Senior Fundraising Executive (Trusts and Foundations)

£33,070 plus excellent benefits
11 Mar 2019
25 Mar 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Do you have proven experience of building relationships with, and obtaining funds from, Trusts/Lottery or similar bodies? Then join Shelter as a Senior Fundraising Executive (Trusts and Foundations) and you could soon be playing a key role in raising vital funds to support our work.

A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change — with individuals, in communities, across society – and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.

Our High Value Partnerships team raises funds from trusts, the National Lottery, high net worth individuals, legacy pledgers, and corporates, with this year’s annual income target being £10.5m. It’s a particularly exciting time to join us too, as we’re set to play a key role in making Shelter’s ambitious new strategy a reality. Opportunities for funding asks are being actively generated across the organisation, and our Trust and Lottery Team is looking to grow our income by almost £1 million over the next three years.

About the Role

You will have responsibility for building and managing relationships with a varied portfolio of trusts and foundations to secure gifts of £5,000 or more. That will include warm, lapsed and new trusts with a variety of funding interests, relationship management needs and application requirements. You’ll need to research, correspond, contact and meet with funders to build relationships ahead of submitting applications. And, for restricted applications, you’ll work with colleagues across Shelter to ensure each application meets our strategic objectives. Ensuring gifts from your portfolio are acknowledged in a timely manner will be important too, as will maintaining a positive relationship with funders between applications. Managing regular mailings, sharing knowledge and supporting cross-team projects are also aspects of this vital income-generating role.

About you

A fantastic opportunity for a passionate fundraiser to join a high-performing team, you’ll need a track record gained working with Trusts/Lottery or similar bodies. You will understand their needs and be able to utilise a range of techniques to engage them, e.g. face to face, telephone, in writing etc. Excellent written communications skills are key, as is experience of creating clear, concise and compelling applications and reports for funders. Confident in your ability to develop meaningful relationships with funders, including meeting them one on one to discuss funding opportunities, you will be great at managing internal stakeholders too. You should be proficient using Microsoft Office applications plus Raiser’s Edge or a similar database.

Apply to be part of our award-winning team and join an organisation with a mission to change society and end the housing crisis.

Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development.

Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.

At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.

Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

Closing date: 25 March 2019 at 11.30pm

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