TRUSTS & CORPORATE FUNDRAISING OFFICER
Location: Location: Maidenhead, Head Office based with Remote Working offered
Contract Type: Fixed Term - 2 years
Salary: Circa £30-31,000 per annum, pro rata, depending upon experience, plus a Facilities Allowance of £1,200 per annum, pro rata
Hours: Full Time, 37 hours per week
About the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is a highly respected and prestigious global organisation. We honour and care for the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, ensuring their sacrifice will never be forgotten. The battlefields may be long gone, but our cemeteries, memorials, records, events, community, and outreach programmes remain an important and abiding memorial to all those who fell. They are the last physical and human reminders we have of those world-changing conflicts.
About the CWGF
The Commonwealth War Graves Foundation (CWGF) is the charitable arm of the CWGC. The CWGF highlights the work of the CWGC through diverse projects that actively engage new audiences and find innovative ways to involve the whole community with our work - through education and outreach, voluntary activity, arts and heritage projects, local research and partnership working.
About this Role and You
As our first Trusts & Corporate Fundraising Officer you will be responsible for generating and growing income by researching and developing excellent written applications and reports. You will need to stay abreast of all fundraising opportunities the charity has to offer and prepare strong and compelling grant proposals for all fundable areas of the charity, often working closely with colleagues from other teams.
You will bring new corporate supporters to the organisation through Identifying and building excellent relationships with businesses that lead to partnerships, sponsorship and additional support including Charity of the Year partnerships.
In this role you will be strategically planning, costing and delivering a range of activities and initiatives within a fast-growing charity that is going through an exciting period of growth. As a critical member of small and dynamic team, the role will be high pressure, with challenging targets, and a lot of hands-on delivery.
We are looking for a strategic and driven fundraiser who has excellent experience of securing significant income from partnerships with Trusts and/or Corporates. You will be well organised, able to manage multiple projects within budget and driven to meet deadlines and income targets. Excellent communication skills are essential and as a team-player you will be able to build strong and meaningful relationships and offer exceptional customer service to internal and external stakeholders. You will be able to work with minimum supervision and possess excellent time-management skills. You will have also have some experience of working with databases.
In addition, we are looking for applicants who share our Values of Respect, Excellence, Teamwork, Communication, Professionalism and Commitment.
What We Offer:
- A generous holiday allocation, with 25 days annual leave, rising by 1 day per year up to a maximum of 30
- Paid public holidays
- Paid office closure between Christmas and New Year
- Flexible working arrangements
- Generous Pension Scheme, with CWGC contributing up to 15%
- Up to six times salary Life Assurance cover
- Employee Assistance Programme
- We offer piece of mind for our employees travelling on business via International SOS
How to Apply
Please visit our careers web page at for further details about the role and how to apply.
We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and are committed to creating a respectful work environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect and where any unlawful and/or unfair discrimination is eliminated. We will not unlawfully discriminate directly or indirectly in recruitment or employment on grounds of sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation or marital status, religion or belief.