Trust & Foundations Fundraiser

Birkenhead, Merseyside
23 Sep 2016
24 Oct 2016
Full Time
Contract Type

About the role

Wirral Churches’ Ark Project is a small and vibrant homeless charity based in Birkenhead on the Wirral. The charity is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Trust and Foundation Fundraiser to raise funds for the essential services we deliver from our sites across Birkenhead. This is a new post and the charity believes that there is every reason to expect significant success from the role.

The successful candidate will need the following:

  • Significant experience of submitting successful applications for regular five and six figure sums
  • The ability to devise project ideas based on input from the charity and its staff
  • The ability to work alongside a team of other people in different roles
  • Good strategic thinking and the ability to see opportunities for the charity to take advantage of new streams of funding
  • Good communication skills and the ability to move through the charity, working with the different parts of the organization to understand how they operate
  • To support the long term development of the fundraising function at Wirral Ark


  • To raise income to agreed targets from a range of trusts and foundations
  • To identify and research local and national trusts, foundations and other grant making bodies who have the potential to make a wide range of donations to the charity and to establish links where appropriate
  • To develop, write and deliver innovative and high quality proposals for funding
  • To ensure that all reporting requirements are met and reports submitted according to agreed schedules and in line with funders criteria
  • To produce an accurate record of the applications submitted, relationships made and successes achieved in a database within the charity
  • To produce database reports, internally and externally, as required
  • To work with the CEO to set in motion an agreed fundraising plan, in line with the charity’s aims
  • To input to the longer term development of a broader fundraising team
  • To work alongside Wirral Ark staff to understand the needs of the services we deliver
  • To build positive relationships with the third party service providers we work with, typically other charities, in order to avoid overlap and duplication of work
  • To work closely with the finance department to ensure all grants are correctly used and conditions met.
  • To manage relationships with funders and other related external parties
  • To undertake any duties that the CEO may reasonably require