Corporate and Community Fundraiser

Rainbow Trust Children's Charity
Leatherhead, Surrey
Up to £31,000 per annum + benefits (including 25 days annual leave and pension)
Closing date
1 Feb 2022

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Fundraising, Community Fundraising, Corporate Fundraising
Children & Youth
Full Time
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Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser


Up to £31,000 per annum + benefits (including 25 days annual leave and pension)


Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 7TW (with flexible working)


Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity is going through an exciting time where we are rebuilding!

Following a difficult year, we are pleased to be able to begin growing our care teams so that we can continue to deliver a high-quality family support service to more families in need. As such we want to grow our corporate fundraising income by securing new business and providing excellent account management to encourage our current partners to meet and exceed their own fundraising targets.


About us:


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.


About the role:


We are looking to appoint an experienced fundraiser to secure new corporate partnerships to help fund the growth of our care services, and to build relationships with companies and not-for-profit organisations that achieve income targets in line with our business plan, fundraising strategy and operational plans.


Reporting to the Corporate and Community Fundraising Manager. You will be part of a team to drive Rainbow Trust’s Corporate income, building and maintaining the pipeline through effective networking, prospecting, and stewardship. You will be responsible for a varied and fulfilling portfolio of accounts to whom you will become a main contact and provide excellent corporate account management. Some accounts raising six figure sums, to whom you will become a main contact and provide excellent account management.

You will work collaboratively towards a ‘one team one target’ approach across the Fundraising and Engagement department and ensure that the use of technology is maximized and all processes are subject to continuous improvement.


This is an excellent opportunity to maintain a breadth of fundraising experience to position yourself for future fundraising roles with increased responsibility.


As we have recently returned to the office after lockdowns and restrictions easing, we are getting used to the new world, and working flexibly as a team has always been a strength of ours.


What we’re looking for:


  • Friendly, enthusiastic and socially-focused – you quickly connect with others and build effective working relationships. An ability to empathise and communicate effectively about our work with children and families is key. You are naturally warm with a sincere appreciation for people and how they are each uniquely motivated


    A motivating, empathetic and persuasive communicator – you will enjoy preparing and presenting high-quality presentations


    Knowledge of the principles that underpin good customer care – you adhere to established guidelines, policies and procedures, and provide excellent relationship management


    You thrive working in a busy environment on multiple priorities simultaneously – results-oriented and a fast learner, you respond quickly to pressure and a changing environment.


    Confident use of MSOffice and some experience of using a 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 building relationships, raising income or interned/volunteered in a fundraising department – working to secure new business and providing exceptional account management


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 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 us via the link.


Interview 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.


As a CQC registered organisation, it is an expectation that all Rainbow Trust employees are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (unless medically exempt).


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


Supporting Documents for Corporate and Community Fundraiser


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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