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Trust and Foundations Officer

Permanent, Full Time
£33,000 to £36,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Excellent Benefits
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The Trust and Foundations Officer is responsible for stewarding existing trusts as well as researching, cultivating and applying to new supporters with an emphasis on fundraising from larger trusts and securing multi-year gifts

The Charity
One of the largest animal welfare charities in the UK with a wonderful animal friendly open plan office space in London. A lively, positive and collaborative team environment. They offer flexi hours, yearly inflation pay rises and a Christmas bonus.

The Role
Supporting the Trust and Foundations Team Manager and working alongside three other officers to deliver the trusts/foundations elements of the fundraising strategy.

Developing a pipeline of charitable trusts and foundations that could support the charity projects, programmes and activities.
Ensuring a strong pipeline of prospects is maintained by tracking and planning applications.
Preparing an agreed number of high-quality funding bids, in line with the requirements of potential funders.
Initiating and building relationships with new grant making trusts and foundations via telephone, email and in person.
Relationship management of existing trusts/foundations, including coordinating all commitments for these funders across departments.
Working with the major donor team, identifying where trust and foundation trustees could also be cultivated as major donor prospects in their own right.
Working with the corporate team, building relationships with and submitting applications to company trusts and foundations.
Working closely with all departments to acquire suitable case studies / projects for funding bids and updates for existing funders.

The Candidate
Experience of researching, collating, preparing and submitting multiple funding applications to charitable trusts and foundations.
Successful track record of securing grants from charitable trusts and foundations.
Experience of developing and maintaining key relationships with trusts and foundations over a sustained period of time, and a thorough understanding of how charitable trusts and foundations operate.
Proven ability to write detailed budgets to accompany funding applications.
Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
Experience of developing positive relationships with internal audiences.
Excellent computer literacy, particularly Word, Excel, and Outlook.
A team player, who is comfortable working with various staff across the charity to collate information required to write funding applications.
Income target for this role 150,000.

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.

Appointment will be made on merit alone, but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Third Solutions acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003.

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