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Reporting to: Director of Fundraising
Status: Full-time permanent
Salary: £28,000 - £30,000 per annum
London’s Air Ambulance is the charity which runs London’s helicopter emergency medical service. The service provides pre-hospital medical care to victims of serious injury, at the scene of the incident, throughout London - serving the 10 million people who live, work and commute within the M25.
Based at the Royal London Hospital and founded in 1989, the service is unique in that it operates 24/7, with the helicopter running in daylight hours and rapid response cars taking over at night.
The Team, which at all times includes a Senior Trauma Doctor and a specially trained Paramedic, perform advanced medical interventions, normally only found in the Hospital Emergency Department, in time critical, life threatening situations. Missions commonly involve serious road traffic collisions, falls from height, industrial accidents, assaults and injuries on the rail network.
London’s Air Ambulance has an international reputation for clinical excellence and delivers pioneering procedures which have been adopted across the world.
To research information on grant making trusts and foundations, livery companies and statutory funders to generate income through detailed written applications. The Trust Fundraiser will also be required to develop and nature relationships with funders through regular reporting and feedback on income investment.
The Trust Fundraising plays an important part within the wider fundraising strategy, reporting to the Director of Fundraising you will need to be able to demonstrate an ability to work as part of a wider fundraising team. Performance will be measured against set revenue targets and relationship management.
- To assist in the development and continuous evaluation of an annual trust fundraising programme
- Identify and research grant makers who realistically will fund revenue and capital projects
- To monitor annual income and expenditure plans against budgets
- Maximise contributions from national grant makers
- Research and write high standard applications to trusts
- Identify, develop and manage relationships with new and existing trust contacts including correspondent and grants officers
- To work closely with fundraising, operations and volunteering colleagues to identify services/projects that are likely to attract funding to maximise cross functional opportunities
- Produce progress reports and updates to existing trust funders
- To proactively participate in sharing information about the trust fundraising programme where appropriate and contribute to team meetings
- Educated to degree level or equivalent
- Previous experience working in a fundraising role, successfully securing funds from trusts
- Professional qualification from the Institute of Fundraising would be a distinct advantage.
- Demonstrable ability to build and manage excellent working relationships
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to tailor the message to fit the needs of a specific audience and present to all levels
- IT literate with good working knowledge of MS Office and fundraising databases
- Strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise plan and achieve goals
- Experience of project planning and management techniques and their application to fundraising projects
- Experience and understanding of all fundraising methods and how different functions can be mutually supportive
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