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Philanthropy Fundraiser

Employer
Rainbow Trust Children's Charity
Location
Leatherhead, Surrey
Salary
Up to £29,000 pa + benefits (including 25 days annual leave and pension, flexible working options av
Closing date
22 Nov 2021

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Salary Band
£25,000 - £29,999
Function
Fundraising, Major Donor/ Gifts, Trusts & Foundations
Sector
Children & Youth
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

Philanthropy Fundraiser

Up to £29,000 pa + benefits (including 25 days annual leave and pension, flexible working options available)

Leatherhead, Surrey

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity enables families who have a child with a life-threatening or terminal illness to make the most of their time together, providing expert, practical and emotional support, where they need it for as long as it is needed. For families living with childhood illness, time is everything. Right now, there are too many families coping alone with no support, no time to think, no time to make memories and no time for each other. We believe that no family should go through this alone, so we are here to change that.

About the role:

We are looking to appoint a Philanthropy Fundraiser who will be responsible for managing and cultivating relationships with high-net-worth individuals and trusts to deliver income targets in line with our strategy and operational plans.

Reporting to the Philanthropy Manager, you will drive Rainbow Trust’s Major Funder programme, building and developing the donor pipeline through effective networking, prospecting, cultivation and stewardship to increase income and grow the supporter base. You will also write compelling communications to existing and prospective major donors and funders, including applications and funder reports, and maintain accurate donor plans and records.

Having previous experience of the research mechanisms for identifying prospective funders and high net worth individuals, you will provide detailed high-quality research and engagement plans for new prospects and will work on and lead project teams to generate and develop ideas into compelling funding applications and proposals.

What we’re looking for:

  • A motivating, empathetic and persuasive communicator – you have clear and creative writing skills, are skilled at writing funding proposals and communicate confidently in person and over the phone. An ability to empathise with donors and communicate effectively about our work with children and families, and our strategy, is key.
  • Friendly, enthusiastic and socially-focused – you quickly connect with others and build effective working relationships.
  • People-oriented and outgoing – you are naturally warm with a sincere appreciation for people and how they are each uniquely motivated.
  • Knowledge of the principles that underpin good customer care, and competent in charity law as it applies to fundraising – you adhere to established guidelines, policies and procedures, and provide outstanding stewardship.
  • You thrive working at a faster-than-average pace on multiple priorities simultaneously – results-oriented and a fast learner, you respond quickly to pressure and a changing environment.
  • Confident use of MSOffice and experience of using a CRM database – you have strong attention to detail, are comfortable working with data, and produce high quality accurate work.
  • Applications will be particularly welcome from those who have experience of working for a fundraising charity – working with high-net-worth individuals and/or trusts and foundations, and managing volunteers.

What we offer:

We have a range of fantastic benefits that we offer our employees. If you’d like to find out more about these benefits and working with us, click here. More information can also be found in our Candidate Pack.

How to apply:

Please send your CV and a covering letter highlighting why your application should be considered above others to recruitment@rainbowtrust.org.uk

Interviews will take place either at our Head Office in Leatherhead or on Zoom, with the dates to be confirmed.

We will only contact those applicants who have been successful.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this post.

Rainbow Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees to share this commitment.

Rainbow Trust is an equal opportunities employer and a Best Companies Two-Star rated organisation.

Company

Rainbow Trust is a charity that provides emotional and practical support to families in England who have a seriously ill child. The charity is based in Leatherhead in Surrey and has nine teams operating across the English regions. Founded in 1986, the Trust has 100 employees and 350 volunteers. Its annual income is £5.1m.

Rainbow Trust was created by Surrey woman Bernadette Cleary who started the charity after she helped two close friends through the terminal illnesses of their children and realised the tremendous strain such families were under. Since then around 12,500 families have been helped. The charity supports families with children aged 0-18 years and they can receive support from the moment of their child’s diagnosis.

The charity has offices in Leatherhead, Durham and Manchester and nine teams of family support workers - in Central London, County Durham, Essex, Manchester, Southampton, Surrey, Swindon and West London.

When a referral or request for help is received, a team manager visits the family to assess their needs. Assistance may include providing transport to medical appointments, practical help in the home such as cooking, sitting with the sick child to provide the parents with a break or taking out siblings. In 2014/15, the charity supported 1,958 families, 16% more than in the previous year.

2014/15 also saw the Trust launch new drop-in groups around the country for families to meet others in the same boat. New groups for parents and bereaved siblings also provided opportunities for friendship, support and respite. In 2015, the Trust’s first Neonatal Support Worker was appointed and they helped 37 families in total.

The charity also has extended its hospital in-reach service to Cumbria, Durham, Manchester and Swindon. This service provides important information, advocacy and sign-posting to families during their child’s stay in hospital, regardless of whether they are likely to require the ongoing support of the charity’s family support workers.

Rainbow Trust’s strategy is to continually review existing care and explore new geographical areas for expansion. It also plans to focus on donor acquisition and major donor income and invest in the management and leaderships skills of its staff.

Corporate partnerships are a major part of the Trust’s strategy and partners have included Deutsche Bank, Hanover Dairies, clothing retailer Evans and investment manager, Invesco Perpetual.

The Trust prioritises flexible working, family friendly policies and offers numerous internships. In 2016, Rainbow Trust was named by the Sunday Times as one of the best 100 not for profit organisations to work for.

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Location
Cassini Court
Randalls Way
Leatherhead
KT22 7TW
GB
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