The Angel, Greater London
Competitive + benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Are you a bright and enthusiastic Fundraising professional with a passion for dogs? Dogs Trust is looking to appoint a permanent Trust and Foundations Officer to work in their London Head Office.

The successful candidates will apply their energy and enthusiasm and make an enormous difference to dogs in need, using their first-class skills to prepare inspiring and original applications in pursuit of trusts and foundation gifts up to and including the six-figure level. 

Our mission is to bring about the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction. As the largest dog-welfare organisation in the UK, we rehabilitate and rehome over 14,000 stray and abandoned dogs a year at our 21 rehoming centres. Dogs Trust Worldwide is an affiliate charity to Dogs Trust whose aim is to improve the welfare of dogs around the world and protect them from maltreatment, cruelty and suffering.

After a highly successful couple of years, the team is expanding, with the recent addition of two Team Manager roles which are also currently being advertised.  The new Trust and Foundations Officer and the Trust and Foundations Officer (maternity cover) role will join this enlarged team, working alongside existing Officers and reporting into one of the new Trust and Foundations Team Manager positions. Both teams will be based in London, with one team fundraising solely for Dogs Trust and other team focused mainly on securing funds for Dogs Trust Worldwide (but also for Dogs Trust to some degree). 

To succeed in this role, you will have a demonstrable track record of securing grants from charitable trusts and foundations, well-developed written and verbal communication skills and, above all, be a strong, positive team player committed to the aims and values of Dogs Trust.

You will have exceptional attention to detail and a strong aptitude for writing creative narrative that will ensure our applications stand out when being assessed. Ideally to be considered for a role focussed on fundraising for Dogs Trust Worldwide you will have a highly successful track-record of trust fundraising for international projects.

We have a comprehensive benefits package, which includes excellent annual leave and pension contributions.  As well as this, though, you will you join a team of highly professional and passionate colleagues in the fundraising team - and you’ll also learn from and get to meet dedicated experts in the field of canine care, research and welfare.  Add to this, the whole charity has a brilliant upbeat and collaborative culture promoted by a highly supportive management team.   

Along the way you’ll be encouraged to see Dogs Trust’s amazing work for yourself and visit our world class rehoming centres.  You’ll also enjoy spending time with donors and supporters who share our love of dogs. 

Perhaps best of all, being a Trusts and Foundations Officer at Dogs Trust means working in environment where staff can apply to bring their own dog to work after a year of continuous service - so there are always plenty of our four-legged friends around to keep us company in the office while we trust fundraise!

These posts will be based in Dogs Trust London Office. (Initially there will be flexibility around location of work including working from home; interim flexible arrangements will be discussed at interview stage)

To apply for this position please click the APPLY NOW button. Our application process requires you submit a CV and a cover letter explaining your interest and suitability for the role. 

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Dogs Trust

Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, has an income of over £90 million. The Trust, which cares for around 15,0... Read more

Refreshed on: 13 October 2020
Closed date: 25 October 2020
Tags: Fundraising

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