Date Added: 26 January 2021
: 1 February 2021
Job Title: Senior Trust Fundraiser
Working For: Resources for Autism
Salary: up to £33,000
Length of Contract:
Resources for Autism's vision is a world where people with autism are able to live fulfilling lives, with equal chances to those of their neurotypical peers. For 25 years, we have provided practical support to people on the spectrum and to those who love and care for them. From 1:1 support, to music/art therapy, from parent and sibling groups to holiday play schemes, we aim to give those whom we support a happier life.
Our Fundraising team has developed strong relationships over recent years with many of our regular trust donors, such as BBC Children in Need, the National Lottery Community Fund and the Joseph Levy Foundation.
With a newly appointed CEO, who is committed to growing the charity’s fundraising capacity and income from the current £500,000 to £1 million in the next few years, we are now looking for someone to join us on the next stage of our journey.
The Senior Trust Fundraiser role has been developed in response to our recently formed fundraising strategy. Reporting to the Head of Income, and working closely with the whole office team – particularly the CEO and ‘service providers’ , the post-holder will initially focus on trust and foundation fundraising.
• Research potential new funders and tailor project/core funding information
• Submit strong grant applications, supported by compelling hard and soft data
• With support from the Head of Income, plan and deliver events for prospective and current trust supporters
• Build relationships with funders
• Work closely with colleagues from across the organisation to check that information is kept updated, and ensure that financials are accurate
• Communicate with Finance about anticipated income
• At least two years’ experience of successfully securing income for charities, ideally from trusts and foundations
• A demonstrable track record of securing grants of min. £20,000, and ideally multi-year grants
• Outstanding writing and communication skills
• Ability to understand financial language and budgets
• Strong research and prospecting skills
• Capacity to build excellent relationships with key stakeholders, both internally and externally
• Experience of measuring impact and delivering evaluation reports
Closing Date: 1 February 2021
Interviews will be held online due to the current situation; we will be flexible given potential issues around childcare and illness.
Interviews will take place the week beginning 8th February.
Post holder to begin week beginning 15th March subject to satisfactory references and DBS check
To apply, please send a maximum two-page covering letter and your CV to our Head of Workforce, email@example.com
For further enqueries please email firstname.lastname@example.org