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Recruiting: Could YOU Be Our New Fundraiser?

ClearVision is looking for a new Chief Fundraiser!

7.5hrs per week, potential for flexible working, salary £8938 pro rata, £44,691 FTE (spine point 35 on NJC payscale). Either office-based or from home after initial settling-in period, or hybrid.

We’re looking for an energetic, professional individual with strong communication skills and great organisation, who can hit the ground running and build on our existing relationships with a variety of donors.

The successful candidate will have proven experience of successfully generating income from trusts and foundations and ideally at least one aspect of public fundraising, such as individual giving, legacy, or community fundraising programmes. Their writing and marketing skills must be excellent, and they’ll have the ability to tailor their approach to increase income from and build great relationships with a variety of audiences. This individual will be a confident ‘people person’ with the ability to network and tell ClearVision’s story. We’re a small team so flexibility and a ‘can do’ attitude are a must. We’re looking for someone with a good understanding of the current fundraising sector and a thirst for challenge, as well as a genuine interest in equality and education.

In return we offer interesting, impactful work with variety and space to grow; flexible working (including the option to work from home following an initial familiarisation period in the office); 28 days’ leave plus bank holidays (pro rata); pay tied to local government pay scales; a 5% pension contribution and supportive environment, including generous, people-focused policies. Here's more information about ClearVision.

To apply for this exciting and rewarding post please send us your CV, which should give a complete work history and explanation for any gaps, and a supporting statement. This should be of no more than 2 sides of A4, explaining how your experience and knowledge fit the criteria of the role description and person specification. Please include the contact details of two referees, and your completed Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form.

Equality and inclusion are the reasons ClearVision exists; we would be delighted to receive applications from candidates from under-represented groups. We guarantee interviews to candidates with disabilities meeting the minimum requirements. Please contact us regarding reasonable adjustments, if you require the application documents in another format or if you have questions about the role. We are very happy to talk to potential applicants about our library and its work, and for you to visit before you apply if you'd like

Closing date: midnight Friday 17th November 11:30pm
Interviews (in person, to include a tour of the library): week commencing 27th November
Start date: immediate/following necessary notice period and background checks

Teacher Tim takes on the London Marathon for ClearVision

Tim Richmond from South West London will take on the challenge of the most coveted event in any runner’s calendar: the Virgin Money London Marathon. On Sunday 28th April, Tim will not only run 26.2 gruelling miles, but will also raise much-needed funds for the ClearVision Project.

Image of Tim wearing a blue running t-shirt and a determined expression

Tim has chosen to run for us because as a QTVI (a teacher working with children with vision impairment) he knows the difference that a dual print and braille children’s book can make.

“Think of all the times you’ve sat down with a child and shared a book together." He says. "This is an enriching experience, and we are very fortunate to be able to do this. But what if a child or parent isn’t able to see? That’s where ClearVision can help. They improve the lives of families with someone who is blind by making and lending children's books which have both print and braille in, for reading together. I’m lucky enough to be a trustee of this life-changing charity and want to raise awareness of all they do. So I am going to run the mighty London Marathon for this great cause.”

The Department for Education states that by the time a child is five they should be able to read and understand simple sentences. Yet at 5 years old only 17% of visually impaired children know the braille alphabet and some word signs. Support from family and friends is vital, but few books in print and braille exist for purchase, and they're expensive. Since 50% of families living with vision impairment exist on a low income of under £300 a week, the fact that the ClearVision library is free for families is vital. It gives children access to the books needed to build their literacy.

On any given year, around 40,000 people participate in the London Marathon and we are delighted to have our first ever runner in Tim. The London Marathon is the largest annual one-day fundraising event in the world, and since the first race in 1981, runners have raised more than £890 million for good causes.

If you would like to support Tim and raise funds for our library, you can do so at

We'd like to thank Tim for the enormous commitment in time and effort he has already made to support ClearVision, and wish him the very best of luck.

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