for includes:

  1. a narrative leadership programme focused on supporting people with lived experience of the issues they work on;
  2. an open-source curriculum and resource library of participatory and movement-building approaches to narrative work; and
  3. cross-issue root-cause narrative research, like The Narratives We Need.

About PIRC

PIRC is an independent charity founded in 1973. Our team (4 FTE) has experience in participatory facilitation, community-building, mixed methods research and graphic design, working from the beautiful Machynlleth in mid-Wales. We are committed to anti-oppression education and practice, have an innovative flat management system and award-winning governance.

About the work

The work you’ll be doing will include:

  • developing an existing fundraising strategy;
  • drafting funding applications and coordinating their completion;
  • researching trusts/foundations;
  • meetings with funders;
  • maintaining internal fundraising systems;
  • working with other team members in completing fundraising activities;
  • weekly meetings with a team member (to be arranged).

About you

You’ll need to have:

  • Experience writing successful fundraising applications, including working with budgets
  • Experience researching trusts and foundations
  • Excellent organisation, with the ability to juggle multiple differing deadlines
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team

And it’d be great if you also had:

  • Experience meeting funders
  • Interest in the programme of narrative work we’re fundraising for
  • Understanding of our work, or keenness to understand it in order to communicate it effectively
  • Familiarity with Slack, Google Workspace & Zoom, or willingness to learn and use these platforms

There are no formal educational requirements for this role. As long as you can show us you have the necessary skills outlined above, we don’t mind where you got them from.

We are committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We acknowledge that people from certain backgrounds are underrepresented in civil society organisations and we’re committed to doing what we can to correct this. We are particularly keen to receive applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic people; people with experience of migration or seeking asylum; Disabled People; people who identify as LGTBQIA; people who have a mental health condition; people who are part of a faith group; and people who identify as working class (or have done so in the past).



Fixed-term contract for 6 months. With a 3-month review and the possibility of an extension and/or a permanent contract, funding dependent.


Day rate:
£300 London / £250 Rest of UK (negotiable).

50 days with a preference for c. 2dpw working, but flexibility on when your days/hours are worked.

12pm, Monday 2nd August

We’ll carry out remote online interviews between August 9-13th.

Start date:
As soon as possible, exact date negotiable.

Contact Hannah or Richard at

To apply

Send a CV (max. one page) and covering letter (max. one page) to by 12pm, Monday 2nd August.