Liverpool, Merseyside
£21,210 - £25,452 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Trusts, Foundations and Research Officer

About us

Alder Hey Children’s Charity raises vital funds to help make Alder Hey Children's Hospital a truly world-class, patient-friendly hospital for the 330,000 patients and families we care for every year.

The charity helps to fund a range of activities and projects that are designed to enhance and improve the lives of our amazing young patients. This includes the funding of specialist medical equipment to ensure our brilliant surgeons and clinical staff have the most up to date and cutting edge technology available and funding hi-tech distraction equipment designed and proven to reduce pain and anxiety in our patients. We also fund a range of programmes and special projects such as our ward musicians, our on-site magician and the play specialists we have on every ward.

In Spring 2020 we launched our £3m Children's Mental Health Appeal. Our 7 in 10 Appeal highlights that 70% of young people with a mental health condition are currently missing out on vital mental health interventions at a sufficiently early age. The Appeal is aiming to raise vital funds to enhance inpatient and community mental health services at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, enabling more children to access the treatment they need at the time they need it, an already vitally needed service which is seeing increasing demand due to the impact of Covid-19.

About this role:

Alder Hey Children’s Charity is seeking to appoint a Trusts and Foundations Officer who will help to increase and maintain income from charitable trusts and foundations. The post holder will manage a portfolio of prospects and donors and will also be responsible for developing a prospect research programme that will support both the Trusts and Foundations, and Major Giving income streams.

The key aims of this post are:

  • To support the Trusts and Foundations Partnerships Manager and Director of Philanthropy to manage and grow income from charitable trusts and foundations, and major donors.
  • To co-ordinate a rolling programme of applications, updates and reports with small to medium sized Trusts and Foundations against an agreed work plan.
  • To develop and carry out a regular programme of prospect research into new trusts and foundations and high net-worth individuals, using prospect lists and databases.
  • To raise an annually agreed personal target to contribute towards the overall Trusts and Foundations and Major Giving annual target

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Successfully and professionally managing a portfolio of existing and prospective trusts and through tailored written correspondence, timely reporting, telephone contact and face to face meetings
  • Writing high-quality, detailed and targeted proposals and applications to new and existing trusts and foundations, using strong cases for support
  • Conducting excellent account management, meeting donors needs as required, fostering long-term positive relationships.
  • Working effectively with charity and hospital staff and other internal stakeholders to identify new funding opportunities and secure timely updates for reporting purposes
  • Working with Alder Hey Children’s Charity’s Stewardship Officer to develop timely and engaging reports, case studies and other media pieces to feed back to current and prospective donors
  • Researching individual Trusts and Foundations and high net-worth individuals to determine their suitability as new prospects in relation to Alder Hey Children’s Charity’s current and future funding needs
  • Identifying philanthropic advisers and other bodies who could initiate introductions to new donors for Alder Hey Children’s Charity
  • Undertaking administrative responsibilities including writing thank you letters, agreeing grant agreements and updating internal donor records to ensure effective information management
  • Keeping up to date on UK donor trends.

Our Values

Here at Alder Hey Children’s Charity, our values guide the way in which we work. By being courageous, working together, being passionate about our work, and making sure that we are creative in what we do, helps us to deliver the support necessary so that our Hospital can continue to deliver the very best care for our young patients and their families. Our values are:

Courage: we try new things and take risks to innovate and drive forward new ideas. We have the courage to speak up and take a stance. We are accountable, responsive and responsible. We are unstoppable.

Together: we work together as one team, sharing our knowledge and learning. We work in partnership with patients, families, supporters and colleagues. We are respectful, celebrate diversity and empower each other to achieve our aims.

Passion: we are passionate about what we do and why we do it.  We work together to share and grow. We inspire others.

Magical: we are fun, creative and child led. We create special moments, provide little extras and go further for our brave young patients.  


We're open to this role being home based, office based or a mix of the two (our offices are located on site at Alder Hey in Liverpool).

How to apply

You can apply by clicking the link below. Applications must include your CV, and a covering letter which explains how you meet the requirements of the role.

Closing date: 14 March 2021

Interview date: 25 March 2021

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Posted on: 22 February 2021
Closing date: 14 March 2021
Job ref: AHCC-TF2021
Tags: Fundraising

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