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Net Zero Carbon Fundraising Project Officer (FTC)

Please Note: The application deadline for this post has now passed.

Post Introduction

Our Belonging and Inclusion Strategy aims for everyone in the National Church Institutions (NCIs) to feel that they belong, and are valued for who they are and what they contribute. Together, our people contribute in different ways towards our common purpose, whichever NCI they work in and whatever their background.

The Church of England is committed to reaching Net Zero Carbon by 2030. To do this requires a decade of action by all parts of the Church. One first step in this has been to develop a Routemap to Net Zero Carbon by 2030, to demonstrate what has already been achieved, and to guide our future activities. 

All parts of the Church will need to raise funds to implement this net zero plan. The Giving Directorate is leading on the strategy to coordinate and support the plans being developed by our dioceses, churches, cathedrals, schools, and departments. In addition, The Giving Directorate and NetZero Programme Team will be engaging with funders at a national level to secure investment for projects. 

In 2024 and 2025, the Church of England is testing and piloting a range of approaches to help churches fundraise for projects. In 2023 The Giving Directorate piloted Give To Go Green, a parish match-funding grant scheme that will grow in 2024 to help 300 more churches with over £1m in grants towards carbon-cutting projects.  

As Net Zero Fundraising Project Officer, you will work in The Giving Directorate to support the National Fundraising Advisor to deliver a strategy that enables dioceses and churches to secure funds for carbon cutting projects. You will develop and maintain resources, guidance and training and help share best practice across the country. 

Job summary:

You will provide administrative support to the national fundraising workstream and the Give to Go Green match funding campaign.  With a range of projects and fundraising initiatives, the post holder will work collaboratively within The Giving Directorate and with the Net Zero programme team, with diocesan colleagues and with church volunteers. 

For an informal conversation about the role, please email the National Fundraising Advisor

The role:

Main responsibilities

Sharing Best Practice:

  • Coordinating the sharing of funding opportunities, case studies and training materials across the Church of England. 
  • Developing, improving and maintaining national fundraising resources for Net Zero Carbon projects, including web resources
  • Updating the National List of Church Funders. 
  • Gathering fundraising case studies and sharing with Net Zero Communications & Engagement Coordinator.
  • Responding to diocesan and parish queries about funding opportunities.

Supporting Grant Making:

  • Supporting on the fundraising side of the Give To Go Green parish match funding project which may include acting as the primary point of contact for churches participating and advising on fundraising, reporting on income raised in parish fundraising campaigns, developing and improving resources, issuing grant agreements, and setting up meetings and webinars as required. 

Project Administration:

  • Collating reports, researching prospective donors and sharing information with key National Church Institutions (NCIs) stakeholders to support national fundraising workstream. 
  • Providing administration for national fundraising workstream by organising internal and external meetings.
  • Providing administrative support for training events, webinars and conferences.

Ideal candidate:



  • Experience of fundraising or encouraging giving in a paid capacity 
  • Experience of working successfully in multi-disciplinary teams across departments in a complex organisation.


  • Previous experience of working in a customer-service support function.
  • Experience in planning, seeking and applying for funding from grant makers.
  • Experience of working within the Church sector, either in a paid or voluntary capacity, ideally in relation to giving, fundraising, or church finances.
  • Experience working in the environment/low-carbon/sustainability sector.

Competencies Required

  • Good analytical skills, attention to detail and problem solving
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Strong inter-personal skills with  the ability to establish positive relationships at all levels
  • Ability to manage time effectively, prioritising tasks and ensuring deadlines are met whilst maintaining attention to detail
  • Ability to work collaboratively and contribute effectively as a member of a team
  • Strong administrative skills, including knowledge and experience of using Microsoft Office effectively
  • Knowledge of fundraising and GDPR
  • An ethical approach, with practice that is entirely consistent with the Christian faith and abides by all relevant legislation (including the Code of Fundraising Practice).
  • Good at working within a diverse and dispersed team as the National Giving Team are based across the country.


A professional fundraising or carbon literacy qualification is desirable. The postholder should also have willingness to study and gain membership of the Institute of Fundraising, if not already a member.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 05 May 2024.
Interviews will be held during week commencing 13 May 2024.

In the National Church Institutions (NCIs), we support the mission and ministries of the Church of England. We work with parishes, dioceses, schools, chaplaincies and other ministries, and with national and international partners including mission agencies, and other denominations and faith groups.-.  

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  • We strive for excellence 
  • We collaborate 
  • We act with integrity 
  • We show compassion 
  • We respect others 

We believe our commitment to belonging and inclusion fuels our progress and drives us forward.  The NCIs are a safe, inclusive workplace for people of all backgrounds and walks of life. We welcome applications from people of all faiths and of no faith. We want to encourage applications from a diverse group of people who share our values.  Even if you have never thought about working for us before, if you have the skills and experience we’re looking for then we would like to hear from you

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