UK Trusts Executive

London (Greater)
£30,079 - £30,988 per annum
19 Mar 2019
02 Apr 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

ActionAid UK are recruiting for a Trusts Executive to support trust fundraising within the Trusts and New Markets team.


ActionAid is an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty. Our dedicated local staff are ending violence against women and girls and helping change lives, for good. We won’t stop until women and girls are out of danger, out of poverty and on track to create the future they want.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual with trust fundraising experience to take the next step in their fundraising career with a leading international development charity.

You will be working in a dynamic, friendly and successful team of five, who work to drive income for ActionAid from UK and international Trusts & Foundations. You will collaborate closely with colleagues from across our Philanthropy and Partnerships Team and the wider ActionAid international federation, with lots of opportunities for cross-team working.

About the role
The main responsibilities of the role are to account manage a portfolio of existing mid-level UK trust supporters (each giving around £40k - £80k per year) and to cultivate and approach new mid-level trust prospects, with the support of the UK Trusts Manager.

The UK Trusts Executive will be responsible for coordinating emergency mailings to mid-level and small trusts in the event of a humanitarian emergency. You will also work on match funding appeals and seek co-financing for institutional projects.

Working closely with our Research and Project Information team, the UK Trusts Executive will draft reports and targeted funding proposals for donors, which will require good communication with country offices and strong writing skills. You will also be responsible for timely and creative stewardship to maintain and grow donor relationships.  

The post holder will also input and support across a range of activities, including event design and delivery, donor trips, keeping the CRM database updated and wider fundraising efforts within Philanthropy and Partnerships.  

About you 
In order to succeed within this role, it is essential that you have proven experience of securing income from trusts and foundations or from high value donors or similar.

You must be self-motivated and must have experience working in a cooperative and flexible way as part of a busy team and working independently.

We are keen to receive applications from those with excellent written communication skills and a proven track record of producing high quality written materials.

Applicants must also have strong relationship building and interpersonal skills. Experience of events would be beneficial.

If you have these qualities, along with an interest in working for an organisation focused on changing the lives of women and girls living in poverty, for good, then please apply.

It is important that applicants are willing to adhere to our feminist leadership principles and that they have a good understanding of international development issues.

ActionAid is committed to driving improvement through digital channels, tools and ways of working. We will ensure that we provide the technology and the training to enable all staff to perform their roles to the best of their abilities. In return, we ask that all staff are committed to continually improving their digital skills and knowledge within the working environment. Our recruitment processes will evaluate the digital skills of all applicants.  

Please note that this role is being offered as a 6-month fixed term contract.

Interviews will take place during the weeks commencing the 8th and 15th of April.

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