Trust Fundraiser

Leatherhead, Surrey
£24,000-28,000 pa + benefits (25 days annual leave and pension)
08 Jan 2019
27 Jan 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Trusts and Statutory Fundraiser


£24,000-28,000 pa + benefits (25 days annual leave and pension)

Full Time (part time considered)

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity enables families who have a child with a life-threatening or terminal illness to make the most of time together, providing expert, practical and emotional support, where they need it for as long as it is needed. This Sunday Times Top 100 Not-For-Profit organisation is looking to appoint a Trusts and Statutory Fundraiser to generate and maintain trusts and statutory income against an agreed budget; and research, identify and cultivate potential new regional and national funders for revenue funding.

This is an exciting time for an experienced fundraiser to join Rainbow Trust as we are an ambitious charity with a clear vision for growth and a strong sense of values.  Your proactive, collaborative approach to achieving goals quickly and accurately will be recognised in our high-performing organisation. Reporting to the Trusts & Foundations Manager, you will take responsibility for developing and maintaining strong relationships with current donors, and working across the organization to develop accurate, creative and inspiring propositions and packages of support.

Working in partnership with our Family Support Managers to develop and maintain relationships with funders you will support them in meeting reporting and monitoring deadlines. Skilled in bid writing techniques you are a clear and factual communicator who enjoys negotiating and working within established guidelines. Having managed a trusts and statutory fundraising programme, you will be comfortable leading project teams to generate and develop ideas into high quality funding applications, and preparing, presenting, and monitoring all grant applications and tenders to statutory bodies.

As a quick learner who responds positively to pressure, you will thrive working at a faster-than-average pace whilst maintaining quality and accuracy.  With a proven track record in meeting challenging income targets, you will have experience of producing a range of communications for trusts and foundations, high value donors or equivalent. A persuasive multi-tasker, you will provide the highest level of donor care, including bespoke and creative stewardship for existing supporters, and creating and developing new working relationships.

You understand, through your awareness of trends and changing legislation in relation to statutory income generation, that using your expertise to overcome obstacles is essential. Applications will be particularly welcome from those who have managed volunteers.  With a commitment to your own continuing professional development, your confident use of IT (including MSOffice) and databases will support your careful, analytical working style.

There will be a requirement for some flexibility in hours and UK travel.

For a detailed job description visit or call 01372 220073. To apply please send your CV and a covering letter highlighting why your application should be considered above others to us via the link.

First interviews will take place in our Head Office in Leatherhead on the 4th and 6th of February, with second interviews to be held on the 11th and 12th of February. We will only contact successful applicants. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this post.

Rainbow Trust is an equal opportunities employer and a Best Companies One-Star rated organisation.                                                        Registered Charity No: 1070532

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