Cape Mental Health is a non-profit organisation that offers comprehensive and proactive mental health services in the Western Cape.

One of its programmes, the Rainbow PSR Groups, offers community-based psychosocial rehabilitation and support to adults with psychiatric /psychosocial disabilities in the form of 26 weekly support groups.

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Job Title: Senior Fundraising Practitioner
Location: Cape Town
Eployment Type: 12-month contract for a 40-hour week.

The purpose of this position is to find someone from highly motivated and dynamic fundraisers with an excellent track record in donor research and mobilisation to join our Donor Development team in a senior-level . Preference will be given to South African citizens.


Relevant tertiary qualification
Minimum of 5 years’ successful fundraising experience and some management or project coordination experience
Proven ability to source, nurture and manage fundraising opportunities
(examples of prior fundraising proposals/appeals will be requested)
Experience as a SETA liaison officer in the submission of Discretionary Grant applications


Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
Ability to multi-task and work closely with several community-based projects
Proficiency in MS Office, Excel and PowerPoint
Experience in online fundraising
In possession of a valid manual driver’s license (own transport a recommendation)
Able to work overtime occasionally in support of fundraising deadlines and special events

respect diversity and understand the challenges facing NGOs
can research and identify prospective funders
can take full responsibility for donor liaison and contractual requirements
can anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, and meet deadlines
can interpret and compile budgets and financial reports
can function as a member of a team, yet operate independently and responsibly
pay attention to detail, are target-driven, and have good time-management skills
display a high level of accountability to all stakeholders
are professional in manner, appearance and work ethic
To apply

Please submit a letter of motivation and an updated CV with three contactable referees,
marked confidential, to Email:

Application Deadline: Monday, 28 September, 2020

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