London, Greater London (Hybrid)
£33,000 - £35,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description


Job Description – Trusts and Foundations Officer 

Reporting to:          Trusts and Grants Manager

Location:               Central London (Millbank Tower)/Hybrid working 

Contract:               Permanent,

Hours:                    35 hours, Full Time

Salary:                   £33,000 to £35,000


About FareShare


FareShare is the UK’s national network of charitable food redistributors, made up of 18 independent organisations. Together, we take good quality surplus food from right across the food industry and get it to c.10,000 frontline charities and community groups. In 2021/22, FareShare has provided enough food for almost 130 million meals through our Regional Centres and our retail surplus model FareShare Go, reaching close to one million people.

Hunger is a growing issue in the UK and while there is surplus food that is otherwise going to waste, we believe that this food should be used to feed people first.


The COVID-19 pandemic and the cost-of-living crisis has shone a spotlight on the issue of food insecurity and hardship in the UK and with it, FareShare’s ability to get food to vulnerable communities nationwide. We are fortunate to benefit from the support of major retailers, the media, sports ambassadors and a groundswell of public engagement. As a result, there has never been a more exciting time to join an organisation at the heart of public consciousness.


FareShare has a dynamic fundraising team that has seen incredible growth in support over the past 1 months across Trusts & Foundations, Corporate Fundraising and Individual Giving. The pandemic has created an even greater need for FareShare’s work and during this time, we have doubled the amount of food distributed to support vulnerable people. Expanding our income streams is more crucial than ever to help fund our on-going activities, during the cost of living crisis and beyond.


FareShare’s Strategy & Vision

Vision: We have the vision of a UK where “No good food goes to waste”.


Mission: To use surplus, fit for consumption, food to feed those who are vulnerable in the UK by supporting front line charitable organisations that tackle the cause and not just the symptoms of food poverty.


Our Purpose: We are doers. We are a community. We change lives.


Our Values:  Passion – for our cause and the challenge that lies ahead

Ambition – to go the extra mile and drive the change that must happen

Respect – for ourselves, each other, our volunteers, our partners and our beneficiaries  

Collaboration – it’s only by working with others that we can be stronger

                    Focus – on providing the best service possible so that we deliver and

achieve the most for our clients/customers.


The role

As Trusts and Foundations Officer, you will help deliver our Trust and Foundations fundraising programme as we extend the reach of our work over the coming years to meet our ambitious targets. This role presents a fantastic opportunity for the post holder to make their mark at FareShare, joining a fundraising team that offers an excellent supportive environment for personal and professional development.   

The key focus of the role is:

  • Managing and maximising an extensive warm portfolio of donors, seeking to extend their support wherever possible through excellent relationship management. 
  • Exploring and securing new business opportunities with an emphasis where possible on multi-year funding.


About you

As a trusts fundraiser you have natural detective instincts with proven ability to seek out and secure funding. You have a natural ability to write with flair and creativity alongside being able to present with confidence. You are a team player who is at home in an agile and thriving working environment, and relishes the chance to join a charity that has entered the national consciousness as a trusted, ‘can-do’ change-maker.

What you will be doing

Account management


·Working to agreed fundraising targets, manage a portfolio of warm trusts and foundations including the opportunity to work with long-term funders at all levels

·Work closely with your Line Manager and the Fundraising Team, FareShare senior managers and project staff to develop innovative and persuasive proposals aimed at extending the support of existing partners

  • Build good working relations with trustees and key staff of trusts and foundations
  • Thank funders promptly and ensure that regular progress reports and updates are received by supporters as and when required
  • Meet and engage with supporters to inspire them with FareShare’s work and potential to create change – in person and virtually
  • Develop creative and exciting stewardship plans to enhance the long-term relationship between FareShare and our funders


New business


  • Work to the fundraising cycle to identify new prospects through to securing new income
  • Prepare and submit high quality funding proposals and budgets in line with funder guidelines  
  • Maintain accurate records, analysis and reporting of newly secured funds
  • Develop stewardship plans and nurture new relationships to secure onward funding  




  • Maintain accurate financial and funder records
  • Use your expertise to support the Fundraising Assistant in their management of a portfolio of lower value trusts that contribute income year-on-year
  • Provide regular reports to the Senior Trusts and Grants manager and internal teams on funding activities.
  • Work with the Head of Fundraising and the wider Fundraising Team to help deliver FareShare’s annual Recognition Event for key funders and supporters
  • Support the Senior Trusts and Grants Manager, the Trusts and Grants Managers, and the wider team as required
  • Represent FareShare at relevant forums, events and seminars – in person and virtually
  • Willingness and ability to travel around the UK (occasionally outside of regular office hours) to meet supporters and colleagues


Person specification

As an employer committed to Equal Opportunities, we will assess applications in line with these criteria that we consider either as being essential or desirable in this role.

Essential Criteria

  • Charity sector experience with demonstrable success of managing relationships with trusts and foundations to secure multiple five figure grants
  • Proven track record of identifying and securing new business funding
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with good copy writing and proof-reading ability
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to connect with people from all walks of life, backgrounds and cultures
  • Experience of creative proposal writing combined with the ability to demonstrate clear outcomes and impact
  • Experience of preparing and presenting budgets and ability to interpret charitable financial accounts
  • Experience of researching, identifying and engaging new prospects
  • Proven ability to form good working relations, both internally and externally with people at all levels
  • Ability to multi-task and work on own initiative to meet objectives and tight deadlines
  • Excellent IT skills with a good working knowledge of MS Office programmes



  • Experience of using Salesforce or an equivalent Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system for Fundraising


Values and behaviours

  • A commitment to Equal Opportunities
  • A passion for and understanding of FareShare’s mission and strategy
  • Flexibility of approach and a team player
  • Forward thinking and willing to contribute ideas and opinions


  • Salary £33,000 - £35,000 per annum
  • Hybrid / Flexible working, with regular UK travel
  • 25 days’ annual leave + 8 bank holidays
  • Employers pension contribution
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Interest free bicycle purchase loan scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Flexible working







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Refreshed on: 26 July 2022
Closed date: 02 August 2022 at 23:59
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