The Carpenter's Shop: Marketing and Fundraising Executive

The Carpenter's Shop (TCS)
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 18 January, 2019
Opportunity type: 


The Carpenter’s Shop (TCS), founded in 1981, is a non-profit organisation based in Cape Town. With over three decades of experience in developing people’s skills, TCS offers its clients and residents access to a free ablution facilities, regular health and wellness clinic days, social care support, short-term accommodation and life skills training to help them become financially stable and rejoin mainstream society.
The Carpenter’s Shop seeks to appoint a Marketing and Fundraising Executive, to be based in Cape Town.
Reports to: The Director
Start Date: 1 February 2019
The purpose of the Marketing and Fundraising Executive is to perform various marketing activities that increases TCS’s profile and supports awareness and fundraising; and to undertake fundraising activities to secure and grow funding and donor income to meet TCS’s strategic and operational plans. 

  • Plan, develop and deliver communications and marketing functions
  • Identify, attract and secure new sponsorships, donations and funding grants. 
  • Write and distribute funding proposals to a targeted number of potential donors, trusts, foundations, institutions and international funders.
  • Develop, nurture and maintain professional relationships with donors and to steward existing funder relationships
  • Support the generation of new business for TCS’s various social enterprises


  • Minimum of three to five years’ experience in Marketing and Fundraising
  • Communication skills (written, verbal and presentation)
  • Proficient in digital and social media platforms
  • A relevant tertiary qualification will be advantageous
  • A background in, or an understanding of the NPO sector will be beneficial
  • Knowledge and understanding of the homeless phenomenon
  • Administration, planning and organizational skills
  • Action oriented and results driven
  • Own transport and a valid driver’s license. 
  • Proficient computer skills in MS Office and the ability to use relevant CRM applications

To apply, submit your CV and motivational letter (less than 1 page) to

Please quote “MFE FEB19” in the subject line, or on any application correspondence.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

Should you not receive any feedback from us within 2 weeks of the above closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. 

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