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Work History

Sept 2020Current

Development Officer

Crisis UK

Digital Marketing and Communications

  • Developing Crisis' high value audience storytelling through multimedia assets. Including webinars, video content, live events, arts projects and interactive digital assets.

Campaigns and Publications

  • Developing a suite of assets for Corporate partners and Philanthropists including case for supports, proposals, policy blogs and funder reports
  • Working with freelance designers to create high value supporter assets
  • End to end planning and delivery of annual Crisis at Christmas Campaign and Charity of the year Corporate Partnership offer.

Process Development

  • Developing Agile working systems to streamline engagement plans
  • Digitalisation of donor reporting
  • Testing engagement strategy, and implementation of new supporter newsletters
  • Supporter insight development through surveys and interviews
June 2018June 2020

Development and Stewardship Officer

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation

Report and Proposal writing

  • Maintaining day-to-day communication with regional teams to evaluate project reports and grants management
  • Identifying, securing and managing support through grant applications major donor, statutory and trust funding
  • Producing and distributing annual stakeholder report by country
  • Bespoke Corporate, Trust and Foundations and Major Donor reporting.

Relationship Management

  • Donor relationship journey- Solicitation via 1-1 meetings and at events, creating bespoke proposals with asks upwards of £250,000.
  • Supporting donors through "In Aid of" events
  • Frequent touchpoints throughout the year and in lead-up/follow-up to events 

 Communications and Digital Media

  • Mapping annual donor communication plan 
  • Content and Design (InDesign) for Case for Support, Annual Review, Newsletters
  • Content creation for website and Intranet
  • CRM integration with Pardot and Mailchimp set-up

 Process Management

  • Project managing Salesforce/NPSP migration. System testing
  • Data input and analysis for Quarterly reports and Trustee meetings
  • Salesforce Super-user and team GDPR lead

 Prospecting, Due Diligence and Development

  • Prospecting research for new streams of income and supporters
  • Due Diligence background research for approval committee (World Check, Wealth X database)
  • Pre-event Prospecting and briefing prep.
  • Co-ordinating Stewardship touch points with donors (welcome, thanking and event invitation) and planning Stewardship, Engagement and Recognition Events
Dec 2017June 2018

Research Officer (Secondment)

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation
  • Outcomes Research- work with Regional offices to support the implementation of outcomes research by all operators.
  • Social Value- main lead on development, delivery and analysis of social value work with PriceWaterhouse Coopers.
  • Satisfaction Surveys- Qualitative and Quantitative Research and analysis to support the wider Research agenda. (Using Qualtrics)
  • Relationship manager for external clients and collaborators 
  • Coordinating regular progress updates to key stakeholders, including the drafting of publications for specific stakeholder groups 
April 2017Dec 2017

Fundraising Assistant

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation

 Philanthropy Finance

  • Ensure timely and accurate delivery of donor payment requests, receipts, and invoices. And follow-up/chasers for outstanding payments
  • Supporting Pipeline and Risk Profiling report every quarter

Fundraising Administration: Drafting letters, preparing and editing publications and reports, Development Group Advisory Board administration, event support, seasonal mailouts and producing surveys. 

Sep 2016Feb 2017

External Relations Assistant

Farm Africa

Database management:

  • Raisers Edge- Supoorter data management 

Campaigns and Advocacy:

  • Project managed Emergency Appeal from inception to delivery
  • Preparation of Farm Africa's attendance at Food Matter's Convention
  • Development of new business and networking paper for Community Giving

Fundraising and Donor care:

  • Volunteer speaker training
  • Writing RAG partnership applications with London university fundraisers.
Oct 2015June 2016

Overseas Operations Officer

The Society For Environmental Exploration (Frontier)


  • Overseeing on-boarding of field staff 
  • Co-ordination of pre-departure Field Staff briefing and training

Field Logistics:

  • Recording field communications and equipment logistics to internal dashboard
  • Pre-departure documentation and submitting to relevant government bodies

Overseas Projects:

  • Monitoring and evaluating overseas project activities through reporting systems and regional support calls
  • Collating and proofing quarterly reports
  • Preparing and delivering FCO briefings for international staff

Outreach & Events:

  • Presenting at volunteer recruitment sessions at Universities and Schools across UK.
Sep 2014Mar 2015

Fundraising & Development Assistant

SMG Group-Science Museum, London
  • Supporting Individual Giving team: Responsible for generating income, funding and charitable donations to support the work of the Museum.
  • Personally engaged with potential peers and high profile supporters of the Museum at cultivation events, soliciting their support and donations/grants.
  • Promoting and working special events and exhibitions held at the museum, including‘ Science Lates' and Lectures.