Trusts & Foundations Officer
Epilepsy Society, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks
Working some days from home possible. 2-3 days a week likely in the office
37.5 hours a week. Condensed hours and flexibility possible.
Salary circa £27,000 depending on level of experience
Benefits include: flexible working arrangements including working some days from home, free onsite parking, group personal pension, excellent training opportunities, generous holiday entitlement, employee assistance programme
600,000 people have epilepsy in the UK - that is about one in every 100. For anyone with epilepsy, having seizures, the fear of having seizures, and their unpredictability, impacts upon all areas of life, including education, employment, driving, leisure, safety and personal relationships.
Epilepsy Society wants everyone affected by epilepsy to have the best opportunity for a full life – as free from seizures as possible. The Charity’s mission is: To enhance the quality of life of people affected by epilepsy by promoting public awareness and education, by undertaking research and by delivering specialist medical care and support services. The Charity was started in 1892 over 125 years ago.
The Charity has ambitious plans to raise significant income from grant making trusts & foundations, company foundations, public sector funders and lottery bodies in order to support Epilepsy Society’s Care, Advocacy and Research work. You will be joining a strong fundraising team that is focussed, ambitious, enthusiastic and committed to raising as much net income as possible for those affected by epilepsy. The team has the full backing of the Chief Executive and Trustees who are willing to invest in fundraising in order to achieve growth in net income in the coming years.
Reporting to the Philanthropy Manager, the Trusts & Foundations Officer will lead on proactively approaching a range of grant making funders in order to achieve a long term strategy for growth in income. The post holder will be fully supported in the task to uplift funds from grant making trusts and foundations, company foundations, public sector funders and lottery bodies. A key aspect of the role will be to establish and maintain positive relationships with funders, ensuring all obligations under grant agreements are fulfilled in a timely manner.
With support from the Philanthropy Manager the post holder will work with clinicians, researchers and other key stakeholders to develop compelling requests for support and funding. The Epilepsy Society’s research is world renowned and its partnerships with UCL and UCLH give great appeal to those grant making bodies willing to invest in cutting edge, world leading epilepsy research.
You will have strong communication skills both verbally and in writing and be able to translate complex information into fundraising cases for support. You will have demonstrable experience of raising significant funds from trusts and foundation sources and an enthusiasm to take significantly contribute to taking forward the vision of Epilepsy Society. You will have excellent internal and external relationship building and communications skills.
To apply, please send your CV and a supporting statement (maximum 2 pages) clearly highlighting how you meet the person specification for this role.
Please note an enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring) check will be required before appointment is confirmed.
Closing date: 18 March 2021
The Epilepsy Society is a person-centred charity and our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion means that we welcome applications from the widest possible range of people who meet the requirements of the role. We are registered as a Disability Confident Committed Employer and are happy to provide support during the selection process, and on appointment. Please also let us know if you would like to work flexibly for any reason: we will do our best to help.