OX14, Abingdon
£27,000 per year FTE
Permanent, Part-time, 15 hours per week
Job description

We are looking for a fundraiser with a proven track record of successful income generation from trusts and foundations to join us on a part-time basis as our new Trust Fundraiser.


Home-based with regular visits to the BRF office, Abingdon

Main areas of responsibility

  • Make applications in order to attract grants and donations from trusts, and support the production of bids to charitable foundations
  • Oversee relationships with grant-making trusts, ensuring these relationships are mutually beneficial and that related administration is well managed
  • Research and identify charitable trusts which may provide future financial support to BRF, while also maximising the potential for giving from trusts with which BRF already has a relationship
  • Prepare compelling proposals, creative pitches and appropriate applications to a broad range of funders
  • Submit and monitor applications to charitable trusts, including the maintenance of records of applications, grant receipts and successful/failed submissions
  • Ensure trusts are thanked for donations in timely fashion
  • Write reports for funders on how their donation has supported our work
  • Working closely with BRF’s head of fundraising to report on and evaluate trust and foundation fundraising income, expenditure and ROIs
  • Monitor trust income for finance purposes, ensuring all donations or grants are coded appropriately, including any restrictions upon the use of the income
  • Provide back-up support to the fundraising team with the production of personalised thank-you letters for individual and major donors
  • Ensure BRF is up to date with best-practice fundraising techniques, particularly with regards to trust and foundation fundraising, and share these developments with the team
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the fundraising team (and the wider BRF team) to reach fundraising targets

Skills and experience


  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a fundraising team
  • A proven track record of successful income generation from trusts and foundations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Methodical with a flair for identifying and conveying information accurately, succinctly and engagingly
  • Excellent people skills, adaptable and flexible in manner and approach 
  • Excellent planning, problem solving and organisational skills
  • Excellent team player, willing to ‘chip in’ to get the job done
  • Able to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to adapt to a changing fundraising environment
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development in fundraising
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Strong commitment to the aims of the organisation


  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising
  • A strong network within the charity and funding sectors 
  • Understanding of Data Protection and fundraising compliance


  • 28 days’ holiday per annum, including Bank Holidays (increasing to 33 days after 5 full years’ service)
  • Additional 3 days off between Christmas and New Year
  • Auto enrolment pension scheme (8% employer contribution, 3% employee contribution)
  • Private Health Insurance (after successful completion of probationary period)
  • Flexible working opportunities; TOIL scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme

There is an occupational requirement that the role be held by a Christian, as defined by the Equality Act 2010.

Interview date Wednesday 10 November 2021

Posted on: 15 October 2021
Closed date: 29 October 2021
Tags: Christian, Fundraising

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