Senior Trust Fundraiser

London, WC1X
£30,000 per annum
13 Apr 2012
03 May 2012
Full Time
Contract Type

About us:
Help the Hospices is the leading charity supporting hospice care throughout the UK and we want the very best care for everyone facing the end of life.
We represent and support local hospices. Our work includes a wide range of training, education and grant programmes, informative and practical resources for hospice staff, influencing government policy and support for quality care and good practice. Our fundraising programmes and campaigns help hospices to raise money in ways that would otherwise not be open to them.
Help the Hospices has a fundraising department of 18 responsible for securing around £6m each year to fund our work.
About the role:
We have developed an enviable portfolio of trust supporters over the years and have successfully secured some large multi-year funders who are committed to supporting end of life care. We are looking to diversify our trust income and will be approaching EU, statutory and new voluntary funders, including the Big Lottery Fund, international funders and research funders including the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Our team income target for trusts for 2012/13 is £1.9million. The organisation is committed to supporting achieving this target and a well-thought out trust strategy outlines how this can be achieved in the forthcoming year. We have inspirational projects to fundraise for and an experienced trust fundraiser is desired to write successful, well-packaged applications ranging from £30,000 to £500,000.
The senior trust funder will also help identify suitable institutional funders to approach and pass over to the trust researcher to complete in-depth research around identified funding opportunities. In addition, the post holder will conduct high quality account management with current supporters, including sending timely reports.

About you:

The post holder needs to write effective and successful funding applications, therefore needs to have good written skills that evokes passion and appeals to funders.

The key to effective fundraising is to work closely with internal colleagues and build good working relationships, adapting an approach that is flexible to project managers’ working styles, whilst ensuring deadlines are adhered to. Good communication skills are also required to build relationships with current and potential funders, keeping them informed of Help the Hospices successes and future plans.

The role also requires the post holder to manage their workload and meet multiple funding deadlines for applications and reports. A dynamic and creative person would fit in well with the team and if supportive in achieving targets will prosper within the charity.

More information about the role can be found in the job description and person specification, which is available on our website .

The closing date for applications at noon on Monday 30 April 2012. First interview will take place week commencing 7 May 2012. Second interviews will take place but dates are to be finalised.

How to apply:
For more information and an application pack click on the 'Apply now' button. If you have any queries or require a hard copy, please email