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Grants and Trust Fundraiser

NFP People
London or West Midlands/hybrid
£35000 Per Annum
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Grants and Trust Fundraiser

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Fundraiser to work closely with the Head of Fundraising and Chief Executive to maintain a fundraising pipeline, research new prospects and write high quality bids to a range of grant and trust funders.

The organisation is at an exciting stage of its development with a strategy of cautious and sustained growth, so if you want to be part of the next chapter of growth and development… then apply today!

Position: Senior Grant and Trust Fundraiser

Location: London or West Midlands/hybrid (with frequent travel to London if you are based in the West Midlands)

Hours: Full-time, 37.5hours, flexible working

Salary: £35,000

Duration: Permanent

Closing Date: Thursday 6th June

Interview Date: Stage one interviews will take place week commencing 20th May, although it may be earlier for particularly promising candidates, we reserve the right to close the application window early.

The Role

You will be instrumental in securing the funding, which the organisation needs to continue to deliver and develop its services, across a wide range of functions and projects. You will be an entrepreneurial, knowledgeable fundraiser, adept at finding the right opportunities to fit the right projects. You will also be meticulous and organised in your approach to stewardship, maintaining contact with funders and working with colleagues to collate the information needed for reporting.

The fundraising strategy contains plans to further develop specific areas of fundraising such as individual giving, corporate partnerships and legacies, and you may be called upon to support the Head of Fundraising in putting plans together for the implementation of these, working alongside the Senior Administrator (Fundraising and Communications).

About You

You will have experience in a fundraising, philanthropy or relationship management role and a track record of success in securing at least five-figure donations from grant and trust funders.

You will have:


  • Knowledge of digital fundraising approaches
  • Outstanding writing and communication skills
  • The ability to understand financial language and budgets
  • Strong research and prospecting skills
  • The capacity to build excellent relationships with key stakeholders, both internally and externally
  • Experience of measuring impact and delivering evaluation reports


You will be asked to submit a one-page covering letter and your CV.

About the Organisation

The charity have been around since 1997, when it started as a small playgroup set up by parents dismayed at the lack of provision for their autistic children. Since then, it has grown into a major deliverer of services and support in London and the West Midlands with a turnover of around £2.6m per year. The mission is to support autistic people to live happy and fulfilling lives and change society’s attitude to autism, whilst also providing essential services and enriching opportunities to autistic people.

Join a value-driven organisation, which employs value-driven people who want to make a difference and play a vital part in ensuring that it can resource and sustain this amazing work.

Benefits include:


  • Flexible working patterns with the option to work in a hybrid way
  • 25 days of leave (pro rata for part time roles) each year plus 8 bank holidays and the additional office closure between Christmas and New Year
  • Access to ongoing training and progress in the areas that interest you
  • Access to our wellbeing initiatives and an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Enrolment on to our pension scheme
  • A supportive, warm and fun working environment made up of values driven people who are passionate about changing the world for autistic people


We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and global majority candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates and disabled candidates.

The charity is a neuro-affirming employer, with a strengths and rights based approach to neurodiversity which affirms neurodivergent identity – they don’t want to “fix” or “cure” autism, and don’t see it as a “disability”. The team are working to improve the ways in which they recruit and support neurodiverse employees and those with lived experience of neurodiversity.

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PLEASE NOTE: This role is being advertised by NFP People on behalf of the organisation.


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01234 815658
6 West Street
MK46 5HR

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