Victoria, London and home based, minimum of 2 days per week in the office
About the role
We have a great opportunity to join our high performing Trusts and Statutory team as a Trusts Officer.
Maximising the value and contribution of our funders is fundamental to Parkinson’s UK delivering the impact we want to see for people affected by Parkinson's. Building networks, understanding what motivates our supporters, and aligning our programmes to their grant making strategies is key to our growth plans for Major Gifts. Our Major Gifts and Special Events function are a dynamic and high-performing team. We have a well-established programme raising between £5 - £7million a year across the department to fund our vital work but big ambitions to grow that further by 2024.
In this role you will coordinate trust fundraising activity, identifying trusts and foundation prospects and writing high quality proposals and reports in collaboration with supportive colleagues in the team and across the charity. It is a permanent, full time position with an established portfolio of four and five figure trust donors, and the opportunity to grow this significantly in the coming years.
Together with our other Trusts Officer, you’ll also oversee the small trusts programme of regular supporters, create tailored approaches to bigger funders in your portfolio, and support other team projects and cultivation events.
What you’ll do
- Cultivate strong working relationships with a portfolio of trust and foundation supporters increasing their engagement with and support of the charity.
- Maintain an active portfolio of small and mid-sized trust funders, and research new trusts increasing your own portfolio.
- Create clear and concise proposals and reports for trusts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, including for project and region-specific funding requests.
- Identify the most appropriate approaches for specific trusts and opportunities to increase giving and secure multi-year gifts, thanking promptly and appropriately.
What you’ll bring
- Excellent research and writing skills, preferably with experience of successfully securing four- or five-figure gifts from charitable trusts and foundations and managing a funding portfolio.
- Ability to work effectively with a range of internal and external people, including trust administrators and trustees, influencing them to support new projects through written proposals, meetings, site visits and calls.
- Knowledge of the requirements of trust funders, the principles of bid-writing and effective project reporting, including strong research skills and excellent writing.
- Knowledge of the trust fundraising environment in the UK, especially those supporting health causes, welfare, disability and scientific research.
Sounds like you? We would love to hear from you.
Closing date: 31 January 2022
Interviews will be held 10-11 February 2022
As well as flexible working hours, this role is offered on a flexible contract giving you the opportunity to also work from home, on an agreed working pattern. You will be required to cover your own travel expenses to the office.
We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief. We actively encourage people with Parkinson's to apply.