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Senior Trusts & Foundations Fundraiser

Hybrid (Homeworking & London Office) (On-site)
£38217.00-£38217.00 per year
Job description

Are you passionate about making a meaningful impact in the lives of young adults facing homelessness? Join our dynamic team as a Senior Trusts & Foundations Fundraiser in Depaul UK, where you will play a vital role in supporting and empowering individuals on their journey towards independence.

About Us:

Depaul UK is UK largest youth homelessness charity dedicated to providing support and opportunities for young adults experiencing homelessness. We believe in creating a positive and empowering environment that fosters resilience and growth. Click the link for more information - 

Role Overview:

We are recruiting to fill Senior Trusts & Foundations Fundraiser role at our London office. This role is an integral member of a proactive and dedicated relationship fundraising team of three, managing current donors, building new relationships and communicating the great impact the charity has with vulnerable young people.

The appointed post holder will help to deliver a brand-new trusts and philanthropy strategy which is taking shape now. This is a fantastic opportunity to get out, meet donors and work with funders of all sizes to help Depaul UK reach its ambitions.

Key deliverables

  • Making successful funding bids to trusts and foundations in line with the charity’s needs
  • Responsibility for the small trust mailing programme
  • Reporting back to trust donors against grant requirements
  • Researching new funding opportunities
  • Leading and participating in meetings and project visits with donors
  • Keeping accurate records on Raiser’s Edge database.

Please note that this job opportunity is offered as a full-time (37.5 hours a week), permanent role. Candidate shortlisting and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Kindly see attached job description for more information about this job opportunity.

What We Are Looking For – Person Specification:

  • Experience of raising funds from trusts and grant-makers
  • Experience of securing single gifts over £25,000 (desirable)
  • Working to team targets in excess of £500,000 (desirable)
  • Proven experience of a high standard of bid writing
  • Experience of reporting effectively to trust donors against agreed outcomes
  • Understanding of the principles and processes of trust fundraising
  • Understanding how to steward trust donors
  • Confident leading on grant meetings and briefing service staff (desirable)
  • Experience of researching potential donors and building a trust pipeline
  • Use of the Raiser’s Edge database and other administrative tasks


Applications submitted without a supporting statement and/or after the closing date and time stated will not be put forward for shortlisting. In addition, a DBS disclosure will be required for this post. Our recruitment checks, induction and ongoing support and supervision reflect our commitment to safeguarding our clients.


Please apply via the Depaul website only by Sunday 16th June 2024 at 23:59, unless you have specific requirements for an alternative application submission. If you do, please contact the Recruitment team on .

We kindly request no contact from unsolicited recruitment or media agencies.

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Depaul View profile Company size Size: 101 - 500
Posted on: 28 May 2024
Closed date: 06 June 2024 at 00:04
Job ref: AO1061517HybSTFF
Tags: Fundraising, Intl Development