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Trust Fundraising Officer

London, Greater London (Hybrid)
£28,000 - £30,000 per year
Job description


  1. Research and evaluate new funding opportunities from trusts, foundations, and other grant funders, maintaining a 12-month funding calendar.

  2. Cultivate and nurture relationships with funding/grant-making organisations, both new and existing.

  3. Develop compelling cases for support for designated projects or organisational areas, tailoring funding bids and applications accordingly.

  4. Enhance Buttle UK's ability to deliver compelling reports to donors, meeting or surpassing their expectations.

  5. Submit timely reports to donors, ensuring compliance with monitoring and evaluation requirements.

  6. Support the maintenance of systems tracking fund allocation and expenditure, ensuring accuracy and up-to-date information for funders.

  7. Manage donor records on the Raiser's Edge fundraising database, including recording activities, income, and producing management reports.

  8. Stay informed about funding opportunities and trends in the sector through attending conferences, workshops, and events.

  9. Generate accurate and timely management information on fundraising activities and budgets.

  10. Ensure integration of fundraising activities within the wider staff team and provide necessary support.

  11. Perform other duties as directed by the Director of Fundraising and Marketing and/or the Trust Fundraising Manager.

  12. Proactively assess own performance and development needs.



  1. Proven experience and success in developing and drafting proposals and/or reports raising funds from trusts, foundations, other grant makers or the equivalent.

  2. Experience of creating compelling and concise funding proposals, written documents and reports from a range of information sources, including detailed technical or sector specific information. about the organisation’s work.

  3. Proven ability to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally.

  4. Experience of research techniques applicable to identifying funding opportunities and framing funding bids.

  5. Financially literate with the experience of producing and interpreting budgets, or other detailed numerical information.

  6. Experience of working under your own initiative, dealing with conflicting demands and working under pressure to meet tight deadlines.

  7. Experience of project planning and/or project coordination.

  8. Proven IT skills, ideally with experience of using databases.

  9. Good knowledge of the charity sector.

Skills & Abilities

  1. Driven to meet and exceed targets. 

  2. Understanding of what is required to develop long-term and productive partnerships and relationships.

  3. Excellent organisational skills and the ability to work independently and prioritise own workload; but also to make a valuable contribution to a small team.

  4. Ability to “sell” a cause successfully and be persuasive.

  5. Strong analytical, problem-solving skills with the capacity to think creatively and strategically.

  6. Willingness to use the telephone to pursue cold leads and build relationships with potential funders and supporters.

  7. Ability to write compelling copy for a range of audiences, from succinct ‘pitch’ documents to detailed fundraising bids.

  8. High level of attention to detail

  9. High standard of literacy and numeracy.


  1. A self-starter with energy and drive, who is motivated to make a direct ask of a donor or supporter, but is resilient if a donor says ‘no’.

  2. Commitment to promote the best interests of children and young people.

  3. Empathetic and non-judgmental towards the needs of children and families living in poverty.

  4. Prepared to work flexible hours.

  5. Willingness to help with requests made by colleagues.

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Buttle UK View profile Company size Size: 21 - 50
Posted on: 16 April 2024
Closed date: 01 May 2024 at 17:00
Job ref: TFO1
Tags: Fundraising

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