Trust Executive (9-12 months maternity cover)

Haywards Heath, West Sussex
FTE £27,000 per annum
07 Sep 2016
26 Sep 2016
Contract Type

9-12 month maternity cover. Ideally full time, but flexible part-time hours (min 4 days per week) can be considered for an experienced candidate. 

Sightsavers has an excellent opportunity for a skilled Trust Fundraiser to join our small and successful trusts team.

Sightsavers is growing rapidly and now is an exciting time to join us at our head office in Haywards Heath, within easy reach of London and Brighton.

The successful candidate will manage and develop an established portfolio of UK charitable trusts and foundations. You will also research and develop new relationships with trust prospects to drive additional support for Sightsavers’ work. The main focus of the Trust Executive is on trusts and foundations capable of high value donations.

The post-holder will sit within a wider ‘Major Giving’ team - responsible for relationships with Trusts, Foundations, Major donors and Companies worldwide. Occasional overseas travel may be required.

We are looking for a motivated self-starter with a strong track record of developing relationships with, and securing substantial funds from, Trusts, Foundations and/or Major Donors.

A proactive approach is essential, being able to take the initiative and represent Sightsavers face to face with trustees and decision makers. You should have an interest in international development issues and be comfortable working to deadlines as part of a supportive team.