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Trust and Foundations Officer

London (Hybrid)
£30000 - £35000 per annum + Great benefits
Job description

Are you passionate about shared reading and literacy making a positive impact on the lives of children? Are you looking for a role in Trust Fundraising in a supportive team where you will learn a lot? Charity People are proud to be partnering with BookTrust to find their new Trusts and Foundations Officer. This is an exciting new role at BookTrust that will challenge and provide excellent career development opportunities for the successful candidate.

Job Title: Trusts and Foundations Officer
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000 per annum, depending on experience
Benefits: 28 days of annual leave, in addition to public holidays, pension scheme with a 7% employer contribution, life assurance coverage at three times the annual salary, Employee Assistance Programme for personal and professional support, Season Ticket Loan Scheme to facilitate commuting and flexible working scheme to promote work-life balance.

About the charity

BookTrust is the leading children's reading charity in the UK, dedicated to promoting literacy and fostering a love for reading, particularly among children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Their mission is to ensure that every child has access to books and stories from an early age, as they firmly believe in the transformative power of reading. Collaborating with families and local partners, they strive to create a world where all children have the opportunity to thrive through the joy of reading.

About the role

As part of the new strategy, BookTrust aim to grow their income significantly over the next five years. There are strong and realistic foundations for this aim and a secure base of income from long-term committed funders including Arts Council England. As a Trusts and Foundations Officer, you will play a central role in developing the charity's presence in the trust and foundations world and contribute to the creation and management of a high-quality pipeline of new trust and foundation opportunities.

You will gain experience working with a variety of trust funders and will work collaboratively with colleagues and teams from across the organisation on projects such as supporting the delivery of the Arts Council England reporting.

Your primary responsibilities will include identifying and cultivating relationships with potential trust supporters, developing compelling funding proposals, and providing exemplary stewardship to existing donors. You will be at the forefront of BookTrust's efforts to secure funding from trusts and foundations.

About you

We are seeking an ambitious fundraiser with experience of developing multiple four and five-figure funding relationships from trusts and foundations. You should be confident and outgoing with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. You should be able to write with flair to develop compelling applications and reports and speak passionately and articulately about BookTrust's work to the staff and trustees of trusts and foundations.

The ideal candidate will be efficient, have a strong eye for detail, and have good time management skills. You should be able to work independently and as part of a team with common goals and have natural 'Fundraiser Detective Instincts' to spot funding opportunities and go above and beyond with stewardship.

Meticulous attention to detail and a commitment to delivering work of the highest standard are crucial. Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously, will be necessary for success in this role.

If this role looks interesting then do get in touch with to find out more about how to apply. We are reviewing CVs on a rolling basis but the closing date is 16th May. Interviews will be on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd May.

Charity People actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. We match charity needs with the skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities we work with.

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Posted on: 02 May 2024
Closed date: 16 May 2024 at 11:28
Job ref: 82827
Tags: Fundraising