This role is varied and fun and you should be able to work well in a small team and be prepared to adapt cheerfully to changes and challenges that may crop up daily. This role may typically suit someone who has worked in fundraising for a few years and understands how fundraising works in a large organisation where most of its income comes in from commissioned services.
You will be responsible for generating income by writing proposals to Trust and Foundations, working with service managers across the country to research and build compelling cases for support across the organisation.
Your main area of responsibility will be managing and growing the trust portfolio, growing the pipeline and matching prospective funders to charity projects. We are looking for someone who can assist in building multi-year grants and core funding support through creating high value applications and also have the skills to research and fire off multiple applications to smaller trusts on a daily basis.
You will have experience in meeting fundraising targets, maintaining up to date reporting systems of approaches and successes and fulfilling grant obligations to funders.
As part of a small fundraising team and you will also work with your colleagues to further develop the Walk for Autism fundraising campaign and be instrumental in developing a high quality supporter journey using email, texts and social media. Ideally you will have experience of a variety of fundraising platforms and add value to the fundraising team in maximising income in year 3 of our flagship event.
You will be required to work outside of office hours occasionally with some travel to services around the UK. It would be helpful to have a driving licence but it’s not essential. This position is subject to a Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS). Disclosure cost will be met by Autism Initiatives.