Trust Research Officer

London WC1X
£25,000 pro rata, per annum
13 Apr 2012
03 May 2012
Part 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.
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 need an effective trust researcher to research potential voluntary funding opportunities.
The trust researcher will support the senior trust fundraiser and the head of trusts fundraising to identify suitable funders to approach, through scanning funding opportunities and using trust fundraising research tools. The trust researcher will complete in-depth research around identified funding opportunities and help match these to the inspirational projects delivered by Help the Hospices.
In addition, the post holder will also write successful trust applications to funders, ranging from £2,000 – 20,000.
This is a brilliant entry into trust fundraising, with the opportunity to be coached around effective trust fundraising, and to work within a friendly fundraising team.
This is a part time role, working three days per week.

About you:

The post holder needs to have effective research and scanning abilities, therefore, needs to take an interest in identifying funding opportunities to support end of life care.

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.

The role also requires the post holder to manage their workload and meet multiple deadlines for applications, reports and research. A friendly, diligent person interested in learning about trust fundraising, 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