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Fundraising Officer 

Location: Remote in the UK or Ireland

Salary: £26,000 per annum (pro rata) with 25 days leave.

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: Full or part time (3-5 days per week)

About Global Legal Action Network (GLAN)

GLAN is a unique non-profit organisation that pursues innovative legal actions across borders, challenging states and other powerful actors involved with human rights violations. Our vision is for justice beyond borders. We believe that more can be done to challenge serious human rights violations by transcending borders, working transnationally and giving a voice to the disempowered. Not only do we mobilise law across borders, we bridge disciplines by bringing together experts from different areas of law and professional perspectives (practice/academia) to unlock the potential of foreign courts and legal mechanisms to secure change.

The Role

Since we began in 2018, GLAN has grown into a punchy organisation working on numerous legal cases across the globe to challenge injustice and seek accountability for harms committed to people and to the planet.  Over the past three years, our voluntary income has increased substantially which has created an opportunity to expand our fundraising team to support our growth.

We are seeking a highly organised and motivated person to work closely with the Development Lead to deliver our fundraising strategy.  We are hoping to recruit a person with excellent writing and communication skills as this role will regularly engage with our supporters, update them on key developments in our cases and act as the first point of contact for individual donors.  We are building a pipeline of new donors and working on diversifying our income stream so new ideas and research skills will be valuable assets to the fundraising team.

This is an exciting time to join GLAN.  We have just expanded our legal team to build a portfolio of new projects and are in the midst of preparing for court hearings for some of the most innovative and biggest cases on the planet.  We maintain excellent relationships with our loyal base of grant funders and are currently researching our best audience to implement an individual giving programme.  This new role will join a passionate and experienced team to help us realise our fundraising goals.





  • Support on design and delivery of fundraising campaigns through crowdfunding platforms and direct contact with individuals

  • Maintain accurate records of fundraising activity and ensure our donor database is kept up to date

  • Be responsible for ensuring individual donors are receiving regular communication so they feel valued and know what difference they are making

  • Be the first point of contact for supporters, requests and queries relating to fundraising

  • Research prospective funders and create donor profiles to build a database of prospects who’s aims and interests could be a match for GLAN

  • Support with donor reporting and updates on the impact donations are making

  • Support on development of cases for support and other written fundraising materials

  • With support from the Development Lead, approach small-medium sized trusts and foundations for funding

  • Support with management of the donor reporting schedule and stewardship opportunities

  • Coordinate with finance colleagues to ensure that donations are recorded, thanked and allocated swiftly

  • Support the Development Lead to research new potential income streams to diversify our income

  • Lead our Gift Aid submissions

Skills needed for the role

  • Good writing skills including the ability to prepare effective briefing notes, research profiles, applications, proposals and letters

  • A keen interest in human rights and environmental issues

  • Ability to communicate effectively and enthusiastically through calls and emails about GLAN’s projects

  • Highly organised with the ability to work across multiple projects with a busy reporting schedule

  • Ability to work closely and effectively with colleagues remotely

  • Experience of online desk-based research

  • Strong all-round administrative and IT skills, ideally including experience with spreadsheets and databases

  • The ability to work independently at times, staying self-motivated and enthusiastic

  • Ideally at least one year of experience in a similar role



Application information

If this sounds like you, please submit a CV and covering letter outlining your experience and interest in the role to Eleanor at

Application deadline 20th of November

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