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Trusts and Foundations Officer

Permanent, Full Time
£30,000 to £32,000 per annum
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Excellent Benefits
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A fantastic opportunity for an ambitious Trusts & Foundations Officer to join a growing UK wide youth development charity and a leading national institution to support a new fundraising strategy that will help

The Company
A charity thats about learning and improving yourself. They help to launch resilient teenagers who can cope with the world as it is today, and support people to take advantage of professional opportunities.

The Role
Reporting to the Trusts and Statutory Income Manager, you will be responsible for delivering a set amount towards the teams target.

Build relationships and income from existing trusts and foundations
Research, develop and maintain new relationships to secure funding
Develop core generic trust proposals for each area that requires funding
Write tailored, inspirational applications and project reports addressing grant-making priorities or requirements as specified by individual grant-making organisations
Develop and maintain reporting and application systems and coordinate information with regional and country offices
Liaise closely with senior managers and staff to plan and develop the strongest possible proposals and build relationships
Evaluate and report back to donors in a timely fashion on projects which have been funded

In return for your passion and commitment the charity offers a competitive salary,20 days annual leave (plus bank holidays and closed days), interest free loan for season tickets,the opportunity to join the voluntary contributory pension and private medical insurance schemes.They also support continuous professional development with a range of opportunities for you to hone your skills.

The Candidate
We are looking for a committed, dynamic and experienced Trusts & Foundations Officer with a track record of success in raising funds from grant making trusts. You will need to be an effective communicator with an analytical and strategic mind.

You will develop tailored, focused and deliverable proposals. Your understanding of the voluntary sector with particular focus on securing income from Trusts and Foundations will enable you to provide insight into specialist areas, supporting and leading on bid development as well as managing and evaluating approaches to leverage greater success rates in securing funding, and scoping out opportunities.

The charity is looking for someone who is keen to build relationships with funders and project delivery teams so as to improve the success rate of their applications. You will need to be proactive and keen to pick up the phone, email and get up and chat to the relevant people to make things happen. Someone a little quirky wont go amiss, as hopefully they will come with novel ideas that could spark up our approach.

Our aim is to respond to all successful applications within 5 days. If you havent been contacted within 5 days your application has been unsuccessful and your details will not be held further but we positively encourage you to apply for any other positions that you may see in the future. We apologise that we cannot contact everybody in person but thank you in advance for your interest.

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