Job title: Trust Fundraising Officer
Responsible to: Director of Fundraising & Communications
Salary: £23,000 - £25,000 per annum (pro rata), depending upon experience
Benefits: 33 paid holiday days per year, plus employer contribution to pension
Contract: Permanent, part-time (21 hours a week), with the opportunity to become full-time
Located: Home working with meeting in Central London
The Trust Fundraising Officer will work cross-departmentally with Rare Disease UK, SWAN UK and across our membership and public engagement teams to secure financial support from trusts and foundations. Reporting to the Director of Fundraising and Communications the successful candidate will research potential funders, write compelling and succinct bids, keep accurate records and report the impact of our work in a timely manner to funders. Additionally, the successful candidate will lead on award applications, ensuring that the quality of our charity output is publically recognised, thereby enhancing our reputation with funders.
This is an exciting role with the successful candidate developing a new area of fundraising for our organisation that we know has a huge financial potential. We are looking for an enthusiastic, proactive and methodical individual who wants to develop their career in bid writing. For the right candidate this is an opportunity to gain substantial experience and to work in a growing fundraising team within an ambitious and successful charity.
The role is mostly based from home with regular meeting at our offices: Genetic Alliance UK, Level 3, Barclay House, 37 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BH. There will be occasional travel across the UK to support events and activities as required.
If you have a drive to help people with genetic, undiagnosed and rare conditions and are looking for a deserving charity for you to develop your skills, we want to hear from you.
With over 9000 independent trust and foundations in the UK looking for charities to support that fulfil their aims, you will have strong research and sifting skills to find those relevant to our work. Informed by colleagues of their project/funding priorities, you will develop strong cases of support. You will look for suitable funders, pay close attention to their objectives and research projects that they have previously supported, to give our bids the best possible chance of success.
In charge of producing funding bids for the entire charity, you will articulately demonstrate our work within strict word limits. Using the quantitative and qualitative data we have for our projects, and drawing on the knowledgeable staff team, you will write persuasive applications for small to large funders.
You will keep accurate records of funders you have applied to, the stages of the application process and ultimately whether we have been successful or not. You will be required to report this on a monthly basis. You will establish a database to prompt regular reminders for resubmitting applications and providing information.
Responsible for all reporting to trust funders on promised deliverables of your projects, you will work closely with the staff teams involved in project delivery to ensure that funders are kept well informed and receive prompt feedback on any questions of requests. To build lasting relationships with funders, you will make sure they receive regular updates, important documents such as Annual Report’s for example, and get invited to relevant events.
Winning industry awards makes our charity more attractive to funders and raises our reputation within the sector. You will identify awards that give us an opportunity to showcase our output and successes, and submit convincing applications.
As part of a small fundraising team, you will occasionally be required to represent the charity at events – this could be at a corporate networking event, a community fundraising activity or information day.
Please apply by email to: email@example.com with the subject heading ‘Trust Fundraising Officer.’
Your application should include your CV and a cover letter explaining why you would like this job and why you are a suitable candidate. Both of these should be attachments to your email and as PDF or Microsoft Word format. Please include your name on the document titles eg ‘JohnSmithcv.pdf’ and ‘JohnSmithcoverletter.pdf’.
9 am, Monday 19 February 2018.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 27 February 2018, during office hours. Interviews will take place in Central London.
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